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HWST 115 - Mo'okū'auhau: Hawaiian Genealogies: Immigration Records

Background Information

Records of immigration to Hawai'i from 1842 to June of 1900 are located at the State Archives. A card index is available.

Immigration records after 1900 (including Koreans, Okinawans, Russians, Spanish, Puerto Ricans, and later groups of Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese) are available through the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 

The Research Process

Getting Started
Immigration Records are located at the Hawai'i State Archives. In order to find these records, you will need to look through the Passenger Manifest Indexes. 

Where can you find all this information?
Passenger Manifest Indexes (online and on microfilm) are listed in the next column.

Passenger Ship Manifests

Plantation Records

There is no name list of plantation laborers. The Plantation Archives in the Hawaiian Collection includes some information about individuals, but it is difficult to locate specific names.

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