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Federal Censuses

1940

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • Contents of the 1940 census

Indexes Online:
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Browse Images Online:
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Census Microfilms: No microfilms. Digital images only.

1930

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • Contents of the 1930 census

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Browse Images Online:
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Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1930
National Archives: 1930 census microfilm #T626 rolls 2484-2525

1920

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • Contents of the 1920 census

Indexes Online:
Free:FamilySearchWashington State Digital Archives Yakima County only
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
Pay: Ancestry.comArchives.comFamilyLink.com
Browse Images Online:
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Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
Pay: Ancestry.comFamilyLink.com
Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1920 census and Soundex
National Archives: 1920 T625, rolls 1920-1946 and Soundex M1593

1910

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • 1909 map of Washington (David A Rumsey Collection) • Contents of the 1910 census



Indexes Online:
Free: FamilySearchWashington State Digital Archives
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
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Browse Images Online:
Free: FamilySearchInternet Archive
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
Pay: Ancestry.comFamilyLink.com
Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1910
National Archives: 1910 T624, rolls 1653-1675

1900

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • Contents of the 1900 census

Indexes Online:
Free: FamilySearchWashington State Digital Archives Yakima County only
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
Pay: Ancestry.comArchives.comFamilyLink.com
Browse Images Online:
Free: FamilySearchInternet Archive
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
Pay: Ancestry.comFamilyLink.com
Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1900 census and Soundex
National Archives: 1900 T623, rolls 1741-1754 and Soundex T1077

1880

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • Contents of the 1880 census

Indexes Online:
Free: FamilySearchInternet Archive (Browse Soundex cards) • Washington State Digital Archives 4 counties only
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
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Browse Images Online:
Free: Internet Archive
Free at FHL and some libraries: Ancestry.comHeritage Quest
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Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1880 and Soundex
National Archives: 1880 census T9, rolls 1396-1398 and Soundex T777

1870

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • 1874 map of Washington (David Rumsey Collection) • Contents of the 1870 census

Indexes Online:
Free: FamilySearchWashington State Digital Archives
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Browse Images Online:
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Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1870
National Archives: 1870 M593 roll 1683

1860

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Washington Historical Counties interactive map at Newberry Library site (Free) Select date. • 1858 map of Washington (David Rumsey Collection) • Contents of the 1860 census

Indexes Online:
Free: FamilySearchWashington State Digital Archives
Free at FHL and some libraries: AncestryHeritage QuestFold3
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Browse Images Online:
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Free at FHL and some libraries: AncestryHeritage Quest
Pay: Ancestry.comFamilyLink.com
Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1860
National Archives: 1860 M653, roll 1398.

1850


Indexes Online:
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Browse Images Online:
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Census Microfilms available from:
Family History Library: 1850
National Archives: 1850 M432, Roll 742

Territorial and State

Censuses were taken to track the rapid population growth as families came to Washington. Originally used to determine new counties, districts for elections and taxation, and even statehood, censuses are now a mainstay in genealogical research.

Online territorial censuses are available from:

  • Washington Digital Archives Collections (Free, indexes only)
    • Censuses are listed by year, then county. Several federal census indexes are included in this collection.
    • Years of territorial or state-funded censuses: 1847, 1851, 1854, 1857, 1871, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1898
  • Ancestry.com ($, indexes and images) For the list of years, scroll to About Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892.


Census Microfilms are available from:


 

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