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{{US State HR Infobox| CID =CID1910364 | title = Record Description Washington, County Records, 1803-2010| location = Washington| LOC_01 = Washington| LOC_02 =| LOC_02_type =| LOC_03 =| loc_map =The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc| state_loc_map = US Locator Washington. The records are from various counties in png| State_flag = Washington State, 1856-2009flag. This is an ongoing collection. The counties will be added to the collection as their records are available. Browse the collection to determine current record and county coverage. The following counties are available in the collection at this time: png| record_type = County*Adams | start_year = 1803*Asotin | end_year = 2010*Benton | FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:Washington|Washington Guided Research]]*Chelan | FS_URL_02 = [[Washington Record Finder]]*Columbia | FS_URL_03 = [[Washington Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]*Douglas | FS_URL_04 = Step-by-Step Research: [[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1850-1907|1850-1907]] | [[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1907--Present|1907-Present]]*Franklin | FS_URL_05 = [[Washington Vital Records]]*Lincoln | FS_URL_06 = [[Washington Land and Property]]*Pend Oreille | FS_URL_07 = [[Washington Probate Records]]*Pierce | FS_URL_08 = [[Washington Military Records]]*Spokane | FS_URL_09 = [[FamilySearch Catalog]]*Stevens | FS_URL_10 =*Walla Walla | FS_URL_11 = *Whitman| FS_URL_12 = | FS_URL_13 = The Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable.&nbsp; The individual records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The state collection was created to insure that the records are retained and archived properly.&nbsp; The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.&nbsp; | FS_URL_14 = | FS_URL_15 = For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the | RW_URL_01 = [httpshttp://familysearchwww.orgsecstate.wa.gov/searcharchives/image/index#uriWashington State Archives] | RW_URL_02 =https%3A[http://apiwww.familysearchcourts.orgwa.gov/recordsappellate_trial_courts/collection/1910364/waypoints BrowseWashington Courts].| RW_URL_03 =| RW_URL_04 =| RW_URL_05 =| RW_URL_06 = Citation for This Collection | RW_URL_07 =| RW_URL_08 =| RW_URL_09 =| RW_URL_10 = The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, | custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  {{Collection citation |text = <!--bibdescbegin-->County clerks in Washington. Washington State County records. Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington.<!--bibdescend-->}}  Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  === Record Content === <gallery>Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3.jpg Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.jpg </gallery>  The records generally include the following information:
== What is in This Collection? ==
The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, from 1803 to 2010. a
The Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable. The individual records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The state collection was created to insure that the records are retained and archived properly. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The following information may be found in these records:
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*Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
*Names of individual, witnesses, family members, and sometimes neighbors *Ages
*Relationships
*Residences
*Legal descriptions of land
*Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
}}== How to Use the Record Collection Content =====Coverage Table ===To begin your search see which counties are included in the collection, the type of record, and the years covered see: [[Coverage Table for Washington, County Records, 1803-2010]]=== Sample Images ===<gallery>Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3.jpg|DeedImage:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.jpg|Probate Record</gallery>== How Do I Search This Collection? == Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know the following:  *The type Name of event *The place where the event occurred person *The approximate location or date of the event occurred *The name of === View the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceasedImages ==={{View_Images_Link| CID = 1911752| browse_1 = County| browse_2 = Record type, year range and volume number or grantor and granteesletter| browse_3 = | browse_4 =}}=== Search How Do I Analyze the Collection =Results? === To Compare each result from your 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 Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one if there is your ancestora match. You This may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determinationrequire viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].  ==== Using the Information What Do I Do Next? ==== When you have located your ancestor’s recordWhenever possible, carefully evaluate each piece of view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information giventhat might not be reported. These pieces of information may give can lead you new biographical details. Add this new information to your additional records of each and familymembers. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use === I Found the information: Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===*Use the age information to calculate a search for birth date. , baptism, marriage, and death records *Use the names along with information found in the residences record to find&nbsp;church land, property and census probate records. *Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records. *The name of Use the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence information found in the county. *Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful record to find additional family members in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. censuses*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. *When looking for a person who had a common namewith additional family members found, look at all to find more generations of the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.family==== Tips to Keep in Mind =I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === *When looking for a person who had If your ancestor does not have a common name, look at all the collect entries for every person who has the name before deciding which is correct. *Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800ssame surname. This list can help you find possible relatives*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record. If you are unable to find cannot locate your ancestor in the ancestors locality in which you are looking forbelieve they lived, then try the following: searching a nearby locality*Check for variant Try different spellings of the surnames. your ancestor’s name*Search the indexes and records of individual counties and nearby states. == Related Websites == Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://wwwusgenweb.secstate.wa.govorg/archivesresearch/ Washington State Archivesnicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names == Related Wiki Articles = Research Helps ===The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]].*[[GuidedResearch:Washington|Washington Vital RecordsGuided Research]] *[[Washington Land and PropertyRecord Finder]] *[[Washington Probate RecordsResearch Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]] *Step-by-Step Research: [[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1850-1907|1850-1907]] &#124; [[Step-by-Step Washington Military RecordsResearch, 1907--Present|1907-Present]] == Contributions to This Article Known Issues == {{Contributor inviteHR KI}}  == Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections This Collection == When Citations help you copy information from a record, keep track of places you should list where have searched and sources you have found the information. This will help you or Identifying your sources helps 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 recordsused. {{Collection_Published}}{{Image_Citation}}A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:== How Can I Contribute to Cite the FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  === Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection =Wiki? == "Washington State County Records, King, Kinsap, and Pierce Counties, 1954-1950." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org https&nbsp;:accessed 25 April 2012). Pierce &gt; Deeds, 1899,v.146 &gt; image 3 of 643; entry for Caroline T. Lincoln and A. U. Millerentry, deed dated 10 February 1899; citing County Records,Images 3 &amp; 4; . Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington.  [[Category:Washington]]{{Contributor invite}}
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