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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington|Washington ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington Church Records|Church Records]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington Genealogy|Washington ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Washington_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
  
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Washington]] were the [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]], [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Roman Catholic]], [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist Episcopal]], and [[Presbyterian Church in the United States|Presbyterian]] churches.<ref>Sydney E. Ahlstrom, ''A Religious History of the American People'' (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). {{FHL|282712|item|disp=FHL Book 973 K2ah}}.</ref>  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Washington Genealogy|Washington]] were the [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]], [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Roman Catholic]], [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist Episcopal]], and [[Presbyterian Church in the United States|Presbyterian]] churches.<ref>Sydney E. Ahlstrom, ''A Religious History of the American People'' (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). {{FHL|282712|item|disp=FHL Book 973 K2ah}}.</ref>  
  
To help you learn more about Church records in [[Washington|Washington]], see:  
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To learn more about Church records in Washington, see ''Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in Washington.'' Seattle, Wash.: Historical Records Survey, 1942. {{FHL|207837|item}} book 979.7 A3gc; fiche 6051172
  
*''Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in Washington.'' Seattle, Wash.: Historical Records Survey, 1942. {{FHL|207837|item}} book 979.7 A3gc; fiche 6051172
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The {{FHL|United States, Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} lists a few church records from Washington. To see those listed on the county level, add a comma to the search box and slide way down to the list of counties.  
  
The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has very few church records from [[Washington|Washington]]. Many denominations have collected their records in central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.  
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Many denominations have collected their records in central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.  
 
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=== Missions  ===
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*St. Francis Regis Mission - Jesuit 1845-1945
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*St. Ignatius Mission- Jesuit 1845-1855
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*St. Mary's Mission - Jesuit 1886-1960
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*Tsimshian Mission 1838
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*St. Paul's Mission - Jesuit 1845-1865
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*Whitman Mission (near Wallawalla)
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=== Baptist  ===
 
=== Baptist  ===
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=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints&nbsp; (Mormons)  ===
 
=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints&nbsp; (Mormons)  ===
  
'''Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Washington''' Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog . Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.  
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'''Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Washington''' Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the FamilySearch Catalog . Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.  
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
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United Methodist Church<br>[http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library/ Collins Memorial Library]<br>University of Puget Sound<br>1500 North Warner<br>Tacoma, WA 98416<br>Phone: (253) 756-3669<br>Fax: (253) 756-3670 <br>This library has records of ministers but not of church members.  
 
United Methodist Church<br>[http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library/ Collins Memorial Library]<br>University of Puget Sound<br>1500 North Warner<br>Tacoma, WA 98416<br>Phone: (253) 756-3669<br>Fax: (253) 756-3670 <br>This library has records of ministers but not of church members.  
  
For a history of the Methodists in Washington see:
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For a history of the Methodists in Washington see Howell, Erle. ''Methodisim in the Northwest.'' Nashville, Tenn.: Pacific Northwest Conference Historical Society, 1966. {{FHL|258378|item}} 979 K2h  
 
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*Howell, Erle. ''Methodisim in the Northwest.'' Nashville, Tenn.: Pacific Northwest Conference Historical Society, 1966. {{FHL|258378|item}} 979 K2h
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=== Presbyterian  ===
 
=== Presbyterian  ===
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[http://www.history.pcusa.org/ Presbyterian Historical Society]<br>Presbyterian Church U.S.A.<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516<br>Phone: (215) 627-1852<br>Fax: (215) 627-0509  
 
[http://www.history.pcusa.org/ Presbyterian Historical Society]<br>Presbyterian Church U.S.A.<br>425 Lombard Street<br>Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516<br>Phone: (215) 627-1852<br>Fax: (215) 627-0509  
  
For a history of the Presbyterians in Washington, see:
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For a history of the Presbyterians in Washington, see Boyd, Robert. ''History of the Synod of Washington of The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America 1835-1909.'' Seattle, Wash.: The Synod, [1910?]. {{FHL|207808|item}} 979.7 K2p; film 1321456 item 4; digital versions at&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28739 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofsynodof00pres Internet Archive].&nbsp;  
 
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*Boyd, Robert. ''History of the Synod of Washington of The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America 1835-1909.'' Seattle, Wash.: The Synod, [1910?]. {{FHL|207808|item}} 979.7 K2p; film 1321456 item 4; digital versions at&nbsp;[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28739 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofsynodof00pres Internet Archive].&nbsp;
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
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[http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Archives/default.aspx Archdiocese of Seattle]<br>Chancery Office<br>910 Marion Street<br>Seattle, WA 98104<br>Phone: (206) 382-4560<br>Fax: (206) 382-4840  
 
[http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/Archives/default.aspx Archdiocese of Seattle]<br>Chancery Office<br>910 Marion Street<br>Seattle, WA 98104<br>Phone: (206) 382-4560<br>Fax: (206) 382-4840  
  
The archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Clallam County, Washington|Clallam]], [[Clark County, Washington|Clark]], [[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]], [[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]], [[Island County, Washington|Island]], [[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]], [[King County, Washington|King]], [[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]], [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]], [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]], [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]], [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]], [[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]], [[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]], [[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]], [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]], [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]]&nbsp;and [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>  
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The archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Clallam County, Washington Genealogy|Clallam]], [[Clark County, Washington Genealogy|Clark]], [[Cowlitz County, Washington Genealogy|Cowlitz]], [[Grays Harbor County, Washington Genealogy|Grays Harbor]], [[Island County, Washington Genealogy|Island]], [[Jefferson County, Washington Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[King County, Washington Genealogy|King]], [[Lewis County, Washington Genealogy|Lewis]], [[Mason County, Washington Genealogy|Mason]], [[Pacific County, Washington Genealogy|Pacific]], [[Pierce County, Washington Genealogy|Pierce]], [[San Juan County, Washington Genealogy|San Juan]], [[Skagit County, Washington Genealogy|Skagit]], [[Skamania County, Washington Genealogy|Skamania]], [[Snohomish County, Washington Genealogy|Snohomish]], [[Thurston County, Washington Genealogy|Thurston]], [[Wahkiakum County, Washington Genealogy|Wahkiakum]]&nbsp;and [[Whatcom County, Washington Genealogy|Whatcom]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>  
  
