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{{US State HR Infobox| CID =CID1910364 | title = Collection Time Period Washington, County Records, 1803-2010| location = Washington| LOC_01 = Washington| LOC_02 =| LOC_02_type = | LOC_03 =| loc_map =| state_loc_map = US Locator Washington.png| State_flag = Washington flag.png| record_type = County| start_year = 1803| end_year = 2010| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:Washington|Washington Guided Research]]| FS_URL_02 = [[Washington Record Finder]]| FS_URL_03 = [[Washington Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]| 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]]| FS_URL_05 = [[Washington Vital Records]]| FS_URL_06 = [[Washington Land and Property]]| FS_URL_07 = [[Washington Probate Records]]| FS_URL_08 = [[Washington Military Records]]| FS_URL_09 = [[FamilySearch Catalog]]| FS_URL_10 =| FS_URL_11 = | FS_URL_12 = | FS_URL_13 = | FS_URL_14 = | FS_URL_15 = | RW_URL_01 = [http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/ Washington State Archives] | RW_URL_02 = [http://www.courts.wa.gov/appellate_trial_courts/ Washington Courts]| RW_URL_03 =| RW_URL_04 =| RW_URL_05 =| RW_URL_06 = | RW_URL_07 = | RW_URL_08 = | RW_URL_09 = | RW_URL_10 =| custodian = State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington}}
== What is in This Collection? ==The collection contains consists of various records for the years 1880 including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, from 1803 to 19752010.a
== Record Description == [[Image:The Washington State County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable.jpg|thumb|right]]  [[Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.jpg|thumb|right]]  The individual records in this collection are digital images of county records at were made to establish legal rights and to help track the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washingtonpopulation for health and taxation purposes. The state collection includes the following types of records along with some indexes:  *Land Records *School Records *Probate Records *Wills *Citizenship Records *Military Records The counties will be added was created to insure that the collection as their records are availableretained and archived properly. The following counties are available in information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the collection at this time: informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred. === Image Visibility ===*Adams *Asotin *Lincoln *Pend Oreille *Pierce{{Image Visibility}}=== Record Content To Browse This Collection === The records generally include the following information: {{Collection_Browse_Link |CID=CID1910364 |title=Washington, County Records, 1803-2010 }}
== 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
*Legal descriptions of land
*Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
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== How to Use the Record Collection Content =====Coverage Table ===The records To see which counties are included in this the collection are arranged by , the type of record and then by date. To begin searching these records you need to know the following:  *The type of event *The place where the event occurred *The approximate date the event occurred *The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees Compare the information you find in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  Next, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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 exampleyears covered see:  *Use the age to calculate a birth date. *Use the names alonh with the residences to find&nbsp;church and census records. *Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records. *The name of the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. *Compile the entries [[Coverage Table for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. *Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parentsWashington, and other relatives who may have been bornCounty Records, 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 name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. Keep in mind:  *The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. *Earlier records may not contain as much information. *There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record. If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  *Check for variant spellings of the surnames. *Search the indexes and records of individual counties and nearby states.1803-2010]]== Record History = Sample Images ===<gallery>The Image:Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuableCounty Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3. jpg|Deed === Why this Record Was Created === The individual records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposesImage:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51. The state collection was created to insure that the records are retained and archived properly.  === jpg|Probate Record Reliability === The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.  == Related Websites ==</gallery>
[http== How Do I Search This Collection? == Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/ Washington State Archives] *Name of the person *The location or date of the event
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Washington Vital RecordsUse_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]] .
[[Washington Land and Property]] == What Do I Do Next? ==
[[Washington Probate Records]] 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.
[[Washington Military Records]] === I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
=== Contributions *Use the information to This Article ===search for birth, baptism, marriage, and death records *Use the information found in the record to find land, property and probate records*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the censuses*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
{{Contributor invite}} === I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === *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
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections =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]]
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. == Known Issues With 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. Collection ==
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in {{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the following link: attached [[How to Cite Washington, County Records (FamilySearch CollectionsHistorical Records)/Known Issues|How Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Cite FamilySearch Collections][mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
"Washington State County Records, King, Kinsap, and Pierce Counties, 1954-1950." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed April 13, 2011. entry for Caroline T. Lincoln and A. U. Miller. deed dated 10 February 1899; citing County Records, Pierce, Deeds, 1899,v.146, Images 3 &amp; 4; Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington.
== Sources of Information for 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.
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