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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''Chehalis County '''was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854'''.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>&nbsp;Grays Harbor County '''was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 90.
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'''Chehalis County '''was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854'''.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>&nbsp;Grays Harbor County '''was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
 
Prior to renaming in 1915, the census can be found under the name of Chehalis County.
 
 
 
*1860
 
*1870
 
*1880
 
*1885
 
*1887
 
*1890 Veterans
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1920
 
*1930
 
 
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records
 
 
 
*Harbor (Grays)
 
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
 
==== Land  ====
 
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
 
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
 
==== Probate  ====
 
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
 
Marriages from 9 May 1855 to 11 Apr 2000 are available on the '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]''' website.
 
 
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
 
[http://users.techline.com/ghgs/ Grays Harbor Genealogy Society]
 
 
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Elma Washington Family History Center]]
 
*[[Ocean Shores Washington Family History Center]]
 
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Grays+Harbor|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Grays_Harbor/ Grays Harbor County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
 
<references /> {{Washington|Washington}} {{Washington-stub}}
 
 
 
[[Category:Grays_Harbor_County,_Washington]]
 

Revision as of 01:37, 22 November 2012

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County Courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse
102 West Broadway Room 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360.249.3842

County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860;
County Auditor has marriage records from 1891; County Assessor
has land records from 1855; County Health Department has birth
and death records[1]

Quick History

15 March 1915: Renamed from Chehalis County.

Parent County

Chehalis County was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854.[2] Grays Harbor County was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.[3]
  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.
  3. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.