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Hawaiʻi - Genealogy Research


City Directories

Background Info | Available Online | In Print

Background Info

Great for genealogy research because it includes a person's name, occupation, and residence. This means you can trace the home address and profession of your family members throughout the last 150 years. City directories were first published in 1869 and produced irregularly through the 1890's. From 1900, city directories were produced annually until 1942. Then, it was suspended between 1943-1946. Publication resumed in 1947 and it continues today. Prior to 1954, the city directories included all islands. Starting in 1954, Oʻahu was published as one volume and all islands except Oʻahu was published as a separate volume.

Available Online

  • UHM eVol's Digital Collection "Husted's Directory of Honolulu and the Hawaiian Territory" (Search Online)
    • Covers 1880-1881, 1884-1885, 1888-1890, 1892, 1894-1898, 1902-1906, 1910, 1913, 1924
  • HeritageQuest Online, "City Directories" Collection (Search Online)
    • Covers 1869-1984

In Print at UHM Library

Use the links below to access the catalog record for the print copies of these city directories held at UHM Hamilton's Library in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. To view these items, you will need to place a request for them using OneSearch.