Washington State Archives, Southwest Regional Branch Collections Abstract

Note: This is an abridged version of the above.  It contains a listing of records Roger Easton, a volunteer at SW Archives, selected and transcribed, for those interested in family history research, and to others who might visit my home page for other research.  Should you wish to know if other specific records are in this archive, or, should you wish any of the following researched, please contact me. Also, since records are continually being collected, there may be documents not listed as yet. So, feel free to inquire whether a specific record you seek might be now held in this collection.


SW Regional Archives Staff:

Wayne Lawson, Regional Archivist
Lanny Weaver, Assistant Regional Archivist
Terri Juillerat, Customer Services Specialist 2

Located at:

Washington State Archives Building
1120 Washington St. SE
Olympia, WA 98504


Counties and Donations of Genealogical Importance:

Clark
Cowlitz
Grays Harbor [formerly Chehalis County] Lewis
Mason
Pacific
Skamania
Thurston
Wahkiakum

Municipal Governments are included – Information in these municipal governments follow the County Holdings Section below. The Counties have been added for your convenience.

Aberdeen:  Grays Harbor County
Battleground:  Clark County
Bucoda:  Thurston County
Camas:  Clark County
Castle Rock:  Cowlitz County
Cathlamet:  Cowlitz County
Centralia:  Lewis County
Chehalis:  Lewis County Seat
Cosmopolis:  Grays Harbor County
Elma:  Grays Harbor County
Hoquiam:  Grays Harbor County
Kalama:  Cowlitz County
Kelso:  Cowlitz County Seat
La Center:  Clark County
Lacey:  Thurston County
Long Beach:  Pacific County
Longview:  Cowlitz County
McCleary:  Grays Harbor County
Montesano:  Grays Harbor County Seat
Morton:  Lewis County
Napavine:  Lewis County
North Bonneville:  Skamania County
Ocean Shores:  Grays Harbor County
Olympia:  Thurston County Seat, State Capital
Pe Ell:  Lewis County
Rainier:  Thurston County
Raymond:  Pacific County
Shelton:  Mason County Seat
South Bend:  Pacific County Seat
Stevenson:  Skamania County Seat
Tenino:  Thurston County
Tumwater: Thurston County
Vader:  Lewis County
Vancouver:  Clark County Seat
Westport:  Grays Harbor County
Winlock:  Lewis County
Woodland:  Clark County
Yacolt:  Clark County
Yelm:  Thurston County

Special District Records for the nine counties are also stored in the SW Regional Archives. They might include any of the following:

Educational Service Districts
Diking Districts
Fire Districts
Port Districts
Public Utility Districts
School Districts
Water Districts

Since these are specialized, and would usually not be of interest to the genealogist, or casual researcher, they have not been itemized here. (Though the Educational Service Districts may include registers giving students). However, you may contact me for an accounting of specific records interest.  The range of these Counties or Cities is :
 

Educational Service District 112

Clark  1891-1975
Cowlitz   1866-1937
Skamania  1890-1960
Wahkiakum  1903-1971

Educational Service District 113

Lewis 1878-1964
Grays Harbor 1881-1970
Mason 1892-1980
Pacific 1891-1974
Thurston 1891-1984

Consolidated Diking District 1

Longview 1918-1945

Fire Districts

Clark No. 1: 1946-1993
Clark No. 5: 1953-1989
Cowlitz No. 1: 1950-1963
Cowlitz No. 2 1950-1973
Cowlitz No. 3 1958-1963
Cowlitz No. 4 1958-1963
Cowlitz No. 6 1968-1969
Thurston No. 3 1949-1990
Wahkiakum No. 1 1943-1962
Wahkiakum No. 2 1952-1962
Wahkiakum No. 3 1959-1962

Port Districts

Washougal 1935-1989
Chehalis 1914-1998
Grapeview 1923-1991
Grays Harbor 1922-1990
Kalama 1926-1990
Kelso 1927-1929
Longview 1929-1973
Olympia 1922-1997
Ridgefield 1929-1977
Vancouver 1916-1996
Woodland 1960-1969

Public Utility Districts

Clark PUD 1 1925-1994
Cowlitz PUD 1 1937-1973
Grays Harbor PUD 1 1912-1987
Lewis PUD 1 1865-1947
Thurston PUD 1 1937-1961

School Districts

Cowlitz County 1922-1974
Grays Harbor Co. 1922-1974
Mason County 1922-1974
Lewis County 1893-1983
Pacific County 1923-1974
Skamania County 1954-1977
Wahkiakum Co. 1947-1964

Water District No. 2

Lacey 1927-1994


Clark County
Archival Holdings: 1850 – 1997

Assessor:

Drawings, maps, Plans, Plats, Surveys 1955-1989
Mug Shots 1930-1935
Personal Property Assessment & Tax Rolls 1892-1964
Plat Books 1901-1915
Real Property Assessment & Tax Rolls 1881-1972
Real Property (Photographic) Cards 1940-1985

Auditor:

