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{{Washington-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Mason County'' [[Image:Wa-mason.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Mason County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Mason County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== Quick History  ==
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{{WADC}}
  
'''3 January 1864:''' Renamed from  Sawamish County.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mason County
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| county_map = Wa-mason.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = March 13
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| seat = Shelton
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.mason.wa.us/ Mason County Courthouse]<br>411 N 5th PO Box 340<br>Shelton, WA 98584<br>Phone 360.472.9670<br>[http://www.Masoncounty.us/ '''Mason County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''13 March 1854: '''Mason County was created from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat''': Shelton <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  ===
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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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>'''[[Mason County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mason County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mason 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>1892*</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>1856</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1871</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1889</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mason County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mason County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mason County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Record Loss  ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 13 March 1854 from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]. Renamed 3 January 1864 from Sawamish County.
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*'''County Seat:''' Shelton <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:''' [[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Resources ===
  
[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*1920  
 
*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'''
  
 
*Shelton
 
*Shelton
  
==== 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  ====
  
 
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].  
 
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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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Ko-bl4t9PAIC Allyn Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1889-1891
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Ko-bl4t9PAIC Allyn Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1889-1891
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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.mason.wa.us/ Mason County Courthouse]<br>411 N 5th PO Box 340<br>Shelton, WA 98584<br>Phone 360–472–9670<br><br>County Auditor has marriage records from 1892, death records 1891-1906 and land records from 1850’s.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mason County, Washington page 733, {{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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===== Museums  =====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#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.
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Death  =====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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://hr-search-api:8080/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.
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Mason|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Mason|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Mason/ Mason County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Mason/ Mason County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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=== Mason County Washington Genealogy References  ===
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Revision as of 21:11, 3 May 2013

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

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Mason County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Mason County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 13, 1854
County Seat Shelton
Courthouse
Address Mason County Courthouse
411 N 5th PO Box 340
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone 360.472.9670
Mason County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1892*
1891*
1856
1871
1889
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1857
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Shelton

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

  • Allyn Times - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1889-1891

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Mason County Courthouse
411 N 5th PO Box 340
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone 360–472–9670

County Auditor has marriage records from 1892, death records 1891-1906 and land records from 1850’s.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [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

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