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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Thurston County'' [[Image:Wa-thurston.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Thurston County]] 
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Thurston County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Thurston County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office: 
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{{WADC}}
  
[http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Thurston  County
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| county_map = Wa-thurston.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 = 1852
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| founded date = 12 January
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| seat = Olympia
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/ Thurston County Courthouse]<br> 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW; <br>Olympia, WA 98502<br> Phone: 360.786.5438<br>[http://www.Thurstoncounty.us/ '''Thurston County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
*'''1852'''--Thurston County was created 12 January 1852&nbsp;from [[Lewis_County,_Washington|Lewis]] county.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Olympia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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>'''[[Thurston County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Thurston County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Thurston County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Thurston County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Thurston County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Thurston 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>1877*</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>1852</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1853</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1852</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Thurston County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Thurston County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Thurston County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 12 January 1852 from [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]]  
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*'''County Seat:''' Olympia <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]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurston_County,_Washington Thurston County, Washington]. Geographic features, communities, populated places.
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Resources ===
  
[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wathurst/thur-cem.htm Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wathurst/thur-cem.htm Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/wa/thurston.html Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/wa/thurston.html Thurston County, Washington Cemeteries].  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/wa/thurston/cemeteries/ruddell.txt Ruddel Cemetery, Lacey, Thurston County, Washington].
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/thurston/cemeteries/ruddell.txt Ruddel Cemetery, Lacey, Thurston County, Washington].
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1473181;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1860]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 United States Census 1860]  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1438024;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1870]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 United States Census 1870]  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1417683;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1880]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 United States Census 1880]  
 
*1889  
 
*1889  
*1890 Veterans  
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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]
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1325221;p=collectionDetails United States Cenus 1900]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1325221 United States Cenus 1900]  
*1910  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1727033 United States Cenus 1910]
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1488411;p=collectionDetails United States Census 1920]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1488411 United States Census 1920]  
*1930
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1810731 United States Cenus 1930]
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''
  
 
*Olympia  
 
*Olympia  
 
*Tenino
 
*Tenino
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
Area map and other information from 1895:  
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Area map and other information from 1895: [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/ http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/]  
 
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/ http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/]
 
  
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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  ====
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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.thurston.wa.us/clerk/ Thurston County Courthouse]<br> 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW; <br>Olympia, WA 98502<br> Phone: 360.786.5438<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907 <br>and marriage records from 1891. <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), Thurston County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office: [http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html]
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Olympia Washington Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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*[http://www.trl.org/Pages/default.aspx Olympia Timberland Library]
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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*Olympia Genealogical Society: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs/]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== 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  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Death =====
  
Olympia Genealogical Society:
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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/#c=1454923;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 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.
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs/ http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waogs/]
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==== Websites  ====
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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/Thurston/ Thurston County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Places  ===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurston_County,_Washington Thurston County, Washington]. Geographic features, communities, populated places.
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== References ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207801&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Thurston&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}
  
== References  ==
 
<references/>
 
 
[[Category:Thurston_County,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Thurston_County,_Washington]]

Revision as of 17:12, 16 April 2013

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

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Thurston County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Thurston  County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 12 January, 1852
County Seat Olympia
Courthouse
Address Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW;
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360.786.5438
Thurston County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1877*
1891*
1852
1853
1852
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Olympia
  • Tenino

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Area map and other information from 1895: http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WA/

Migration

Military

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Thurston County Courthouse
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW;
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: 360.786.5438

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

Many civil records have been digitized and are available through the Thurston County Clerk's Office: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/clerk/citizens%20guide.html

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

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), Thurston County, Washington page 734, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.