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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mason County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.mason.wa.us/ Mason County Courthouse]<br>411 N 5th PO Box 340<br>Shelton, WA 98584<br>Phone 360.472.9670<br><br>County Auditor has marriage records from 1892, death<br>records 1891-1906 and land records from 1850’s. <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
  
'''3 January 1864:''' Renamed from&nbsp; Sawamish County.
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'''3 January 1864:''' Renamed from&nbsp; Sawamish County.  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
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[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]  
  
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
 
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Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].
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Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].  
  
 
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Ko-bl4t9PAIC Allyn Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1889-1891
  
 
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*'''[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960]] '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 FamilySearch Record Search], no images are available. A&nbsp;transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207728&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Mason&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Mason/ Mason County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Mason County Courthouse
411 N 5th PO Box 340
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone 360.472.9670

County Auditor has marriage records from 1892, death
records 1891-1906 and land records from 1850’s.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [1]

Quick History

3 January 1864: Renamed from  Sawamish County.

Parent County

13 March 1854: Mason County was created from Thurston County.  County seat: Shelton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Grays Harbor | Jefferson | Kitsap | Pierce | Thurston

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1857
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Shelton

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.

Newspapers

  • Allyn Times - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1889-1891

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).