Washington Family History Societies(J-L)

This section lists associations from Jefferson Genealogical to Lewis giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Jefferson County Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which include:

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

Books relating to Foreign Countries are also accessible, which include England and Wales.

A list of Jefferson Co. resources is available, including:

  • 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 available, 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

Newspaper Indexes are accessible, 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

Many archives can be accessed in their Research Centre, 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

Numerous databases can be accessed, 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, including 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

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 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

Lewis County Genealogical Society

The association has a list of Cemeteries in the area on its website and it is also possible to search Burial Indexes through Find-A-Grave.  Some Photographs and Maps are also accessible.

Website:
http://www.walcgs.org