Washington Probate Records

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In the territorial era, probate courts were established in each county to keep records of wills, bonds, orders, and the administrations of estates. When the superior courts succeeded the probate courts in 1891, all of the records of the clerks of the probate courts were transferred to the county clerk in each courthouse. Some probates were filed in the superior court.
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''[[United States Probate Records]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington|Washington]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington Probate Records|Probate Records]]''
  
The Family History Library has not acquired copies of probate records in Washington. They are available at the various county courthouses, or the county may have transferred early records to the Washington State Archives at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/.
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In the territorial era, probate courts were established in each county to keep records of wills, bonds, orders, and the administrations of estates. When the superior courts succeeded the probate courts in 1891, all of the records of the clerks of the probate courts were transferred to the county clerk in each courthouse. Some probates were filed in the superior court.
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The Family History Library has not acquired copies of probate records in [[Washington|Washington]]. They are available at the various county courthouses, or the county may have transferred early records to the Washington State Archives at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/.  
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== References  ==
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''[[Washington]] Research Outline.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into the FamilySearch Wiki and is being updated as time permits.
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'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Washington, King County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington, King County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Washington State County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Washington State County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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[[Category:Washington|Probate]]

Revision as of 16:32, 10 July 2012

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In the territorial era, probate courts were established in each county to keep records of wills, bonds, orders, and the administrations of estates. When the superior courts succeeded the probate courts in 1891, all of the records of the clerks of the probate courts were transferred to the county clerk in each courthouse. Some probates were filed in the superior court.

The Family History Library has not acquired copies of probate records in Washington. They are available at the various county courthouses, or the county may have transferred early records to the Washington State Archives at http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/.

References

Washington Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.

NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into the FamilySearch Wiki and is being updated as time permits.


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at: