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Clallam County, Washington

Clallam County

Clallam County was founded on April 26, 1854 from Jefferson County. The county was named after a Klallam word meaning "the strong people".

The Clallam County Seat is situated in Port Angeles and the county government website is

Locations bordering Clallam County are Jefferson County (south)..

Cities and towns found in Clallam County consists of Bell Hill, Blyn, Carlsborg, Forks, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Port Angeles East, River Road, Sequim

Clallam County vital records can be found at the Washington Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Washington for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Clallam County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Washington Birth or Death Certificate and Marriage or Divorce Certificate Applications to mail.

Clallam County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules exist for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Clallam Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Clallam Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Clallam Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You'll find free down loadable in addition to printable census forms that can help with your research.

Clallam County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Clallam County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Clallam County Courthouse and Government Records

Clallam County Courthouse

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Clallam County court, probate, and land files as a source of genealogy information and facts. Buried away in Washington courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of countless Washington men and women.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least a few factors of their lives in the Clallam County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods which could have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

The below specifics denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records will be in Clallam County. The dates pointed out below could be the first noted records for this particular county.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of workers will help individuals in finding the resources, however it is up to the man or women to complete the research. Although originally held in the county seat, many county land, probate, and court records have been transferred to the state archive's regional branches.
  • Clallam County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 223 E 4th, Port Angeles 98362
    • Courthouse hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Clallam County Auditor has many responsibilities which include the recording of real property documents such as deeds and other recorded documents, issuing various licenses such as marriage liscense.
    • Birth and Death Records: 1891 to 1907 
    • Marriage Records: 1878 
    • Land Records: 1859
  • Clallam County Clerk is the administrator of the Superior Court Clerk's Office. The Clerk's Office is responsible for keeping the permanent records of all cases filed in Superior Court. The type of cases filed are felony criminal cases, civil lawsuits, petitions for protection from domestic violence, family law matters (dissolutions 3rd Party Custody, parenting plans, modifications) probates, guardianships, Last Will & Testaments, paternities, adoptions and mental commitments.
    • Court Records: 1862 
    • Probate Records: 1889 
  • Clallam County Treasurer is the property tax collector for the County. Property Taxes are levied on the property by the various taxing authorities based on the valuation and current property usage as set by the Assessor's Office.
  • The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait.

Clallam County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Clallam County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is simply a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to present your own favorite Clallam County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Clallam Co. WA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clallam Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Clallam Co. WA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Clallam Co. WA Census Records

Clallam Co. WA Church & Cemeteries

Clallam Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clallam Co. WA General and History Websites

Clallam Co. WA Immigration & Naturalization

Clallam Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clallam Co. WA Military Records

Clallam Co. WA Schools & Directories

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