Genealogy Room, Cowlitz & Wahkiakum County

Cowlitz County, Washington, & Wahkiakum County, Washington, 
The Genealogy Room
at Longview Public Library, Longview, Washington

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  The Genealogy Room
Located at Longview Public Library, Longview, Washington, The Genealogy Room contains over 3,000 volumes of genealogical research books. A joint project of Lower Columbia Genealogical Society and Longview Public Library, the collection contains both local county records and resources for general genealogical research.

A guide to the Genealogical Book Collection is an exhaustive listing, by subject, of all the books in our collection. "The Guide" is located in the Genealogy Room and is also available as an 82-page download here.

Cowlitz County Genealogical Resources
-  Abstracts and indexes of Cowlitz County records.
-  A list of books in the Genealogy Room about Cowlitz County, Washington.
-  Publications of Cowlitz County records for sale by LCGS.

Wahkiakum County Genealogical Resources
A list of books in the Genealogy Room about Wahkiakum County, Washington

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
Organized in 1963, the society joined with the Longview Public Library in 1980 to create a genealogy book collection and provide genealogical information and research help to area residents.  Society members have indexed and abstracted many local records. Money raised from society dues and projects purchases books for The Genealogy Room collection at the Longview Public Library.

Resources to Help Researchers
Resources in The Genealogy Room include excellent finding aids , state-wide indexes and lists, how-to books, books explaining the various records, books on adoption, census indexes, county history bibliographies, immigration and passenger lists and indexes, military record indexes, periodical indexes, collected genealogies, and indexes and abstracts of local county records.

The General Library Collection
Materials in the general library collection useful to genealogists include biographies, foreign language dictionaries, history books, maps and atlases, military histories, The New York Times Index, Obituary Index to Southwest Washington Newspapers, travel guides, and the Washington State Vital Records Death Index.

Research Help in Local Records by Mail
Researchers living out of the area may request searches of local historical records for a small fee. A Lower Columbia Genealogical Society volunteer will do research for a fee of $10.00 per hour, with a one hour minimum charge, plus any copies and extra postage.  Address your letter to Queries Chair, Lower Columbia Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 472, Longview, WA 98632. Make checks to LCGS and include a large self-addressed stamped envelope with your query.

Research Help at Longview Public Library
Lower Columbia Genealogical Society volunteers provide genealogical research help in the Genealogy Room at the Longview Public Library each Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 472   Longview, WA 98632-7306  

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