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

To help you 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 Family History Library has very few church records from Washington. Many denominations have collected their records in central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.

Contents

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 Wallawalla)

Baptist

American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library
1106 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620-2532
Telephone: 716-473-1740
Fax: 716-473-1740
Internet:
http://www.baptisthistory.us/about.php

Methodist

United Methodist Church
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound
1500 North Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416
Telephone: 253-756-3669
Fax: 253-756-3670
Internet: http://www.ups.edu/x15464.xml

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
Telephone: 215-627-1852
Fax: 215-627-0509
Internet: http://www.history.pcusa.org/

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 

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 

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