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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Clallam County'''  
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}}<br>Guide to '''Clallam County Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1854, when the [[{{PAGENAME}}#County_Overview|county was formed]].<br><br> [[Image:Forks WA Hoh National Forest Trail.JPG |thumb|right|280px|<center>
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Cape Olympic National Park, Hon Rain Forest, Calallam County, Washington</center>]]
  
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<br><br>{{Click|Image:WA_ORP.png|Washington Online Genealogy Records|top}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Clallam County  
 
| county = Clallam County  
 
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| seat = Port Angeles
 
| seat = Port Angeles
 
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| building address = [http://www.clallam.net/ Clallam County Courthouse]<br>223 E 4th Street PO Box 863<br> Port Angeles, WA 98362-3025<br>Phone: 360.417.2508<br>[http://www.Clallamcounty.us/ '''Clallam County Website'''] }}   
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| building address = [http://www.clallam.net/ Clallam County Courthouse];223 E 4th Street PO Box 863; Port Angeles, WA 98362-3025;Phone: 360.417.2508&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;[http://www.Clallamcounty.us/ '''Clallam County Website'''] }}  
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=== County Overview ===
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{{Tip|Before the newly-formed county was fully operational, search records of the parent county(s).}}
  
== County Courthouse ==
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==== Parent County(s) ====
  
[http://www.clallam.net/ Clallam County Courthouse]<br>223 E 4th Street PO Box 863<br> Port Angeles, WA 98362-3025<br>Phone: 360.417.2508<br><br>County Auditor has marriage and land records.<br>County Clerk has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clallam County, Washington page 732, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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{{PAGENAME}} was created 26 April 1854 from [[Jefferson County, Washington Genealogy|Jefferson]] County <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>  
  
== History ==
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===== Boundary Changes =====
  
*Originally spelled Clalm. Named for the lands of the Klallam (Makah and Quileute tribes.)<br>
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29 January 1868, Quillehute County was created, but it reverted back to Clallam and Jefferson counties in 1870. Records created in both counties.  
*The county contains the Olympia peninsula, home of the Olympic National Park, the northwest's Rain Forest.
 
*The permament settlement by the 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 [http://www.historylink.org/Index.cfm?searchField=file_title%2Cabstract%2Cauthor%2Cfile_id%2Ckeywords%2Ccounty%2Csector&search_library=Cyberpedia%2CLandmark%2CMuseum%2CCybertour%2Cslide+show%2CTimeline%2CPeoples+History&keyword=Clallam&DisplayPage=results.cfm&Submit2=Go HistoryLink.org]
 
  
==== Parent County ====
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#CLALLAM Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref>
  
'''1854--'''Clallam County was created 26 April 1854&nbsp;from [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] County. '''County seat:''' Port Angeles <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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For animated maps illustrating Washington County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/washington/ "Rotating Formation Washington County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
*29 January 1868, Quillehute County was created, but it was reverted back to Clallam and Jefferson counties in 1870. Records in both counties.
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Jefferson County, Washington Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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<center>{{WAClallam County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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'''County Seat:''' Port Angeles <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>. For Courthouse, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]]
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Courthouse ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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[http://www.clallam.net/ Clallam County Courthouse]<br>223 E 4th Street PO Box 863<br> Port Angeles, WA 98362-3025<br>Phone: 360.417.2508<br><br>County Auditor has marriage and land records.<br>County Clerk has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clallam County, Washington page 732, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
  
===== Cities =====
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==== Dates of Major County Records ====
  
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*Forks
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===== Record Loss  =====
*Port Angeles
 
  
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*Sequim
 
  
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=== Topics for {{PAGENAME}}  ===
  
===== Communities  =====
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{{WA Topics Intro}} {{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Washington, Clallam|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
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==== Bible Records  ====
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*Agnew
 
*Beaver
 
*Bell Hill
 
*Blyn
 
*Carlsborg
 
  
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{{WA Bible Intro}}
*Clallam Bay
 
*Diamond Point
 
*Dungeness
 
*Elwha
 
*Fairholm
 
  
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==== Biography  ====
*Joyce
 
*La Push
 
*Neah Bay
 
*Ozette
 
*Piedmont
 
  
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{{WA Biogs Intro}}
*Port Angeles East
 
*River Road
 
*Sappho
 
*Schoolhouse Point
 
*Sekiu
 
  
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[[Image:TatooshLighthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>
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TatooshLighthouse, Clallam County. Washington</center>]]
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Business and Commerce ====
  
