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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Asotin County'''<br><br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington Genealogy|Washington]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Asotin County''' <br><br>Guide to '''Asotin County, Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy'''. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1883, when the [[{{PAGENAME}}#County_Overview|county was formed]].<br><br>
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<br><br>{{DCWAmapbuttonR}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
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| state = Washington
 
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| founded title = [[Washington County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1883
 
| founded year = 1883
 
| founded date = October 27
 
| founded date = October 27
| seat wl = Asotin
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| seat = Asotin
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| building address = [http://www.co.asotin.wa.us/ Asotin County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 159 <br>Asotin, WA 99402-0159<br>Phone: (509) 243–4181<br>[http://www.Asotincounty.us/ '''Asotin County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = '''[[Asotin County, Washington Courthouse|Asotin County Courthouse]]'''<br>P.O. Box 159<br>Asotin, WA 99402–0159<br>Phone: (509) 243–4181
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=== County Overview  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Tip|Before the newly-formed county was fully operational, search records of the parent county(s).}}
  
[http://www.co.asotin.wa.us/ Asotin County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 159 <br>Asotin, WA 99402-0159<br>Phone: (509) 243–4181<br><br>County Auditor has birth and marriage records <br>from 1891 and death records 1891-1907. <br>County Clerk has divorce and probate records. <br>County Assessor has land records from 1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Asotin County, Washington page 732, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Parent County(s) ====
  
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Asotin County, Washington was created 27 October 1883 from [[Garfield County, Washington Genealogy|Garfield County]]<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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'''County Seat:''' Asotin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>. See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Towns_and_Communities|Towns and Communities]] in {{PAGENAME}}. For Courthouse, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]]
  
*The name "Asotin" is from the Nez Perce language and means "place of eel" from the abundance of eels caught here.
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
  
==== Parent County ====
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ASOTIN Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br>
  
'''1883'''--Asotin County was created 27 October 1883 from [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat''':&nbsp;Asotin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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For animated maps illustrating Washington County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/washington/ "Rotating Formation Washington County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
*No counties created from Asotin County.
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{{PAGENAME}} isurrounded by:[[Garfield County, Washington Genealogy|Garfield]] | [[Whitman County, Washington Genealogy|Whitman]] | [[Nez Perce County, Idaho Genealogy|Nez Perce County, Idaho]] | [[Wallowa County, Oregon Genealogy|Wallowa County, Oregon]]
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==== Courthouse  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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[http://www.co.asotin.wa.us/ Asotin County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 159 <br>Asotin, WA 99402-0159<br>Phone: (509) 243–4181<br><br>County Auditor has birth and marriage records <br>from 1891 and death records 1891-1907. <br>County Clerk has divorce and probate records. <br>County Assessor has land records from 1891. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Asotin County, Washington page 732, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
  
'''Cities'''
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==== Dates of Major County Records  ====
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>
*Asotin
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[{{PAGENAME}}#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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The name "Asotin" is from the Nez Perce language and means "place of eel" from the abundance of eels caught there.
*Clarkston
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'''Communities'''
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=== Topics for {{PAGENAME}}  ===
  
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{{WA Topics Intro}} {{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Washington, Asotin|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
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*Anatone
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==== Bible Records  ====
*Clarkston Heights-Vineland
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{{WA Bible Intro}}
*West Clarkston-Highland
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==== Biography  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{WA Biogs Intro}}
  
*[[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]]
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==== Business and Commerce  ====
*[[Whitman County, Washington|Whitman]]
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*[[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce County, Idaho]]
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*[[Wallowa County, Oregon|Wallowa County, Oregon]]
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== Resources  ==
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{{WA Business Intro}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Transcriptions of several cemeteries in Asotin County, many with a single burial, are available online at [http://www.interment.net/us/wa/asotin.htm Interment.net]. A listing of some additional cemeteries of Asotin County, along with some photographs of headstones, is also [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2954 available online].<br>  
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{{WA Cemeteries Intro}}
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#CCFFFF" | <center>'''Online County-wide Name Searches''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#FFFFB8" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFF1DC" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries'''<br>(Several will also link to names)</center>
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=50&GScnty=2954&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] (Add a name to the search)
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | {{FHL|United States, Washington, Asotin|place||disp=FamilySearch Library}} Click '''Cemeteries.''' Press space bar to select town
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=50&CScnty=2954 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:34 WA State Archives - Digital Collections] Click any cemetery for search window, select county, enter name(s).
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Asotin+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://interment.net/us/wa/asotin.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Washington&county=Asotin&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves] Switch to "Person Lookup"
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Washington&county=Asotin&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/wash/asotin/cemeteries.html Genealogy Trails]
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| colspan="3" | <center>See [[Washington Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Washington Cemeteries]] for details about these and other sites. </center>
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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{{WA Census}}
*1890 Veterans
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==== Church  ====
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*Census indexes at [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/ Washington State Digital Archives]: (Free)
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**Federal [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/111 1910]
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**Territorial [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/393 1885]{{•}}[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/392 1887]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/394 1889]
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**These were indexed by local societies and individuals.
  