Agreements & Contracts 1873-1911
Birth Register 1891-1907
Chattel Lien Index 1911-1942
Chattel Mortgages with Index 1874-1988
Death Register 1891-1907
Deeds 1859-1959
Divorces 1872-1872
Donation Land Tract Index 1891-1891
School Warrant Registers 1931-1935
Elections 1892-1949
General Indexes 1852-1977
Marriages 1852-1997
Military Discharge Indexes 1919-1975
Military Eligibility Register 1892-1894
Mining Claims 1891-1957
Physician Registers 1881-1890
Property of Married Women 1870-1879
Real Estate Transactions 1906-1906
School Board Membership 1909-1919
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1901-1934

Clerk:

Civil & Domestic Dockets 1970-1997
Civil Appearance Docket 1876-1888
Civil Case Files with Indexing 1889-1991
County Land Registrations 1907-1907
Criminal Appearance Dockets 1970-1997
Death Reports 1915-1915
Delayed Birth Certificates 1941-1943
Judgements with Indexing 1958-1980
Naturalizations 1890-1991
Probate Case Files with Indexing 1890-1979
Wills with Indexing 1898-1940

CommunityDevelopment:

Boundary Line Adjustments 1988-1994
Central Files 1949-1995
Maps, Short Plats, & Surveys 1968-1992
Permits 1972-1993
Project Files 1983-1990
Public Building Drawings 1970-1992
Real Property Lists 1981-1981

Intergovernmental Resource Center:

Administrative Subject Files 1971-1989
Contract Files 1975-1987
Drawings, Maps, Plans, Statistics 1969-1990
Minutes, Agendas, By-laws 1960-1990
Photographic Slides 1987-1987
Plaques of Historic Places 1990-1990
Project Files , Photos, Studies & Surveys 1970-1988
Resolutions 1958-1981

Prosecuting Attorney:

Administrative Files 1990-1990

Public Works:

Administrative Files 1930-1995
Roadway Information Files 1911-1995
Road Survey Section Drawings 1850-1995

Sheriff:

Booking Register 1940-1947
Day Book 1930-1934
Jail Register 1987-1988
Mug Shot Books 1945-1982
Superior Court Exhibit 1908-1922

There are also holdings not listed above for:

Boundary Review Board 1971-1995
Facilities Management 1972-1972
Imaging Committee 1989-1992
Jail Administration 1975-1987
Office of Budget 1993-1995
Planning Office 1978-1990
SW Washington Health District 1878-1995
Treasurer 1884-1952


Cowlitz County
Archival Holdings 1853 – 1997

Assessor:

Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1901-1931
Real Property Assessment Rolls 1892-1970

Auditor:

Physicians Registers 1871-1910
Birth Register 1891-1907
Census Abstract 1881-1881
Chattel Mortgages with Indexing 1899-1977
Death Register 1891-1907
Deeds 1866-1919
School Ledger 1922-1922
Justice Court Case Files 1938-1966
Marriages 1854-1920
Mining Claims 1862-1904
Miscellaneous & Official Recordings 1872-1977
Mortgages 1856-1923
Personal Property Assessments 1873-1906
Special Election Census 1973-1973
Title Abstracts 1873-1890
Voter Register Poll Books (no dates)

Clerk:

Assumed Names Register 1948-1979
Civil Appearance Dockets 1883-1976
Civil Case Files with Indexing 1874-1986
Coroner Files 1884-1921
Corporation & Partnership Index 1907-1954
Court Journal Entries 1887-1887
Criminal Appearance Dockets 1924-1982
Criminal Case Files with Indexing 1895-1984
Criminal Witness Files 1948-1971
Deeds 1890-1908
Delayed Birth Register 1942-1942
Judgements with Indexing 1879-1982
Land Registration Docket 1908-1971
Naturalizations 1869-1980
Pacific County Appearance Docket 1872-1878
Surgeon Certificates 1895-1897
Trial Appearance Dockets 1934-1981
Wills with Index 1878-1914

Treasurer

Real Property Rolls 1965-1991
Tax Ledger 1909-1912

There are also holdings not listed above for:

Commissioners 1891-1980
Corrections Dept. 1974-1977
Engineering Office 1853-1950
Health Dept. 1970-1973
Lower Columbia Community College 1967-1968
Road Dept. 1958-1970
Sheriff 1931-1933


Grays Harbor County
[formerly Chehalis County]
Archival Holdings 1855-1996

Assessor:

Homesteads & Patents 1892-1903
Northern Pacific Railroad Map 1892-1892

Auditor:

Articles of Incorporation with Index 1883-1981
Birth Record with Index 1891-1931
Burial Permits 1908-1979
Chattel Lien Index 1908-1982
Chattel Mortgages with Index 1885-1978
Coroner Documentation 1905-1925
Death Record & Register 1891-1958
Declaration of Candidacy 1908-1934
Deeds 1855-1967
Delayed Births 1942-1953
Dental Certificates 1893-1894
School Warrant Register 1915-1921
Election Documentation 1908-1936
General Indexes 1861-1980
Justice Court Dockets 1891-1974
Lien Record with Indexing 1880-1982
Marriages 1871-1994
Mid-Wifery Registration 1891-1892
Military Discharges 1919-1976
Mining Claims 1881-1975
Mortgages with Indexing 1861-1980
Oakville Physician Register 1907-1930
Physician Registrations 1891-1894
Short Plats & Surveys 1973-1984
Sire Ownership Statements 1890-1938
Plat Description Book 1889-1894
Plats with Index 1884-1968
Title Abstracts 1904-1926
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1900-1994

