Thurston County, Washington

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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Thurston County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office: 
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[http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/ Thurston County Courthouse]<br> 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW; <br>Olympia, WA 98502<br> Phone: 360.786.5438<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907 <br>and marriage records from 1891. <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), Thurston County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office:  
  
 
[http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html]
 
[http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html]
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1852'''--Thurston County was created 12 January 1852&nbsp;from [[Lewis_County,_Washington|Lewis]] county.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Olympia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1852'''--Thurston County was created 12 January 1852&nbsp;from [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] county.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Olympia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]]
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[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wathurst/thur-cem.htm Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wathurst/thur-cem.htm Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/wa/thurston.html Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/wa/thurston.html Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/thurston/cemeteries/ruddell.txt Ruddel Cemetery, Lacey, Thurston County, Washington].
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/thurston/cemeteries/ruddell.txt Ruddel Cemetery, Lacey, Thurston County, Washington].
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1860]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 United States Census 1860]  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1870]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 United States Census 1870]  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1880]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census 1880]  
 
*1889  
 
*1889  
*1890 Veterans  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 United States Cenus 1890 Veterans]
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1325221;p=collectionDetails United States Cenus 1900]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Cenus 1900]  
*1910  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1727033 United States Cenus 1910]
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1488411;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1920]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1488411 United States Census 1920]  
*1930
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1810731 United States Cenus 1930]
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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Area map and other information from 1895:
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/ http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/]
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==== Military  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1454923;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 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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*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/#c=1454923;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Olympia Genealogical Society:
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs/]
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*[[Olympia Washington Family History Center|Olympia Washington Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.trl.org/Pages/default.aspx Olympia Timberland Library]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Olympia Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207801&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Thurston&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Thurston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Thurston/ Thurston County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW;
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360.786.5438

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907
and marriage records from 1891.
County Clerk has divorce probate and court records. [1]

Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office:

http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html

History

Parent County

  • 1852--Thurston County was created 12 January 1852 from Lewis county.  County seat: Olympia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Grays Harbor | Lewis | Mason | Pierce

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Olympia
  • Tenino

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Area map and other information from 1895:

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/


Military

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

Newspapers

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

Olympia Genealogical Society:

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Thurston County, Washington page 734, 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).