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Washington, Cowlitz County Civil Court Dockets, 1876-1951
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Cowlitz, Washington, 
United States
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Location of Cowlitz County, Washington
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Location of Washington
Record Description
Record Type Court
Collection years 1876-1951
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Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains docket books from the Cowlitz County Superior Court and from the Territory of Washington, Second Judicial District Court. The dockets are a calendar of court actions in civil cases including primarily divorces and disputed estates. The page numbers refer to pages in the docket book, the file number range refers to the cases included in the docket book. There is no name index to these records.


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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Court Docket

  • Names of interested parties
  • Date of court proceeding or transaction
  • Details of the case
  • Amount of money exchanged or paid
  • Names of witnesses

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