GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Washington: WA-2

Church of the Assumption
2116 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: 360-733-1380
Email: parishoffice@assumption.org

 

History: Church of the Assumption, Bellingham/ Sehome, Whatcom County, Washington, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Seattle (Archives: Seattle, Washington). Seattle/ Nesqually diocesan priests at Assumption attended to the following Native American missions:

1891-1903 (transferred to St. Mary’s, Marysville)

St. Ambrose Mission (Clallam), Port Gamble

1891-1903 (transferred to St. Joseph’s, Ferndale)

St. Joachim Mission (Lummi), Bellingham, Lummi Reservation 

 1892 (transferred to St. Ann's, Tulalip)

St. Paul Mission (Swinomish), Swinomish Reservation 

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1891-1903

Volume: Few entries among a several volumes

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

 

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

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