Hawaii Archives: 67 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Hawaii, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online HI newspaper archives: 67 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: a newly weaned Hawaiian monk seal pup rests at Trig Island, French Frigate Shoals, located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, protected as part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: MarkSullivan; Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: a newly weaned Hawaiian monk seal pup rests at Trig Island, French Frigate Shoals, located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, protected as part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: MarkSullivan; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for articles about your ancestors from Hawaii in these newspapers. Our HI newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Hawaii Newspaper Archives (1836 – 1991)

Search Hawaii Obituaries (1999 – Today)

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

Here is the 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 CoverageCollection
HiloBig Island Weekly04/18/2007 – 02/20/2013Obituaries
HiloHawaii Tribune-Herald07/28/2004 – CurrentObituaries
HiloHilo tribune01/02/1902 – 06/26/1906Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii 24/711/30/2008 – 10/25/2019Obituaries
HonoluluHawaii Independent06/21/2010 – 02/18/2015Obituaries
HonoluluHawaii Reporter10/21/2002 – CurrentObituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Advertiser01/05/1999 – 06/06/2010Obituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Advertiser06/07/2010 – CurrentObituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Bulletin01/01/2008 – 06/06/2010Obituaries
HonoluluAfro-Hawai’i News01/31/1989 – 12/31/1991Newspaper Archives
HonoluluC. Brewer and Co’s Market Report08/26/1864 – 08/26/1864Newspaper Archives
HonoluluFolio11/16/1855 – 11/16/1855Newspaper Archives
HonoluluFriend01/01/1844 – 12/01/1880Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaiian Gazette11/04/1865 – 03/28/1893Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKa Elele04/01/1845 – 07/04/1855Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKa Hoku Loa07/01/1860 – 06/01/1862Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKa Lau Oliva03/01/1871 – 03/01/1871Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 05/13/1876Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPolynesian06/06/1840 – 02/06/1864Newspaper 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
HonoluluWhalemen’s Shipping List of Arrivals at the Ports of the Sandwich Islands04/28/1853 – 12/30/1854Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu Star-Advertiser: Blogs04/20/2011 – 10/01/2019Obituaries
HonoluluAustin’s Hawaiian weekly06/17/1899 – 12/25/1899Newspaper Archives
HonoluluDaily bulletin02/01/1882 – 12/31/1917Newspaper Archives
HonoluluDaily herald09/01/1886 – 07/30/1887Newspaper Archives
HonoluluDaily Honolulu press09/01/1885 – 06/03/1886Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii holomua06/20/1894 – 07/30/1894Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaii holomua = Progress09/18/1893 – 01/05/1895Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaiian Gazette04/22/1868 – 10/18/1918Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHawaiian star03/28/1893 – 06/29/1912Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu republican06/16/1900 – 01/25/1902Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu Times10/01/1902 – 02/01/1911Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 12/31/1910Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPacific Commercial Advertiser07/02/1856 – 12/30/1884Newspaper Archives
HonoluluPolynesian06/06/1840 – 04/25/1863Newspaper Archives
HonoluluSaturday press09/04/1880 – 08/29/1885Newspaper Archives
HonoluluIndependent05/01/1895 – 06/15/1895Newspaper Archives
HonoluluIndependent06/24/1895 – 10/24/1905Newspaper Archives
HonoluluAu Okoa12/31/1866 – 12/22/1870Newspaper Archives
HonoluluConvention07/14/1864 – 08/23/1864Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHae Hawaii04/16/1856 – 10/03/1860Newspaper Archives
HonoluluHonolulu Times12/27/1849 – 02/13/1850Newspaper Archives
HonoluluNew Era and Weekly Argus03/24/1852 – 05/03/1855Newspaper Archives
HonoluluNonanona07/25/1843 – 03/04/1845Newspaper Archives
HonoluluNuhou Hawaii09/23/1873 – 11/25/1873Newspaper Archives
HonoluluNupepa Kuokoa01/01/1862 – 02/23/1865Newspaper Archives
HonoluluKalamalama: Hawai’i Pacific University04/29/2002 – 02/24/2018Obituaries
HonoluluHawaii Business01/01/2006 – CurrentObituaries
HonoluluHonolulu Civil Beat11/03/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Kailua-KonaWest Hawaii Today09/27/2004 – CurrentObituaries
KamuelaNorth Hawaii News03/29/2012 – 04/26/2016Obituaries
Kane’oheKa ‘Ohana, The (Windward Community College)03/01/2008 – 03/02/2020Obituaries
KaunakakaiMolokai Dispatch12/12/2002 – CurrentObituaries
LaieKe Alaka’i: Brigham Young University09/12/2006 – CurrentObituaries
LihueGarden Island11/10/1999 – CurrentObituaries
LihueMidWeek Kaua’i Weekly06/16/2010 – CurrentObituaries
LihueGarden Island05/02/1911 – 12/26/1922Newspaper Archives
Pearl CityAfro-Hawai’i News06/01/1987 – 10/31/1988Newspaper Archives
Pearl Harbor Navy Base/Hickam AFBHo’okele06/11/2010 – 12/07/2018Obituaries
Schofield BarracksHawaii Army Weekly02/20/2010 – 12/06/2018Obituaries
WaialuaAfro-Hawai’i News04/30/1990 – 05/31/1990Newspaper Archives
WailukuMaui news02/17/1900 – 12/29/1922Newspaper Archives
WailukuMaui Time Weekly: Blogs04/01/2010 – 05/02/2014Obituaries
WailukuMauiTimes03/19/2009 – CurrentObituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

Note on the header image: photo of the Iolani Palace in Honolulu, which was the residence of the Hawaiian monarch and the capitol of the Republic of Hawaii. Credit: Arjunkrsen; Wikimedia Commons.

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