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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, 20 June 2017

Jim Johnson:  “Palatines. Who Are They and Why Should You Care.”

The German Palatines were early 18th century emigrants from the Middle Rhine region of the Holy Roman Empire, including a minority from the Palatinate which gave its name to the entire group. In this class, we will find out why they left the Palatine area, the routes they took to get to America and where they settled in America. We will also examine common Palatine names and give research hints to help you discover your Palatine ancestors.

Jim Johnson is the Director of the Heritage Quest Research Library in Sumner, Washington. This library is located 1007 Main Street, Sumner, Washington they can also be contacted at research@hqrl.com or call Phone 253-863-1806. Jim is available for Seminars and lectures on a number of genealogical and historical topics. Jim has his own LCD projector and wireless internet hookup. Handouts are included. As a member and director of the Heritage Quest Research Library, Jim has traveled to seminars and conferences in the area for the Society to provide books for sale through the Library. Jim is the President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Jim has expertise in vital records, internet research, computer training, newspaper research and northwest city directories. He will take digital photos of tombstones and loves exploring cemeteries. His knowledge of genealogical topics covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Jim regularly uses the Washington State Library, Seattle Public Library, Tacoma Public Library, Heritage Quest Research Library. and the Family History Libraries in the Northwest to conduct research. As a member and director of the Heritage Quest Research Library, Jim has traveled to seminars and conferences in the area to provide books for sale through the Library.

Visitors are always welcome!

The meeting is at 6:30 pm, with doors open at 6:15 at St. John's Lutheran Church,
2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA  98532