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This index covers events from 1880 through 1952.  
 
This index covers events from 1880 through 1952.  
  
== Record History ==
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== Record Description ==
  
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Washington. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
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This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index ([[International Genealogical Index|IGI]]) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:
  
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
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*Family Records
 +
*Church Records
 +
*Civil Registration
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.  
+
It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
+
There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:
  
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Washington.
+
*"Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
 +
*"Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
 +
*A county or state vital record registration
  
== Record Description ==
+
These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:
 +
 
 +
*They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
 +
*They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.
 +
 
 +
The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.
 +
 
 +
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
 +
 
 +
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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 +
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->"Washington Vital Records Index," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.  
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[[Washington Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record&nbsp;Content  ===
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=== Record Content  ===
  
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:  
 
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:  
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
== Coverage Table<br> ==
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== Coverage Table  ==
  
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
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! align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Birth'''  
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|-
 
|-
| Adams
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| Adams  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 960
 
| 960
 
|-
 
|-
| Asotin
+
| Asotin  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 1,706
 
| 1,706
 
|-
 
|-
| Benton
+
| Benton  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 1,700
 
| 1,700
 
|-
 
|-
| Chehalis
+
| Chehalis  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Chelan
+
| Chelan  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 8,412
 
| 8,412
 
|-
 
|-
| Clallam
+
| Clallam  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 5,075
 
| 5,075
 
|-
 
|-
| Clark
+
| Clark  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 11
+
| 11  
 
| 13,901
 
| 13,901
 
|-
 
|-
| Columbia
+
| Columbia  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 1,495
 
| 1,495
 
|-
 
|-
| Cowlitz
+
| Cowlitz  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 7,064
 
| 7,064
 
|-
 
|-
| Douglas
+
| Douglas  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 725
 
| 725
 
|-
 
|-
| Ferry
+
| Ferry  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 487
 
| 487
 
|-
 
|-
| Franklin
+
| Franklin  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 2,459
 
| 2,459
 
|-
 
|-
| Garfield
+
| Garfield  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 898
 
| 898
 
|-
 
|-
| Grant
+
| Grant  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 743
 
| 743
 
|-
 
|-
| Grays Harbor
+
| Grays Harbor  
| 523
+
| 523  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 14,255
 
| 14,255
 
|-
 
|-
| Island
+
| Island  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 824
 
| 824
 
|-
 
|-
| Jefferson
+
| Jefferson  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 2,100
 
| 2,100
 
|-
 
|-
| King
+
| King  
| 2,992
+
| 2,992  
| 881
+
| 881  
 
| 190,682
 
| 190,682
 
|-
 
|-
| Kitsap
+
| Kitsap  
| 196
+
| 196  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 10,667
 
| 10,667
 
|-
 
|-
| Kittitas
+
| Kittitas  
| 1,043
+
| 1,043  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 6,144
 
| 6,144
 
|-
 
|-
| Klickitat
+
| Klickitat  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 1,415
 
| 1,415
 
|-
 
|-
| Lewis
+
| Lewis  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 5
+
| 5  
 
| 12,208
 
| 12,208
 
|-
 
|-
| Lincoln
+
| Lincoln  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 2,392
 
| 2,392
 
|-
 
|-
| Mason
+
| Mason  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 2,042
 
| 2,042
 
|-
 
|-
| Okanogan
+
| Okanogan  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 3,458
 
| 3,458
 
|-
 
|-
| Pacific
+
| Pacific  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 2,925
 
| 2,925
 
|-
 
|-
| Pend Oreille
+
| Pend Oreille  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 858
 
| 858
 
|-
 
|-
| Pierce
+
| Pierce  
| 248
+
| 248  
| 21
+
| 21  
 
| 75,460
 
| 75,460
 
|-
 
|-
| San Juan
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| San Juan  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 313
 
| 313
 
|-
 
|-
| Skagit
+
| Skagit  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 12,863
 
| 12,863
 
|-
 
|-
| Skamania
+
| Skamania  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 208
 
| 208
 
|-
 
|-
| Snohomish
+
| Snohomish  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 6
+
| 6  
 
| 25,976
 
| 25,976
 
|-
 
|-
| Spokane
+
| Spokane  
| 15,280
+
| 15,280  
| 912
+
| 912  
 
| 89,826
 
| 89,826
 
|-
 
|-
| Stevens
+
| Stevens  
| 267
+
| 267  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 4,373
 
| 4,373
 
|-
 
|-
| Thurston
+
| Thurston  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 6
+
| 6  
 
| 8,933
 
| 8,933
 
|-
 
|-
| Wahkiakum
+
| Wahkiakum  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 168
 
| 168
 
|-
 
|-
| Walla Walla
+
| Walla Walla  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 373
+
| 373  
 
| 14,018
 
| 14,018
 
|-
 
|-
| Washington
+
| Washington  
| 454
+
| 454  
| 493
+
| 493  
 
| 2,243
 
| 2,243
 
|-
 
|-
| Whatcom
+
| Whatcom  
| 1,209
+
| 1,209  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 20,673
 
| 20,673
 
|-
 
|-
| Whitman
+
| Whitman  
| 104
+
| 104  
| 0
+
| 0  
 
| 6,809
 
| 6,809
 
|-
 
|-
| Yakima
+
| Yakima  
| 0
+
| 0  
| 881
+
| 881  
 
| 26,464
 
| 26,464
 
|-
 
|-
| Total
+
| Total  
| 22,316
+
| 22,316  
| 3,589
+
| 3,589  
 
| 583,922
 
| 583,922
 
|}
 
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In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
 +
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
 +
 +
[[IGI]]
 +
 +
[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 +
 +
[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 +
 +
== Record History  ==
 +
 +
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Washington. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 +
 +
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 +
 +
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 +
 +
=== Record Reliability  ===
 +
 +
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Washington.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related articles here.
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related articles here.  
  
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index], hosted by BYU/Idaho. Search by bride or groom - Free.
 
*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index], hosted by BYU/Idaho. Search by bride or groom - Free.
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_Vital_Records Washington Vital Records]  
 
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_Vital_Records Washington Vital Records]  
  
== Sources of This Collection ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Washington Vital Records Index," database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Washington.
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
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*Family Records
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*Church Records
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*Civil Registration<!--bibdescend-->
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==== How to Cite This Source  ====
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When you copy information from a record, you should also 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.
  
''Instructions for citing this source can be found at: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|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]].
  
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
  
 
[[Category:Washington|Vital]]
 
[[Category:Washington|Vital]]

Latest revision as of 18:20, 16 August 2012

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

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1880 through 1952.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Citation for This Collection

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

"Washington Vital Records Index," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials


Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Birth Marriage Death
Adams 0 0 960
Asotin 0 0 1,706
Benton 0 0 1,700
Chehalis 0 0 0
Chelan 0 0 8,412
Clallam 0 0 5,075
Clark 0 11 13,901
Columbia 0 0 1,495
Cowlitz 0 0 7,064
Douglas 0 0 725
Ferry 0 0 487
Franklin 0 0 2,459
Garfield 0 0 898
Grant 0 0 743
Grays Harbor 523 0 14,255
Island 0 0 824
Jefferson 0 0 2,100
King 2,992 881 190,682
Kitsap 196 0 10,667
Kittitas 1,043 0 6,144
Klickitat 0 0 1,415
Lewis 0 5 12,208
Lincoln 0 0 2,392
Mason 0 0 2,042
Okanogan 0 0 3,458
Pacific 0 0 2,925
Pend Oreille 0 0 858
Pierce 248 21 75,460
San Juan 0 0 313
Skagit 0 0 12,863
Skamania 0 0 208
Snohomish 0 6 25,976
Spokane 15,280 912 89,826
Stevens 267 0 4,373
Thurston 0 6 8,933
Wahkiakum 0 0 168
Walla Walla 0 373 14,018
Washington 454 493 2,243
Whatcom 1,209 0 20,673
Whitman 104 0 6,809
Yakima 0 881 26,464
Total 22,316 3,589 583,922

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Washington. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Washington.

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related articles here.

Related Wiki Articles

Washington Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also 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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.

 

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