Benton County, Washington Genealogy

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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1905--'''Benton County was created 8 March 1905&nbsp;from [[Klickitat_County,_Washington|Klickitat]] and [[Yakima_County,_Washington|Yakima]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Prosser <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1905--'''Benton County was created 8 March 1905&nbsp;from [[Klickitat County, Washington|Klickitat]] and [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Prosser <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*No counties created from the county.
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Franklin_County,_Washington|Franklin]]
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*[[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]]  
*[[Grant_County,_Washington|Grant]]
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*[[Grant County, Washington|Grant]]  
*[[Klickitat_County,_Washington|Klickitat]]
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*[[Klickitat County, Washington|Klickitat]]  
*[[Walla_Walla_County,_Washington|Walla Walla]]
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*[[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]]  
*[[Yakima_County,_Washington|Yakima]]
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*[[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]  
*[[Morrow_County,_Oregon|Morrow County, Oregon]]
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*[[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow County, Oregon]]  
*[[Umatilla_County,_Oregon|Umatilla County, Oregon]]
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*[[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla County, Oregon]]
  
 
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[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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Washington State Digital Archives has a database of&nbsp;[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=471 Benton County Birth Records]. This database contains the names of people who were born in&nbsp;Benton County from 1905-1907. For FHL entries, 1905-1907, click [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=567116&disp=Records+of+Yakima+County%2C+Washington%252%20%20&columns=*,0,0 here]. <br>
 
Washington State Digital Archives has a database of&nbsp;[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=471 Benton County Birth Records]. This database contains the names of people who were born in&nbsp;Benton County from 1905-1907. For FHL entries, 1905-1907, click [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=567116&disp=Records+of+Yakima+County%2C+Washington%252%20%20&columns=*,0,0 here]. <br>
  
Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=274 Benton County Marriages]&nbsp;from&nbsp;1905 to 1920.&nbsp;This database is an index to marriage certificates filed with the Auditor in Benton County, Washington.&nbsp; For FHL entries, click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=217999&disp=Records+of+Yakima+County%2C+Washington%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 here].
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Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=274 Benton County Marriages]&nbsp;from&nbsp;1905 to 1920.&nbsp;This database is an index to marriage certificates filed with the Auditor in Benton County, Washington.&nbsp; For FHL entries, click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=217999&disp=Records+of+Yakima+County%2C+Washington%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 here].  
  
 
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Revision as of 16:40, 13 January 2009

United States > Washington > Benton County
showing location of Benton County

Contents

County Courthouse

The Courthouse
620 Market Street
Prosser, WA 99350

History

Parent County

1905--Benton County was created 8 March 1905 from Klickitat and Yakima Counties. County seat: Prosser [1]

Boundary Changes

  • No counties created from the county.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

  • Benton City
  • Kennewick
  • Prosser
  • Richland
  • West Richland

Communities

  • Finley
  • Highland
  • Kiona
  • Paterson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

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.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Benton County Birth Records. This database contains the names of people who were born in Benton County from 1905-1907. For FHL entries, 1905-1907, click here.

Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Benton County Marriages from 1905 to 1920. This database is an index to marriage certificates filed with the Auditor in Benton County, Washington.  For FHL entries, click here.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).