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{{FYI|Censuses indexed by local societies or groups may be more accurate, due to familiarity with local surnames.}}
  
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{WA Church Intro}}
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for {{PAGENAME}} are listed in the {{FHL|United States, Washington, Asotin|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
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==== Court Records  ====
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/224 Asotin Frontier Justice] at Washington State Digital Archives. (Free, index and images
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**The court procedures of Frontier Justice touch nearly all pioneers of the Washington Territory. The index has many abstracts that provide names and what is happening in disputes, settlements in civil and criminal cases as well as probate, equity and admiralty cases
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**[http://northwesthistory.blogspot.com/2010/03/asotin-county-frontier-justice-records.html ''Asotin County Frontier Justice Records Now Online''] blog post
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{{WA Dirs Intro}}
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{{WA Emig Intro}}
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{{WA Ethnic etc. Intro}}
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*World War II Files, 1942-1946. Public Welfare/Social Security Department, ([http://digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/486 Japanese Internment]) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives.
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
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{{WA Funeral Homes Intro}}
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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{{WA Gazetteers Intro}}
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{CommunityTree}} {{WA Genealogy Intro}}
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==== Guardianship  ====
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{{WAGuardianshipIntro}}
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==== History  ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7643 "Asotin County -- Thumbnail History"] at HistoryLink.org, essay 7643
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*[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008653293 ''Lyman's history of old Walla Walla County, embracing Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin counties''], by W.D. Lyman online at Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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'''History Resources'''<br>
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*[http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/browse?type=lcsubc&key=Asotin%20County%20%28Wash.%29%20--%20History&c=x "Asotin County (Wash.) -- History"] by University of Pennsylvania, a list of full-text Online Books
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===== History Timeline  =====
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[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#ASOTIN Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br> Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Phil Dougherty. ''Asotin County -- Thumbnail History'', [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7643 HistoryLink.org], Essay 7643.
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*1805 - Before this time,the {{wpd|Nez Perce Indians|Nez Perce Indians}} lived in Asotin County for many years before {{wpd| Lewis and Clark|Lewis and Clark}} arrived.
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*1805 - Lewis and Clark passed through the county on their expedition, both outbound to the Pacific Ocean.
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*1834 - February, {{wpd|Captain Benjamin Bonneville|Captian Benjamin Bonneville}} led the next major expedition through Asotin County.
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*1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes {{wpd|Washington Territory|Washington Territory}}.
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*1854 - April 25, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Walla Walla County.
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*1850s - Part of what would later become Asotin County (as well as part of adjoining Idaho) became an Indian reservation, resulting in the relocation of a fairly significant number of Native Americans to the future Asotin County.
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*1861 - June 10, Whites made a few tentative settlements in Asotin County during the 1860s. The first settler, Sam Smith, arrived near the confluence of Alpowa Creek and the Snake River.
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*1861-1862, Severe winter devastates Eastern Washington settlers.
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*1863 - March 4, President Abraham Lincoln signs law separating new Idaho Territory from Washington.
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*1875 - November 11, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Columbia County (out of Walla Walla).
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*1881 - November 29, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Garfield County (out of Columbia County).
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*1883 - October 27, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Asotin County (out of Garfield).
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{WA Land Intro}}
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Waasotin.jpg|300px|Waasotin.jpg]] <br>{{WAMapInfo}}
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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==== Migration  ====
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{{WA Migration Intro}}
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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{{WA Military Intro}}
  
