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Guide to Clallam County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.





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Clallam County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Clallam County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 26, 1854
County Seat Port Angeles
Courthouse
Address Clallam County Courthouse
223 E 4th Street PO Box 863
Port Angeles, WA 98362-3025
Phone: 360.417.2508
Clallam County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1895*
1878*
1891*
1859
1862
1889
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent County: created 26 April 1854 from Jefferson County [1]
  • County Seat: Port Angeles
  • Originally spelled Clalm. Named for the lands of the Klallam (Makah and Quileute tribes.)
  • Includes the Olympic Peninsula, home of the Olympic National Park, the Rain Forest of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Permament settlement by non-Indians occurred after 1850.
  • Port Angeles has been the county seat since 1890 when it was incorporated as a city.
  • Additional history of Clallam County at Washington's HistoryLink.org
  • Neighboring Counties: Jefferson

Boundary Changes

  • 29 January 1868, Quillehute County was created, but it reverted back to Clallam and Jefferson counties in 1870. Records created in both counties.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Japanese

World War II Files, 1942-1946

Public Welfare/Social Security Department, (Japanese Internment) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
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Tips -or- Land Contents

Land records (especially deeds) may give the name of a spouse, heirs, and witnesses, who may be relatives or in-laws.

County deeds, mortgages, and leases show transfers from person to person. See also Court Records for actions involving real estate. See Washington Land for government-to-person records.

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Probate records identify heirs of the decedents, give the (approximate) death dates, and provide specifics about property holdings. The records were kept by the county judge.

These include wills, inheritance records, dockets, and other documents regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. See also Court Records for civil actions involving estates. Also see Washington Probate Records.

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Clallam County Courthouse
223 E 4th Street PO Box 863
Port Angeles, WA 98362-3025
Phone: 360.417.2508

County Auditor has marriage and land records.
County Clerk has probate records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • 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.

Websites

Places

Cities

  • Forks
  • Port Angeles
  • Sequim

Communities

  • Agnew
  • Beaver
  • Bell Hill
  • Blyn
  • Carlsborg
  • Clallam Bay
  • Diamond Point
  • Dungeness
  • Elwha
  • Fairholm
  • Joyce
  • La Push
  • Neah Bay
  • Ozette
  • Piedmont
  • Port Angeles East
  • River Road
  • Sappho
  • Schoolhouse Point
  • Sekiu

Clallam County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clallam County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.