Difference between revisions of "Lewis County, Washington Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m
(added template and guardianship)
(25 intermediate revisions by 12 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Lewis County'' [[Image:Wa-lewis.png|thumb|right|400px|Wa-lewis.png]]  
+
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lewis County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
Guide to '''Lewis County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Lewis County; 351 NW North St; Chehalis, WA 98532; Ph. 360.740.2704 Details: (Co Aud has b & d rec 1891-1907 & m rec from 1850; Co Clk has div, pro & ct rec from 1870’s) www.co.lewis.wa.us/
+
<br>{{DCWAmapbuttonleft}}<br>
  
== History  ==
+
<br><br><br><br>'''Quick start:'''
  
==== Parent County ====
+
*[[Lewis County, Washington#Census|Census]]
 +
*[[Lewis County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]
 +
*[[Lewis County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]
 +
*[[Lewis County, Washington#Death|Death]]
  
'''21 December 1845:''' Lewis County was as an original county in the [[Oregon Territory|Oregon Territory]]. '''County seat''': Chehalis <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
+
 
 +
{{Infobox U.S. County
 +
| county = Lewis County
 +
| county_map = Wa-lewis.png
 +
| state = Washington
 +
| state_map = Washington.png
 +
| latd =
 +
| longd =
 +
| founded year = 1845
 +
| founded date = December 21
 +
| seat = Chehalis
 +
| building image =
 +
| building address = [http://lewiscountywa.gov/ Lewis County Courthouse]<br> 351 NW North Street<br> Chehalis, WA 98532<br> Phone 360.740.2704<br> [http://www.Lewiscounty.us/ '''Lewis County Website'''] }}
 +
 
 +
=== Historical Facts  ===
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lewis County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lewis County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lewis County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lewis County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lewis County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Lewis County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1847*</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1855</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1855</center>
 +
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1847</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Lewis County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Lewis County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Lewis County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
*'''Parent County:''' organized 21 December 1845 as an original county in the [[Oregon Territory|Oregon Territory]].  
 +
*'''County seat''': Chehalis <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 +
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]] | [[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
Line 15: Line 57:
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
+
=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
+
The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
+
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, Lewis|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Lewis County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
[[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]] | [[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
+
==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
+
==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
Line 29: Line 71:
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*1849 Territorial Transcription and Index&nbsp; (part of Oregon Census)  
+
*1849 Territorial Transcription and Index (part of Oregon Census)  
 
*1850  
 
*1850  
 
*1860  
 
*1860  
Line 40: Line 82:
 
*1910  
 
*1910  
 
*1920  
 
*1920  
*1930
+
*1930  
 +
*1940
 +
 
 +
==== Church Records  ====
 +
 
 +
{{WA Church Intro}}
  
==== Church  ====
+
===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
+
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
 
*Chehalis
 
*Chehalis
  
==== Court  ====
+
===== Lutheran  =====
 +
 
 +
:*Records of the America Lutheran Church, Alpha, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
 +
 
 +
==== Court Records  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
 +
 
 +
===== Japanese  =====
 +
 
 +
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
 +
 
 +
==== Directories  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Gazetteers ====
 +
 
 +
==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land  ====
+
{{CommunityTree}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
+
==== Guardianship ====
 +
 
 +
Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Adams County, Washington#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Washington Court Records]].
 +
 
 +
==== History ====
 +
{{WA History Intro}}
 +
 
 +
==== Land and Property  ====
 +
 
 +
{{WA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
Line 58: Line 134:
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
+
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Newspapers ====
 +
 
 +
{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Lewis}}
 +
 
 +
==== Obituaries  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Periodicals ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
+
{{WA Probate Intro|Lewis}}
 +
 
 +
==== Public Records  ====
 +
 
 +
==== Repositories ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
+
===== Courthouse =====
  
*'''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://www.familysearch.org/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.
+
[http://lewiscountywa.gov/ Lewis County Courthouse]<br> 351 NW North Street<br> Chehalis, WA 98532<br> Phone 360.740.2704<br>
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
+
County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907<br> and marriage records from 1850. <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1870’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
+
===== Family History Centers  =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
Line 76: Line 164:
 
*[[Morton Washington Family History Center]]
 
*[[Morton Washington Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
+
===== Libraries =====
 +
 
 +
===== Museums  =====
 +
 
 +
===== Societies  =====
 +
 
 +
==== Taxation ====
 +
 
 +
{{WA Tax Intro}}
 +
 
 +
==== Vital Records  ====
 +
{{WA vital intro}}
 +
===== Birth  =====
 +
 
 +
===== Marriage  =====
 +
 
 +
===== Death  =====
 +
 
 +
*'''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.
 +
 
 +
==== Websites  ====
  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Lewis/ Lewis County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Lewis/ Lewis County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
+
=== Places  ===
 +
 
 +
=== Lewis County Washington Genealogy References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}  
 
<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}  
{{Washington-stub}}
+
 
[[Category:Lewis_County,_Washington]]
+
[[Category:Lewis_County,_Washington]] [[Category:Extinct_Counties_of_Oregon]]

Revision as of 23:06, 27 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Lewis County

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


800px-Flag map of Washington.svg.png Washington
Online Records





Quick start:


Lewis County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Lewis County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 21, 1845
County Seat Chehalis
Courthouse
Address Lewis County Courthouse
351 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone 360.740.2704
Lewis County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1847*
1891*
1855
1855
1847
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Lewis County, Washington Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1849 Territorial Transcription and Index (part of Oregon Census)
  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1871
  • 1880
  • 1883
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

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.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chehalis
Lutheran
  • Records of the America Lutheran Church, Alpha, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Japanese

World War II Files, 1942-1946

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

Directories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

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

History

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

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
Yes or Maybe  Y  M
Seller (Grantor) Green check.png]]  
Seller's Spouse Green check.png]]  
Buyer (Grantee) Green check.png]]  
Heirs   Green check.png]]
Witnesses Green check.png]]  
Land Description and Dates Green check.png]]  
Tips -or- Land Contents

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

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

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Finding More Washington Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lewis 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

Periodicals

Probate

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

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

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Lewis County Courthouse
351 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone 360.740.2704

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907
and marriage records from 1850.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1870’s. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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
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

Lewis 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), Lewis County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.