[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 Washington State Digital Archives] has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988. <br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2N9%3An177990209%3Fcc%3D1910364 Military 1888-1897] Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Military Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/okanogan.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Okanogan and other counties. Key (at end of the list) explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.
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{{WA Naturalization Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2N9%3An177990209%3Fcc%3D1910364 Naturalization and Citizenship 1885-1945] Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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**Includes Naturalization card index 1909-1921; petitions 1906-1945; Naturalization records 1885-1906; petitions granted 1930-1976.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/430 Naturalization Records, 1906-1974] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1955 Petitions for Naturalization, 1924-1936] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1956 Petitions Granted, 1930-1974] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1954 Register of Applications and Orders of Naturalization, 1885-1906] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{WA Newspapers Intro}}
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*[[{{PAGENAME}} Newspapers]] (Sortable by towns, years, and titles)
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{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Asotin}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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{{WA Obituaries Intro}}
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'''Also check:''' • Local [[{{PAGENAME}}#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]] • family records.
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==== Periodicals  ====
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{{WA Periodicals Intro}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{WA Probate Intro|Asotin}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2N9%3An177990209%3Fcc%3D1910364 Probate Records 1885-1972] Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Probate Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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==== Public Records  ====
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{{WA Public Records}}
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*Asotin [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22029-16884-82?cc=1404287&wc=12809196 Postmaster Index]. Part of ''Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965'', [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections] for Washington. (Free, browse images)
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{WA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Marriages from 3 Feb 1884 to 6 Jun 1907 are available on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage index] website.  
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{{WA vital intro}}
*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=47 Asotin Marriage Records] from 1900 to 2003.  
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*'''[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960]] '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 FamilySearch Record Search], no images are available. A&nbsp;transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.
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*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of free [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=507 Asotin County Birth Records]. This database contains the names of people who were born in Asotin County from June 1891 – August 1913. The names were taken from the Asotin County Register of Births.
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{{WA Birth Other Records}}
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*Marriages from 3 Feb 1884 to 6 Jun 1907 are available on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage index] website.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/47 Marriage Records, 1899-2003] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
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*{{FHL|450059|subject_id|disp=Divorce records}} {{FHLTopicLinks}}[[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, Libraries, etc.]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960] ''Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)  
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_Death_Certificates_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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**Includes: name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and place, mother’s maiden name, name of spouse, place of residence, occupation, and certificate number.
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{{WA Death Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960] ''Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_Death_Certificates_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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| width="30%" | [http://wagenweb.org/asotin/ Asotin County WAGenWeb Project]
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| width="30%" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/asotin/asotin.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Washington State Digital Archives]
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections]  
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/WA/Asotin/ Web Sites at RootsWeb - Asotin WA]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Asotin/ Linkpendium]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wa/counties/asotin/ CyndisList]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/asotin-county/ Genealogyinc.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | "Asotin County, Washington Facts"
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100011493983065364950 google.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | "Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+"
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| width="30%" | [https://www.facebook.com/groups/222494824442130/ Facebook.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | "Washington Genealogy Network Group on Facebook"
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Washington, Asotin|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=asotin+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|United States, Washington, Asotin|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=asotin+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
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:[http://www.aclib.org/ Asotin County Library], 417 Sycamore, Clarkston 99403 Phone: (509) 758-5454
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::Online Resources: (None seen Oct., 2013)
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:[http://www.genealogybank.com/static/1101ppcadsense.html?s_referrer=GBGenealogyAdsenseALL&s_trackval=GBGenealogyAdsenseALL&s_siteloc=landingpage&gclid=CLqQnKSd_rkCFYxcMgod8DgAOA Heights Branch Library], 2036 4th Ave., Clarkston 99403 Phone: (509) 758-4601
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|United States, Washington, Asotin|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=asotin+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
  
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*[http://wagenweb.org/asotin/ The Asotin County WAGenWeb Project], a member of [[WAGenWeb|The WAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wa/asotin/asotin.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Asotin County.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wa/asotin/asotin.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Asotin County. (Mirror site)
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Asotin|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Asotin County.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Asotin/ Asotin County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Latest revision as of 03:08, 6 February 2015

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Asotin County

Guide to Asotin County, Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1883, when the county was formed.

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Asotin County, Washington
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Map of Washington highlighting Asotin County
Location in the state of Washington
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Facts
Founded October 27, 1883
County Seat Asotin
Courthouse
Address Asotin County Courthouse
PO Box 159
Asotin, WA 99402-0159
Phone: (509) 243–4181
Asotin County Website

Contents

County Overview

Parent County(s)

Asotin County, Washington was created 27 October 1883 from Garfield County[1]

County Seat: Asotin [2]. See also Towns and Communities in Asotin County, Washington Genealogy. For Courthouse, see Archives, libraries, etc.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Washington County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Washington County Boundary Maps" (1843-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Neighboring Counties

Asotin County, Washington Genealogy isurrounded by:Garfield | Whitman | Nez Perce County, Idaho | Wallowa County, Oregon

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Courthouse

Asotin County Courthouse
PO Box 159
Asotin, WA 99402-0159
Phone: (509) 243–4181

County Auditor has birth and marriage records
from 1891 and death records 1891-1907.
County Clerk has divorce and probate records.
County Assessor has land records from 1891. [4]

See also Archives, libraries, etc. in Asotin County, Washington Genealogy.

