GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Washington: WA-10

St. Joseph Church
5781 Hendrickson Avenue
Ferndale, WA 98248

Phone: 360-384-3651
Email: administration@stjosephferndale.org

 

History: St. Joseph Church, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Seattle (Archives: Seattle, Washington).

1865-1878

Oblates of Mary Immaculate (Vancouver Province) (Archives: Vancouver, British Columbia) at St. Anne’s, Tulalip, established and attended St. Joachim Mission

1878-1888

Seattle/ Nesqually diocesan priests at St. Anne’s Tulalip, attended St. Joachim’s

1888-1890

Became a parish; Seattle/ Nesqually diocesan priests administered St. Joachim Church

1891-1903

Seattle/ Nesqually diocesan priests at Assumption, Bellingham, attended St. Joachim’s

1904-present

Seattle/ Nesqually arch/diocesan priests at St. Joseph’s, Ferndale, attended St. Joachim’s

Seattle/ Nesqually arch/diocesan priests at St. Joachim’s attended the following Native missions:

1888-1891 (transferred to St. Anne’s, Tulalip)

St. Paul Mission (Swinomish), La Conner

1889-1891 (transferred to Assumption, Bellingham)

St. Ambrose Mission (Clallam), Port Gamble

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1893-ongoing

Volume: Several volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Joachim Mission.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives.

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