Washington, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection includes land and property records with indexes from Kitsap and King counties. More records will be added to the collection as images become available.
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This collection includes land and property records with indexes from the following counties:
  
After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registerar of deeds in the county office.
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*Clark
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*Grays Harbor
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*King
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*Kitsap
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*Lewis
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*Mason
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*Pacific
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*Pierce
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*Thurston
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*Wahkiakum
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1762885/waypoints Browse].  
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More records will be added to the collection as images become available.  
  
The records cover the years 1852 to 1935.&nbsp;
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After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registerar of deeds in the county office.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1762885/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. &nbsp;It may include the author, custodian, publisher, or archive for the original records.  
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The records cover the years 1850 to 1954.  
  
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== Record Content  ==
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->County Auditors. Washington State county land records. Washington State Archives, Bellevue, Washington.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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Information aboaut creating source citaitons for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.]]
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[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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=== Record Content  ===
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Image:Washington State County Land Records DGS 4356591 7.jpg|Land Record
 
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The key genealogical facts found in the Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:  
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The Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of Grantor  
 
*Name of Grantor  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*Location of the property
 
*Location of the property
  
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed.<br>  
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To search the collection<br> ⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the "County" <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"; which takes you to the images.
  
These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
For example:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
  
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
 
*Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.  
 
*Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.  
 
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.  
 
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.  
 
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.  
 
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.  
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
 
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Keep in mind:
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*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.  
 
*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.  
 
*One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.  
 
*One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.  
 
*For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
 
*For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
  
*The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family  
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:The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family  
*The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else
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:The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1762885/waypoints Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
"Washington State County Land Records, 1852-1935" images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 23 November 2011). r E.L. Price, &nbsp;January 10, 1911; citing County Records, King, Deed and mortgage index, 1911-1912, N-Pl, p.1-81, image 2; Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, United States.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Washington, County Land Records,1850-1954." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Bellevue.}}
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Information aboaut creating source citaitons for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.]]
  
[[Category:Washington|Land and Property]]
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[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]

Revision as of 17:25, 7 November 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection includes land and property records with indexes from the following counties:

  • Clark
  • Grays Harbor
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum

More records will be added to the collection as images become available.

After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registerar of deeds in the county office.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

The records cover the years 1850 to 1954.

Record Content

The Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:

  • Name of Grantor
  • Name of Grantee
  • Nature of Instrument
  • Date of Transaction
  • Legal description of the Property
  • Amount of Money exchanged
  • Details of the Transaction

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Approximate date of the transaction
  • Location of the property

Search the Collection

To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "County"
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume"; which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.
  • Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.
  • To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
  • One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.
  • For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family
The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else

Related Websites

Washington State Archives

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Washington, County Land Records,1850-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Bellevue.

Information aboaut creating source citaitons for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.