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Online Records

San Juan County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting San Juan County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Founded October 31, 1873
County Seat Friday Harbor
Address San Juan County Courthouse
350 Court Street #7;
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-1249
Phone: 360.378.2163
San Juan County Website

County Courthouse

San Juan County Courthouse
350 Court Street #7;
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-1249
Phone: 360.378.2163

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records.
County Auditor has birth records 1892-1907,
death records 1890-1907 and marriage records from 1878. [1]


Parent County

1873--San Juan County was created 31 October 1873 from Whatcom County.  County seat: Friday Harbor [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Island | Skagit | Whatcom




  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930




Local Histories




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.




Vital Records

  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of San Juan County Birth Records. This database contains the names of people who were born in San Juan County in June 1891 – August 1907. The names were taken from the San Juan County Register of Births.
  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Historical Records . 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 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.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).