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Washington, County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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== Record Description ==
 
[[Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
[[Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.jpg|thumb|right]]
The records in this collection are digital images of county records at the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington. The collection includes the following types of records along with some indexes:
=== Record Content ===
 
[[Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
[[Image:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.jpg|thumb|right]]
The records generally include the following information:
== How to Use the Record ==
The records in this collection are arranged by type of record and then by date. To begin searching these records you need your search it is helpful to know the following:  
*The type of event
*The place where the event occurred
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees
Compare ==== Identify the information you find in record to be searched ==== From the Record Description list, identify the records to what kind of record you already know about your ancestors would like to determine which record is about your ancestorsearch (land, naturalization, probate, marriages, etc. You may need to compare ) and click on the information of more than one person title link to make this determinationselect it.
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. ==== Find the image ====
For example: Start searching individual images or pages that you have listed. Compare the information in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
==== Using the Information ====
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.
*Use the names along with the residences to find church and census records.
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
==== Tips to Keep in mind: Mind ====
*The information in the records is usually reliableWhen looking for a person who had a common name, but depends upon look at all the reliability of entries for the informantname before deciding which is correct. *Earlier records may not contain as much informationas the records created after the late 1800s.
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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