Waihona `Aina web users now have the opportunity to “mine” four archival land databases:

a) Mahele database
b) Boundary Commission (BC) database
c) Royal Patent (RP) database
d) Land Grants (LG) database

Waihona 'Aina’s goal is to provide web browsers with access to the knowledge frequently dismissed in the past, but which has become crucial information for historic preservation, land use planning and the search for Hawaiian cultural history and family on the islands of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i, Lana‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Ni‘ihau and O‘ahu. Our site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. All information is stored on a secure server allowing our clients to make their purchase or order risk free on the internet.


The Mahele database includes the first legal documents written across the Hawaiian island chain (1848-1853) of 14,500 records. Awards given by the Land Commission gave legal title to land in fee ownership. (more)

The BC database are the 600+ records of the Boundary Commissioners (1868-1915) whose task was to determine boundaries for ali`i lands and government lands, if not known. (more)

The RP database are the 8665+ records of the final step of the Kingdom/Government (1847-2000 and beyond) to document the metes and bounds for Mahele and Boundary Commission records, and whereby the Government signs off its interest in the property. This series of records is still on-going. (more)

The LG database (1846-1922 and beyond) includes 14,000+ records. LGs differ from the records of the first three databases, because they are not contingent on the Mahele records. Instead these document the land sales of the Kingdom, the Territory, and today the State of Hawai‘i. This series is also on-going. (more)

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