Clerk:

Attorney Register 1891-1895
Physician Registers 1893-1980
Civil Appearance Dockets/Index 1884-1981
Civil Case Files 1884-1891
Criminal Appearance Dockets 1886-1893
Delayed Births 1941-1943
Guardianship, Administrator, & Executor Bonds 1891-1956
Judgements with Indexing 1886-1980
Letters of Administration,
Guardianship and Testamentary 1885-1971
Naturalizations 1884-1980
Partnership & Firm Name Register/Index 1907-1975
Personal Property Judgement Tax Rolls 1891-1892
Probate Appearance Docket 1872-1984
Probate Case Files 1872-1984
Probate Claims 1885-1914
Probate Journals 1855-1959
Wills with Index 1860-1959

Coroner:

Coroner Record 1909-1974
District Court No. 1; Justice Court Dockets 1907-1966
District Court No. 2: Justice Court Dockets 1927-1981

Human Services:

Aberdeen Death Register 1890-1912
Birth Certification 1882-1979
Death Certification 1907-1979

Prosecuting Attorney:

Case Files, Logs, Opinions 1951-1992
Justice Court Docket 1915-1936

Sheriff:

Appearance Dockets 1913-1970
Case Record Book 1905-1944
Civil Docket 1915-1919
Constable Register 1915-1950
Criminal Dockets 1909-1939
General Indexes 1921-1941
Jail Documentation 1913-1922
Jail Registers 1914-1981
Mug Shots 1909-1966

Also included in the records but not listed:

Commisioners 1982-1993
Public Works 1897-1992

Donations from Grays Harbor County:

Eric Cole….Birds Eye View of Aberdeen, Reproduction 1900
GH. Prosecuting Attny…Annual School Reports Districts 37 & 41 1906
Harbor Art & Frame…Elma & SW WA Photo Collection 1870-1918
Editor, Montesano Vidette Golden Anniversary Edition 1933
Photo Retake Collection 1980
Port of Grays Harbor annual Reports 1923-1984
WPA Proj. No. 2210 Compilation County Records 1858-1874


Lewis County
Archival Holdings 1847-1998

Assessor:

Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1941-1956
Real & Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1879-1907
Real & Personal Property Tax Rolls 1978-1978
Real Property Assessment & Tax Rolls 1875-1985
Real Property Photographic Cards 1975-1990
Road Index 1974-1974
Winlock Real Property File 1911-1917

Auditor:

Articles of Incorporation with Index 1881-1980
Appointments & Oaths of Office 1856-1961
Birth Documentation with Index 1888-1919
Census Documentation 1851-1892
Chattel Lien Index 1911-1954
Chattel Mortgages with Index 1877-1968
Coroner Documentation 1889-1944
Corporate Filings 1891-1988
Death Register 1891-1906
Deeds 1855-1967
Licensing – various types 1866-1961
Drawings, Plats & Surveys with Index 1860-1996
School Advancement Records 1895-1896
School – Teachers Annual Reports 1887-1921
Election Documentation 1867-1960
General Indexes 1856-1987
Homesteads & Patents 1850-1960
Justice Court Documentation 1873-1949
Land & Property Documentation 1856-1898
Marriages 1847-1994
Military Eligibility Listing 1889-1889
Mining Claims with Index 1880-1963
Miscellaneous & Official Recordings with Index 1856-1998
Mortgages 1856-1967
Prosecuting Attorney Files 1914-1937
Real & Personal Property Assessment & Tax Rolls 1859-1932
Title Abstracts 1893-1903
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1916-1934

Clerk:

Attorney Register 1918-1983
Physician Registers with Index 1891-1975
Civil & Criminal Case Files 1877-1889
Civil & Probate Case Index 1890-1917
Civil Appearance Dockets 1880-1987
Criminal Appearance Dockets 1914-1975
Delayed Birth Certification 1941-1943
Jury Documentation with Index 1886-1986
Justice & Superior Court Case Files 1890-1896
Justice Court Dockets 1893-1955
Miscellaneous Files 1852-1934
Naturalizations 1880-1973
Probate Appearance Dockets 1885-1983
Probate Case Files with Index 1850-1982
Probate Claims 1917-1935
Probate Decrees & Judgements 1885-1894
Probate Record 1852-1951
Wills 1884-1982

Health Department:

Birth Certificates 1884-1956
Birth & Death Certificates 1914-1959

Sheriff:

Appearance Dockets 1945-1947
Case Documentation 1913-1976
General Documentation 1911-1950
Mug Shots 1920-1929
Prisoner Register 1908-1946

