Find your ancestors in Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953

Discover new details about your ancestors who landed in Honolulu, Hawaii, a chain of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Find out key information like the name of the ship they traveled on and the year it arrived in the United States.

What can these records tell me?

There are nearly 1.4 million records showing the arrivals of passengers in the port of Honolulu, the capital of the state of Hawaii. While the information for each person may vary, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists 1900-1953 usually provides:

  • First and last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Citizenship as transcribed
  • Arrival year
  • Ship name

  • Discover more about Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953

    Located roughly 4,000 miles (6,437 km) from the western coast of the mainland United States, the Hawaiian Islands have played an important role as a center for travel throughout the Pacific Ocean. These passenger lists date from just two years after the United States annexed the archipelago in 1898 and formed the Territory of Hawaii, or “T.H.” as the islands are sometimes referred to in the records. Its central position in the Pacific Ocean meant that millions of travelers passed through Hawaii during these years before it became the 50th and last state admitted to the Union in 1959.

    These records can help you to discover new details about your ancestors and enrich your family history. Remember that Honolulu was not always the final destination for your family members, so use the information you uncover to continue your genealogical research in our other collections of United States records and newspapers.