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Roman Catholics

Roman Catholic Church in the state of hawaii

Diocese of Honolulu

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Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Offices

Sacramental and Genealogy Requests



NOTICE:   8/19/2019 (updated 6/26/2024)

Genealogy or Historical Sacramental Requests are no longer being accepted, except for requests for legal issues that need this type of historical data. You will need to provide us with the organization contact making the request. 

If you had made a request before 8/20/19, please contact lbarcelona@rcchawaii.org to check on your request's status.

If you are looking for sacramental records for someone still living, please have that person get in touch with the parish where the sacrament was administered.


A) Genealogical Requests are for Sacramental Records that are 70 years or older. For records that are more recent, please contact the Parish where the Sacrament was administered.
B) We do not search for Cemetery, Burial or Plot Number information. This information is not collected/archived by the diocese. Parishes associated with a cemetery may or may not have this information, as well. 
C) Our office isn't set up to accept donations. But, please consider donating to our Annual Appeal.



*As of August 2019, the diocese no longer accepts genealogy/historical requests. See note above.

1)      The Diocese of Honolulu’s Office of the Chancellor and Diocesan Archives maintains historical Catholic Sacramental records (70 years and older) from its Catholic parishes (historical and present).

2)      There are no guarantees that a record will be found.

3)      Please allow four to six weeks for results.

4)      In the Diocese of Honolulu, Sacramental Records are not open to the public. Research is performed by Archive Staff only.

5)      Public access to the Diocesan Archives is prohibited. Access may be granted by the Bishop or the Chancellor.

6)      Requests for Genealogy research must be made in writing via the Genealogy Research Form.

7)      A legitimate reason for a request must be given, along with a relevant connection to the person being researched.

8)      The Archives does not issue actual certificates.  Requests for certificates using the found information should be made directly with the parish where the sacrament was administered. Individual parishes may or may not issue certificates related to Genealogy searches.

9)      There are no fees for Genealogy searches, but you are welcome to donate to a parish of your choice, or directly to the Diocese. Please consider making a donation to our Annual Appeal.

10)    We reserve the right to make changes to our policies without prior written notification.


Click to Download the Genealogical Record Request Form.

Download the form, print, and send completed form to the Office of the Chancellor; 6301 Pali Hwy., Kaneohe Hawaii 96744

For more information, call Deacon Keith at 808.203.6715