Hawaii, the most recent addition to the United States, became the nation’s 50th state when it joined the Union on 21 August 1959. The only U.S. state not located in the Americas, the state of Hawaii is a string of islands located in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii is the country’s 8th smallest state and the 11th least populous.
If you are researching your ancestry from Hawaii, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online HI newspaper archives: 25 titles to help you search your family history in “The Aloha State,” providing coverage from 1836 to Today. There are more than 166,000 articles and records in our online Hawaii newspaper archives! These historical HI newspapers are fantastic resources to trace back Native Hawaiian and Polynesian ancestry.
Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Hawaiian ancestors in these HI newspapers. Our Hawaii newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).
Here is a list of online Hawaii newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The HI newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.
|Hilo||Big Island Weekly||04/18/2007 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Hilo||Hawaii Tribune-Herald||07/28/2004 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Honolulu||Hawaii Independent||06/21/2010 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Honolulu||Polynesian||06/06/1840 – 09/11/1858||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Afro-Hawai’i News||01/31/1989 – 12/31/1991||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Hawaii Reporter||10/21/2002 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Honolulu||Pacific Commercial Advertiser||07/02/1856 – 05/13/1876||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Temperance Advocate||01/01/1843 – 12/02/1843||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Hawaiian Gazette||11/04/1865 – 03/28/1893||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Honolulu Star-Bulletin||01/01/2008 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Honolulu||Sandwich Islands News||09/02/1846 – 12/23/1846||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Friend||01/01/1844 – 12/01/1880||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Sandwich Island Gazette and Journal of Commerce||08/06/1836 – 07/27/1839||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Honolulu Star-Advertiser||06/07/2010 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Honolulu||Folio||11/16/1855 – 11/16/1855||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Punch Bowl||07/01/1869 – 09/01/1869||Newspaper Archives|
|Honolulu||Honolulu Advertiser||01/01/2010 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Kailua-Kona||West Hawaii Today||09/27/2004 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Kamuela||North Hawaii News||03/29/2012 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Kaunakakai||Molokai Dispatch||07/28/2010 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Laie||Ke Alaka’i||09/12/2006 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Lihue||MidWeek Kaua’i Weekly||06/16/2010 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Lihue||Garden Island||11/10/1999 – Current||Recent Obituaries|
|Pearl City||Afro-Hawai’i News||06/01/1987 – 10/31/1988||Newspaper Archives|
|Waialua||Afro-Hawai’i News||04/30/1990 – 05/31/1990||Newspaper Archives|
*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.
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