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''[[United_States|United States]] [[File:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]]'''{{Washington-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Washington Information==
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Washington is a state in the northwestern portion of the United States.  It is divided into 39 counties and it's capital is Olympia.  Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state on 11 Nov 1889.  It was created from Washington Territory.  <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref>
  
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== '''Welcome to Washington, The Evergreen State'''  ==
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<h3>Getting Started with Washington Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Washington research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1907--Present|Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1907--Present]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1850-1907|Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1850-1907]]
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*[[How to Find Washington Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Washington Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Washington Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Washington Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
== Counties  ==
 
  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Washington research.
*[[Adams County, Washington|Adams]]
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*[[Washington Record Selection Table|Washington Record Finder]]
*[[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/Washington/ Boundary Changes for Washington Counties]  
*[[Benton County, Washington|Benton]]  
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*[[Washington Archives and Libraries|Washington Archives and Libraries]]
*[[Chelan County, Washington|Chelan]]  
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*[http://wagenweb.org/ WAGenWeb]  
*[[Clallam County, Washington|Clallam]]  
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*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Washington.
*[[Clark County, Washington|Clark]]  
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*[[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]]
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*[[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]]
 
*[[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]]
 
*[[Ferry County, Washington|Ferry]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]]
 
*[[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]]  
 
*[[Grant County, Washington|Grant]]
 
  
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== Washington Clickable Map==
*[[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]]
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States.  Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*[[Island County, Washington|Island]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Washington|Jefferson]]
 
*[[King County, Washington|King]]
 
*[[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]]
 
*[[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]]
 
*[[Klickitat County, Washington|Klickitat]]
 
*[[Lewis County, Washington|Lewis]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Mason County, Washington|Mason]]
 
*[[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]]
 
*[[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]]
 
*[[Pend Oreille County, Washington|Pend Oreille]]
 
  
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*[[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]]  
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==Counties==
*[[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]]  
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*[[Skagit County, Washington|Skagit]]  
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*[[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]]  
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*[[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]]  
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*[[Adams County, Washington Genealogy|Adams]]
*[[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]]  
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*[[Asotin County, Washington Genealogy|Asotin]]
*[[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]]  
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*[[Benton County, Washington Genealogy|Benton]]
*[[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]]  
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*[[Chelan County, Washington Genealogy|Chelan]]
*[[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]]  
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*[[Clallam County, Washington Genealogy|Clallam]]
*[[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]]  
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*[[Clark County, Washington Genealogy|Clark]]
*[[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]]  
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*[[Columbia County, Washington Genealogy|Columbia]]
*[[Whitman County, Washington|Whitman]]  
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*[[Cowlitz County, Washington Genealogy|Cowlitz]]
*[[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
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*[[Douglas County, Washington Genealogy|Douglas]]
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*[[Ferry County, Washington Genealogy|Ferry]]
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*[[Franklin County, Washington Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Garfield County, Washington Genealogy|Garfield]]
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*[[Grant County, Washington Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Grays Harbor County, Washington Genealogy|Grays Harbor]]
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*[[Island County, Washington Genealogy|Island]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Washington Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[King County, Washington Genealogy|King]]
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*[[Kitsap County, Washington Genealogy|Kitsap]]
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*[[Kittitas County, Washington Genealogy|Kittitas]]
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*[[Klickitat County, Washington Genealogy|Klickitat]]
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*[[Lewis County, Washington Genealogy|Lewis]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Mason County, Washington Genealogy|Mason]]
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*[[Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy|Okanogan]]
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*[[Pacific County, Washington Genealogy|Pacific]]
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*[[Pend Oreille County, Washington Genealogy|Pend Oreille]]
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*[[Pierce County, Washington Genealogy|Pierce]]  
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*[[San Juan County, Washington Genealogy|San Juan]]  
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*[[Skagit County, Washington Genealogy|Skagit]]  
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*[[Skamania County, Washington Genealogy|Skamania]]  
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*[[Snohomish County, Washington Genealogy|Snohomish]]  
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*[[Spokane County, Washington Genealogy|Spokane]]  
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*[[Stevens County, Washington Genealogy|Stevens]]  
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*[[Thurston County, Washington Genealogy|Thurston]]  
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*[[Wahkiakum County, Washington Genealogy|Wahkiakum]]  
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*[[Walla Walla County, Washington Genealogy|Walla Walla]]  
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*[[Whatcom County, Washington Genealogy|Whatcom]]  
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*[[Whitman County, Washington Genealogy|Whitman]]  
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*[[Yakima County, Washington Genealogy|Yakima]]
  
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Chehalis County, Washington Genealogy|Chehalis]] |[http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7731 Sawamish] | [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7867 Slaughter] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Washington Vancouver]
  
Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Chehalis County, Washington|Chehalis]] |[http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7731 Sawamish] | [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7867 Slaughter] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Washington Vancouver]
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== Washington Migration Routes ==
 
 
=== Featured Content  ===
 
 
 
*[[Orting, Washington USA Soldiers Home Applications]]
 
*[[Index to Naturalization Records (Digitized Collection within the State Archives of Washington)]]
 
*[[Naturalization Records (Digitized Collection within the State Archives of Washington)]]
 
 
 
=== Did You Know? ===
 
  
*Washington is a public land state. The area that now comprises the state was part of the public domain and was administered by the federal government through local land offices under the direction of the General Land Office (GLO), later known as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The first land office in Washington was established at Olympia in 1855.
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[[Columbia River]]{{·}} [[Snake River]]{{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}} [[Northern Pacific Railroad]]
*In the early 1800s, traders and trappers came from Canada, Russia, Latin America, and the United States into what is now [[Oregon|Oregon]] and Washington.
 