*[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]]
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{{WA Business Intro}}
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1076 Professional License Records] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=50&GScnty=2957&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1280122|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=50&CScnty=2957 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/washington/clallam.htm  Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Clallam+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wa/clallam.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [[Washington Periodicals]]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:34 WA State Digital Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/clallam/clallam.htm WAGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/clallam-wa-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Washington&county=Clallam#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogytrails.com/wash/clallam/cemeteries.htm Genealogy Trails]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=23013&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=8&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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{{WA Cemeteries Intro}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Cemetery deeds, 1904-1930|access=browse}}
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Part of: ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Cemeteries#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*1860
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{{WA Census}}
*1870
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*1880
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*Census indexes at [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/ Washington State Digital Archives]: (Free)
*1889  
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**Federal: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/115 1910]
*1890 Veterans
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**Territorial: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/383 1857]{{•}}[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/345 1870]{{•}}[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/177 1871]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/276 1883]{{•}}[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/279 1885]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/277 1887]{{•}}[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/293 1889]
*1900
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**These were indexed by local societies and individuals.
*1910
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*1920
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{{FYI|Censuses indexed by societies or groups in the area may be more accurate, due to familiarity with local surnames.}}
*1930
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{WA Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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{{WACourtIntro}}
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/213 Clallam Frontier Justice] Part of "''Frontier Justice": Guide to the Court Records of Washington Territory, 1853-1888'' at Washington State Digital Archives. (Free Index, no images)
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**The court procedures of Frontier Justice touch nearly all pioneers of the Washington Territory. The index has many abstracts that provide names and what is happening in disputes, settlements in civil and criminal cases as well as probate, equity and admiralty cases
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==== Directories  ====
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{{WA Dirs Intro}}
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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{{WA Emig Intro}}
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===== American Indians =====
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*'''1911 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2300675|Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians, 1911-1919}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
==== Church ====
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===== Japanese =====
  
==== Court  ====
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*World War II Files, 1942-1946. Public Welfare/Social Security Department, ([http://digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/486 Japanese Internment]) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives.
  