Dates of Major County Records

Beginning dates for major county records[5]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1891*
1891*
1893
1885
1886
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

The name "Asotin" is from the Nez Perce language and means "place of eel" from the abundance of eels caught there.

Record Loss

Topics for Asotin County, Washington Genealogy

The topics or headings on this page describe records that are used for genealogy and family history. They include links to web sites with indexes, images, or information about the county.

Bible Records

 

Biography

Biographical information is often found in state and local histories or genealogies. See also Washington Biography.

Business and Commerce

 

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. Tombstones, sextons (caretakers) records, and burial records each have slightly different information. See Washington Cemeteries.


Asotin County, Washington Genealogy cemeteries from state and national resources
Online County-wide Name Searches
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
(Several will also link to names)
FindAGrave (Add a name to the search) FamilySearch Library Click Cemeteries. Press space bar to select town FindAGrave
WA State Archives - Digital Collections Click any cemetery for search window, select county, enter name(s). WorldCat Interment.net
Billion Graves Switch to "Person Lookup" Washington Periodicals Washington State Digital Archives Put county name in Search box
Linkpendium
Billion Graves
USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Genealogy Trails
See Washington Cemeteries for details about these and other sites.

Census

Federal Census Contents
Names, ages, birthplaces 1850–1940
Birthplaces of parents 1880–1940
Relationships 1880–1940
Family and Neighbors All years
Immigration year 1900–1930
Citizenship 1910–1940

Censuses 1) Give names, ages, and more about the family; 2) Pinpoint the area to find other records; and 3) Provide clues for further research.



Church Records

The information church records provide depends upon the church practices and the record keepers. Records may include names, ages, and dates of events such as baptism, marriage, or burial. See Washington Church Records.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for Asotin County, Washington Genealogy are listed in the FamilySearch catalog. (Press space bar to select town.)

Court Records

Your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can clarify family relationships, places of residence, occupations, and family history. See Washington Court Records for courts used through the years.

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For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization · Probate

  • Asotin Frontier Justice at Washington State Digital Archives. (Free, index and images
    • The court procedures of Frontier Justice touch nearly all pioneers of the Washington Territory. The index has many abstracts that provide names and what is happening in disputes, settlements in civil and criminal cases as well as probate, equity and admiralty cases
    • Asotin County Frontier Justice Records Now Online blog post

Directories

 

Emigration and Immigration

 

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

 

American Indian
Japanese
  • World War II Files, 1942-1946. Public Welfare/Social Security Department, (Japanese Internment) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives.

Funeral Homes

 

Gazetteers

 

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
Many local libraries and societies have collections of family genealogies. County histories or biographies often include brief genealogies of the featured persons.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the District courts. See Washington Court Records.

History

Local histories for Asotin County, Washington Genealogy may include biographies, history of churches, schools, local government with names of officials, military information, and more. See Washington Local Histories.

History Resources

History Timeline

Historical County Boundaries from Newberry Library[6]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Phil Dougherty. Asotin County -- Thumbnail History, HistoryLink.org, Essay 7643.

  • 1805 - Before this time,the Nez Perce Indians lived in Asotin County for many years before Lewis and Clark arrived.
  • 1805 - Lewis and Clark passed through the county on their expedition, both outbound to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1834 - February, Captian Benjamin Bonneville led the next major expedition through Asotin County.
  • 1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes Washington Territory.
  • 1854 - April 25, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Walla Walla County.
  • 1850s - Part of what would later become Asotin County (as well as part of adjoining Idaho) became an Indian reservation, resulting in the relocation of a fairly significant number of Native Americans to the future Asotin County.
  • 1861 - June 10, Whites made a few tentative settlements in Asotin County during the 1860s. The first settler, Sam Smith, arrived near the confluence of Alpowa Creek and the Snake River.
  • 1861-1862, Severe winter devastates Eastern Washington settlers.
  • 1863 - March 4, President Abraham Lincoln signs law separating new Idaho Territory from Washington.
  • 1875 - November 11, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Columbia County (out of Walla Walla).
  • 1881 - November 29, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Garfield County (out of Columbia County).
  • 1883 - October 27, Washington Territorial Legislature creates Asotin County (out of Garfield).

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
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Tips -or- Land Contents

Land records (especially deeds) may give the name of a spouse, heirs, and witnesses, who may be relatives or in-laws.

County deeds, mortgages, and leases show transfers from person to person. See also Court Records for actions involving real estate. See Washington Land for government-to-person records.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

Maps

 

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This map highlights the county within the state of Washington. The map soon will have inter-active links.

