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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, 18 Sept. 2016

Jim Johnson:  “The Palatines. Who are they? And why should you care!”

 Jim Johnson will answer the burning question --- What is a Palatine? and we will explore where they came from, where they settled, and how you can find lists of Palatine names and information about these German and/or Irish Ancestors.  (Yes, Irish).  We will discover many resources you can use to make your Palatine connection.  Join us for this informative class.

Jim Johnson is the Director of the Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner, Washington and is the President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.  He has been active in genealogy for over 25 years and has been teaching genealogy topics throughout the Northwest for the last 15 years.  Jim enjoys helping people to get started in family research and is an avid bridge player.


Visitors are always welcome!

The meeting is at 7:00 pm, with doors open at 6:45 at St. John's Lutheran Church,
2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532