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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Oregon|Oregon]] > Columbia County'' [[Image:Or-columbia.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Columbia County]]
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oregon|Oregon]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Columbia County''
  
== [http://www.co.columbia.or.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Guide to '''Columbia County Oregon genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Or-columbia-ch.jpg|thumb|right|185px|Columbia County Courthouse, 1906]] 230 Strand Street<br>St. Helens, OR 97051
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=== Records Held at the Courthouse  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Columbia County
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| county_map = Oregon Columbia County Map.png
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| state = Oregon
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = January 16
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| seat = St. Helens
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| building address = Columbia County Courthouse<br>244 Strand Street<br>St. Helens, OR 97051<br>Phone: 503.397.3796<br>[http://www.co.columbia.or.us/ '''Columbia County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1890, <br>divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Oregon page 572, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Records Held at the Courthouse  ====
  
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpcolumbiadescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Columbia County Court House as of May 2005.
 
*[http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/county/cpcolumbiadescrip.html County Records Inventory] listing the records held at the Columbia County Court House as of May 2005.
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*Record Loss:
 
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== Quick History  ==
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
  
[[Image:ColyerColumbia76.jpg|thumb|center|609px|Columbia River, Cascade Mountains, Oregon (1876) by Vincent Colyer (oil on canvas). Beacon Rock is visible on the left.]]  
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[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== Quick Facts  ===
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{{Wikipedia|Columbia County, Oregon}} [[Image:ColyerColumbia76.jpg|thumb|center|609px|ColyerColumbia76.jpg]]  
  
 
Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.  
 
Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_County,_Oregon Wikipedia]
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''16 January 1854:''' from [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''16 January 1854:''' from [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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===== Cities  =====
 
===== Cities  =====
  
Clatskanie | Columbia City | Prescott | Rainier | St. Helens | Scappoose | Vernonia  
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[[Clatskanie, Oregon|Clatskanie]] | [[Columbia City, Oregon|Columbia City]] | [[Prescott, Oregon|Prescott]] | [[Rainier, Oregon|Rainier]] | [[St. Helens, Oregon|St. Helens]] | [[Scappoose, Oregon|Scappoose]] | [[Vernonia, Oregon|Vernonia]]
  
 
===== Communities  =====
 
===== Communities  =====
  
Apiary | Goble | Mist | Pittsburg | Riverside | Warren  
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[[Apiary, Oregon|Apiary]] | [[Goble, Oregon|Goble]] | [[Mist, Oregon|Mist]] | [[Pittsburg, Oregon|Pittsburg]] | [[Riverside, Columbia County, Oregon|Riverside]] | [[Warren, Oregon|Warren]]
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
[[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]] | [[Clark County, Washington|Clark]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]]
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[[Clatsop County, Oregon|Clatsop]] | [[Multnomah County, Oregon|Multnomah]] | [[Tillamook County, Oregon|Tillamook]] | [[Washington County, Oregon|Washington]] | '''Washington '''counties: [[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]] | [[Clark County, Washington|Clark]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
==== Census  ====
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For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries]]''.
  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in Columbia County:
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{| width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
*1880
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*1890
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*1900
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*Apiary Cemetery
*1910
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*Bayview Memorial Cemetery
*1920
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*Bethany Memorial Cemetery
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*Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bryant Cemetery)
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*Columbia Memorial Gardens
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*Fairview Cemetery
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*Fishhawk Cemetery
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*Green Mountain Cemetery
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*Hudson Cemetery
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*Kinder Cemetery
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*Knights of Pythias Cemetery
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*Kobel Cemetery
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*Maplewood Cemetery
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*Mayger Cemetery
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*Mist Cemetery
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*Murray Hill Cemetery
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*Neer City Cemetery
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*North Cemetery of Clear Creek
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*Old Yankton Cemetery (Yankton Union Cemetery)
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*Saint Helens Pioneer Masonic Cemetery (German Hill Cemetery)
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*Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery
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*Shiloh Basin Cemetery (Jones Family Cemetery)
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*Stewart Creek Cemetery
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*Vernonia Memorial Cemetery
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*Vernonia Pioneer Cemetery
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*Welter Family Cemetery
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*Whittig Cemetery
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*Woodbine Cemetery
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*Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery
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===== Links  =====
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*[http://www.oregon.gov/MortCem/Consumer_Information/Survey_20080401.pdf Oregon Department of Transportation 1978 Cemetery Survey]
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*[http://cityofclatskanie.com/citydepartments/cemetery.html Cemeteries managed by the city of Clatskanie]
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*[http://www.cityofrainier.com/?view=cemetaries Rainier Cemetery District]
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=== Census  ===
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===== Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)  =====
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*1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
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*1849 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
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*1853 (as part of Washington County)
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*1865
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===== Federal Census Records (Extant)  =====
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*1850
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*1860  
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*1870  
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*1880  
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*1900  
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*1910  
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*1920  
 
