Hawaii Archives: 27 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Hawaii, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online HI newspaper archives: 27 titles to help you search your family history in the “Aloha State,” providing coverage from 1836 to Today. There are more than 173,000 articles and records in our online Hawaii newspaper archives!

Photo: Punaluu Beach Park, with black sand beach and coconut palms, on the island of Hawai’i – the “Big Island”
Photo: Punaluu Beach Park, with black sand beach and coconut palms, on the island of Hawai’i – the “Big Island.” Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Hawaii in these newspapers. Our HI newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Hawaii Newspaper Archives (1836 – 1991)

Search Hawaii Recent Obituaries (1999 – Current)

Illustration: Hawaii state flag
Illustration: Hawaii state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Hawaii newspapers in the online 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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
HiloBig Island Weekly04/18/2007 – 02/20/2013Recent Obituaries
HiloHawaii 24/711/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HiloHawaii Tribune-Herald07/28/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluAfro-Hawai’i News01/31/1989 – 12/31/1991Newspaper Archives
HonoluluFolio11/16/1855 – 11/16/1855Newspaper Archives
HonoluluFriend01/01/1844 – 12/01/1880Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii Independent06/21/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluHawaii Reporter10/21/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluHawaiian Gazette11/04/1865 – 03/28/1893Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu Advertiser01/01/2010 – 06/06/2010Recent Obituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Advertiser06/07/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Bulletin01/01/2008 – 06/06/2010Recent Obituaries
HonoluluKa Elele04/01/1845 – 07/04/1855Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 05/13/1876Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPolynesian06/06/1840 – 09/11/1858Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPunch Bowl07/01/1869 – 09/01/1869Newspaper Archives
HonoluluSandwich Island Gazette and Journal of Commerce08/06/1836 – 07/27/1839Newspaper Archives
HonoluluSandwich Islands News09/02/1846 – 12/23/1846Newspaper Archives
HonoluluTemperance Advocate01/01/1843 – 12/02/1843Newspaper Archives
Kailua-KonaWest Hawaii Today09/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KamuelaNorth Hawaii News03/29/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KaunakakaiMolokai Dispatch07/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaieKe Alaka’i09/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LihueGarden Island11/10/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LihueMidWeek Kaua’i Weekly06/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Pearl CityAfro-Hawai’i News06/01/1987 – 10/31/1988Newspaper Archives
WaialuaAfro-Hawai’i News04/30/1990 – 05/31/1990Newspaper Archives

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

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