Chelan County, Washington

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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
*'''Parent County:''' Chelan County was created 13 March 1899 from [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] and [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] Counties.  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 13 March 1899 from [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] and [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] Counties.  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Wenatchee  
 
*'''County Seat: '''Wenatchee  
 
*"Chelan" derives from a Chelan Indian word meaning "deep water."  
 
*"Chelan" derives from a Chelan Indian word meaning "deep water."  
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*'''Boundary Changes:''' No new counties created from this county. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
*'''Boundary Changes:''' No new counties created from this county. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===

Revision as of 16:46, 4 April 2013

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Online Records


Chelan County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Chelan County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 13, 1899
County Seat Wenatchee
Courthouse
Address Chelan County Courthouse
350 Douglas Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509.667.6380
Chelan County Website

Contents

Historical Facts

  • Parent County: created 13 March 1899 from Kittitas and Okanogan Counties.
  • County Seat: Wenatchee
  • "Chelan" derives from a Chelan Indian word meaning "deep water."
  • On 14 Dec 1872, a very powerful earthquake centered near Lake Chelan was felt over 300,000 square miles, extending from Victoria, British Columbia south past Baker City, Oregon, and southwest past Portland, Oregon. There are numerous accounts of the quake in historical books and newspapers. It triggered additional quakes at the Yellowstone National Park. Aftershocks were observed for the next 2 years. Additional information
  • Neighboring Counties: Douglas | King | Kittitas | Okanogan | Skagit | Snohomish
  • Boundary Changes: No new counties created from this county. [1]

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

Court Records

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Chelan County Courthouse
350 Douglas Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Phone: 509.667.6380

County Auditor has birth and death records 1900-1907
and marriage records from 1900.
City Clerk has burial records.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database for Marriage Records.This database is an index to marriage records filed with the Auditor in Chelan County, Washington, from 1900 to 1920. The records contained within this index include Marriage Returns (1900-1910) and Marriage Certificates (1911-1920).
Death
  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A 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.

Websites

Places

Cities

  • Cashmere
  • Chelan
  • Entiat
  • Leavenworth
  • Wenatchee

Communities

  • Appleyard
  • Ardenvoir
  • Blewett
  • Chelan Falls
  • Chiwaukum
  • Chumstick
  • Dryden
  • Grant Road Addition
  • Holden Village
  • Kenroy
  • Lakeside
  • Lucerne
  • Malaga
  • Manson
  • Merritt
  • Mission Square
  • Monitor
  • Pearcot
  • Peshastin
  • Plain
  • Stehekin
  • South Wenatchee
  • Sunnyslope
  • Telma
  • Wenatchee Heights
  • West Wenatchee
  • Winton

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chelan County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.