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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Skagit County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Skagit County''' <br><br>Guide to '''Skagit County Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1883, when the [[{{PAGENAME}}#County_Overview|county was formed]].<br><br> [[Image:{{WASkagitAvalanche}}]]
  
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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]]
  
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<br><br>{{Click|Image:WA_ORP.png|Washington Online Genealogy Records|top}} {{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Skagit County  
 
| county = Skagit County  
 
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| seat = Mount Vernon
 
| seat = Mount Vernon
 
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| building address = [http://www.skagitcounty.net/common/asp/default.asp?d=home&c=General&p=directory.htm Skagit County Courthouse]; <br>700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837<br> Mount Vernon, WA 98273<br> Phone. 360.336.9440<br>[http://www.Skagitcounty.us/ '''Skagit County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = [http://www.skagitcounty.net/common/asp/default.asp?d=home&c=General&p=directory.htm Skagit County Courthouse]; <br>700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837<br> Mount Vernon, WA 98273<br> Phone. 360.336.9440<br>[http://www.Skagitcounty.us/ '''Skagit County Website''']}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Overview  ===
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{{Tip|Before 1883—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent county(s).}}
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==== County Formation  ====
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*Skagit County, Washington was created 28 November 1883 from [[Whatcom County, Washington Genealogy|Whatcom]].<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>
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'''County Seat:''' Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>. For Courthouse, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]]
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===== Boundary Changes  =====
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[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SKAGIT 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>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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is surrounded by: [[Chelan County, Washington Genealogy|Chelan]] | [[Island County, Washington Genealogy|Island]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington Genealogy|San Juan]] | [[Snohomish County, Washington Genealogy|Snohomish]] | [[Whatcom County, Washington Genealogy|Whatcom]]
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<center>{{WASkagit County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.skagitcounty.net/common/asp/default.asp?d=home&c=General&p=directory.htm Skagit County Courthouse]; <br>700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837<br> Mount Vernon, WA 98273<br> Phone. 360.336.9440<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,<br>marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1872.<br> County Clerk has divorce, probate county records from 1870. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skagit  County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.skagitcounty.net/common/asp/default.asp?d=home&c=General&p=directory.htm Skagit County Courthouse]; <br>700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837<br> Mount Vernon, WA 98273<br> Phone. 360.336.9440<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,<br>marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1872.<br> County Clerk has divorce, probate county records from 1870. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skagit  County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== History  ==
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See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Dates of Major County Records ====
  
'''1883'''--Skagit County was created 28 November 1883&nbsp;from [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Probate Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</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>1891*</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>1872</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1878</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Skagit County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Skagit County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Skagit County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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===== Record Loss =====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Topics for {{PAGENAME}} ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{WA Topics Intro}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Washington, Skagit|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Skagit County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
[[Chelan County, Washington|Chelan]] | [[Island County, Washington|Island]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]] | [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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{{WA Bible Intro}}
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==== Biography ====
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{{WA Biogs Intro}}
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==== Business and Commerce ====
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{{WA Business Intro}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=2981&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] (Add a name to the search)
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | {{FHL|United States, Washington, Skagit|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=2981 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=Skagit+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://interment.net/us/wa/skagit.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Washington&county=Skagit&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves] Switch to "Person Lookup"
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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://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Washington&county=Skagit&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://genealogytrails.com/wash/skagit/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  ====
  
*1887
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{{WA Census}}
*1889
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*1890 Veterans
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*1892
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
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==== Church  ====
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*Census indexes at [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/ Washington State Digital Archives]: (Free)
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**Federal: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/132 1910]
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**Territorial: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/417 1885]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/437 1887]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/418 1889]
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**These were indexed by local societies and individuals.
  
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{{FYI|Censuses indexed by societies or groups in the area may be more accurate, due to familiarity with local surnames.}}<br>
  
==== Land  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NY%3A110482234%3Fcc%3D1910364 Census Enumerator Cards, 1944] at ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**Genealogical information: cards in alphabetical order with name, age, exact address, occupation, enumerator's signature and date card was completed.
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**Includes: Anacortes, Burlington, La Conner, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley.
  
