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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Grays Harbor County'' [[Image:Wa-graysharbor.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Grays Harbor County]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grays Harbor County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Grays Harbor County
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| county_map = Wa-graysharbor.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = february 27
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| seat = Montesanno
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| building address = [http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/Index.asp Grays Harbor County Courthouse]<br>102 West Broadway Room 203<br> Montesano, WA 98563<br> Phone 360.249.3842<br>[http://www.Graysharborcounty.us/ '''Grays Harbor County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/Index.asp Grays Harbor County Courthouse]<br>102 West Broadway Room 203<br> Montesano, WA 98563<br> Phone 360.249.3842<br><br>County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860.<br> County Auditor has marriage records from 1891. <br>County Assessor has land records from 1855. <br>County Health Department has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
  
'''15 March 1915:''' Renamed from [[Chehalis_County,_Washington|Chehalis]] County.  
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'''15 March 1915:''' Renamed from [[Chehalis County, Washington|Chehalis]] County.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''14 April 1854:''' Grays Harbor was created 14 April 1854 the Washington Territory. '''County seat''': Montesano <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''Chehalis County '''was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854'''.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>&nbsp;Grays Harbor County '''was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grays_Harbor_County,_Washington Grays Harbor County, Washington]. Geographic features, communities, populated places.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
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[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
Prior to renaming in 1915, the census can be found under the name of Chehalis County.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 United States Census 1860]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 United States Census 1870]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census 1880]
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*1889
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1610551 United States Cenus 1890 Veterans]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Cenus 1900]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1727033 United States Cenus 1910]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1488411 United States Census 1920]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1810731 United States Cenus 1930]
  
*1860
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==== Church  ====
*1870
 
*1880
 
*1885
 
*1887
 
*1890 Veterans
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1920
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Montesano
  
*Harbor (Grays)
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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Area map and other information from 1895:
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/ http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/]
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The BLM also has Cadastral and other survey information at [http://www.blm.gov/or/landrecords/survey/ySrvy1.php Oregon and Washington Land Status and Cadastral Record], please note this is separate from the survey dropdown on the main glorecords.blm.gov page.
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].
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Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
Marriages from 9 May 1855 to 11 Apr 2000 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&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/#c=1454923;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://users.techline.com/ghgs/ Grays Harbor Genealogy Society]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/graysharbor/grays.htm http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/graysharbor/grays.htm]<br>
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*[http://www.graysharborgenealogy.com/ghhistory.php Chehalis Valley Historical Society]
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*[http://library.public-libraries.org/county/WA/GraysHarborCounty.html Grays Harbor County Libraries]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Elma Washington Family History Center]]
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*[[Ocean Shores Washington Family History Center]]
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*[[Westport Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207659&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Grays+Harbor&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Thurston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Grays_Harbor/ Grays Harbor County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.montesano.us/index.aspx?nid=396 Chehalis Valley Historical Museum]
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*[http://www.graysharborgenealogy.com/ghhistory.php Grays Harbor Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.aberdeen-museum.org/ Aberdeen Museum of History]
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*[http://www.moclips.org/ Museum of North Beach]
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*[http://polsonmuseum.org/ Polson Museum]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Grays Harbor County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Grays Harbor County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded february 27, 1907
County Seat Montesanno
Courthouse
Address Grays Harbor County Courthouse
102 West Broadway Room 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360.249.3842
Grays Harbor County Website


County Courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse
102 West Broadway Room 203
Montesano, WA 98563
Phone 360.249.3842

County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1860.
County Auditor has marriage records from 1891.
County Assessor has land records from 1855.
County Health Department has birth and death records. [1]

Quick History

15 March 1915: Renamed from Chehalis County.

Parent County

Chehalis County was created from Thurston County 14 April 1854.[2] Grays Harbor County was created from Chehalis County February 27, 1907.[3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Jefferson | Mason | Pacific | Thurston

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Montesano


Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Area map and other information from 1895:

http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/

The BLM also has Cadastral and other survey information at Oregon and Washington Land Status and Cadastral Record, please note this is separate from the survey dropdown on the main glorecords.blm.gov page.


Military

Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grays Harbor County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.
  3. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg 41.
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