Washington Church Records
To help you learn more about Church records in Washington, see:
- Guide to Church Vital Statistics Records in Washington. Seattle, Wash.: Historical Records Survey, 1942. FHL Collection book 979.7 A3gc; fiche 6051172
The Family History Library has very few church records from Washington. Many denominations have collected their records in central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.
- St. Francis Regis Mission - Jesuit 1845-1945
- St. Ignatius Mission- Jesuit 1845-1855
- St. Mary's Mission - Jesuit 1886-1960
- Tsimshian Mission 1838
- St. Paul's Mission - Jesuit 1845-1865
- Whitman Mission (near Wallawalla)
American Baptist - Samuel Colgate Historical Library
1106 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620-2532
United Methodist Church
Collins Memorial Library
University of Puget Sound
1500 North Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416
This library has records of ministers but not of church members.
For a history of the Methodists in Washington see:
- Howell, Erle. Methodisim in the Northwest. Nashville, Tenn.: Pacific Northwest Conference Historical Society, 1966. FHL Collection 979 K2h
Presbyterian Historical Society
Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
425 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-1516
For a history of the Presbyterians in Washington, see:
- Boyd, Robert. History of the Synod of Washington of The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America 1835-1909. Seattle, Wash.: The Synod, [1910?]. FHL Collection 979.7 K2p; film 1321456 item 4; digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.
Archdiocese of Seattle
910 Marion Street
Seattle, WA 98104
The diocese includes the counties of: Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whatcom,