Also in the records but not included here:

Community Services 1987-1989
Treasurer 1879-1976

Donations from Lewis County:

Federal Social Security Administration -Chehalis Office:

Lewis Co. 8th Grade Documentation 1899-1956
Lewis Co. Final Standing of Pupils 1939-1940
Lewis Co. Listing of School Districts 1963
Lewis Co. Non-Resident Reports 1916-1942
Lewis Co. Private School Reports 1920-1948
Lewis Co. School Census Reports 1891-1932
Lewis Co. Term Reports 1894-1909

Trudy Hannon. “John R. Jackson, WA’s 1st Pioneer” 1998
Lewis Co. Genealogical Soc.”Onalaska History” 1997
Lewis Co. Historical Museum:

Chehalis Bee-Nugget 1899-1937
Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1916-1934
Real Property Assessment Rolls 1919-1934
Spanish War Veteran Roster 1942
Title Abstracts 1865-1945


Mason County
Archival Holdings 1856-1996

Assessor:

Census Documentation 1879-1892
Personal Property Assessment Roll 1946-1952
Real Property Assessment Cards 1952-1985
Real Property Assessment Tax Rolls 1890-1953

Auditor:

Articles of Incorporation 1934-1974
Birth Register 1891-1972
Census Documentation 1917-1966
Chattel Mortgages with Index 1899-1977
Death Register 1891-1906
Deeds with Indexing 1867-1962
Education – Teacher’s Records 1891-1939
Elected Officials Register 1891-1894
Homesteads & Patents 1890-1956
Indian Marriages Record 1874-1887
Justice Court Dockets 1885-1956
Land Title Register 1913-1948
Liens with Indexing 1876-1980
Marriages 1857-1896
Metzker Map Collection 1941-1941
Military Discharges with Index 1892-1962
Mining Documentation with Index 1877-1972
Miscellaneous Recordings 1863-1970
Miscellaneous Documentation 1889-1960
Mortgages 1856-1962
Plats 1859-1957
School Journal 1886-1898
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1906-1933
Voter Registration Cards 1937-1992

Clerk:

Civil Appearance Dockets 1889-1974
Civil Case Files 1889-1992
General Court Index 1890-1929
Justice Court Dockets 1893-1914
Land Registration Docket 1912-1923
Marriages 1887-1916
Naturalizations 1888-1972
Probate Appearance Docket 1909-1974
Probate Bonds 1915-1962
Probate Documentation 1858-1885
Probate Journal 1884-1907
Trial & Motion Docket 1909-1930
Wills 1884-1928

Coroner:

Autopsy Reports 1950-1956
Death Certificates 1940-1966

Sheriff:

Case Record Book 1919-1925
Prison Record 1891-1928
Prisoner Register 1915-1919

Other records not included here:

Commissioners 1890-1989
Emergency Services Dept. 1959-1996
Mason County Fair 1974-1982
Health Office 1979-1982
Treasurer 1857-1872

Donations from Mason County:

Olympia Office Federal Social Security Administration: Mason County School Census Reports 1917-1932
Ted Rakoski: Retired Mayor’s Photographs including John Tornow, and Reminiscences 1890-1996


Pacific County
Archival Holdings: 1850 -1986

Assessor:

Landowner Property Index 1890-1890
Lot Indexes 1872-1908
Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1891-1956
Real Property Assessment Rolls 1879-1980
Tract Indexes 1872-1908

Auditor:

Articles of Incorporation 1872-1980
Business Documentation 1874-1986
Census 1892-1892
Chattel Lien Indexes 1910-1979
Chattel Mortgages with Index 1889-1984
Coroner Documentation 1913-1926
Deed Record Tax Sales 1915-1965
Deeds 1850-1861
Donation Land & Mining Indexes 1872-1905
Educational Documentation 1860-1955
Election Documentation 1892-1980
Franchises 1906-1919
General Indexes 1861-1885
Grantee Index of Assessor 1861-1885
Homesteads & Patents 1867-1906
Justice Court Documents 1869-1967
Land Applications 1903-1960
Marriage License Receipt Book 1946-1947
Military Register 1887-1887
Miscellaneous Mortgages & Deeds 1895-1933
Miscellaneous Records 1884-1978
Mortgages 1890-1967
Mother’s Pension Documentation 1913-1936
Naturalizations 1885-1908
School Land Lease Register 1891-1893
Tax Abstracts 1891-1922
Title Abstracts 1903-1960
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1892-1933
Wahkiakum County Election Returns 1906-1906

Clerk:

Adoption Files 1890-1915
Appearance Docket 1872-1878
Civil Case Files 1890-1982
Coroner Reports 1912-1921
Criminal & Civil Case Files 1878-1889
Criminal Case Files 1920-1980
Ilwaco Voter Register 1911-1911
Justice Court Dockets 1889-1950
Land Title Registers 1907-1929
Physicians Licensing 1881-1957
Naturalizations 1888-1974
Probate Bonds 1852-1950

Sheriff:

