Death Records and Death Certificates in Hawaii

Hawaii Death Records

In 2018, Hawaii had an estimated population of 1,420,491; a decrease of 7,047 from the previous year and an increase of 60,190 (4.42%) since 2010. According to the 2010 United States Census, Hawaii’s population identified as 38.6% Asian; 24.7% White (22.7% non-Hispanic White alone); 23.6% from two or more races; 10.0% Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 8.9% Hispanics and Latinos of any race; 1.6% Black or African American; 1.2% from some other race; and 0.3% Native American and Alaska Native.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Hawaii death records. Use the links and the tips below for Hawaii death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Hawaii death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Hawaii

Hawaii death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Hawaii death records, Hawaii death certificates, Hawaii death notices, Hawaii death indexes, and other related Hawaii genealogy records.

Hawaii death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Hawaii.

Hawaii Death Index

Hawaii death records database

Links to Hawaii death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Hawaii social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Hawaii with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Hawaii

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Hawaii Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Hawaii

Hawaii has birth and death records beginning in 1853. Prior to 1896, however, the records are incomplete. Early vital records were kept by local government authorities and clergymen. There are a few missionary reports that date back as early as 1826. They are on file at the Hawaii State Archives, the Department of Health, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Honolulu, and many are at the FHL in Salt Lake City. Since 1911, delayed birth certificates can be applied for in Hawaii. They often contain valuable genealogical information. The FHL has seventy microfilm rolls of delayed birth records for Hawaii. This collection contains 50,000 delayed birth records and covers the period from 1859 to 1903, with indexes from 1859 to 1938. Most records are now deposited with the State Department of Health. For birth, marriage, and death records, write:

Hawaii Department of Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801-9984

Hawaii death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Hawaii.

Hawaii Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Hawaii news agencies.

Hawaii counties for death record research

  • Hawaii County
  • Honolulu County
  • Kalawao County
  • Kauai County
  • Maui County