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  • Cemeteries

    USGenWeb Project has stored all the transcriptions that have been submitted to date for this project.

    Cemeteries of Lewis County include many that are reminders of ghost towns long gone, but not forgotten.

    Thank you volunteers for your continual support with transcribing our local cemeteries.

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  • Lewis County History

    Lewis County was created on December 19, 1845, by the provisional government of Oregon Territory, named after the pioneer explorer, Meriwether Lewis.

    Visually, Lewis County was once so large geographically that is has become known as the “mother of all counties” – spanning all the land west of the Cowlitz River and north to present-day Sitka, Alaska.

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  • Centralia 1902
  • Onalaska 1918
  • Chehalis 1920
  • Cheahlis 1908
  • Farming 1950
  • Farming 1949
  • Chehalis 1920
  • Picnic 1922
  • St. Helen's Hospital 1907
  • Onalaska 1950
  • Chehalis 1918
  • Mrs. Washington Contestants 1957
  • Onalaska 1944
  • Onalaska 1944



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LCGS Speaker & Topic | Meeting Date: Tuesday, 21 Oct 2021

Crystal Shurley and Brita Merkel, Archive Technicians with the National Archives in Seattle:  "AN INTRODUCTION TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH AT NARA."

Ms. Merkel will speak about the basics of genealogical research. Ms. Shurley will speak about the records and how to use NARA’s online catalog. Following the presentation there will be time for questions.

To prepare you may want to visit the Seattle NARA website https://www.archives.gov/seattle to get an idea of what is available. While in person research is not allowed at this time due to Covid, there are ways to access some records and to place orders online.

Visitors are always welcome!

This meeting is at 6:30 pm, with our VIRTUAL MEETING DOORS opening at 6:00 pm on ZOOM. The NARA program begins at 7:00 pm.

Please email info@walcgs.org for the Zoom Link.

newsletters2020 Program Speakers & Topics

» January 19 | General Meeting

» February 16 | To Be Announced.

» March 16 | To Be Announced.

» April 20 | To Be Announced.

» May 15 | To Be Announced Session.

» June 18 | To Be Announced.

» July | No Meeting

» August | No Meeting

» September 21 | NARA Seattle "An Introduction to Genealogical Research at NARA Seattle"

» October 19 | Jerri McCoy "The Witches of Salem"

» November 19 | VIRTUAL Annual Meeting, Potluck & Show 'N Tell

» December | No Meeting