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United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Walla Walla County

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

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Walla Walla County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Walla Walla County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 25, 1854
County Seat Walla Walla
Courthouse
Address Walla Walla County Website


Contents

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1883*
1862*
1884*
1859
1859
1860
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

With the signing of the Treaty of 1818, Great Britain and the United States jointly claimed the Pacific Northwest, including current Walla Walla County. [2]

On August 14, 1848, the Oregon Territory formed, and Clackamas County included current Walla Walla County.[3]

On March 2, 1853, the Washington Territory was formed.[4]

Original Walla Walla County boundaries commenced at a point opposite the mouth of the Deschutes River on the north bank of the Columbia River, thence running north to the 49th parallel, thence along said parallel to the summit of the Rocky Mountains, thence south along the summit of the Rocky Mountains to the 46th degree of parallel, thence west along said 46th parallel to where it crosses the Columbia River, thence along said Columbia River to the place of beginning.[5]

Western Montana, Northern Idaho, and all Eastern Washington counties broke off from Walla Walla County starting with Spokane County in 1860 and finishing with Asotin County in 1883.[6]

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Walla Walla

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political and Religious

Gazetteers

Genealogy =

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Walla Walla County, Washington for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.

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

Washington State Library has early Walla Walla newspapers online.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Walla Walla County Courthouse
315 West Main Street PO Box 836;
Walla Walla, WA 99362-0259
Phone: 509.527.3221

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1860. [8]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
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

Walla Walla County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_1818
  3. Abbott, Newton Carl &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  4. Abbott, Newton Carl &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  5. Abbott, Newton Carl &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Carver, Fred E., The Evolution of Washington Counties by, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  6. Abbott, Newton Carl &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Carver, Fred E. The Evolution of Washington Counties, 1979. Publisher Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  7. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map VI" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap6.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walla Walla County, Washington page 734, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.