== Record Description ==
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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 ===
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 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 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.
*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.
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.