==== Local Histories ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NY%3A110482234%3Fcc%3D1910364 School census records 1888-1948] 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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==== 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, Skagit|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
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:*Records of Burlington Lutheran Church, Burlington, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== Court Records  ====
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{{WACourtIntro}}
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/236 Skagit 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  ====
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{{WA Emig Intro}}
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{{WA Ethnic etc. Intro}}
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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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{{CommunityTree}} {{WA Genealogy Intro}}
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==== Guardianship  ====
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{{WAGuardianshipIntro}}
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==== History  ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
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*[http://www.stateofus.com/washington/skagit-county/ "Skagit County, Washington Facts"] at StateOfUS.com (mis-labeled as Skagit County, Alabama Facts)
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*''History of the Puget Sound Country'', [http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications.aspx Volume 1], [http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications_detail.aspx?p=15 Volume 2] by William Farrand Prosser [New York, Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1903] online at Washington History
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===== History Timeline  =====
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[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#SKAGIT 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 Janet Oakley. ''Skagit County -- Thumbnail History'', [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5663 History Link.org] Essay 5663.
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*People have lived in present-day Skagit County and its environs for nearly 10,000 years. They were known as the Coast Salish.
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*1791 - Rosario Strait is on the most western edge of Skagit County. The Spaniard Juan Francisco de Eliza charted it, and named it Canal de Fidalgo.
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*1824 - John Work, a trader with Hudson’s Bay Company, came through the area.
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*1852 - The first Euro-American to live in the county, was Englishman William (Blanket Bill) Jarman with his Coast Salish wife.
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*1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes {{wpd|Washington Territory|Washington Territory}}.
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*1863 - Settlement on the county’s mainland took hold when Michael Sullivan and Samuel Calhoun began diking the marshy flats near present day LaConner.
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*1860s-1870s - New settlements and trading posts appeared on Guemes Island and Samish Island.
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*1883 - November 28, A bill passed in the territorial legislature separated Skagit County from Whatcom County.
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{WA Land Intro}}
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*County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{WA Maps Intro}}
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[[Image:Waskagit.jpg|300px|Waskagit.jpg]] <br>{{WAMapInfo}}
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==== Migration  ====
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{{WA Migration Intro}}
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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{{WA Military Intro}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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{{WA Naturalization Intro}}
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[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 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.
  
[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 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. <br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM9HM-2NY%3A110482234%3Fcc%3D1910364 Naturalization and Citizenship records 1878-1955]. 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 Certificates of naturalization 1922-1926; Citizenship record 1896-1906; Concrete census enumerator cards 1944; Declarations of intention 1878-1945; Naturalization card index 1928-1945; Naturalization proceedings and index 1906-1925; Petition and record 1906-1955; Reports of naturalization petitions granted or denied 1930-1945.
  
