Archives Index


Dorothy Hale Amis Collection: 3 Boxes, 37 Folders, 13 page index

The collection organized in folders contains information on the collateral lines of her husband, Paul Courtland Amis back to Virginia and
includes information from her collaborator, Elizabeth Steadman Owings.


Audrey Bowne Collection: 8 boxes, 21 Notebooks, 70 page index

The goal seemed to be to obtain information on all existing Bowne families. Pages are primarily computer print-outs from various web sites, chronologically arranged by date of birth. Earliest American Bownes were from Monmouth County New Jersey.


Karen Bridgeman Collection

Genealogical papers of Karen Elizabeth Cooke BRIDGEMAN, born 31 January 1941 in Seattle, married Chester Lewis Bridgeman Jr., 19 June 1959, divorced, 1962. She died in Seattle 22 March, 2005. Collection consists of 8 banker boxes of files sorted by surnames: collateral lines from Eneiz/Enochs from Illinois and Pennsylvania, and her father's Cooke family from Sheffield, England. Surnames include: COOKE, ETCHELLS, TOWNSEND, CLARK, PENFIELD, KENTFIELD, LOOMIS,ENOCHS, LEACH, KINKADE, DOTTY, MARKEL & STINGLELY.


Jacqueline Cedarholm Collection:  3 Boxes, 27 notebooks/folders, 35 page index

Contains material on the Morgan Morgans Coal Mining family from Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales to Pennsylvania, and Placer County California where he discovered the Sutter Gold Streak and was superintendant of the Norton Black Diamond Coal Mines. The entire town later moved to Black Diamond, Washington. Material on Jacqueline’s father, Peter Francis Cedarholm’s of Ringavarum, Ostergotlands, Sweden is included.


Ruth Margaret Clark Collection

Genealogical papers of Ruth Margaret Clark, born 22 February 1923 in St. Paul, Ramsey County Minnesota,d 14 March 2000 in Tacoma, Washington. She married 6 July 1946 to John Tilden Bacon. The family is traced back to Samuel BACON b 1695, New Jersesy, and the CLARK family to Jefferson Clark,born 1845, Knox Co. Ohio. The collection consists of 25 three ring binders and a packet of memorabilila, labeled by surname. An index of surnames is provided.


Mildred Baptista Eaton Collection: 12 boxes, 63 page index

The collection consists of 12 boxes of materials on Mildred’s Baptista and Videtta families who came from the Azores to Petaluma California in the late 1800s and
her husband’s family, the Eatons of Maidenhead, England.


Sue Eidal Collection:  6 boxes, 24 page index

The collection is of the Eidal and Churchill families who came to Ellensburg, Washington in 1887.The Norweigan Eidal families are traced back into the 1500s.


Bess Giesler Morgan, FIX Collection:  1 box, 3 page index

Morgan’s manuscript and collection of FIX papers tells of descendants of Henry Fix, eldest son of Jacob Fix, the weaver,
of Birdsboro, Berks County Pennsylvania, by 1739, Virginia and Ohio.


Paul Claude Gibbs Collection

Genealogical papers of Paul Claude GIBBS born 18 December, 1926 in Hay Springs Nebraska, son of George Robert GIBBS and Genevieve Mary REECE. He came to Seattle in 1931,practiced law, and married 10 Sep 1948 to Dorothy G. MORGAN. The collection fills two file drawers with accordian folders of duplicated material on family lines. The duplicated publications are not yet indexed, but the collection brings together articles relating to the surnames referenced.


Priscilla Greenlees Collection:  1 box, 2 page index

The Greenlees collection comprises a single box of information on the Colstad and McKenzie family of Attleboro, Massachusetts


Patt Hanson Collection

Genealogical papers of Patricia Ann Danials HANSON, born 15 April 1924, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington, daughter of Ernest Wayne Daniels of Hartford, CT and Allie Gertrude O'Neal of Haughton, Bossier Parish New Jersey, m 9 October 1943 to Ray T. Hanson. Her files are contained in 4-drawer cabinet, in colored folders alpha arranged by surname. A list of the 120 surnames appears at the front of the file.


Euretta V. DeBoer Shirley Collection:  9 Boxes, 16 page index

Nine boxes of materials on the Dutch DeBoer family and Shirley’s husband’s family illuminate their migration from
Holland and Sweden through Iowa and Nebraska. There are many family photos.


William Merrit Smith Collection

Genealogical papers of William Merrit SMITH, born 4 April 1926 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Merritt Orthello Smith and Susanna Louise LINDREN. He married 13 June 1940 in Oroville, Okanogan County, WA to Mary Helen GROULX. The Smith line is traced back to Isaac Sheldon SMITH b 1765 in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut.The collection consists of 42 three-ring binders,labeled with major surnames, containing many original family papers and photographs. An index appears at the front of the first notebook.


Virginia LeMay Stender Collection:  17 bins, 37 page index

Stender’s interest was primarily in lineage associations and her materials reflect her dozen memberships and their royal connections.
The collection may also be of interest because of her brother’s well known collection of historic automobiles at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma.


Virginia Beatrice Crissey Wisner Collection

The genealogical papers of Gini Wisner of Bellevue, King County, Washington consist of 24 ring binder notebooks, each devoted to a single family line, or several collateral families. Many families are traced back to New England and  surnames include: CRISSEY, DIBBLE, HAMMOND, HAVNER, HINKLEY, HULL, LUMBERG, McLAUGHLIN and REX.


William Thomas Van Kleek Collection:  17 boxes, 39 page index

The VanKleek collections consists of files on many of the collateral lines that joined the family of Simeon Van Kleek as William VanKleek
updated an earlier version of the VanKleek family from Holland. Many early family photos are included.


Brian Lewellyn Young Collection

Genealogical papers of Brian Lewellyn YOUNG, born 13 February 1917, Yellowstone County, Montana, died 19 March, 1978, Whidbey Island, Washington. They moved to Washington in 1920, and Brian married Arlene Jones. The collection is housed in a two drawer cabinet with alphabetically arranged file folders of family names. The top drawer of a second cabinet holds Young's 58 page manuscript tracing the family back to Vincent and Elizabeth YOUNG in Stafford, Virginia in 1657.