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=== Counties  ===
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== '''Welcome to Washington, The Evergreen State''' ==
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Chehalis County, Washington|Chehalis]] | [[Sawamish County, Washington|Sawamish]] | [[Slaughter County, Washington|Slaughter]] | [[Vancouver County, Washington|Vancouver]]  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Chehalis County, Washington|Chehalis]] |[http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7731 Sawamish] | [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7867 Slaughter] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Washington Vancouver]  
  
 
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*In 1843 more than 900 emigrants came to Washington Territory from [[Arkansas|Arkansas]], [[Illinois|Illinois]], [[Iowa|Iowa]], and [[Missouri|Missouri]].  
 
*In 1843 more than 900 emigrants came to Washington Territory from [[Arkansas|Arkansas]], [[Illinois|Illinois]], [[Iowa|Iowa]], and [[Missouri|Missouri]].  
 
*[[Washington Territory|Washington Territory]] was created February 8, 1853 from northern part of&nbsp; [[Oregon Territory|Oregon Territory]] north of the Columbia River in the west, and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia River.  
 
*[[Washington Territory|Washington Territory]] was created February 8, 1853 from northern part of&nbsp; [[Oregon Territory|Oregon Territory]] north of the Columbia River in the west, and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia River.  
*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When a Washington State couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Kitsap County, Washington|Port Orchard]] for the greater Seattle area, or [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene ID]] for Spokane and western Washington.<ref name="Eakle1">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).</ref>
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*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When a Washington State couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Kitsap County, Washington|Port Orchard]] for the greater Seattle area, or [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene ID]] for Spokane and eastern Washington.<ref name="Eakle1">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).</ref>
  
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
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*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Facebook] or [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Join_a_Skype_Research_Community Skype] Washington Genealogy Research Community!  
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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!  
 
*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].  
 
*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].  
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*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. &nbsp;
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=n9e6AAAAIAAJ&dq=Geographic+Dictionary+of+Washington&source=gbs_navlinks_s Georgraphic Dictionary of Washington, 1917]
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*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/index.html University of Alabama Historical Map Archive]
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*Historic Maps and Navigation Charts from the [http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm NOAA Office of Coast Survey]
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*[http://library.uoregon.edu/map/naut/nautical_hist.htm University of Oregon Map and Aerial Photography Library] Historic Nautical Charts
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Washington/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Washington/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.wagenweb.org// The Washington GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
 
*[http://www.wagenweb.org// The Washington GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
*The Washington State Genealogical Society has [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasgs/resguide.htm Resource Guides] for most counties in the state of Washington.
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*The Washington State Genealogical Society has [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasgs/resguide.htm Resource Guides] for most counties in the state of Washington.
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*The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History.[http://www.historylink.org]
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*The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott &amp; 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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*[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington Statewide &nbsp;Death&nbsp;Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington Statewide &nbsp;Death&nbsp;Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical]]&nbsp;[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Records)]]
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*[[Washington State, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washingotn State, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Washington State, Postmaster Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State, Postmaster Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
  
 
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*[[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
 
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Welcome to Washington, The Evergreen State

Washington.png Washington flag.png

Counties

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.
  • In 1811 The American Fur Company, owned by John Jacob Astor, an American, established the first white settlement at Astoria, Oregon.
  • Most early settlements of the 1830s and 1840s were in the Willamette Valley.
  • In 1843 more than 900 emigrants came to Washington Territory from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri.
  • 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, or Coeur d'Alene ID for Spokane and eastern Washington.[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).
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