Hawaii State Archives, Chinese Immigration Labor Permit Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Hawaii State Archives, Chinese Immigration Labor Permit Records, 1893-1898
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|Location of Hawaii|
|Record Type||Labor Permits|
|Hawai'i State Archives|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Conditional permit records from the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Kingdom of Hawaii for Chinese laborers and domestics for years 1893-1898. The permits are in both English and Chinese. The permit applications and registers are in English. The microfilm of the originals was made at the Archive of Hawaii in Honolulu.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Register of Application
Register of Chinese Women
Conditional Permits for Chinese Labour and Domestics
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Hawaii.
- Hawaii Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- United States Emigration and Immigration
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