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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, 19 May 2014

Library Card

Library Cards: Keys to Research @ Home by Jim Johnson

You won't want to miss this class!! Several HQRL librarians have previewed the materials and are excited about what Jim has uncovered.

Jim will identify the invaluable databases available from various libraries throughout the Puget Sound region. He will provide the exact path to be followed to access each libraries' online databases which you can access while you sit comfortably in your easy chair at home. It is amazing what is available for free when you obtain these library cards.

TRL has reciprocal borrowing agreements with the following library systems. 

  • Fort Vancouver Library System (Clark, Klickitat, Skamania Counties, the City of Woodland, and Yale Precinct in Cowlitz County, except residents of Camas)
  • Jefferson County Library
  • King County Library System (Hunts Point, Yarrow Point not eligible)
  • Kitsap Regional Library (Kitsap County)
  • Longview Public Library (Must show your Longview Public Library card to get a TRL card; must show your TRL card to get a Longview card)
  • North Central Regional Library (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant Counties) (Conconcully, Hartline, Marlin, Nespelem, Rock Island not eligible.)
  • North Olympic Library System (Clallam County)
  • Pierce County Library (Carbonado, Fircrest, Puyallup, Roy, RustonTacoma not eligible)
  • Puyallup Public Library
  • Seattle Public Library (Must show your Seattle Public Library card to get a TRL card; must show your TRL card to get a Seattle card)
  • Sno-Isle Regional Library (Snohomish, Island Counties) (Everett, Woodway not eligible)
  • Whatcom County Library

Meeting is at 7 pm with doors open at 6:45 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, WA 98532


newsletters2015 Program Speakers & Topics

» May | Jim Johnson, "Library Cards: Keys to Research @ Home"

» June | Jerri McCoy, "Legacy Revisted"

» September | In-the-works

» October | Sam McReynolds, Following my dad in WWII Europe

» November | Show 'N Tell & Annual Potluck