==== Land ====
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==== Funeral Homes ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{WA Funeral Homes Intro}}
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==== Gazetteers ====
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{{WA Gazetteers Intro}}
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{CommunityTree}} {{WA Genealogy Intro}}
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==== Guardianship  ====
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{{WAGuardianshipIntro}}
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==== History  ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7576 "Clallam County -- Thumbnail History"] essay on historylink.org
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===== History Timeline  =====
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[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#CLALLAM Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br>
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Kit Oldham. ''Clallam County -- Thumbnail History'', [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7576 HistoryLink.org], Essay 7576.
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*1803 - Before this time, the county was composed of the traditional lands of the {{wpd|Klallam|Klallam}} (for whom it is named), {{wpd|Makah|Makah}}, and {{wpd|Quileute people|Quileute people}}.
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*1700s - It was one of the first parts of Washington contacted by European explorers.
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*1850 - The first permanent settlers came to the county.
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*1850s - The explorers brought European diseases that devastated Klallam, Makah, and Quileute populations, as they did all Northwest peoples.
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*1851 - The first settlers in the future Clallam County staked claims at New Dungeness.
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*1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes {{wpd|Washington Territory|Washington Territory}}.
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*1854 - April 26, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Clallam County.
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*1857 - Henry R. Webster and others succeeded in establishing a trading post at Neah Bay.
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*1878, Luther and Esther Ford and their children settled 15 miles inland from La Push on the fertile open ground known as Indian Prairie.
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*1889 - November 11, President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) created the Quiluete Reservation at La Push by executive order.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{WA Land Intro}}
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1069 Land Records 1987 - 2012] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1074 Plats and Surveys 1987 - 2012] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1077 Recorded Agreements and Contracts 1987-present] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{WA Maps Intro}}[[Image:Cape Flattery (7976309978).jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>
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Cape Flattery, the northwest-most point in continental US, Clallam CO. WA</center>]]
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[[Image:Waclallam.jpg|300px|Waclallam.jpg]] <br>{{WAMapInfo}}
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==== Migration  ====
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{{WA Migration Intro}}
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{WA Military Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/clallam/clallam.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Clallam and other counties. Key (at end of the list) explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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{{WA Naturalization Intro}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{WA Newspapers Intro}}
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*[[{{PAGENAME}} Newspapers]] (Sortable by towns, years, and titles)
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{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Clallam}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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{{WA Obituaries Intro}}
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*North Olympic Library System online [http://www.nols.org/articles-databases/obituary-search.html Newspaper Obituary Index]
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==== Periodicals  ====
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{{WA Periodicals Intro}}
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{WA Probate Intro}}
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Probate Records, 1853-1929|access=browse}} Part of ''Washington County Probate Records, 1853-1929'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Probate Records#Record_Contents|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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==== Public Records ====
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{{WA Public Records}}
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*Clallam [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22029-15604-15?cc=1404287&wc=12809199 Postmaster Index]. Part of ''Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965'', [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections] for Washington. (Free, browse images)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1075 Power of Attorney Records 1987 - present] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{WA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''[[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.
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{{WA vital intro}}
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{{WA Birth Intro}}
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The names were taken from the Clallam County Register of Births.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Birth Returns, 1891-1907] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Birth registers, 1891-1906|access=browse}} Part of: ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Vital Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Vital Records (Birth and Death, 1891-1907|access=browse}} Part of: ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Vital Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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{{WA Birth Other Records}}
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===== Marriage  =====
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{{WA Marriage Intro}}
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*'''1855–2008''' - {{RecordSearch|1534448|Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1963-2012''' - [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1070 Marriage certificates, 1963-2012] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*'''1969-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2761120|Washington Marriage Index, 1969-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1855-2008''' - {{RecordSearch|1534448|County Marriages, 1855-2008|access=browse}} at ''Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_County_Marriages_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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**Includes Applications 1946-2007; Certificates 1907-2007; Certificates and Applications 2007-2008; Certificates and Returns 1891-1955; Licenses 1914-1951; Records 1865-1939; Record Book 1889-1935; Returns 1905-1934; License Records 1887-1894.
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{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
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===== Divorce  =====
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{{WA Divorce Intro}}
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1969 - 2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2759158|Washington Divorce Index, 1969-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index
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===== Death  =====
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{{WA Death Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960] ''Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_Death_Certificates_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/748 Death Returns, 1891-1906] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Death, 1891-1906|access=browse}} Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Vital Records (Birth and Death, 1891-1907|access=browse}} Part of: ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Vital Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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*{{RecordSearch|1910364|Death Registers, 1891-1906|access=browse}} Part of Washington, County Records, 1856-2009''FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)''
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**See what [[Washington Vital Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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| width="30%" | [http://hometownchronicles.com/wa/clallam/ The Clallam County WAGenWeb Project]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/clallam/clallam.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Washington State Digital Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Includes indexes, some linked to images.
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*Type county name, click '''Search''', then select a collection.
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*Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in December, 2013.
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Search indexes or browse images at FamilySearch.org.
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/WA/Clallam/ Websites at RootsWeb - Clallam WA]
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| Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Clallam/ Linkpendium]
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wa/counties/clallam/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/clallam-county/ Genealogyinc.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Clallam County, Washington Facts
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100011493983065364950 google.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+
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| width="30%" | [https://www.facebook.com/groups/222494824442130/ Facebook.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Washington Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Washington, Clallam|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=clallam+county+washington&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=clallam+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|United States, Washington, Clallam|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=clallam+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
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*[[Forks Washington Family History Center]] 1390 Calawah Way, Forks, WA 98331 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1390+Calawah+Way%2C+Forks%2C+WA+98331+United+States&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x548e632fd69d911d%3A0xb39ace63a313fe30!3m8!1m3!1d3103!2d-120.0168737!3d47.8454539!3m2!1i1398!2i890!4f13.1!4m2!3d47.957031!4d-124.36401 Location Map]
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*[[Port Angeles Washington Family History Center]] 591 Monroe Rd,Port Angeles, WA 98362 [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=591+Monroe+Rd+Port+Angeles+WA+98362+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x548fb11fb345230b%3A0x3123f3a450d86adc!3m8!1m3!1d3068!2d-120.0493678!3d47.8549985!3m2!1i880!2i880!4f13.1!4m2!3d48.096297!4d-123.385132 Location Map]
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*North Central Regional Library System
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**[http://www.ncrl.org Branches, Locations and offerings]
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**[http://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/research-tools/ Genealogy and Data Base Tools] Heritage Quest -- location at bottom of page
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**Special or Unique Collections: Public Records and Newspaper Obituary Index.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{WA Societies Intro}}
*[[Forks Washington Family History Center]]
 
*[[Port Angeles Washington Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Towns and Communities ===
  
*[http://hometownchronicles.com/wa/clallam/ The Clallam County WAGenWeb Project], a member of [[WAGenWeb|The WAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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See a list of towns and communities in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clallam_County,_Washington#Census-recognized_communities Clallam County] per Wikipedia.
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wa/clallam/clallam.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Clallam County.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/wa/clallam/clallam.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Clallam County. (Mirror site)
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Clallam|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Clallam County.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Clallam/ Clallam County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:23, 20 September 2017

United States
Washington
Clallam County

Guide to Clallam County Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1854, when the county was formed.

