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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Klickitat County'''  
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[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Klickitat County''' <br><br>Guide to '''Klickitat County Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1859, when the [[{{PAGENAME}}#County_Overview|county was formed]].<br><br> [[Image:Simulating Trout Lake, Klickitat County, Washington.jpg |thumb|right|270px|<center>
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Trout Lake, Klickitat County, Washington</center>]]
  
[[Image:Wa-klickitat.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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| <center>'''County QuickStart:'''</center>
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]]
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Divorce|Divorce]]
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]
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:*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.klickitatcounty.org/ Klickitat County Courthouse]<br>205 S Columbus Avenue Room 204<br>Goldendale, WA 98620<br>Phone 509.773.4559<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court<br>records; County Auditor has marriage records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Klickitat County, Washington page 733, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<br><br>{{Click|Image:WA_ORP.png|Washington Online Genealogy Records|top}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Klickitat County
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| county_map = Wa-klickitat.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1859
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| founded date = December 20
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| seat = Goldendale
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.klickitatcounty.org/ Klickitat County Courthouse]<br>205 S Columbus Avenue Room 204<br>Goldendale, WA 98620<br>Phone 509.773.4559<br>[http://www.Klickitatcounty.us/ '''Klickitat County Website'''] }}  
  
== &nbsp; ==
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=== County Overview ===
  
== History  ==
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{{Tip|Before 1859—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent county(s).}} <br>
  
== Parent County  ==
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==== Parent County(s) ====
  
'''1859'''--Klickitat County was created 20 December 1859&nbsp;from [[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Goldendale <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Klickitat County, Washington was created 20 December 1859 from [[Skamania County, Washington Genealogy|Skamania]] and [[Walla Walla County, Washington Genealogy|Walla Walla]].<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>  
  
A county history summary is available at:&nbsp;[http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7800 http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;file_id=7800]  
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'''County Seat:''' Goldendale <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>. See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Towns_and_Communities|Towns and Communities]] in {{PAGENAME}}. For Courthouse, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]]  
  
== Boundary Changes  ==
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#KLICKITAT Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref>
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[Benton County, Washington Genealogy|Benton]], [[Gilliam County, Oregon Genealogy|Gilliam]], [[Hood River County, Oregon Genealogy|Hood River]], [[Morrow County, Oregon Genealogy|Morrow]], [[Sherman County, Oregon Genealogy|Sherman]], [[Skamania County, Washington Genealogy|Skamania]], [[Wasco County, Oregon Genealogy|Wasco]], [[Yakima County, Washington Genealogy|Yakima]]
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<center>{{WAKlickitat County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.klickitatcounty.org/ Klickitat County Courthouse]<br>205 S Columbus Avenue Room 204<br>Goldendale, WA 98620<br>Phone 509.773.4559<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. <br>County Auditor has marriage records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Klickitat County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
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==== Dates of Major County Records ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ccff66" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1863</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1880</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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===== Record Loss  =====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Topics for {{PAGENAME}}  ===
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{{WA Topics Intro}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Washington, Klickitat|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
==== Indian Reservation ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
The [[Yakama Indian Reservation (Washington)|Yakama Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in Yakima County, with a small portion in Klickitat County.
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{{WA Bible Intro}}
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==== Biography  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{WA Biogs Intro}}
  
*[[Benton County, Washington|Benton]]
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==== Business and Commerce ====
*[[Gilliam County, Oregon|Gilliam County, Oregon]]
 
*[[Hood River County, Oregon|Hood River County, Oregon]]
 
*[[Morrow County, Oregon|Morrow County, Oregon]]
 
*[[Sherman County, Oregon|Sherman County, Oregon]]
 
*[[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]]
 
*[[Wasco County, Oregon|Wasco County, Oregon]]
 
*[[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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{{WA Business Intro}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{WA Cemeteries Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#B2B2FF" colspan="3" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}''' cemeteries from [[Washington Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#CCFFFF" | <center>'''Online County-wide Name Searches''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#FFFFB8" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFF1DC" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries'''<br>(Several will also link to names)</center>
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=50&GScnty=2972&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] (Add a name to the search)
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | {{FHL|United States, Washington, Klickitat|place||disp=FamilySearch Library}} Click '''Cemeteries.''' Press space bar to select town
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=50&CScnty=2972 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:34 WA State Archives - Digital Collections] Click any cemetery for search window, select county, enter name(s).
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Klickitat+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://interment.net/us/wa/klickitat.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Washington&county=Klickitat&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves] Switch to "Person Lookup"
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [[Washington Periodicals]]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:34 Washington State Digital Archives] Put county name in '''Search''' box
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Klickitat/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Washington&county=Klickitat&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/washington/klickitat.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/wash/klickitat/cemeteries.htm Genealogy Trails]
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| colspan="3" | <center>See [[Washington Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Washington Cemeteries]] for details about these and other sites. </center>
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*1860  
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{{WA Census}}
*1870
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*1871
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*Census indexes at [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/ Washington State Digital Archives]: (Free) These were indexed by local societies and individuals.
*1880
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*1883
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:{{•}} Federal: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/127 1910]
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:{{•}} Territorial: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/85 1860]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/365 1870]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/188 1871]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/161 1883]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/407 1885]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/108 1887]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/738 1889]
*1887
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:{{•}} State-funded: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/323 1892]
*1889  
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*1890 Veterans
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NV%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 School census 1924-1925] Part of ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Census#Record_content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
*1910
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*1920
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{{FYI|Censuses indexed by societies or groups in the area may be more accurate, due to familiarity with local surnames. See [[Washington Census Tips#Census Index Tips|More index tips]]}}
*1930
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{WA Church Intro}}
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for {{PAGENAME}} are listed in the {{FHL|United States, Washington, Okanogan|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
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==== Court Records  ====
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{{WACourtIntro}}
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/212 Klickitat Frontier Justice.] Part of "''Frontier Justice’’: Guide to the Court Records of Washington Territory, 1853-1889'' at Washington State Digital Archives. (Free Index, no images)
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**The court procedure of Frontier Justice touch nearly all pioneers of Washington Territory. The index has many abstracts that provide names and what is happening in disputes, settlements in civil and criminal cases as well as probate, equity and admiralty cases.
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==== Directories  ====
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{{WA Dirs Intro}}
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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{{WA Emig Intro}}
  
==== Court ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Land  ====
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{{WA Ethnic etc. Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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===== American Indian  =====
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The [[Yakama Indian Reservation (Washington)|Yakama Indian Reservation]] is located primarily in Yakima County, with a small portion in Klickitat County.
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*'''1911 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|2300675|Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians, 1911-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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===== Japanese  =====
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World War II Files, 1942-1946
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Public Welfare/Social Security Department, ([http://digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/486 Japanese Internment]) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives
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==== Funeral Homes ====
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{{WA Funeral Homes Intro}}
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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{{WA Gazetteers Intro}}
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==== Genealogy  ====
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{{WA Genealogy Intro}}
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{{CommunityTree}}
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*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/washington-genealogy/klickitat-county.htm "Genealogy Research in Klickitat County, Washington"] online
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*[http://recordspedia.com/Washington/Klickitat-County/Public-Records "Klickitat County, Washington Public Records"] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/323 "1892 Klickitat County Census"] online
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==== Guardianship  ====
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{{WAGuardianshipIntro}}
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Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Adams County, Washington Genealogy#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Washington Court Records]].
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==== History  ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
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A county history summary is available at [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7800 http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&amp;file_id=7800]
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/407 "1885 Klickitat County"] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/738 "1889 Klickitat County"] online
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*[http://www.stateofus.com/washington/klickitat-county/ "Klickitat County, Washington Facts"] online (mislabeled as Alabama)
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===== History Timeline  =====
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[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#KLICKITAT Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br> Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Paula Becker. ''Klickitat County -- Thumbnail History'', [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7800 History Link.org] Essay 7800.
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*The area was once home to the Klickitat and Wishram tribes, both of which ceded the land to the U.S. government
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*1852 - The earliest non-Indian settlement in Klickitat County was the Erastus S. Joslyn farm near present-day White Salmon.
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*1850s - Many early settlers to the future Klickitat County came east from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
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*1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes {{wpd|Washington Territory|Washington Territory}}.
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*1859 December 20 - The County of Clickitat (after 1869 spelled Klickitat) was formally organized.
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*Early settlers raised Durham and Shorthorn cattle, selling large herds to supply miners in Idaho and British Columbia.
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*1870 - The Klickitat Valley's first fruit orchards were planted.
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{WA Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/48 Land Records 1984 and 2012] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/50 Recorded Agreements and Contracts 1988-2013] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{WA Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Waklickitat.jpg|300px|Waklickitat.jpg]] <br>{{WAMapInfo}}
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==== Migration  ====
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{{WA Migration Intro}}
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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{{WA Military Intro}}
  
 
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].  
 
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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{{WA Naturalization Intro}}
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Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/811 Naturalization Records, 1889-1961] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NV%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 Declarations of intention 1874-1924] Part of ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship#Record_content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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**Includes Declarations of intention 1889-1945; Naturalization index 1911-1945;Orders of the court (admitting the petitioner or denying the petition) 1913-1927; 1932-1945;Petition evidence 1907-1929; Petitions for naturalization 1893-1946; Special naturalizations 1894-1905.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{WA Newspapers Intro}}
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*[[{{PAGENAME}} Newspapers]] (Sortable by towns, years, and titles)
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{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Klickitat}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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{{WA Obituaries Intro}}
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'''Also check:'''
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*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]
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*Local [[{{PAGENAME}}#Funeral_Homes|Funeral Homes]], [[{{PAGENAME}}#Libraries|Libraries]], or family records.
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*Obituaries of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Neighboring_Counties|neighboring counties]]
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==== Periodicals  ====
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{{WA Periodicals Intro}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{WA Probate Intro|Klickitat}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/viewer#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLD%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 1884-1930] Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/viewer#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLD%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 Probate Records 1884-1930] Part of ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Probate Records#Record_Content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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==== Public Records  ====
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{{WA Public Records}}
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*Klickitat [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22029-23267-23?cc=1404287&wc=12809219 Postmaster Index]. Part of ''Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965'', [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections] for Washington. (Free, browse images)
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==== School Records  ====
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{{WA School Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLD%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 1903-1941] Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NV%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 School registers 1903-1941] Part of ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Schools#Record_content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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**Includes School census 1924-1925; School census and examination records 1916-1927.
  
 
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*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 FamilySearch Record Search], no images are available. A&nbsp;transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NV%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 Register of births 1881-1907] Part of ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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{{WA Birth Other Records}}
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*'''1855–2008''' - {{RecordSearch|1534448|Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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*'''1867''' - Marriages beginning 20 Aug 1867 are available from the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] website.
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*'''1867-1997''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/viewer#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLD%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 1867-1997] Part of: ''County Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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*'''1867-2013''' - [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/52 Marriage Records, 1867-2013] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*'''1867-1999''' - [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NV%3An2138840387%3Fcc%3D1910364 Marriage Records 1867-1999] Part of ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [[Washington Vital Records#Record_content|genealogical information]] may be in these records.
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**Includes Marriage certificates 1893-1999; Marriage record 1867-1893; Marriage returns 1935-1940; Miscellaneous marriage certificates 1934-1947.
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<br> {{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
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Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Washington Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Washington Vital Records]] for excellent information.
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{{WA Death Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960] ''Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington_County_Deaths_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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| width="30%" | [http://wagenweb.org/klickitat/ WAGenWeb] Klicikitat County
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| width="30%" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/klickitat/klickita.htm USGenWeb]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Washington State Digital Archives]
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*[[Goldendale Washington Family History Center]] 33 Miller Rd, Omak, WA 98841 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=33+Miller+Rd%2C+Omak%2C+WA+98841+United+States+&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x549ce832e16f7b0f%3A0xb4da63c5904adbb5!3m8!1m3!1d3033!2d-119.542664!3d48.43201!3m2!1i1259!2i880!4f13.1!4m2!3d48.43201!4d-119.542664 Location Map]
*[[Goldendale Washington Family History Center]]
 
  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Klickitat/ Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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:[http://www.ellensburglibrary.org/ Ellensburg Public Library], 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg 98926 Phone: (509) 962-7252
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Latest revision as of 19:28, 26 October 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Klickitat County

Guide to Klickitat County Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1859, when the county was formed.

Trout Lake, Klickitat County, Washington
County QuickStart:



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Klickitat County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Klickitat County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 20, 1859
County Seat Goldendale
Courthouse
Address Klickitat County Courthouse
205 S Columbus Avenue Room 204
Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone 509.773.4559
Klickitat County Website


County Overview


Parent County(s)

Klickitat County, Washington was created 20 December 1859 from Skamania and Walla Walla.[1]

County Seat: Goldendale [2]. See also Towns and Communities in Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy. For Courthouse, see Archives, libraries, etc.

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy is surrounded by: Benton, Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Skamania, Wasco, Yakima

Klickitat CountyBenton CountyYakima CountySkamania CountyMultnomah CountyHood River CountyWasco CountySherman CountyGilliam CountyMorrow CountyKlickitat County.JPG

Courthouse

Klickitat County Courthouse
205 S Columbus Avenue Room 204
Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone 509.773.4559

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records.
County Auditor has marriage records. [4]

See also Archives, libraries, etc. in Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy.

Dates of Major County Records

Beginning dates for major county records[5]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1882*
1867*
1891*
1863
1882
1880
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Topics for Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy

The topics or headings on this page describe records that are used for genealogy and family history. They include links to web sites with indexes, images, or information about the county.


Bible Records

 

Biography

Biographical information is often found in state and local histories or genealogies. See also Washington Biography.

Business and Commerce

 

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. Tombstones, sextons (caretakers) records, and burial records each have slightly different information. See Washington Cemeteries.


Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy cemeteries from state and national resources
Online County-wide Name Searches
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
(Several will also link to names)
FindAGrave (Add a name to the search) FamilySearch Library Click Cemeteries. Press space bar to select town FindAGrave
WA State Archives - Digital Collections Click any cemetery for search window, select county, enter name(s). WorldCat Interment.net
Billion Graves Switch to "Person Lookup" Washington Periodicals Washington State Digital Archives Put county name in Search box
Linkpendium
Billion Graves
USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Genealogy Trails
See Washington Cemeteries for details about these and other sites.

Census

Federal Census Contents
Names, ages, birthplaces 1850–1940
Birthplaces of parents 1880–1940
Relationships 1880–1940
Family and Neighbors All years
Immigration year 1900–1930
Citizenship 1910–1940

Censuses 1) Give names, ages, and more about the family; 2) Pinpoint the area to find other records; and 3) Provide clues for further research.



 • Federal: 1910
 • Territorial: 1860 • 1870 • 1871 • 1883 • 1885 • 1887 • 1889
 • State-funded: 1892

Church Records

The information church records provide depends upon the church practices and the record keepers. Records may include names, ages, and dates of events such as baptism, marriage, or burial. See Washington Church Records.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy are listed in the FamilySearch catalog. (Press space bar to select town.)

Court Records

Your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can clarify family relationships, places of residence, occupations, and family history. See Washington Court Records for courts used through the years.

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For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization · Probate

  • Klickitat Frontier Justice. Part of "Frontier Justice’’: Guide to the Court Records of Washington Territory, 1853-1889 at Washington State Digital Archives. (Free Index, no images)
    • The court procedure of Frontier Justice touch nearly all pioneers of Washington Territory. The index has many abstracts that provide names and what is happening in disputes, settlements in civil and criminal cases as well as probate, equity and admiralty cases.

Directories

 

Emigration and Immigration

 

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

 

American Indian

The Yakama Indian Reservation is located primarily in Yakima County, with a small portion in Klickitat County.

Japanese

World War II Files, 1942-1946

Public Welfare/Social Security Department, (Japanese Internment) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives

Funeral Homes

 

Gazetteers

 

Genealogy

Many local libraries and societies have collections of family genealogies. County histories or biographies often include brief genealogies of the featured persons.

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the District courts. See Washington Court Records.

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Washington Court Records.

History

Local histories for Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy may include biographies, history of churches, schools, local government with names of officials, military information, and more. See Washington Local Histories.

A county history summary is available at http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7800


History Timeline

Historical County Boundaries from Newberry Library[6]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Paula Becker. Klickitat County -- Thumbnail History, History Link.org Essay 7800.

  • The area was once home to the Klickitat and Wishram tribes, both of which ceded the land to the U.S. government
  • 1852 - The earliest non-Indian settlement in Klickitat County was the Erastus S. Joslyn farm near present-day White Salmon.
  • 1850s - Many early settlers to the future Klickitat County came east from the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
  • 1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes Washington Territory.
  • 1859 December 20 - The County of Clickitat (after 1869 spelled Klickitat) was formally organized.
  • Early settlers raised Durham and Shorthorn cattle, selling large herds to supply miners in Idaho and British Columbia.
  • 1870 - The Klickitat Valley's first fruit orchards were planted.

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
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Tips -or- Land Contents

Land records (especially deeds) may give the name of a spouse, heirs, and witnesses, who may be relatives or in-laws.

County deeds, mortgages, and leases show transfers from person to person. See also Court Records for actions involving real estate. See Washington Land for government-to-person records.

Maps

 

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This map highlights the county within the state of Washington. The map soon will have inter-active links.

Migration

Most residents came to Washington from other states or crossed the border from Canada. (See Seattle Passenger Lists for those who came from other countries.) Although few other migration records exist, try:

Censuses (use birthdates and places of children as clues)
Land (1st deed may reveal previous residence)
Death-related records of children may give town or county of birth
• Records of relatives and neighbors

Military

 

Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.     *Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

  • Declarations of intention 1874-1924 Part of Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes Declarations of intention 1889-1945; Naturalization index 1911-1945;Orders of the court (admitting the petitioner or denying the petition) 1913-1927; 1932-1945;Petition evidence 1907-1929; Petitions for naturalization 1893-1946; Special naturalizations 1894-1905.

