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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Whatcom County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/ Whatcom County Courthouse]<br> 311 Grand Avenue; PO Box 1144;<br>&nbsp;Bellingham, WA 98227<br> Phone: 360.676.6777&nbsp;<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907, <br>marriage records from 1869 and land records; <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records
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*[http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/paris/ Whatcom County recorded documents online]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854'''--Whatcom County was created from Island County. County seat: Bellingham formerly Whatcom.
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*'''1854'''--Whatcom County was created 9 March 1854&nbsp;from [[Island County, Washington|Island ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat''': Bellingham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://www.cob.org Bellingham]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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[http://www.cob.org/documents/parks/bayview/whatcom_county_cemeteries.pdf Map of Whatcom County cemeteries (PDF)]
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*[http://www.bayviewcemetery.com Bayview Cemetery]
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*Bethany Lutheran Cemetery (Bethania/Bethel)
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*Blaine Cemetery
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*Blaine Masonic Cemetery
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*Buchanan Cemetery
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*Case Cemetery
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/wa/whatcom/beth_israel/beth.htm Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery]
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*Enterprise Cemetery
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*Glacier Cemetery
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*Goshen Cemetery
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*Greenacres Cemetery
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*Greenwood Cemetery
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*Haynie Cemetery
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*Hillsdale Cemetery
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*Hopewell Cemetery
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*Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
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*Jobe Cemetery
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*Kendall Cemetery
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*King Mountain Cemetery (Terrace Land Memorial Garden of Psalms)
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*Lakeside Cemetery
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*Lummi Tribal Cemetery
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*Lummi Island Cemetery
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*Lynden Cemetery
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*Lynden Jim Cemetery
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*Maple Falls Cemetery
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*Monumenta Cemetery
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*Mount Calvary Cemetery
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*Mount Hope Cemetery
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*Mountain View Cemetery
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*Nooksack Indian Cemetery
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*Old Maple Falls (Cannon) Cemetery
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*Perry Cemetery
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*Point Roberts Cemetery
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*Saint Anne's Cemeter
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*Saint Joseph (Clipper) Cemetery
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*Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
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*Saxon Cemetery
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*Semiahmoo Cemetery
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*Sumas Cemetery
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*Ten Mile Cemetery
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*Van Zandt Cemetery
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*Welcome (Kulshan) Cemetery
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*Wickershame Cemetery
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*Woodlawn Cemetery
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*Zion Lutheran Cemetery
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==== Census  ====
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*1860
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*1870
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*1871
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*1880
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*1885
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*1887
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*1889
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*1890 Veterans
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
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==== Church Records ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/churchrecords.htm Records From Some Early Bellingham Churches]
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== '''Directories'''  ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/directories.htm Earliest Directories for Fairhaven, Bellingham, Whatcom and New Whatcom/Sehome]
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*[http://www.cob.org/documents/library/books/1905-polk-directory.pdf 1905-1906 Bellingham / Whatcom&nbsp;Directory&nbsp;(28,300K PDF)]
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*[http://www.cob.org/documents/library/books/1915-polk-directory.pdf 1915 Bellingham / Whatcom&nbsp;Directory (44,200K PDF)]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/militaryindex.htm Some Whatcom County Military Records] Mostly Civil War related
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==== Naturalization  ====
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[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 Washington State Digital Archives] has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988. <br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/npaperindex.htm Extractions From Old Whatcom County Newspapers]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=432 Whatcom County Birth Records]. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born or whose births were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907. The names were transcribed and images scanned from the Whatcom County Birth Returns.
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*Washington State Digital Archives also has a&nbsp;database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=431 Whatcom County Death Records] containing the names and death records of people who died or whose deaths were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907.
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*&nbsp;'''[[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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm Whatcom Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bellingham Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207815&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Whatcom&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] for this county.
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/index.htm Whatcom GenWeb]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Whatcom|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Whatcom/ Whatcom County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

Whatcom County Courthouse
311 Grand Avenue; PO Box 1144;
 Bellingham, WA 98227
Phone: 360.676.6777 

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,
marriage records from 1869 and land records;
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records

 

History

Parent County

  • 1854--Whatcom County was created 9 March 1854 from Island County.  County seat: Bellingham [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Okanogan | San Juan | Skagit

Resources

Cemeteries

Map of Whatcom County cemeteries (PDF)

  • Bayview Cemetery
  • Bethany Lutheran Cemetery (Bethania/Bethel)
  • Blaine Cemetery
  • Blaine Masonic Cemetery
  • Buchanan Cemetery
  • Case Cemetery
  • Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Enterprise Cemetery
  • Glacier Cemetery
  • Goshen Cemetery
  • Greenacres Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Haynie Cemetery
  • Hillsdale Cemetery
  • Hopewell Cemetery
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Jobe Cemetery
  • Kendall Cemetery
  • King Mountain Cemetery (Terrace Land Memorial Garden of Psalms)
  • Lakeside Cemetery
  • Lummi Tribal Cemetery
  • Lummi Island Cemetery
  • Lynden Cemetery
  • Lynden Jim Cemetery
  • Maple Falls Cemetery
  • Monumenta Cemetery
  • Mount Calvary Cemetery
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Nooksack Indian Cemetery
  • Old Maple Falls (Cannon) Cemetery
  • Perry Cemetery
  • Point Roberts Cemetery
  • Saint Anne's Cemeter
  • Saint Joseph (Clipper) Cemetery
  • Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
  • Saxon Cemetery
  • Semiahmoo Cemetery
  • Sumas Cemetery
  • Ten Mile Cemetery
  • Van Zandt Cemetery
  • Welcome (Kulshan) Cemetery
  • Wickershame Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1871
  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1887
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church Records

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Court

Directories

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Whatcom County Birth Records. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born or whose births were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907. The names were transcribed and images scanned from the Whatcom County Birth Returns.
  • Washington State Digital Archives also has a database of Whatcom County Death Records containing the names and death records of people who died or whose deaths were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907.
  •  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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).