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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 1885 including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, from 1803 to 19502010. a
== Record Description == The records in this collection are digital images of county records at the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washingtonmaintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable. The collection includes individual records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the following types of records along with some indexes:  *Land Records *School Records *Probate Records *Wills *Citizenship Records *Military Records population for health and taxation purposes. The counties will be added state collection 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 === <gallery>Image:{{Collection_Browse_Link |CID=CID1910364 |title=Washington State , County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3.jpgImage:Washington State County Records (11, 1803-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.jpg</gallery>  The records generally include the following information: 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 == To begin your search it is helpful 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 ==== Identify the record to be searched =Coverage Table === From To see which counties are included in the Record Description listcollection, identify the kind type of record you would like to search (land, naturalization, probate, marriages, etc.) and click on the title link to select it.  ==== Find the image ==== 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 informationyears covered see:  *Use the age to calculate a birth date. *Use the names along with the residences to find&nbsp;church and census records. *Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or 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, parents, and other relatives who may have been bornWashington, marriedCounty Records, 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. 1803-2010]]*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 =Sample Images ===<gallery>*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct. *Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800sImage:Washington State County Records (11-0002) Deed DGS 4700010 3. jpg|Deed*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 followingImage:  *Check for variant spellings of the surnames. *Search the indexes and records of individual counties and nearby states. == Record History == The Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuableCounty Records (11-0002) Probate DGS 4734397 51.  === Why the jpg|Probate Record Was Created === 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.  === Record Reliability === The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred. </gallery>
== Related Websites How Do I Search This Collection? ==Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:*Name of the person *The location or date of the event
[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/archives/ Washington State Archives] === View the Images ==={{View_Images_Link| CID = 1911752| browse_1 = County| browse_2 = Record type, year range and volume number or letter| browse_3 = | browse_4 = }}
== Related Wiki Articles = 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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
*[[Washington Vital Records]] *[[Washington Land and Property]] *[[Washington Probate Records]] *[[Washington Military Records]]== What Do I Do Next? ==
=== Contributions Whenever possible, view the original records to This Article 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. ===
{{Contributor invite}} === I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==*Use the information to 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
When you copy information from === I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === *If your ancestor does not have a recordcommon name, you should list where you found collect entries for every person who has the informationsame surname. This will list can help you or others to find possible relatives*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where locality in which you did not find informationbelieve they lived, including the names then try searching a nearby locality*Try different spellings of the people you looked for in the recordsyour ancestor’s name*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames. html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
A suggested format === Research Helps ===The following articles will help you in your research for keeping track of records that you have searched is found your family in the wiki article state of [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]].* [[HelpGuidedResearch:How to Cite FamilySearch CollectionsWashington|HelpWashington Guided Research]]* [[Washington Record Finder]]* [[Washington Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]* Step-by-Step Research:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections[[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1850-1907|1850-1907]].&nbsp#124; [[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1907--Present|1907-Present]]
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in Known Issues With This Collection ====
"{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Washington State , County Records, King, Kinsap, and Pierce Counties, 1954-1950(FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]." index and imagesIf you encounter additional problems, ''FamilySearch'' (please email them to [httpsmailto://www.support@familysearch.org https://www.support@familysearch.org]): accessed April 13, 2011. entry for Caroline T. Lincoln Please include the full path to the link and A. U. Millera description of the problem in your e-mail. 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, WashingtonYour assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
== Citation for This Collection ==
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.
<!--bibdescbegin-->Washington== Citing This Collection ==Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. State County Records, 1854-1975Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used. Washington State Archives. Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington.<!--bibdescend-->
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