Hawaii Archives: 50 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Hawaii, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online HI newspaper archives: 50 titles to help you search your family history in the “Aloha State,” providing coverage from 1836 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Hawaii newspaper archives!

Photo: Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai, Hawaii
Photo: Na Pali Coast State Park, Kauai, Hawaii. Credit: Jeff Kubina; 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 – Today)

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

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

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
HiloBig Island Weekly04/18/2007 – 02/20/2013Recent Obituaries
HiloHawaii 24/711/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HiloHawaii Tribune-Herald07/28/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HiloHilo tribune01/02/1902 – 06/26/1906233Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii Independent06/21/2010 – 02/18/2015Recent Obituaries
HonoluluHawaii Reporter10/21/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Advertiser01/01/2010 – 06/06/2010Recent Obituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Advertiser06/07/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Bulletin01/01/2008 – 06/06/2010Recent Obituaries
HonoluluAfro-Hawai’i News01/31/1989 – 12/31/199134Newspaper Archives
HonoluluC. Brewer and Co’s Market Report08/26/1864 – 08/26/18641Newspaper Archives
HonoluluFolio11/16/1855 – 11/16/18551Newspaper Archives
HonoluluFriend01/01/1844 – 12/01/1880485Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaiian Gazette11/04/1865 – 03/28/1893229Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKa Elele04/01/1845 – 07/04/185530Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKa Hoku Loa07/01/1860 – 06/01/186210Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKa Lau Oliva03/01/1871 – 03/01/18711Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 05/13/1876725Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPolynesian06/06/1840 – 02/06/18641023Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPunch Bowl07/01/1869 – 09/01/18693Newspaper Archives
HonoluluSandwich Island Gazette and Journal of Commerce08/06/1836 – 07/27/1839154Newspaper Archives
HonoluluSandwich Islands News09/02/1846 – 12/23/184615Newspaper Archives
HonoluluTemperance Advocate01/01/1843 – 12/02/184316Newspaper Archives
HonoluluWhalemen’s Shipping List of Arrivals at the Ports of the Sandwich Islands04/28/1853 – 12/30/18542Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Advertiser: Blogs04/20/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HonoluluAustin’s Hawaiian weekly06/17/1899 – 12/25/189918Newspaper Archives
HonoluluDaily bulletin02/01/1882 – 12/31/191710921Newspaper Archives
HonoluluDaily Honolulu press09/01/1885 – 06/03/1886234Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii holomua06/20/1894 – 07/30/189433Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii holomua = Progress09/18/1893 – 01/05/1895358Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaiian Gazette04/22/1868 – 10/18/19183728Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaiian star03/28/1893 – 06/29/19125913Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu republican06/16/1900 – 01/25/1902485Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu Times10/01/1902 – 02/01/191128Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 12/31/19108322Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 12/30/18841474Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPolynesian06/06/1840 – 04/25/1863982Newspaper Archives
HonoluluSaturday press09/04/1880 – 08/29/1885262Newspaper Archives
HonoluluIndependent05/01/1895 – 06/15/189538Newspaper Archives
HonoluluIndependent06/24/1895 – 10/24/19052855Newspaper Archives
Kailua-KonaWest Hawaii Today09/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KamuelaNorth Hawaii News03/29/2012 – 04/26/2016Recent Obituaries
KaunakakaiMolokai Dispatch12/12/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LaieKe Alaka’i09/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LihueGarden Island11/10/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LihueMidWeek Kaua’i Weekly06/16/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LihueGarden Island05/02/1911 – 12/26/1922593Newspaper Archives
Pearl CityAfro-Hawai’i News06/01/1987 – 10/31/198819Newspaper Archives
WaialuaAfro-Hawai’i News04/30/1990 – 05/31/19902Newspaper Archives
WailukuMaui news02/17/1900 – 12/29/19221260Newspaper Archives

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