Photo credit: Jones Photo Historical Collection


The following links may be helpful in your search for your ancestors. In addition, the Grays Harbor Genealogical Society has published an easy guide to Getting Started.


Aberdeen Museum of History (Aberdeen)
Chehalis Valley Historical Museum (Montesano)
Family History Center: Open by appointment only. For information, email (Elma)
Fern Hill Cemetery (Aberdeen)
Grays Harbor County (county government website)
Jones Photo Historical Collection (who graciously allowed us to use their historical photos)
McCleary Museum and Cultural Center (McCleary)
Mortuaries of Grays Harbor (mortuaries, funeral homes and undertakers in Chehalis/Grays Harbor County)
Polson Museum (Hoquiam)
Sunset Cemetery (Hoquiam)
Timberland Regional Library
Washington GenWeb (Grays Harbor County)
Westport Maritime Museum (Westport)


Access Genealogy (Washington State central resource)
Heritage Quest Research Library (Sumner)
Historic Newspapers (Washington State)
National Archives (Pacific-Alaska Region, Seattle)
Washington State Department of Health (birth, death, marriage, divorce records)
Washington State Digital Archives
Washington State Genealogical Society
Washington State Historical Society (Tacoma)
Washington State Library (Olympia)


Ancestry (requires a paid subscription, but some records are available for free)
Cyndi’s List
Family Search
Find A Grave