Washington Family History Societies(H-K)

This section lists associations from Highline to Kittitas giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Highline Historical Society

The association was formed in 1994 as Burien Heritage Society. The society merged with Friends of the Highline School District, amassing their collection of resources relating to the history of the school district. The name was then changed to the current name in order to reflect the different resources held by the society.

They have a number of collections, which incorporate The Highline Schools Collection and The Highline News Archives.

They also hold Important Local Documents, which incorporate:

  • 1930's Minutes and Scrapbook from YWCA Gil Reserves
  • Archives of the Burien Arts Association
  • Boulevard Park Library Guild Records
  • Carl Jenson Papers
  • Church Basketball League Records
  • Dottie Harper Papers
  • Early Burien Library Papers
  • Garden Club Scrapbooks
  • Gene Friese Papers
  • Justice of the Peace Records
  • Mike Kelley's Homestead Papers
  • Seattle Garden Club Scrapbook
  • Vivian Matthews Papers

Some Photographs, Monographs and Oral Histories are also available.

Website:
http://www.highlinehistory.org


Island County Historical Society

A number of archives are available at the Janet Enzmann Archives and Research Library which comprise:

  • Aerial Photographs
  • Diaries
  • Event Posters
  • History Books
  • Journals
  • Land Claim Records
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Oral Histories
  • Photographs
  • Videos
Website:
http://www.islandhistory.org/


Jefferson County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Books
  • CD's
  • Genealogies
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Periodicals
  • Research Guides
  • State Histories

They also have books relating to Foreign Countries, which include England and Wales.

A list of Jefferson Co. resources is accessible, which incorporate:

  • Births
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • City of Port Townsend Records
  • Court and Customs Records
  • Deaths
  • Directories: Port Townsend and Jefferson Co.
  • Divorces
  • Land Documents

Resources also comprise:

  • Marine Hospital Patients 1870-1880
  • Marriages
  • Master Mariners and Pilots
  • Naturalisations
  • Newspapers
  • Probate
  • Ship Captains
  • Tax Lists
  • Voter Registrations

Many databases are accessible, which comprise:

  • 1865 and 1867 Real Property Assessments
  • Births 1892-1926
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Coroner Reports 1911-1932
  • Deaths Index 1891-1910
  • Directories 1872-1956
  • Divorces 1857-1910
  • Dog and Bicycle Licences 1920-1922
  • Fort Flagler Families 1898-1930
  • Funeral Home Books 1913-present
  • James G Swan's Docket Index 1860-1863
  • Land Documents 1850-1954

Databases also comprise:

  • Marine Hospital Patients 1870-1880
  • Marriages 1855-1933
  • Master Mariners and Pilots 1850-1912
  • Military Newspaper Index 1940-1946
  • National Guard 1890-1895
  • Naturalisations 1890-1926
  • Obituary Index 1871-Present
  • Probate 1891-1918
  • Ship Captains
  • Superior Court Civil Documents 1890-1913
  • Surnames found in Local History Books
  • Voter Registrations

They also have Newspaper Indexes which incorporate:

  • Birth Announcements
  • Divorce and Summons Notices
  • Estate and Probate Notices
  • Marriage, Engagement and Anniversary Announcements
  • Naturalisation Announcements
Website:
http://wajcgs.org


Jefferson County Historical Society

The association has a Research Centre where many archives are available, which include:

  • Business Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Directories
  • Event Programs
  • Family Trees
  • Ledgers
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Letters
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
Website:
http://www.jchsmuseum.org


Kirkland Heritage Society

Many databases are accessible, which comprise: 

  • 1888 Polk King C Directory
  • 1890's Newspaper Clippings Collection
  • 1910-1911 Polk Kirkland Directory
  • 1914, 1927 and 1944 Telephone Directories
  • Articles relating to Kirkland's Past
  • Kirkland Reporter Articles, Memories and 1930 Addresses
  • Vintage Newspapers 1906-1915

It is also possible to search the East Side Journal Index and Timeline.

Website:
http://kirklandheritage.org


Kittitas County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where many archives are available, which include Books and CD's not only relating to Kittitas Co. but to the State of Washington, other US States and further afield.

Many databases are accessible, which comprise:

  • 1914 Railroad Schedules and Schools
  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Listings and Photographs
  • Church Listings
  • Deaths 1882-1907
  • Early Land Documents
  • Insurance Books 1897-1907(Offsite)
  • List of Co. Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Probate Abstracts 1888-1902
  • Railroad Accidents 1907-1909

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • City of Cle Elum Deaths 1915-1952
  • City of Roslyn Deaths 1907-1955
  • Deaths 1882-1907
  • Early Births of Kittitas County 1889-1907
  • Early Land Records 1882-1900
  • Early Marriages 1883-1910
  • Roslyn School Index 1901-1930
  • School Census Returns Sec 1 1894-1895 and Sec 2 1896-1900
  • US Land Patents in Kittitas Co. 1883-1900
  • Voters' Registrations 1914-1919
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wakcgs/KCGS_index.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External