I recieved a reply from Hawaii Department of Health in response to my request for a copy of Grandpop Dave's birth certificate.
First there are no records in the Kau District on the Island of Hawaii prior to 1916. However, there seems to be a certified letter of some sort, that I can request. I am hoping this is some sort of verification on Grandpop Dave's birth. I have to resubmit my request, which I am DEFINITELY going to do!!
They also sent me back my check saying that I sent them too much money and that they could not give me a refund - another reason I had to resubmit my request. I don't know why they just didn't send me the certified letter and keep the extra $5.00? It would be more than worth it to me.