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== 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.
=== Image Visibility ==={{Image Visibility}}===To Browse This Collection==={{Collection_Browse_Link|CID=CID1910364|title=Washington, County Records, 1803-2010}}
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 The county records generally include the following informationmay be found in these records: {{columns-list|2|
*Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
*Names of individual, witnesses, family members, and sometimes neighbors
*Legal descriptions of land
*Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
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== Collection Content ==
===Coverage Table ===
To 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]]
 
=== Coverage Map ===
 
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/WA_FRM.html Washington State marriages, click here].
 
=== Sample Images ===
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*The location or date of the event
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
*Consult the [[Washington Research Tips and Strategies]] and its Record Finder to search other records
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
 
=== 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 Guided Research]]
* [[Washington Record Finder]]
* [[Washington Research 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 Research, 1907--Present|1907-Present]]
== Known Issues With This Collection ==
== Citing This Collection ==
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
;Collection Citation: "Washington, County Records, 1803-2010." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 20 April 2017. State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue.{{Collection_Published}}
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