Migration

Most residents came to Washington from other states or crossed the border from Canada. (See Seattle Passenger Lists for those who came from other countries.) Although few other migration records exist, try:

Censuses (use birthdates and places of children as clues)
Land (1st deed may reveal previous residence)
Death-related records of children may give town or county of birth
• Records of relatives and neighbors

Military

 

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.     *Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.

  • Naturalization and Citizenship 1885-1945 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes Naturalization card index 1909-1921; petitions 1906-1945; Naturalization records 1885-1906; petitions granted 1930-1976.

Newspapers

Small town newspapers provide historical content and contain obituaries, birth or death notices, legal notices, and community news, such as visits to or from out-of-town relatives. See Washington Newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Finding More Washington Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Asotin County, Washington Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Do a search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog. To select a county in Washington, add a comma, slide way down to the county list, then click Search. (Almost every state seems to have a Washington County)

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, living family members, education, occupation, and more. See Washington Obituaries for state level collections and United States Obituaries for tips and insights.

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See also: NewspapersLibrariesSocietiesFuneral Homes • Obituaries of neighboring counties or of the person's previous residence • Family records.

Also check: • Local Funeral Homes • family records.

Periodicals

 

Probate Records

Probate records identify heirs of the decedents, give the (approximate) death dates, and provide specifics about property holdings. The records were kept by the county judge.

These include wills, inheritance records, dockets, and other documents regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. See also Court Records for civil actions involving estates. Also see Washington Probate Records.

Public Records

Public records are documents created by civil authorities that either don't fit comfortably in another topic, or that could fit in several topics.

Taxation

Washington tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Washington Taxation.

Vital Records

The county auditors in Washington kept records of birth, marriage, and death. The county clerk has the divorce records - the earliest dates to the present.

See also How to order Washington Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Washington Birth or Death Certificate and Marriage or Divorce Certificate Applications to mail. See Washington Vital Records for details and history of the records. .

Birth
Birth Records reveal
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In 1891, coroners, physicians, and midwives were to "return" births and deaths to the county auditor. Many went unrecorded. In 1907, the State Center for Health Statistics assumed this responsibility.[7]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Birth Records.

  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of free Asotin County Birth Records. This database contains the names of people who were born in Asotin County from June 1891 – August 1913. The names were taken from the Asotin County Register of Births.

For earlier or unrecorded births, search:


Marriage
Marriage Records reveal
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Marriage records include certificates, marriage returns, license applications or affidavits. Counties kept the records until 1968, when the state took over.


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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Marriage Records.

Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information.

  • Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960 at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes: name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and place, mother’s maiden name, name of spouse, place of residence, occupation, and certificate number.
Death
Death Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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In 1891, coroners, physicians and midwives were to report (or return) all births and deaths under their supervision to County Auditors. On July 1, 1907, the State took over....[8]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Death Records.

Voting Registers

Template:Voting Intro


Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
Asotin County WAGenWeb Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Washington State Digital Archives Free Includes indexes, some linked to images.
  • Type county name, click Search, then select a collection.
  • Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in December, 2013.
FamilySearch Historical Collections Free Search indexes or browse images at FamilySearch.org.
  • Click "Last Updated." Collections through December 2013 have been posted to the appropriate topics for this Wiki page.


Sites that search for links pertaining to Asotin County, Washington Genealogy
Web Sites at RootsWeb - Asotin WA Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Genealogyinc.com Free "Asotin County, Washington Facts"
google.com Free "Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+"
Facebook.com Free "Washington Genealogy Network Group on Facebook"
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Asotin County, Washington Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library (Indiana)
See also local libraries and Washington Archives and Libraries

Archives, Libraries, etc.

See also a List of Washington Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies  

Resources for Asotin County, Washington Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries—even smaller ones—often have Unique Genealogical Collections that are not online for the area they serve. Many libraries in Washington have an area dedicated to local history and genealogy.


Asotin County Library, 417 Sycamore, Clarkston 99403 Phone: (509) 758-5454
Online Resources: (None seen Oct., 2013)
Unique Collections:
Heights Branch Library, 2036 4th Ave., Clarkston 99403 Phone: (509) 758-4601
Online Resources: Genealogy Bank
Unique Collections: Historical Newspaper Collections
Museums

 

Societies

 

Resources for Asotin County, Washington Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Towns and Communities

See a list of towns and communities in Asotin County ] per Wikipedia.

References

  1. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Asotin County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  6. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  7. Washington State Archives - Digital Archives, Birth Records, About this Collection
  8. About Death Records at Washington State Digital Archives.

 

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