Hawaiʻi Land Documents
As part of our gift to the community, Ancestral Visions of 'Āina has been harvesting, transcribing and cataloging precious Kingdom of Hawai'i documents. Our current focus is centered around Land Commission Awards, commonly known as LCAs. Our goal is to provide these resources in a convenient, easily-accessible format to the public. Before our undertaking of this important and gigantic feat, these documents were only accessible on the Island of Oʻahu or from a fee-for-service transcriptions site. We are happy to announce that we can now share these precious resources to all who have an internet connection.
The AVA Library: A Collection of Hawai'i Land Documents
The "AVA Library" is arranged in a straight-forward collection method. This traditional setup allows for simple searches of LCAs by Book (Volume) and page number. If you would like to cross-search multiple LCA documents, it is recommended to use the "Knowledge Well" database (link located on bottom of page).
ADVANCED SEARCH: Keywords & Filters
The AVA Library on Knowledge Well: A Community Partnership with Hawai'inuiākea School for Hawaiian Knowledge
This database is designed for cross-searching and advance-compilation searches of our LCA database. Use the link below or image link on the right to access our advanced database collection of LCAs.
If you would like a simple straight forward method of retrieving records, please use the "AVA Library" located above in the beginning of this page.