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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Island County'''  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Island County'''
  
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Guide to '''Island County Washington genealogy.'''  Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Island County  
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| county_map = Wa-island.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1853
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| founded date = January 6
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| seat = Coupeville
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| building address = [http://www.islandcounty.net/ Island County Courthouse]<br> NE 6th &amp; Main St; PO Box 5000<br> Coupeville, WA 98239-5000<br> Phone 360.679.7359<br>[http://www.Islandcounty.us/ '''Island County Website'''] }}
  
[http://www.islandcounty.net/ Island County Courthouse]<br> NE 6th &amp; Main St; PO Box 5000<br> Coupeville, WA 98239-5000<br> Phone 360.679.7359<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1870-1907,<br> marriage records from 1855 &amp; land records from 1853;<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Island County, Washington page 733, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="2"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Island County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Island County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Island County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Island County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Island County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Island County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1853*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1853</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1853</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...''' '''[[Island County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Island County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Island County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1853'''--Island County was created 6 January 1853&nbsp;from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Coupeville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 6 January 1853 from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] County  
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*'''County seat:''' Coupeville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]] | [[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Biography ====
 
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[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]] | [[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
In 1998 Ralph Seefeld and the Genealogical Society of South&nbsp;Whidbey Island (GSSWI) set out to record the inscriptions&nbsp;on all the gravestones in&nbsp;the cemeteries of Island County,&nbsp;Washington.&nbsp; These records are now available on the GSSWI website.  
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In 1998 Ralph Seefeld and the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island (GSSWI) set out to record the inscriptions on all the gravestones in the cemeteries of Island County, Washington. These records are now available on the GSSWI website.  
  
 
[http://www.gsswi.org/cemetery/cemeteries.php http://www.gsswi.org/cemetery/cemeteries.php]  
 
[http://www.gsswi.org/cemetery/cemeteries.php http://www.gsswi.org/cemetery/cemeteries.php]  
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==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
[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>  
 
[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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
Ralph Seefeld, with the help of The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island has collected virtually all obituaries for Island County residents from local newspapers. These obituaries range from the 1890s through December 2010; however, there are gaps for The Island County Times in the early 1890’s and the South Whidbey Record before 1935 and during 1944. An index to the obituaries&nbsp;is now available on the GSSWI website.  
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Ralph Seefeld, with the help of The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island has collected virtually all obituaries for Island County residents from local newspapers. These obituaries range from the 1890s through December 2010; however, there are gaps for The Island County Times in the early 1890’s and the South Whidbey Record before 1935 and during 1944. An index to the obituaries is now available on the GSSWI website.  
  
 
[http://www.gsswi.org/obits/searchObits.php http://www.gsswi.org/obits/searchObits.php]  
 
[http://www.gsswi.org/obits/searchObits.php http://www.gsswi.org/obits/searchObits.php]  
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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==== Taxation ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Courthouse =====
  
*Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island [http://www.gsswi.org www.gsswi.org]
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[http://www.islandcounty.net/ Island County Courthouse]<br> NE 6th &amp; Main St; PO Box 5000<br> Coupeville, WA 98239-5000<br> Phone 360.679.7359<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1870-1907,<br> marriage records from 1855 land records from 1853.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Island County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
*Island County Historical Society [http://www.islandhistory.org www.islandhistory.org]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Oak Harbor Family History Center]]
 
*[[Oak Harbor Family History Center]]
  
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*Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island [http://www.gsswi.org www.gsswi.org]
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*Island County Historical Society [http://www.islandhistory.org www.islandhistory.org]
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Death  =====
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==== Websites  ====
  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Island|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Island|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Island/ Island County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Island/ Island County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 15:20, 16 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Island County

Guide to Island County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Island County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Island County
Location in the state of Washington
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Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 6, 1853
County Seat Coupeville
Courthouse
Address Island County Courthouse
NE 6th & Main St; PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239-5000
Phone 360.679.7359
Island County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1853*
1891*
1853
1853
1891
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

In 1998 Ralph Seefeld and the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island (GSSWI) set out to record the inscriptions on all the gravestones in the cemeteries of Island County, Washington. These records are now available on the GSSWI website.

http://www.gsswi.org/cemetery/cemeteries.php

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

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

Obituaries

Ralph Seefeld, with the help of The Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island has collected virtually all obituaries for Island County residents from local newspapers. These obituaries range from the 1890s through December 2010; however, there are gaps for The Island County Times in the early 1890’s and the South Whidbey Record before 1935 and during 1944. An index to the obituaries is now available on the GSSWI website.

http://www.gsswi.org/obits/searchObits.php

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Island County Courthouse
NE 6th & Main St; PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239-5000
Phone 360.679.7359

County Auditor has birth and death records 1870-1907,
marriage records from 1855 land records from 1853.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

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), Island County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.