Cape Olympic National Park, Hon Rain Forest, Calallam County, Washington
County QuickStart:



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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&lt;br&gt;Clallam County Website


County Overview

Parent County(s)

Clallam County, Washington Genealogy was created 26 April 1854 from Jefferson County [1] [2]

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.

For animated maps illustrating Washington County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Washington County Boundary Maps" (1843-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Neighboring Counties

Clallam County, Washington Genealogy is surrounded by: Jefferson

Clallam CountyJefferson CountyGrays Harbor CountyMason CountyKitsap CountyKing CountySnohomish CountySkagit CountyWhatcom CountyIsland CountySan Juan CountyBritish ColumbiaClallan County.JPG

County Seat: Port Angeles [4]. For Courthouse, see Archives, libraries, etc.

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. [5]

See also Archives, libraries, etc. in Clallam County, Washington Genealogy.

Dates of Major County Records

Beginning dates for major county records[6]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1895*
1878*
1891*
1859
1862
1889
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Topics for Clallam County, Washington Genealogy

The topics or headings on this page describe records that are used for genealogy and family history. They include links to web sites with indexes, images, or information about the county.

Bible Records

 

Biography

Biographical information is often found in state and local histories or genealogies. See also Washington Biography.

TatooshLighthouse, Clallam County. Washington

Business and Commerce

 

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Tombstone Project WorldCat Interment.net
Billion Graves (name) Washington Periodicals WA State Digital Archives
WAGenWeb Archives Linkpendium
Billion Graves (cemetery) Genealogy Trails
EPodunk
See Washington Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. Tombstones, sextons (caretakers) records, and burial records each have slightly different information. See Washington Cemeteries.


Part of: Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)

Census

Federal Census Contents
Names, ages, birthplaces 1850–1940
Birthplaces of parents 1880–1940
Relationships 1880–1940
Family and Neighbors All years
Immigration year 1900–1930
Citizenship 1910–1940

Censuses 1) Give names, ages, and more about the family; 2) Pinpoint the area to find other records; and 3) Provide clues for further research.



Church Records

The information church records provide depends upon the church practices and the record keepers. Records may include names, ages, and dates of events such as baptism, marriage, or burial. See Washington Church Records.

Court Records

Your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can clarify family relationships, places of residence, occupations, and family history. See Washington Court Records for courts used through the years.

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For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization · Probate

  • Clallam Frontier Justice Part of "Frontier Justice": Guide to the Court Records of Washington Territory, 1853-1888 at Washington State Digital Archives. (Free Index, no images)
    • The court procedures of Frontier Justice touch nearly all pioneers of the Washington Territory. The index has many abstracts that provide names and what is happening in disputes, settlements in civil and criminal cases as well as probate, equity and admiralty cases

Directories

 

Emigration and Immigration

 

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

American Indians
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.

Funeral Homes

 

Gazetteers

 

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
Many local libraries and societies have collections of family genealogies. County histories or biographies often include brief genealogies of the featured persons.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the District courts. See Washington Court Records.

History

Local histories for Clallam County, Washington Genealogy may include biographies, history of churches, schools, local government with names of officials, military information, and more. See Washington Local Histories.

History Timeline

Historical County Boundaries from Newberry Library[7]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Kit Oldham. Clallam County -- Thumbnail History, HistoryLink.org, Essay 7576.

  • 1803 - Before this time, the county was composed of the traditional lands of the Klallam (for whom it is named), Makah, and Quileute people.
  • 1700s - It was one of the first parts of Washington contacted by European explorers.
  • 1850 - The first permanent settlers came to the county.
  • 1850s - The explorers brought European diseases that devastated Klallam, Makah, and Quileute populations, as they did all Northwest peoples.
  • 1851 - The first settlers in the future Clallam County staked claims at New Dungeness.
  • 1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes Washington Territory.
  • 1854 - April 26, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Clallam County.
  • 1857 - Henry R. Webster and others succeeded in establishing a trading post at Neah Bay.
  • 1878, Luther and Esther Ford and their children settled 15 miles inland from La Push on the fertile open ground known as Indian Prairie.
  • 1889 - November 11, President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) created the Quiluete Reservation at La Push by executive order.

