Washington Family History Societies(C-F)

This section lists associations from Clark Genealogical to Fiske giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Clark County Genealogical Society

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, which include items from all US States and several Foreign Countries.  Some genealogies are also accessible.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include 

  • 1860, 1870, 1880, 1885, 1887 Skamania Co. Census Returns
  • Camas Funeral Home Books 1912-1943
  • Cemeteries
  • Census Records 1850-1900(Excludes 1890)
  • Deaths 1891-1903
  • Hamilton Funeral Books 1917-1929
  • Knapp Mortuary Funeral Books 1907-1925 and 1926-1940
  • Marriages 1852-1923
  • Skamania Co. Births and Deeds
  • Skamania Co. Cemetery Transcripts
  • Skamania Co. Marriages 1854-1931

Some books that are directly available from the Members, and a list of these is accessible.


Clark County Historical Society - Clark County Historical Museum

The association has a Research Library where many archives are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Aerial Photo Maps
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Copy Negatives
  • Directories
  • Documents
  • Historic Home Surveys
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Oral History Transcripts
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs

Many databases are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Clark Co. Most Wanted
  • Historical Museum Photograph Collection
  • Historical Newspapers Archive
  • Vancouver Branch of the NAACP Digital Collection
  • Various Research Tools and other Indexes

East Benton County Historical Society

East Benton County Historical Museum was built in 1982 and funded by local contributions.

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, including Obituaries, Local History Files, Family History Information, High School Annuals and other Reference Books.  

A large collection of photographs covering the period from the late 1800's to the present day is held by the society, but they are only accessible through the EBCHS Museum Director.

An index of the 1910 Benton Co. Census is available on the site.


Fiske Genealogical Society - Fiske Genealogical Library

The society was established in 1970 by Arthur D. Fiske, its aims being to educate people in the right way to conduct genealogical research, and to maintain and build a library consisting of rare genealogical resources.

Many books and archives are available in the Library, which incorporate:

  • Bible Records
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • Land Records
  • Memorial Records
  • Mortality Schedules
  • Naturalisations
  • School Books
  • Town and County Histories
  • Voter Registrations
  • Wills and Probate

These resources do not only relate to Washington State, but other States of America and further afield, which include England and Wales.


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