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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection includes land and property records with indexes from the following counties:  
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This collection includes land and property records with indexes for the years 1850 to 1954. The following counties are included:  
  
 
*Clark  
 
*Clark  
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*Wahkiakum
 
*Wahkiakum
  
More records will be added to the collection as images become available.
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Some of the Lewis County deed indexes include deed records.  
 
 
After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registerar of deeds in the county office.
 
 
 
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1762885/waypoints Browse].
 
 
 
The records cover the years 1850 to 1954.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->County Auditors. Washington State county land records. Washington State Archives, Bellevue, Washington.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
  
Information aboaut creating source citaitons for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.]]
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Pierce and Thurston county deed indexes are not found in this collection. They may be found in "[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910364 Washington, County Records, 1856-2009]."<br>
  
[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registrar of deeds in the county office.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
 
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Image:Washington State County Land Records DGS 4356591 7.jpg|'''Land Record'''
 
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The key genealogical facts found in the Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:  
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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The Washington State, '''County Land Records''' may include the following information:  
  
 
*Name of Grantor  
 
*Name of Grantor  
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*Details of the Transaction
 
*Details of the Transaction
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
*Names of interested parties  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
*Approximate date of the transaction  
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*The names of interested parties.
*Location of the property
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*The approximate date of the transaction.
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*The location of the property.
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.   
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1762885/waypoints Browse Page]'''then:<br>⇒ Select the "County" <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume".  
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
==== Using the Information ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.  
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Washington Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.  
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.  
*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.  
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.  
*One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.  
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well.
*For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Washington, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Washington Archives and Libraries]].
  
:The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1762885 Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
:The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image. 
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_puget.aspx Washington State Archives]
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'''Collection Citation'''<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Washington, County Land Records,1850-1954." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing State Archives, Bellevue.}} <br><br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
"Washington State County Land Records, 1852-1935" images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 23 November 2011). r E.L. Price, &nbsp;January 10, 1911; citing County Records, King, Deed and mortgage index, 1911-1912, N-Pl, p.1-81, image 2; Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, United States.
 
  
[[Category:Washington|Land and Property]]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Washington, United States
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Location of Washington
Record Description
Record Type Land
Collection years 1850-1954
FamilySearch Resources
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes land and property records with indexes for the years 1850 to 1954. The following counties are included:

  • Clark
  • Grays Harbor
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum

Some of the Lewis County deed indexes include deed records.

Pierce and Thurston county deed indexes are not found in this collection. They may be found in "Washington, County Records, 1856-2009."

After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registrar of deeds in the county office.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:

  • Name of Grantor
  • Name of Grantee
  • Nature of Instrument
  • Date of Transaction
  • Legal description of the Property
  • Amount of Money exchanged
  • Details of the Transaction


How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The names of interested parties.
  • The approximate date of the transaction.
  • The location of the property.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen:
⇒ Select the "County"
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume".

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.


I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Washington, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Washington Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation

"Washington, County Land Records,1850-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing State Archives, Bellevue.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.