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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Whatcom County'' [[Image:Wa-whatcom.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Whatcom County]]
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Whatcom County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Whatcom County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
*[http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/paris/ Whatcom County recorded documents online]
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{{WADC}}
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Whatcom County
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| county_map = Wa-whatcom.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 = March 9
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| seat = Bellingham
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/ Whatcom County Courthouse]<br> 311 Grand Avenue; PO Box 1144;<br>&nbsp;Bellingham, WA 98227<br> Phone: 360.676.6777&nbsp;<br>[http://www.Whatcomcounty.us/ '''Whatcom County Website'''] }}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''1854'''--Whatcom County was created 9 March 1854&nbsp;from [[Island County, Washington|Island ]]County.&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat''': Bellingham <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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|-
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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>'''[[Whatcom County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whatcom County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whatcom County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whatcom County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whatcom County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whatcom 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>1872</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1883</center>
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Whatcom County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Whatcom County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Whatcom County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Record Loss  ====
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*'''Parent County:''' created 9 March 1854 from [[Island County, Washington|Island ]]
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*'''County Seat:''' Bellingham <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:''' [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]]
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Record Loss ====
 
 
*[http://www.cob.org Bellingham]
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Resources ===
  
[[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.cob.org/documents/parks/bayview/whatcom_county_cemeteries.pdf Map of Whatcom County cemeteries (PDF)]
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[http://www.cob.org/documents/parks/bayview/whatcom_county_cemeteries.pdf Map of Whatcom County cemeteries (PDF)]  
  
 
*[http://www.bayviewcemetery.com Bayview Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.bayviewcemetery.com Bayview Cemetery]  
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*1940
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church Records ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/churchrecords.htm Records From Some Early Bellingham Churches]
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints =====
  
==== Court ====
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===== Lutheran =====
  
==== '''Directories'''  ====
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:*Records of Central Lutheran Church, Bellingham, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/directories.htm Earliest Directories for Fairhaven, Bellingham, Whatcom and New Whatcom/Sehome]
 
*[http://www.cob.org/documents/library/books/1905-polk-directory.pdf 1905-1906 Bellingham / Whatcom&nbsp;Directory&nbsp;(28,300K PDF)]  
 
*[http://www.cob.org/documents/library/books/1905-polk-directory.pdf 1905-1906 Bellingham / Whatcom&nbsp;Directory&nbsp;(28,300K PDF)]  
 
*[http://www.cob.org/documents/library/books/1915-polk-directory.pdf 1915 Bellingham / Whatcom&nbsp;Directory (44,200K PDF)]
 
*[http://www.cob.org/documents/library/books/1915-polk-directory.pdf 1915 Bellingham / Whatcom&nbsp;Directory (44,200K PDF)]
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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===== Japanese  =====
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World War II Files, 1942-1946
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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
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Naturalization ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/militaryindex.htm Some Whatcom County Military Records] Mostly Civil War related
[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. <br>
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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.  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/npaperindex.htm Extractions From Old Whatcom County Newspapers]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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*[http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/paris/ Whatcom County recorded documents online]
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/ Whatcom County Courthouse]<br> 311 Grand Avenue; PO Box 1144;<br>&nbsp;Bellingham, WA 98227<br> Phone: 360.676.6777&nbsp;<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907, <br>marriage records from 1869 and land records; <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bellingham Washington Family History Center]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm Whatcom Genealogical Society]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Birth  =====
  
 
*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=432 Whatcom County Birth Records]. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born or whose births were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907. The names were transcribed and images scanned from the Whatcom County Birth Returns.
 
*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=432 Whatcom County Birth Records]. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born or whose births were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907. The names were transcribed and images scanned from the Whatcom County Birth Returns.
  
*Washington State Digital Archives also has a&nbsp;database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=431 Whatcom County Death Records] containing the names and death records of people who died or whose deaths were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907.
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===== Marriage  =====
*&nbsp;'''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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===== Death =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Washington State Digital Archives also has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=431 Whatcom County Death Records] containing the names and death records of people who died or whose deaths were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907.
  
*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/WGS/wgs.htm Whatcom Genealogical Society]
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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 ====
  
 
*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/index.htm Whatcom GenWeb]
 
*[http://wagenweb.org/whatcom/index.htm Whatcom GenWeb]
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207815&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Whatcom&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Whatcom|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Whatcom/ Whatcom County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Places  ===
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*[http://www.cob.org Bellingham]
  
== References  ==
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=== Whatcom County Washington Genealogy References  ===
  
<references />
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<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}
  
 
[[Category:Whatcom,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Whatcom,_Washington]]

Revision as of 14:13, 14 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Whatcom County

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

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Whatcom County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Whatcom County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1854
County Seat Bellingham
Courthouse
Address Whatcom County Courthouse
311 Grand Avenue; PO Box 1144;
 Bellingham, WA 98227
Phone: 360.676.6777 
Whatcom County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1854*
1891*
1854
1872
1883
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Map of Whatcom County cemeteries (PDF)

  • Bayview Cemetery
  • Bethany Lutheran Cemetery (Bethania/Bethel)
  • Blaine Cemetery
  • Blaine Masonic Cemetery
  • Buchanan Cemetery
  • Case Cemetery
  • Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery
  • Enterprise Cemetery
  • Glacier Cemetery
  • Goshen Cemetery
  • Greenacres Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery
  • Haynie Cemetery
  • Hillsdale Cemetery
  • Hopewell Cemetery
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Jobe Cemetery
  • Kendall Cemetery
  • King Mountain Cemetery (Terrace Land Memorial Garden of Psalms)
  • Lakeside Cemetery
  • Lummi Tribal Cemetery
  • Lummi Island Cemetery
  • Lynden Cemetery
  • Lynden Jim Cemetery
  • Maple Falls Cemetery
  • Monumenta Cemetery
  • Mount Calvary Cemetery
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Nooksack Indian Cemetery
  • Old Maple Falls (Cannon) Cemetery
  • Perry Cemetery
  • Point Roberts Cemetery
  • Saint Anne's Cemeter
  • Saint Joseph (Clipper) Cemetery
  • Saint Peter's Catholic Cemetery
  • Saxon Cemetery
  • Semiahmoo Cemetery
  • Sumas Cemetery
  • Ten Mile Cemetery
  • Van Zandt Cemetery
  • Welcome (Kulshan) Cemetery
  • Wickershame Cemetery
  • Woodlawn Cemetery
  • Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1871
  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1887
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Lutheran
  • Records of Central Lutheran Church, Bellingham, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

Directories

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

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

Whatcom County Courthouse
311 Grand Avenue; PO Box 1144;
 Bellingham, WA 98227
Phone: 360.676.6777 

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,
marriage records from 1869 and land records;
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records.

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Whatcom County Birth Records. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born or whose births were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907. The names were transcribed and images scanned from the Whatcom County Birth Returns.
Marriage
Death
  • Washington State Digital Archives also has a database of Whatcom County Death Records containing the names and death records of people who died or whose deaths were recorded in Whatcom County from 1891 to 1907.
  • 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

Whatcom County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).