Obtaining copies of Hawaii death records is extremely complicated and keep in mind that Hawaii privacy laws dictate that death records are kept confidential for 75 years. If the death occurred earlier than 75 years ago, anyone can access the records and there are no restrictions. You can obtain a death record copy by completing an application form and then mail or hand-deliver it to the Vital Records department in Hawaii. Whether you mail it or hand-deliver the application you’ll need to wait for ten days to three weeks to receive a response. There is a search fee of $10 ($4 for each additional copy) that’s non-refundable and that can be paid by money order or certified check if you’re mailing it in (make payable to the Hawaii State Department of Health). You’ll need to know the full name, death date and place and parents’ names, plus some other pertinent data and state what your relationship is to the deceased. You’ll also need to include copies of photo identification that proves who you say you are on the application. Hawaii has been recording death records since 1842, so there is a wealth of information available for genealogy purposes. After gathering the information you’ll need, mail it to:
Hawaii Dept of Health; Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Office
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 586-4539
The report you’ll receive should include such information as the parents’ names, the deceased’s birth date, where he or she was born, maiden name, addresses and ages of parents, marital status at the time of death and location of the burial site.
Hawaii Death Notices
To ensure a full report of Hawaii death records, you may want to consider using an Internet search site that’s private and can deliver much more information in a very short amount of time. Such search sites have been a boon to the genealogical profession and those searching for their own family trees to research and gather data they need to progress. Legal professionals also use these sites and depend on them to procure accurate and up-to-date information in a timely manner. Sometimes, information received from an Internet search can reveal issues that can solve a case or prove a point. Private Internet search sites charge a reasonable fee to conduct the search, but if no information is found based on the data you submitted, there is no charge. Since state-based search sites can take a while to process and might not be as thorough as you’d like, an Internet search site might be a great alternative. Most Internet search sites offer the same type of searches, but look at the benefits and advantages of various ones to make your decision. To find out more about how to search Hawaii death records, click on the link.