Newspapers

Small town newspapers provide historical content and contain obituaries, birth or death notices, legal notices, and community news, such as visits to or from out-of-town relatives. See Washington Newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Finding More Washington Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Do a search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog. To select a county in Washington, add a comma, slide way down to the county list, then click Search. (Almost every state seems to have a Washington County)

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, living family members, education, occupation, and more. See Washington Obituaries for state level collections and United States Obituaries for tips and insights.

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See also: NewspapersLibrariesSocietiesFuneral Homes • Obituaries of neighboring counties or of the person's previous residence • Family records.

Also check:

Periodicals

 

Probate Records

Probate records identify heirs of the decedents, give the (approximate) death dates, and provide specifics about property holdings. The records were kept by the county judge.

These include wills, inheritance records, dockets, and other documents regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. See also Court Records for civil actions involving estates. Also see Washington Probate Records.

  • 1884-1930 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)

Public Records

Public records are documents created by civil authorities that either don't fit comfortably in another topic, or that could fit in several topics.

School Records

 

  • 1903-1941 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
  • School registers 1903-1941 Part of Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes School census 1924-1925; School census and examination records 1916-1927.

Taxation

Washington tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Washington Taxation.

Vital Records

The county auditors in Washington kept records of birth, marriage, and death. The county clerk has the divorce records - the earliest dates to the present.

See also How to order Washington Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Washington Birth or Death Certificate and Marriage or Divorce Certificate Applications to mail. See Washington Vital Records for details and history of the records. .

Birth
Birth Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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Parent's Names Green check.png]]  
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In 1891, coroners, physicians, and midwives were to "return" births and deaths to the county auditor. Many went unrecorded. In 1907, the State Center for Health Statistics assumed this responsibility.[7]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Birth Records.

For earlier or unrecorded births, search:


Marriage
Marriage Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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Marriage records include certificates, marriage returns, license applications or affidavits. Counties kept the records until 1968, when the state took over.


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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Marriage Records.

  • 1867-1997 - 1867-1997 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
  • 1867-1999 - Marriage Records 1867-1999 Part of Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes Marriage certificates 1893-1999; Marriage record 1867-1893; Marriage returns 1935-1940; Miscellaneous marriage certificates 1934-1947.

Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information.

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information.

Death
Death Records reveal
Yes or Maybe
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In 1891, coroners, physicians and midwives were to report (or return) all births and deaths under their supervision to County Auditors. On July 1, 1907, the State took over....[8]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Death Records.

Voting Registers

 



Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
WAGenWeb Klicikitat County Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Washington State Digital Archives Free Includes indexes, some linked to images.
  • Type county name, click Search, then select a collection.
  • Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in December, 2013.
FamilySearch Historical Collections Free Search indexes or browse images at FamilySearch.org.
  • Click "Last Updated." Collections through December 2013 have been posted to the appropriate topics for this Wiki page.
Sites that search for links pertaining to Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy
Web Sites at RootsWeb - Klickitat WA Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS.com Free "klickitat County, Washington Facts" (mis-labeled "klickitat County, Alabama Facts")
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library (Indiana)
See also local libraries and Washington Archives and Libraries

Archives, Libraries, etc.

See also a List of Washington Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies  

Resources for Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries—even smaller ones—often have Unique Genealogical Collections that are not online for the area they serve. Many libraries in Washington have an area dedicated to local history and genealogy.


Ellensburg Public Library, 209 North Ruby Street, Ellensburg 98926 Phone: (509) 962-7252
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Kittitas Public Library, 2nd Pierce Sts, Kittitas 98934 Phone: (509) 968-0226
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Roslyn Public Library, 201 S. First St., Roslyn 98941 Phone: (509) 649-3420
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Goldendale Community Library, 131 West Burgen, Goldendale 98620 Phone: (509) 773-4487
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
White Salmon Valley Community Library, 5 Town Country Square, White Salmon 98672 Phone: (509) 493-1132
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Museums

 

Societies

 


Towns and Communities

See a list of towns and communities in Clickitat County per Wikipedia.

Indian Reservation

The Yakama Indian Reservation is located primarily in Yakima County, with a small portion in Klickitat County.

References

  1. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Klickitat County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  6. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  7. Washington State Archives - Digital Archives, Birth Records, About this Collection
  8. About Death Records at Washington State Digital Archives.