Pend Oreille County, Washington Genealogy

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Pend Oreille County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Pend Oreille County
Location in the state of Washington
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Location of Washington in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1911
County Seat Pend Oreille
Address Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5000
Phone: 509.447.2435
Pend Oreille County Website

Historical Facts

Record Loss


Bible Records



US GenWeb Pend Oreille list of cemeteries and available extractions. listing of cemeteries


The 1910 Population Census is available at Washington State Digital Archives, FamilySearch,$ and Heritage Quest.

The 1920 Population Census is available at Family Search,$ and Heritage Quest.

The 1930 Population Census is available at Family Search and$

The 1940 Population Census is available at Family Search and$

Church Records

Washington State Archives, Cheney holds many county court records from 1911 to the 1970s and later years.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Indian Reservation

The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Pend Oreille County.




Steele, Richard F. Illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties, State of Washington, published 1904.

Pend Oreille County history on article 7618.

Numerous local history books are available at the Pend Oreille County Museum store.

Land and Property

  • Land records prior to 1911 are held by the Stevens County Auditor. Records have been digitized and are available upon request.
  • Washington State Archives, Cheney holds the 1912-1919 plat books and description and the list of forest lands and Indian lands acquired by the Federal government, 1913-1939, Board of Equalization correspondence and assessment review.




Naturalization and Citizenship

Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.





Public Records



Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5000
Phone: 509.447.2435

County Auditor has birth, marriage and land records from 1911.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1911. [3]

Family History Centers


The SCHS has the Stevens County Assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898 to 1906. Images of the 1898 ledger are viewable on the Crossroads on the Columbia project.

Vital Records

  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A 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.



Populated Places

  • Cusick, zip code 99119, population 207
  • Ione, zip code 99139, population 479
  • Metaline, zip code 99152, population 173
  • Metaline Falls, zip code 99153, population 238
  • Newport, zip code 99156, population 2126
  • Usk, zip code 99180


  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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pend Oreille County, Washington page 734, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.