 
[http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/ Diocese of Spokane]<br>P.O. Box 1453<br>1023 W. Riverside Ave.<br>Spokane, WA 99210-1453<br>Phone: (509) 358-7300  
 
[http://www.dioceseofspokane.org/ Diocese of Spokane]<br>P.O. Box 1453<br>1023 W. Riverside Ave.<br>Spokane, WA 99210-1453<br>Phone: (509) 358-7300  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Adams County, Washington|Adams]], [[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]], [[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]], [[Ferry County, Washington|Ferry]], [[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]], [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]], [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]], [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]], [[Pend Oreille County, Washington|Pend Oreille]], [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]], [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]], [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]]&nbsp;and [[Whitman County, Washington|Whitman]].<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Adams County, Washington Genealogy|Adams]], [[Asotin County, Washington Genealogy|Asotin]], [[Columbia County, Washington Genealogy|Columbia]], [[Ferry County, Washington Genealogy|Ferry]], [[Franklin County, Washington Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Garfield County, Washington Genealogy|Garfield]], [[Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy|Okanogan]], [[Pend Oreille County, Washington Genealogy|Pend Oreille]], [[Stevens County, Washington Genealogy|Stevens]], [[Spokane County, Washington Genealogy|Spokane]], [[Walla Walla County, Washington Genealogy|Walla Walla]]&nbsp;and [[Whitman County, Washington Genealogy|Whitman]].<ref name="rome" />  
  
 
[http://www.yakimadiocese.org/html/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageID=37 Diocese of Yakima]<br>5301-A Tieton Drive<br>Yakima, WA 98908-3493<br>Phone: (509) 965-7117  
 
[http://www.yakimadiocese.org/html/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageID=37 Diocese of Yakima]<br>5301-A Tieton Drive<br>Yakima, WA 98908-3493<br>Phone: (509) 965-7117  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Benton County, Washington|Benton]], [[Chelan County, Washington|Chelan]], [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]], [[Grant County, Washington|Grant]], [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]], [[Klickitat County, Washington|Klickitat]]&nbsp;and [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]].<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Benton County, Washington Genealogy|Benton]], [[Chelan County, Washington Genealogy|Chelan]], [[Douglas County, Washington Genealogy|Douglas]], [[Grant County, Washington Genealogy|Grant]], [[Kittitas County, Washington Genealogy|Kittitas]], [[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy|Klickitat]]&nbsp;and [[Yakima County, Washington Genealogy|Yakima]].<ref name="rome" />  
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=== Historical Missions  ===
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*St. Francis Regis Mission - Jesuit 1845-1945
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*St. Ignatius Mission- Jesuit 1845-1855
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*St. Mary's Mission - Jesuit 1886-1960
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*Tsimshian Mission 1838
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*St. Paul's Mission - Jesuit 1845-1865
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*Whitman Mission (near Walla Walla)
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Washington  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Washington were the Baptist, Roman Catholic, Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches.[1]

To learn more about Church records in Washington, see Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in Washington. Seattle, Wash.: Historical Records Survey, 1942. FHL Collection book 979.7 A3gc; fiche 6051172

The FamilySearch Catalog lists a few church records from Washington. To see those listed on the county level, add a comma to the search box and slide way down to the list of counties.

Many denominations have collected their records in central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.

Contents

Baptist

American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library
1106 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620-2532
Phone: (716) 473-1740
Fax: (716) 473-1740

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (Mormons)

Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Washington Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the FamilySearch Catalog . Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Methodist

United Methodist Church
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound
1500 North Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416
Phone: (253) 756-3669
Fax: (253) 756-3670
This library has records of ministers but not of church members.

For a history of the Methodists in Washington see Howell, Erle. Methodisim in the Northwest. Nashville, Tenn.: Pacific Northwest Conference Historical Society, 1966. FHL Collection 979 K2h

Presbyterian

Presbyterian Historical Society
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
Phone: (215) 627-1852
Fax: (215) 627-0509

For a history of the Presbyterians in Washington, see Boyd, Robert. History of the Synod of Washington of The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America 1835-1909. Seattle, Wash.: The Synod, [1910?]. FHL Collection 979.7 K2p; film 1321456 item 4; digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive

Roman Catholic

Archdiocese of Seattle
Chancery Office
910 Marion Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 382-4560
Fax: (206) 382-4840

The archdiocese includes the counties of: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom.[2]

Diocese of Spokane
P.O. Box 1453
1023 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99210-1453
Phone: (509) 358-7300

The diocese includes the counties of: Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Spokane, Walla Walla and Whitman.[2]

Diocese of Yakima
5301-A Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98908-3493
Phone: (509) 965-7117

The diocese includes the counties of: Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima.[2]

Historical Missions

  • St. Francis Regis Mission - Jesuit 1845-1945
  • St. Ignatius Mission- Jesuit 1845-1855
  • St. Mary's Mission - Jesuit 1886-1960
  • Tsimshian Mission 1838
  • St. Paul's Mission - Jesuit 1845-1865
  • Whitman Mission (near Walla Walla)

References

  1. Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). FHL Book 973 K2ah.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.

 

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