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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Cowlitz County'' [[Image:Wa-cowlitz.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Cowlitz County]] 
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Cowlitz County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Cowlitz County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cowlitz County
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| county_map = Wa-cowlitz.png
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| state = Washington
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| state_map = Washington.png
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| latd =  
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| longd =  
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = April 21
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| seat = Kelso
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| building image =  
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| building address =  
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[http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/ Cowlitz County Courthouse]<br>207 4th Ave North<br>Kelso, WA 98626-1798<br>Phone 360.577.3016<br>[http://www.Cowlitzcounty.us/ '''Cowlitz County Website'''] }}
  
'''1854'''--Cowlitz County was formed&nbsp; 21 April 1854 from [[Lewis_County,_Washington|Lewis ]]County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Kelso <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1854*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1854</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1860</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1872</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Cowlitz County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Cowlitz County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Cowlitz County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 21 April 1854 from [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis ]]  
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*'''County Seat:''': Kelso <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Clark County, Washington|Clark]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]] | [[Columbia County, Oregon|Columbia County, Oregon]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Resources ===
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Biography ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[[Clark_County,_Washington|Clark]]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=111972 Whittle and Hubbard Cemetery, Castle Rock] BillionGraves
*[[Columbia_County,_Oregon|Columbia County, Oregon]]
 
*[[Lewis_County,_Washington|Lewis]]
 
*[[Skamania_County,_Washington|Skamania]]
 
*[[Wahkiakum_County,_Washington|Wahkiakum]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== Census ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*1860
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*1870
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*1880
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*1883
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*1885
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*1890 Veterans
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
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*1940
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
 
*Kelso
 
*Kelso
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 Washington State Digital Archives] has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.
  
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/ Cowlitz County Courthouse]<br>207 4th Ave North<br>Kelso, WA 98626-1798<br>Phone 360.577.3016<br><br>County Auditor has marriage record from 1867,<br> death record 1891-1907 and land records. <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1874,<br> naturalization and adoption records from 1869. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Longview Washington Family History Center]]
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage  =====
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*Marriages from 9 Nov 1854 to 18 Sep 1887 are available on the '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]''' website.
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*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 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.
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==== Websites  ====
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Cowlitz|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Cowlitz/ Cowlitz County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Places ===
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Cowlitz County Washington Genealogy References ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207635&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Cowlitz&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}
  
== References  ==
 
<references/>
 
 
[[Category:Cowlitz_County,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Cowlitz_County,_Washington]]

Revision as of 21:17, 3 May 2013

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

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Online Records



Cowlitz County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Cowlitz County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 21, 1854
County Seat Kelso
Courthouse
Address Cowlitz County Courthouse
207 4th Ave North
Kelso, WA 98626-1798
Phone 360.577.3016
Cowlitz County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1854*
1891*
1854
1860
1872
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1883
  • 1885
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Kelso

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Cowlitz County Courthouse
207 4th Ave North
Kelso, WA 98626-1798
Phone 360.577.3016

County Auditor has marriage record from 1867,
death record 1891-1907 and land records.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1874,
naturalization and adoption records from 1869. [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

Cowlitz 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), Clark County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.