 
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==== 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|Skagit}}
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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|Skagit}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMM1X-5KY%3A1581017338%3Fcc%3D1979435 Probate Case Files, 1890-1929]. Part of: ''Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington_County_Probate_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#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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*Skagit [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22029-18048-67?cc=1404287&wc=12809230 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)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{WA Tax Intro}}
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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%2FM9HM-2NY%3A110482234%3Fcc%3D1910364 School census records 1888-1948] 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.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''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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{{WA vital intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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{{WA Birth Intro}}
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/870 Birth Records, 1891-1908] 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-2NY%3A110482234%3Fcc%3D1910364 Birth Records, 1869-1946] at ''Washington, County Records, 1856-2009'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_County_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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**Includes: Birth and death record index, 1892-1946; Birth certificates, 1869-1907; Births (delayed) 1869-1907; Birth and death record index 1892-1946.
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{{WA Birth Other Records}}
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===== Marriage  =====
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{{WA Marriage Intro}}
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*'''1884-2000''' - [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/452 Marriage Records, 1884-2000] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection.(Free)
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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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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_County_Marriages_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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**Includes Birth, Marriage, Death Index 1891-1898;Index to Licenses 1923-1947; Affidavits 1909-1939; Applications Index 1940-1985; Applications 1905-2001; Certificate Index 1884-1923; Licenses 1940-1959; Record Index 1925-1994; Register 1891-1948; Returns 1891-1948.
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{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
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===== Divorce  =====
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{{WA Divorce Intro}}
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===== Death  =====
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLL%3A110482234%3Fcc%3D1910364 Death and Birth records 1869-1946] 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 Birth and death record index 1892-1946; Death certificates 1892.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/874 Death Returns, 1891-1908] at Washinton State Digital Archives Collection (Free)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.skagithistory.com/ WAGenWeb] Skagit County
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| width="30%" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/skagit/skagit.htm USGenWeb]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Washington State Digital Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections]  
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/WA/Skagit/ Web Sites at RootsWeb - Skagit WA]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Skagit/ Linkpendium]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wa/counties/skagit/ CyndisList]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.stateofus.com/washington/skagit-county/ StateofUS.com]
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| width="60%" | "Skagit County, Washington Facts" (mis-labeled "Skagit County, Alabama Facts")
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" colspan="2" bgcolor="#FFFF66" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Washington, Skagit|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=skagit+county+washington&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=skagit+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)
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{{WA Archives Intro}}
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Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the [[Washington Archives and Libraries|state]] (including [[Washington Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].
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*[[Mount Vernon Washington Family History Center]] 1700 Hazel St., Mount Vernon, WA 98274 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=+1700+Hazel+St.%2C+Mount+Vernon%2C+WA+98274+WA+United+States&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x5485695499a85a21%3A0x259ca284b6f35b2e!3m8!1m3!1d3303!2d-123.0298041!3d48.530744!3m2!1i1186!2i960!4f13.1!4m2!3d48.411403!4d-122.319952 Location Map]
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:[http://library.cityofanacortes.org/ Anacortes Public Library], 1220 10th St, Anacortes 98221 Phone: (360) 293-1910
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:[http://www.burlington.lib.wa.us/ Burlington Public Library], 820 East Washington Avenue, Burlington 98233 Phone: (360) 755-0760
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:[http://www.manta.com/c/mmgyjqc/concrete-library Concrete Public Library], 45672 Main Street, Concrete 98237 Phone: (360) 853-8950
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:[http://www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us/ Mount Vernon City Library], 315 Snoqualmie St., Mount Vernon 98273 Phone: (360) 336-6249
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:[http://www.youseemore.com/sedro-woolley Sedro-Woolley Public Library], 802 Ball Avenue, Sedro-Woolley 98284 Phone: (360) 855-1166
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*[[Mount Vernon Washington Family History Center]]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Skagit|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Skagit County

Guide to Skagit County Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1883, when the county was formed.

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Skagit County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Skagit County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 28, 1883
County Seat Mount Vernon
Courthouse
Address Skagit County Courthouse;
700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone. 360.336.9440
Skagit County Website


County Overview

County Formation

  • Skagit County, Washington was created 28 November 1883 from Whatcom.[1]

County Seat: Mount Vernon [2]. For Courthouse, see Archives, libraries, etc.

Boundary Changes

Historical County Boundaries from Newberry Library[3]

Neighboring Counties

Skagit County, Washington Genealogy is surrounded by: Chelan | Island | Okanogan | San Juan | Snohomish | Whatcom

Skagit CountyWhatcom CountyOkanogan CountyChelan CountyDouglas CountyKittitas CountyKing CountySnohomish CountyPierce CountyKitsap CountyMason CountyGrays Harbor CountyJefferson CountyClallam CountyIsland CountySan Juan CountyThurston CountySkagit County.JPG

Courthouse

Skagit County Courthouse;
700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone. 360.336.9440

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,
marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1872.
County Clerk has divorce, probate county records from 1870. [4]

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

Dates of Major County Records

Beginning dates for major county records[5]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1891*
1891*
1872
1884
1878
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
Record Loss

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

Topics for Skagit 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.


