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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Washington Genealogy Research Community!  
 
*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Washington Genealogy Research Community!  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System]. This also provides the name of the USGS map to find [http://nationalmap.gov/historical/ Historic Topographical Maps] for that location.  
 
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System]. This also provides the name of the USGS map to find [http://nationalmap.gov/historical/ Historic Topographical Maps] for that location.  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100011493983065364950 Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/wa-vital-records/ How to order Washington Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/wa-government-records/ State of Washington County & City Government Court links]
 
*Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/Washington.html Washington State] at The Newberry Library Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture. Provides pdf of county boundaries and KMZ files for use with Google Earth.    
 
*Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/Washington.html Washington State] at The Newberry Library Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture. Provides pdf of county boundaries and KMZ files for use with Google Earth.    
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/washington/ Rotating Formation Washington County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/222494824442130/ Washington Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/wa-society-archive/ List of Washington Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=n9e6AAAAIAAJ&dq=Geographic+Dictionary+of+Washington&source=gbs_navlinks_s Georgraphic Dictionary of Washington, 1917]  
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=n9e6AAAAIAAJ&dq=Geographic+Dictionary+of+Washington&source=gbs_navlinks_s Georgraphic Dictionary of Washington, 1917]  
 
*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/index.html University of Alabama Historical Map Archive]  
 
*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/index.html University of Alabama Historical Map Archive]  
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*The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History ([http://www.historylink.org/ History Link]).  
 
*The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History ([http://www.historylink.org/ History Link]).  
 
*The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott & Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the [http://yvgs.net/ Yakima Valley Genealogical Society] and Klickitat County Genealogical Society. Book gives a complete recap of formation and dissolution of Washington Territory and Washington State counties.
 
*The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott & Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the [http://yvgs.net/ Yakima Valley Genealogical Society] and Klickitat County Genealogical Society. Book gives a complete recap of formation and dissolution of Washington Territory and Washington State counties.
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/wa-counties/ History & Facts of Washington Counties]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
  
 
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Welcome to Washington, The Evergreen State

Created 11 November 1889 from Washington Territory

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How to Find Your
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2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information


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Adams CountyAsotin CountyBenton CountyChelan CountylCallam CountyClark CountyColumbia CountyCowlitz CountyDouglas CountyFerry CountyFranklin CountyGarfield CountyGrant CountyGrays Harbor CountyIsland CountyJefferson CountyKing CountyKitsap CountyKittitas CountyKlickitat CountyLewis CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyOkanogan CountyPend Oreille CountyPacific CountyPierce CountySan Juan CountySkagit CountySkamania CountySnohomish CountySpokane CountyStevens CountyThurston CountyWahkiakum CountyWalla Walla CountyWhatcom CountyWhitman CountyYakima CountyWAmap1.JPG


Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Chehalis |Sawamish | Slaughter | Vancouver



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Did You Know?

  • Washington is a public land state. The area that now comprises the state was part of the public domain and was administered by the federal government through local land offices under the direction of the General Land Office (GLO), later known as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The first land office in Washington was established at Olympia in 1855.
  • In the early 1800s, traders and trappers came from Canada, Russia, Latin America, and the United States into what is now Oregon and Washington. Most well-known was David Thompson starting in 1909.
  • In 1811 The American Fur Company, owned by John Jacob Astor, an American, established the first white settlement at Astoria, Oregon.
  • Protesant missionaries settled in Walla Walla and Tshimakain in 1836 until the Whitman Massacre in 1847.
  • Washington Territory was created February 8, 1853 from northern part of  Oregon Territory north of the Columbia River in the west, and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia River.
  • Gretna Greens. When a Washington State couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Port Orchard for the greater Seattle area, Coeur d'Alene ID for Spokane and eastern Washington, and Canadian communities on the border.[1]

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  1. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).