*In 1811 The American Fur Company, owned by John Jacob Astor, an American, established the first white settlement at Astoria, Oregon.
 
*Most early settlements of the 1830s and 1840s were in the Willamette Valley.
 
*In 1843 more than 900 emigrants came to Washington Territory from [[Arkansas|Arkansas]], [[Illinois|Illinois]], [[Iowa|Iowa]], and [[Missouri|Missouri]].  
 
*[[Washington Territory|Washington Territory]] was created February 8, 1853 from northern part of&nbsp; [[Oregon Territory|Oregon Territory]] north of the Columbia River in the west, and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia River.  
 
*'''[[Gretna Greens in the United States|Gretna Greens]].''' When a Washington State couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like [[Kitsap County, Washington|Port Orchard]] for the greater Seattle area, or [[Kootenai County, Idaho|Coeur d'Alene ID]] for Spokane and eastern Washington.<ref name="Eakle1">Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in ''Genealogy Blog'' at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).</ref>
 
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Washington Family History Center locator map]
  
*Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-Genealogy-Research-Community/181077748638842 Facebook] or [[Join a Skype Research Community|Skype]] Washington Genealogy Research Community!
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== Additional Resources ==
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*Atlas of Historical County Boundaries [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/pages/Washington.html Washington State] at The Newberry Library Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture. Provides pdf of county boundaries and KMZ files for use with Google Earth. &nbsp;
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wa/ Cyndi's List] - Washington genealogy sites on the internet
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=n9e6AAAAIAAJ&dq=Geographic+Dictionary+of+Washington&source=gbs_navlinks_s Georgraphic Dictionary of Washington, 1917]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/wash/ Washington Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Washington
*[http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/index.html University of Alabama Historical Map Archive]  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/Washington-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Washington
*Historic Maps and Navigation Charts from the [http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm NOAA Office of Coast Survey]  
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/Washington-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Washington genealogy research
*[http://library.uoregon.edu/map/naut/nautical_hist.htm University of Oregon Map and Aerial Photography Library] Historic Nautical Charts
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Washington-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Washington
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Washington/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Washington.pdf Washington Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
*[http://www.wagenweb.org// The Washington GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
 
*The Washington State Genealogical Society has [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasgs/resguide.htm Resource Guides] for most counties in the state of Washington.  
 
*The Washington State Genealogical Society has [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wasgs/resguide.htm Resource Guides] for most counties in the state of Washington.  
*The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History.[http://www.historylink.org]
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*The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History ([http://www.historylink.org/ History Link]).
*The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott &amp; Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the [http://yvgs.net/ Yakima Valley Genealogical Society] and Klickitat County Genealogical Society. Book gives a complete recap of formation and dissolution of Washington Territory and Washington State counties.
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
 
 
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*[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington Statewide &nbsp;Death&nbsp;Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical]]&nbsp;[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Records)]]
 
*[[Washington State County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Washington, King County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington, King County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington, Seattle Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Washington State County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]])
 
*[[Washington State, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washingotn State, County Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Washington State, Postmaster Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington State, Postmaster Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
 
 
 
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*[[Washington Introduction|'''Introduction''']]
 
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*[[Washington Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
*[[Washington Biography|Biographies]]
 
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*[[Washington Census Records|Census]]
 
*[[Washington Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Washington Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Washington Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Washington Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[Washington Ethnic Groups|Ethnic Groups]]
 
*[[Washington Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Washington Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Washington History|History]]
 
*[[Washington Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Washington Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Washington Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Washington Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Washington Online Collections|Online Collections]]
 
*[[Washington Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Washington Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Washington Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Washington Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Washington For Further Reading|'''For Further Reading''']]
 
  
 
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Guide to Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Washington Information

Washington is a state in the northwestern portion of the United States. It is divided into 39 counties and it's capital is Olympia. Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state on 11 Nov 1889. It was created from Washington Territory. [1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Washington Research

Links to articles on getting started with Washington research.


Washington Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Washington research.


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Washington Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Adams CountyAsotin CountyBenton CountyChelan CountylCallam CountyClark CountyColumbia CountyCowlitz CountyDouglas CountyFerry CountyFranklin CountyGarfield CountyGrant CountyGrays Harbor CountyIsland CountyJefferson CountyKing CountyKitsap CountyKittitas CountyKlickitat CountyLewis CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyOkanogan CountyPend Oreille CountyPacific CountyPierce CountySan Juan CountySkagit CountySkamania CountySnohomish CountySpokane CountyStevens CountyThurston CountyWahkiakum CountyWalla Walla CountyWhatcom CountyWhitman CountyYakima CountyWAmap1.JPG


Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Chehalis |Sawamish | Slaughter | Vancouver

Washington Migration Routes

Columbia River · Snake River · Oregon Trail · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Northern Pacific Railroad

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.