Dockets 1901-1927

Treasurer:

Lands Bought for Taxes 1877-1890
Lot Indexes 1872-1906
Tax Collection Register 1895-1898
Tract Indexes 1872-1906

Other Records not included here:

Engineering Office 1910-1971
Road Department 1963-1963


Skamania County
Archival Holdings 1854 – 1996

Assessor:

Aerial Photos 1956-1947
Personal Property Assessment Roll 1891-1933
Real Property Assessment & Tax Rolls 1880-1965
Tax Roll Indexes 1925-1931

Auditor:

Birth Documentation 1893-1962
Chattel Mortgages 1879-1891
Deeds & Mortgages 1854-1895
Educational -School Ledgers 1912-1935
Election Documentation 1892-1934
General Indexes 1856-1889
Marriages 1856-1919
Miscellaneous Recordings 1854-1877
Obituaries 1900-1929
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1916-1935

Clerk:

Administrator Bonds 1863-1898
Appearance & Execution Dockets 1894-1985
Case File Briefs 1895-1964
Civil Case Calendars 1890-1933
Civil Case Files Indexed & with Exhibits 1892-1984
Guardianship Letters 1914-1953
Journal Registers 1890-1967
Naturalizations 1893-1974
Probate Appearance Docket 1922-1985
Probate Bonds 1913-1967
Probate Case Files & Index 1889-1984
Probate Claims 1920-1934
Probate Journals 1854-1967
Will Deposition Certificates 1914-1931
Wills 1872-1962

Treasurer:

School Ledgers 1911-1944
Tax Collection Documentation 1892-1911
Tax Roll Account with Auditor 1912-1940

Other records not included here:

Ambulance Service 1962-1981


Thurston County
Archival Holdings 1851 – 1997

Assessor:

Census 1871-1892
Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1891-1939
Real & Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1871-1875
Real Property (Photographic)Cards 1936-1971

Auditor:

Articles of Incorporation with Index 1870-1980
Birth Register 1891-1907
Chattel Liens with Index 1910-1983
Chattel Mortgages with Index 1855-1978
Death Register 1891-1907
Deeds 1852-1979
Dental, Physician Licensing 1881-1979
Educational – School Ledgers 1915-1920
Educational – Teachers Ledgers 1911-1912
Election Records 1852-1981
First Record Book of Thurston County 1852-1857
General Indexes 1852-1981
Homestead, Patents with Donation Index 1869-1904
Justice Court Dockets 1891-1963
Land Applications 1936-1939
Lands Sold Listing 1868-187_
Large Lot Surveys 1889-1994
Liens 1853-1963
Maps, Plans, Plats, & Surveys Indexed 1890-1994
Marriages 1853-1997
Military Discharge Documentation 1918-1963
Miscellaneous & Official Recordings 1853-1971
Miscellaneous School Documentation 1859-1922
Mortgages 1857-1858
Persons Liable for Military Duty 1892-1894
Property Record 1870-1967
Title Abstracts with Registers 1853-1982
Tract Record 1883-1891
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1890-1934
Yelm Irrigation Ditch Documentation 1910-1956

Clerk:

Administrator & Executor Bonds 1891-1951
Appearance Dockets 1854-1949
Civil & District Court Case Files 1851-1930
Court Calendars 1891-1976
Court Journal 1862-1876
Criminal Case Files 1890-1929
Domestic Case Files 1897-1916
Execution Documents with Index 1854-1967
Judgements with Indexing 1874-1945
Justice Court Documentation 1877-1935
Land Registration 1908-1949
Letters of Administration 1891-1971
Letters of Testamentary 1878-1971
Miscellaneous Documentation 1889-1905
Naturalizations 1849-1974
Probate Files with Index 1852-1892
Probate Journals 1943-1944
Trial Docket 1911-1918
Wills 1892-1971

Coroner:

Coroner Record 1913-1943
Fatality Reports 1947-1950
Inquests 1943-1960

Prosecuting Attorney:

Civil Case Files 1963-1986
Criminal Case Files 1928-1960
Miscellaneous Files 1928-1960

Regional Planning:

Olympia Area Sanborn Maps 1884-1947

Sheriff:

Appearance Dockets 1887-1988
Day Books 1893-1898
Jail Register 1887-1926
Journals 1889-1907
Photographic Retake Collection 1860-1990
Tax Cases 1880-1880

Treasurer:

Tax Roll Documentation 1894-1965

Donations from Thurston County:

Roger Easton: Reconstruction of Early Olympia, using Sanborn map of period, and city directories, all buildings in Downtown Olympia identified – giving firm names 1906-1907
Ivy Kohler: “History in Pictures” Prince, Davis, Tyrell families” 1995
“The Roving White’s, VA to WA” 1996
Lacey Museum: Lacey School District Record 1913-1918
Tom Hunter: Collection City Council Minutes with Working Papers 1913-1918
Larry Mayas: “Nicely Valley Remembrances”  (By child of James McCallister, this hand-written document is an
account of early settlement of Thurston County, and an eye-witness account of the 1855 Indian War) 1915
Tumwater Historical Museum: Crosby Warehouse Ledger 1859-1860
Frank Steven’s Journal 1892
Survey Map 1854
Bernice Van Mechelen: “Tons of Memories”, a history of Black Lake, Delphi, and Waddell Creek School districts 1998
Mary Zindt: McCallister School District Records 1907-1925