*1930
 
*1930
  
==== Church History and Records<br> ====
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=== Church History and Records ===
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=== Court Records  ===
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=== Gazetteers  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
==== Court  ====
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Wiki articles describing land records online are found at [[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Newspapers ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Military ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Probate ====
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.historyofcc.org/ Historical Society of Columbia County]
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*[http://www.oregonmuseums.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=248 Saint Helens Historic Courthouse Museum]
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Rainier Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[St Helens Oregon Family History Center]]
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*[[Vernonia Oregon Family History Center]]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/columbia/ The Columbia County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]], a state project affiliated with [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://www.oregongenealogy.com/columbia/ The Columbia County GenWeb Project] part of [[ORGenWeb|The ORGenWeb Project]]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Columbia County
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/OR/Columbia/ Linkpendium]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Columbia County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207085&subject_disp=Oregon%2C+Columbia&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Columbia County
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/or/columbia/columbiatoc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] (backup site)  
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*{{FHL|207085|subject-id|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Columbia County
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*[http://www.twrps.com/ccor/ The Columbia County Historian] compiled by Christopher and Larry Rea
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*[[Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Columbia_County,_Oregon]]
 
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Guide to Columbia County Oregon genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Columbia County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Columbia County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 16, 1854
County Seat St. Helens
Courthouse
Or-columbia-ch.jpg
Address Columbia County Courthouse
244 Strand Street
St. Helens, OR 97051
Phone: 503.397.3796
Columbia County Website



County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1890,
divorce and court records from 1854 and probate records from 1880. [1]

Records Held at the Courthouse

  • Record Loss:

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Oregon , Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)


Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Columbia County, Oregon
ColyerColumbia76.jpg

Named for the Columbia River, which forms the northern and eastern boundaries.

Parent County

16 January 1854: from Washington County. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • No parts were taken to create any county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.

Clatskanie | Columbia City | Prescott | Rainier | St. Helens | Scappoose | Vernonia

Communities

Please do not format these pages unless you have contents to add to them.

Apiary | Goble | Mist | Pittsburg | Riverside | Warren

Neighboring Counties

Clatsop | Multnomah | Tillamook | Washington | Washington counties: Cowlitz | Clark | Wahkiakum

Resources

Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Columbia County, Oregon Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Columbia County:

  • Apiary Cemetery
  • Bayview Memorial Cemetery
  • Bethany Memorial Cemetery
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery (Bryant Cemetery)
  • Columbia Memorial Gardens
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Fishhawk Cemetery
  • Green Mountain Cemetery
  • Hudson Cemetery
  • Kinder Cemetery
  • Knights of Pythias Cemetery
  • Kobel Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
  • Mayger Cemetery
  • Mist Cemetery
  • Murray Hill Cemetery
  • Neer City Cemetery
  • North Cemetery of Clear Creek
  • Old Yankton Cemetery (Yankton Union Cemetery)
  • Saint Helens Pioneer Masonic Cemetery (German Hill Cemetery)
  • Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Shiloh Basin Cemetery (Jones Family Cemetery)
  • Stewart Creek Cemetery
  • Vernonia Memorial Cemetery
  • Vernonia Pioneer Cemetery
  • Welter Family Cemetery
  • Whittig Cemetery
  • Woodbine Cemetery
  • Yankton Hillcrest Cemetery
Links

Census

Territorial and State Census Records (Extant)
  • 1845 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1849 (as part of Tuality County, aka Twality or Twalitain)
  • 1853 (as part of Washington County)
  • 1865
Federal Census Records (Extant)
  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Wiki articles describing land records online are found at Oregon, Columbia County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Columbia County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
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