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.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  • Land Records 1987 - 2012 at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  • Plats and Surveys 1987 - 2012 at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  • Recorded Agreements and Contracts 1987-present at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)

Maps

 
Cape Flattery, the northwest-most point in continental US, Clallam CO. WA

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This map highlights the county within the state of Washington. The map soon will have inter-active links.

Migration

Most residents came to Washington from other states or crossed the border from Canada. (See Seattle Passenger Lists for those who came from other countries.) Although few other migration records exist, try:

Censuses (use birthdates and places of children as clues)
Land (1st deed may reveal previous residence)
Death-related records of children may give town or county of birth
• Records of relatives and neighbors

Military

 

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.     *Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.

Newspapers

Small town newspapers provide historical content and contain obituaries, birth or death notices, legal notices, and community news, such as visits to or from out-of-town relatives. See Washington Newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Finding More Washington Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clallam County, Washington Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Do a search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog. To select a county in Washington, add a comma, slide way down to the county list, then click Search. (Almost every state seems to have a Washington County)

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, living family members, education, occupation, and more. See Washington Obituaries for state level collections and United States Obituaries for tips and insights.

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See also: NewspapersLibrariesSocietiesFuneral Homes • Obituaries of neighboring counties or of the person's previous residence • Family records.

Periodicals

 

Probate Records

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

Public records are documents created by civil authorities that either don't fit comfortably in another topic, or that could fit in several topics.

Taxation

Washington tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Washington Taxation.

Vital Records

The county auditors in Washington kept records of birth, marriage, and death. The county clerk has the divorce records - the earliest dates to the present.

See also How to order Washington Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Washington Birth or Death Certificate and Marriage or Divorce Certificate Applications to mail. See Washington Vital Records for details and history of the records. .

Birth
Birth Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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Parent's Names Green check.png]]  
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Parent's Ages   Green check.png]]
Parents' State or Country of Birth Green check.png]]  
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In 1891, coroners, physicians, and midwives were to "return" births and deaths to the county auditor. Many went unrecorded. In 1907, the State Center for Health Statistics assumed this responsibility.[8]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Birth Records.

The names were taken from the Clallam County Register of Births.

For earlier or unrecorded births, search:


Marriage
Marriage Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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Date of Marriage or License Green check.png]]  
Names of Bride and Groom Green check.png]]  
Ages Green check.png]]  
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Witnesses Green check.png]]  
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Marriage records include certificates, marriage returns, license applications or affidavits. Counties kept the records until 1968, when the state took over.


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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Marriage Records.

  • 1855-2008 - County Marriages, 1855-2008 at Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 at FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes Applications 1946-2007; Certificates 1907-2007; Certificates and Applications 2007-2008; Certificates and Returns 1891-1955; Licenses 1914-1951; Records 1865-1939; Record Book 1889-1935; Returns 1905-1934; License Records 1887-1894.
Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information. Online Records

Death
Death Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
 Y  M
Name of Deceased Green check.png]]  
Death Date and Place Green check.png]]  
Age or Birth Date and Place Green check.png]]  
Parent's Names Green check.png]]  
Mother's Maiden Name Green check.png]]  
Name of Spouse   Green check.png]]
Residence Green check.png]]  
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In 1891, coroners, physicians and midwives were to report (or return) all births and deaths under their supervision to County Auditors. On July 1, 1907, the State took over....[9]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Death Records.

  • Death, 1891-1906 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)

Voting Registers

 

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
The Clallam County WAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
Washington State Digital Archives Free Includes indexes, some linked to images.
  • Type county name, click Search, then select a collection.
  • Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in December, 2013.
FamilySearch Historical Collections Free Search indexes or browse images at FamilySearch.org.
  • Click "Last Updated." Collections through December 2013 have been posted to the appropriate topics for this Wiki page.
Sites that search for links pertaining to Clallam County, Washington Genealogy
Websites at RootsWeb - Clallam WA Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Genealogyinc.com Free Clallam County, Washington Facts
google.com Free Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+
Facebook.com Free Washington Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Clallam County, Washington Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library (Indiana)
See also local libraries and Washington Archives and Libraries

Archives, Libraries, etc.

See also a List of Washington Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies  

Resources for Clallam County, Washington Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries—even smaller ones—often have Unique Genealogical Collections that are not online for the area they serve. Many libraries in Washington have an area dedicated to local history and genealogy.



Museums

 

Societies

 

Towns and Communities

See a list of towns and communities in Clallam County per Wikipedia.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  3. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. 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.
  6. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  7. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  8. Washington State Archives - Digital Archives, Birth Records, About this Collection
  9. About Death Records at Washington State Digital Archives.