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| building address = [http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/ Pierce County Courthouse]<br> 930 Tacoma Ave South<br> Tacoma, WA 98402<br> Phone: 253.798.7455<br>[http://www.Piercecounty.us/ '''Pierce County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/ Pierce County Courthouse]<br> 930 Tacoma Ave South<br> Tacoma, WA 98402<br> Phone: 253.798.7455<br>[http://www.Piercecounty.us/ '''Pierce County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/ Pierce County Courthouse]<br> 930 Tacoma Ave South<br> Tacoma, WA 98402<br> Phone: 253.798.7455<br><br>County Auditor has marriage and land records.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<br> from 1890 and adoptions records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skamania  County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Historical Facts ===
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1852'''--Pierce County was created 22 December 1852&nbsp;from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] County. '''County seat:''' Tacoma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Parent County:''' created from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] County.
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*'''Date Organized:''' 2 December 1852
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*'''County Seat:''' Tacoma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[King County, Washington|King]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] | [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
  
 
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Fort Lewis  
 
Fort Lewis  
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
  
[[King County, Washington|King]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] | [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Resources ===
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*1920  
 
*1930
 
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*1940
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Tacoma Central
 
*Tacoma Central
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== History ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
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 ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)  
 
Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)  
  
==== '''Obituaries'''  ====
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==== Obituaries ====
  
[http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/obit2about.asp Tacoma Obituary Index] contains more than 350,000 entries.&nbsp; File is complete from 1984 to the present day.  
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[http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/obit2about.asp Tacoma Obituary Index] contains more than 350,000 entries.&nbsp; File is complete from 1984 to the present day.
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
*'''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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===== Courthouse =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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[http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/ Pierce County Courthouse]<br> 930 Tacoma Ave South<br> Tacoma, WA 98402<br> Phone: 253.798.7455<br><br>County Auditor has marriage and land records.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<br> from 1890 and adoptions records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skamania County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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===== Family History Centers =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Puyallup Washington Family History Center]]
 
*[[Puyallup Washington Family History Center]]
  
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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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==== Websites ====
  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Pierce|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Pierce|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Pierce/ Pierce County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Pierce/ Pierce County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Pierce County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Pierce County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 22, 1852
County Seat Tacoma
Courthouse
Address Pierce County Courthouse
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253.798.7455
Pierce County Website



Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Tacoma

Puyallup

Sumner

Orting

Lakewood

Edgewood

Fort Lewis


Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1878
  • 1879
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lincoln (Tacoma)
  • Tacoma 6
  • Tacoma Central

Court Records

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

The News Tribune (Tacoma)

Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)

Obituaries

Tacoma Obituary Index contains more than 350,000 entries.  File is complete from 1984 to the present day.

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Pierce County Courthouse
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253.798.7455

County Auditor has marriage and land records.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records
from 1890 and adoptions records. [2]

Family History Centers
= Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

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.

Websites

References

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