Pend Oreille County, Washington Genealogy

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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Spokane Indians|Spokane]] | [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]] | '''Idaho''' counties: [[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]] | [[Boundary County, Idaho|Boundary]]  
[[Spokane Indians|Spokane]] | [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]] | '''Idaho''' counties: [[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]] | [[Boundary County, Idaho|Boundary]] | [ British Columbia] (to the north)
== Resources  ==
== Resources  ==

Revision as of 02:44, 13 October 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Pend Oreille County



County Courthouse

Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5000
Phone: 509.447.2435

County Auditor has birth, marriage and land records from 1911; County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1911[1]


Parent County

1911--Pend Oreille County was created 1 March 1911 from Stevens County.  County seat: Newport [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Cusick, zip code 99119, population 207
  • Ione, zip code 99139, population 479
  • Metaline, zip code 99152, population 173
  • Metaline Falls, zip code 99153, population 238
  • Newport, zip code 99156, population 2126
  • Usk, zip code 99180

Indian Reservation

The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Pend d'Oreilles County.

Neighboring Counties

Spokane | Stevens | Idaho counties: Bonner | Boundary | British Columbia (to the north)




The 1910 Population Census is available at Washington State Digital Archives, FamilySearch, and$ and at Heritage Quest.

The 1920 Population Census is available at Family Search and$ and at Heritage Quest.

The 1930 Population Census is available at$ and at Family Search 

The 1940 Population Census is available at$ and at Family Search.




Local Histories




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.




The SCHS has the Stevens County Assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898 to 1906. Images of the 1898 ledger are viewable on the Crossroads on the Columbia project.

Vital Records

  • Marriages from 12 Jul 1911 to 22 Sep 1915 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index website.
  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pend Oreille County, Washington page 734, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).