Wahkiakum County
Archival Holdings 1852 – 1994

Assessor:

Land Documentation no dates
Lot Documentation no dates
Personal Property Assessment Rolls 1896-1941
Real Property Assessment Rolls 1910-1974
Real Property Indexes 1918-1970

Auditor:

Chattel Mortgages with Index 1896-1951
Deeds 1883-1969
Educational Documentation 1900-1974
Election Documentation 1900-1944
Marriage Affidavits 1907-1939
Mortgages with Index 1878-1969
Voter Register & Poll Books 1912-1952

Clerk:

Appearance Dockets 1890-1987
Bar Docket 1890-1914
Business Certificates with Index 1914-1981
Civil & Criminal Case Files 1910-1921
Civil Case Files 1890-1988
Columbia River Sun 1907-1940
Court Calendar 1890-1928
Court Journals 1890-1993
Cowlitz County Advocate 1960-1960
Day Book 1916-1916
Defendant Index 1890-1916
Execution Dockets 1892-1916
Grays River Builder 1938-1940
Judgement Indexes 1902-1992
Longview Daily News 1936-1970

Clerk:

Minutes & Will Record 1895-1994
Miscellaneous Index 1914-1981
Naturalizations 1869-1974
Probate Appearance Dockets 1852-1992
Probate Bonds 1915-1990
Probate Case Files 1855-1981
Probate Claims 1927-1950
Probate Letters 1880-1993
Probate Petitions 1878-1929
Wahkiakum County Eagle 1936-1993
Wills 1877-1993

Sheriff:

Case Documentation 1923-1946
Cathlamet Prct. Justice Court Dockets 1872-1953
Execution Docket 1923-1927
Jail Register 1880-1896
Justice Court Documentation 1891-1953
Mug Shots 1956-1958
Prisoner Registers 1895-1904

Treasurer:

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Visitors Register 1909-1909
Educational Documentation 1893-1977

Other records not included here:

Engineering 1930-1951
County Fair 1946-1987
Public Works 1989-1989
Road Dept. 1958-1970


Municipality Holdings
in the SW Regional Archives
 
 

Aberdeen (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Birth Register 1892-1906
Death Register 1892-1906

Police Dept.:

Alphabetical Files 1920-1960
Case Index 1930-1930
Case Journal 1918-1922
Photographic Retake Collection 1935-1990
Wanted Log 1932-1932

Battleground (Clark)

City Clerk:

Ordinances 1951-1995
The Reflector 1989-1995
Minutes 1951-1995

Police Dept.:

Administrative Files 1951-1980

Bucoda (Thurston)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1887-1997
Minutes 1935-1996
Ordinances 1910-1997
Photographic Retake Collection 1920-1930
Resolutions 1952-1997

Camas (Clark)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1906-1992
Camas-Washougal Post Record 1993-1993
Justice Court Dockets 1923-1947
Minutes 1906-1991
Ordinances 1903-1969
Portraits of City Officials 1950-1960
Property Owner Ledger 1915-1915
Resolutions 1918-1980
Voter Register & Poll Books 1916-1932

Castle Rock (Cowlitz)

City Clerk:

Census Board Documentation 1945-1971
Deeds 1918-1962
Election Documentation 1911-1971
Fire Department Documentation 1925-1972
Minutes 1928-1995
Ordinances with Index 1890-1983
Resolutions with Index 1969-1989
Voter Register & Poll Books 1911-1970

Municipal Court:

Justice Court Dockets 1889-1960
Municipal Court Docket 1960-1969
Police Judge Reports 1926-1947

Police Dept.:

Marshall Accounting Ledger 1891-1919
Marshall Reports 1926-1933
Police Log 1970-1970
Police Report 1976-1976

Cathlamet (Wahkiakum)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1908-1912
General Ledger 1913-1930
Justice Court Dockets 1909-1979
Mapping 1936-1954
Ordinances 1907-1997
Property Description (Photo Record) 1970-1980
Resolutions with Index 1981-1997
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1940-1960

Centralia (Lewis)

City Clerk:

Jail Registers 1923-1952
Justice Court Documents 1890-1938
Ordinances 1886-1993
Prison Registers 1907-1926
Scrapbooks 1925-1955
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1899-1906

Chehalis (Lewis)

City Clerk:

Miscellaneous Documentation 1923-1937
Ordinances 1884-1995

Cosmopolis (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1859-1992
Ordinances 1891-1997
Photographic Retake Collection 1890-1980

Municipal Court:

Case Dockets 1986-1989
Case Files 1979-1984
Police Court Dockets 1956-1982

Elma (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1951-1994
Annexation & Census Documents 1970-1983
Birth & Death Documentation 1907-1986
Ordinances & Resolutions with Index 1888-1997
Physicians Register 1914-1915
Police Department Documentation 1975-1980
The Chronicle & East County News 1986-1994
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1880-1889

Municipal Court:

Justice Court Documents 1909-1972

Hoquiam (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Cemetery Board Documentation 1934-1993
Census Files 1899-1967
Deeds 1941-1954
Election Documentation 1921-1980
Fire Department Documentation 1903-1994
Legal Files 1901-1997
Letters of Administration & Testamentary 1949-1952
Ordinances 1890-1991
Police Blotters 1915-1936
Police Department Reports 1905-1978
Prison Record 1907-1927
Resolutions 1901-1991
Title Abstracts 1890-1929
Urban Renewal Project ( with Photos) 1951-1978

Police Dept.:

Fingerprint Cards 1938-1940
Photographic Retake Collection 1920-1980
Record of Arrests 1927-1946

Kalama (Cowlitz)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1891-1990
Birth Register 1919-1940
Census Record 1940-1981
Death Documentation 1913-1947
Delayed Births 1942-1942
Drawings, Maps, Plans, Plats 1903-1995
Election Documentation 1890-1968
Fire Department Documentation 1924-1947
Justice Court Dockets 1894-1966
Justice Court Documentation 1903-1964
Ordinances 1872-1975

Kelso (Cowlitz)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1890-1997
Deeds 1888-1935
Election Documentation 1908-1964
Kelso Pct. Justice Court Docket 1890-1911
Mortgages 1906-1920
Ordinances 1890-1984
Photographs 1932-1975
Resolutions 1908-1988
Title Abstracts 1905-1926

Police Dept.:

Jail Register 1925-1937
Police Court Dockets 1943-1966

La Center (Clark)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1917-1987
Census Documentation 1940-1986
Election Documentation 1912-1975
Fire Department Documentation 1939-1990
Justice Court Dockets 1909-1958
Justice Court Documentation 1925-1942
Ordinances 1913-1984
Resolutions 1927-1978
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1909-1960

Lacey (Thurston)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1917-1985
Ordinances with Index 1966-1993
Resolutions with Index 1966-1993
The Advocate 1985-1986

Municipal Court:

General Documentation 1973-1978

Public Works:

Administrative Subject Files 1967-1978
Annexation File 1967-1978
Drawings, Maps, Plans, Plats 1975-1980

Long Beach (Pacific)

City Clerk:

Long Beach Pct. Justice Court Dockets 1903-1927
Voter Register & Poll Books 1920-1960

Longview (Cowlitz)

City Manager:

Administrative Subject Files 1924-1984
Annexation Files 1956-1977
Election Documentation 1949-1983
Ordinances 1971-1991

Police Dept.:

Justice Court Dockets 1924-1925
Justice Court Documentation 1925-1931
Officer’s Daily Reports 1927-1961

McCleary (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Court Blotter 1966-1985
Justice Court Dockets 1945-1992
Police Card Catalog File 1975-1983
Police Patrol Logs 1987-1988

Montesano (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk

Miscellaneous Instruments -indexed 1883-1988
Ordinances 1884-1974
Police Docket 1976-1976
Resolution Index 1934—1985

Morton (Lewis)

City Clerk:

Morton Journal 1990-1990

Napavine (Lewis)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1954-1984
Census Documentation 1953-1981
Justice Court Documents 1913-1975
Maps 1920-1925
Marshall Reports 1974-1976
Ordinances 1915-1990
Photographic Retake Collection 1930-1980
Resolutions 1921-1988
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1926-1933

North Bonneville (Skamania)

City Clerk:

Drawings, Plats, & Specifications 1975-1983
Legal Files 1953-1988
Miscellaneous Court Cases 1975-1987
Newspapers, Newsletters, Clippings 1977-1985
Ordinances 1936-1994
Relocation Photographic Collection 1975-1985
Relocation Subject Files, Corresp. 1955-1995
Resolutions 1952-1996
Skamania School Dist. 2 Minutes 1976-1977

Ocean Shores (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Ocean Observer 1985-1987
Ocean Shores Community Review 1976-1977

Olympia (Thurston)

City Attorney:

Annexation Papers 1926-1926
Litigation Files 1923-1928
Miscellaneous Ordinances 1923-1928

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1926-1990
Business Documentation 1934-1964
Election Documentation 1949-1956
Miscellaneous Instruments 1884-1973
Minutes – Indexed 1891-1979
Ordinances Indexed 1859-1988
Resolution Index N.D.-1988

Fire Dept.:

General Documentation 1869-1965

Mayor:

General Documentation 1925-1964

Parks/Recreation:

General Documentation 1916-1964

Planning Commission:

General Documentation 1928-1964
Maps & Drawings 1968-1971

Police Dept.:

General Documentation 1944-1962
Mug Shot Book 1948-1953
Newspaper Articles 1891-1947
Photo Collection 1949-1961

Town Marshall:

Tax Assessment Roll 1861-1861

Utilities Dept.:

Administrative Subject Files 1927-1973
Addition/Annexation Files 1945-1969
Plats & Maps 1960-1967

Pe Ell (Lewis)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1903-1995
Cemetery Compilation of Names 1892-1970
Cemetery Plot & Lot Sales Record 1902-1938
Census Reports 1944-1992
Drawings, Maps, Plans, Specs. 1923-1982
Election Documentation 1928-1973
Fire Dept. Documentation 1930-1956
Justice/Municipal Court Documentation 1933-1974
Justice Court Dockets 1906-1936
Ordinances 1906-1996
Property Assessment Record 1915-1973
Real Property Tax Statements 1908-1922
Resolutions 1921-1994
Police Register 1906-1927
Voter Register & Poll Books 1920-1933

Rainier (Thurston)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1980-1990
Census Documentation 1970-1988
Election Documentation 1949-1977
Marriage Licenses 1952-1961
Ordinances 1987-1987
Resolutions 1955-1981
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1946-1964

Raymond (Pacific)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1908-1955
Census Report 1912-1912
Civil Court Cases 1920-1938
Ordinances 1907-1920
Resolutions 1907-1916
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1907-1950

Police Dept.:

Booking Docket 1910-1914

Municipal Court:

Justice Court Documents 1907-1939

Shelton (Mason)

City Clerk:

Justice Court Docket 1887-1892
Minutes 1889-1997
Ordinances 1889-1989
Resolutions 1945-1997
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1895-1961

Police Dept.:

Booking Documents 1940-1951
Jail Register 1935-1937
Justice Court Documents 1890-1926
Ordinances 1889-1917

South Bend (Pacific)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1946-1949
Journal 1901-1953
Minutes 1890-1996
Ordinances 1890-1997
Police Court Dockets 1922-1974

Stevenson (Skamania)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1908-1991
Census Record 1958-1985
Election Documentation 1911-1967
Census Record 1958-1985
Election Documentation 1911-1967
Minutes 1907-1997
Ordinances 1908-1997
Plats & Specifications 1938-1951
Resolutions 1925-1997
Voters Register & Poll Books 1912-1925

Tenino (Thurston)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1909-1991
Census Record 1974-1982
Drawings & Specification 1970-1976
Election Documentation 1938-1977
Minutes 1906-1993
Ordinances with Index 1906-1991
Real & Personal Property Assessments 1931-1934
Resolutions 1935-1990
Tenino Independent 1934-1995
Tenino Pct. Justice Court Dockets 1907-1957
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1910-1932

Tumwater (Thurston)

City Clerk:

Minutes 1869-1936
Our First 150 Years 1995-1995

Vader (Lewis)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1960-1983
Census Record 1970-1970
Election Record 1932-1944
Minutes 1906-1996
Ordinances Indexed 1906-1997
Plat Drawing 1911-1911
Police Court Dockets 1906-1972
Voter Register & Poll Books 1913-1983

Vancouver (Clark)

City Fire Dept.:

Central Station Administrative Files 1943-1988
Fire Incident Logs 1939-1990

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1867-1996
Annexation Documentation 1948-1947
Ordinances with Index 1861-1997
Resolutions 1935-1997
Vancouver Pct. Justice Court Dockets 1858-1967

Park Hill Cemetery:

Burial Permits 1910-1992
Grave & Lot Sales Records 1915-1974
Interment Index 1915-1955
Maps & Plats 1938-1974

Parks & Recreation:

Park Hill Cemetery Files 1972-1978

Police Dept.:

Mug Shot Book 1902-1940
Newspaper Clipping Book 1910-1933

Westport (Grays Harbor)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1914-1992
Minutes 1914-1982
Ordinances 1914-1952
Scrapbook Collection 1984-1989
Voter Registration & Poll Books 1914-1932

Municipal Court:

Case Files with Indexing 1973-1987
Court Dockets 1962-1988

Police Dept.:

Miscellaneous Logs 1987-1995
Photographs 1977-1977

Winlock (Lewis)

Town Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1874-1990
Election Documentation 1882-1979
Fire Department Documentation 1940-1978
Justice Court Dockets 1911-1955
Justice Court Documentation 1891-1978
Marshall Files 1891-1905
Minutes 1891-1992
Ordinances 1891-1995
Resolutions 1965-1994
Voter Register & Poll Books 1891-1903

Woodland (Clark)

City Clerk:

Administrative Subject Files 1914-1988
Annexation Documentation 1957-1977
Census Record 1930-1988
Deeds & Easements 1931-1984
Drawings, Maps, Plats & Specs. 1929-1989
Fire Dept. Documentation 1911-1990
Justice Court Documents 1960-1969
Ordinances with Index 1906-1987
Property Record 1920-1988
Resolutions 1914-1988
Voter Register & Poll Books 1912-1968

Municipal Court:

Administrative Subject Files 1990-1992

Yacolt (Clark)

Town Clerk:

Audit Examinations 1923-1974

Yelm (Thurston)

Town Clerk:

Audit Examinations 1928-1974

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