Skagit 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.




  • Census Enumerator Cards, 1944 at Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
    • Genealogical information: cards in alphabetical order with name, age, exact address, occupation, enumerator's signature and date card was completed.
    • Includes: Anacortes, Burlington, La Conner, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley.

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 Skagit County, Washington Genealogy are listed in the FamilySearch catalog. (Press space bar to select town.)
Lutheran
  • Records of Burlington Lutheran Church, Burlington, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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

  • Skagit 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
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

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.
Many local libraries and societies have collections of family genealogies. County histories or biographies often include brief genealogies of the featured persons.

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.

History

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

  • History of the Puget Sound Country, Volume 1, Volume 2 by William Farrand Prosser [New York, Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1903] online at Washington History
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 Janet Oakley. Skagit County -- Thumbnail History, History Link.org Essay 5663.

  • People have lived in present-day Skagit County and its environs for nearly 10,000 years. They were known as the Coast Salish.
  • 1791 - Rosario Strait is on the most western edge of Skagit County. The Spaniard Juan Francisco de Eliza charted it, and named it Canal de Fidalgo.
  • 1824 - John Work, a trader with Hudson’s Bay Company, came through the area.
  • 1852 - The first Euro-American to live in the county, was Englishman William (Blanket Bill) Jarman with his Coast Salish wife.
  • 1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes Washington Territory.
  • 1863 - Settlement on the county’s mainland took hold when Michael Sullivan and Samuel Calhoun began diking the marshy flats near present day LaConner.
  • 1860s-1870s - New settlements and trading posts appeared on Guemes Island and Samish Island.
  • 1883 - November 28, A bill passed in the territorial legislature separated Skagit County from Whatcom County.

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.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

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

 

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.

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.

  • Naturalization and Citizenship records 1878-1955. Part of Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes Certificates of naturalization 1922-1926; Citizenship record 1896-1906; Concrete census enumerator cards 1944; Declarations of intention 1878-1945; Naturalization card index 1928-1945; Naturalization proceedings and index 1906-1925; Petition and record 1906-1955; Reports of naturalization petitions granted or denied 1930-1945.

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 Skagit 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.

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.

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.

School Records

 

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
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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.

  • Birth Records, 1869-1946 at Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 at FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes: Birth and death record index, 1892-1946; Birth certificates, 1869-1907; Births (delayed) 1869-1907; Birth and death record index 1892-1946.

For earlier or unrecorded births, search:


Marriage
Marriage Records reveal
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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.

  • 1855–2008 - Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008 at FamilySearch — index and images
    • See what genealogical information may be in these records.
    • Includes Birth, Marriage, Death Index 1891-1898;Index to Licenses 1923-1947; Affidavits 1909-1939; Applications Index 1940-1985; Applications 1905-2001; Certificate Index 1884-1923; Licenses 1940-1959; Record Index 1925-1994; Register 1891-1948; Returns 1891-1948.
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.

Death
Death Records reveal
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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 Skagit 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 Skagit County, Washington Genealogy
Web Sites at RootsWeb - Skagit 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 "Skagit County, Washington Facts" (mis-labeled "Skagit County, Alabama Facts")
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Skagit 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 Skagit 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.


Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St, Anacortes 98221 Phone: (360) 293-1910
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Unique Collections:
Burlington Public Library, 820 East Washington Avenue, Burlington 98233 Phone: (360) 755-0760
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Concrete Public Library, 45672 Main Street, Concrete 98237 Phone: (360) 853-8950
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Upper Skagit Library District, 45770 B Main St., Concrete 98237 Phone: (360) 853-7939
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Unique Collections:
La Conner Regional Library, 614 Morris St., La Conner 98257 Phone: (360) 466-3352
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St., Mount Vernon 98273 Phone: (360) 336-6249
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Unique Collections:
Sedro-Woolley Public Library, 802 Ball Avenue, Sedro-Woolley 98284 Phone: (360) 855-1166
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Museums

 

Societies

 

Towns and Communities

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

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),Skagit County, Washington page 734, 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.