GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Hawaii:HI-1

Catholic Church. Diocese of Honolulu. Archives
1184 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-2858

Phone: 808-533-1791

 

History: Erected for Hawaii, 1941, the Diocese of Honolulu succeeded the Prefecture-Apostolic for the Hawaiian/ Sandwich Islands, 1826-1844, and the Vicariate-Apostolate for the Hawaiian Islands, 1844-1941, both of which were under the leadership of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Since the 1840s, some Catholic Native Americans have resided in the Honolulu area resulting from employment in the fishing industry and service in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 1999, it was estimated that 500 baptized Native American Catholics resided in the Honolulu Diocese.

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1843-present

Volume: Some entries

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptism, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, Honolulu, and other parishes. For records at Pearl Harbor Naval Station, Honolulu, see the guide entry for Archdiocese for the Military Services, Washington, District of Columbia.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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