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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grays Harbor County'''  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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 41.</ref>
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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>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grays_Harbor_County,_Washington Grays Harbor County, Washington]. Geographic features, communities, populated places.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 United States Census 1860]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 United States Census 1870]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census 1880]
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*1889
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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]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Cenus 1900]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1727033 United States Cenus 1910]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1488411 United States Census 1920]
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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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==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Montesano
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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==== 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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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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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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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.
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== 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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*[[Elma Washington Family History Center]]
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*[[Ocean Shores Washington Family History Center]]
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*[[Westport Washington Family History Center]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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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/Grays_Harbor/ Grays Harbor County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.graysharborgenealogy.com/ghhistory.php Grays Harbor Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.aberdeen-museum.org/ Aberdeen Museum of History]
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*[http://www.moclips.org/ Museum of North Beach]
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*[http://polsonmuseum.org/ Polson Museum]
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Grays_Harbor_County,_Washington]]

Revision as of 05:11, 22 November 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Grays Harbor County

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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]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Jefferson | Mason | Pacific | Thurston

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Montesano


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), 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.
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