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Welcome to Washington, The Evergreen State[edit | edit source]



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Mt. Adams reflection at Takhlakh Lake
Washington State
How to Find Your
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1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Counties[edit | edit source]

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Adams CountyAsotin CountyBenton CountyChelan CountylCallam CountyClark CountyColumbia CountyCowlitz CountyDouglas CountyFerry CountyFranklin CountyGarfield CountyGrant CountyGrays Harbor CountyIsland CountyJefferson CountyKing CountyKitsap CountyKittitas CountyKlickitat CountyLewis CountyLincoln CountyMason CountyOkanogan CountyPend Oreille CountyPacific CountyPierce CountySan Juan CountySkagit CountySkamania CountySnohomish CountySpokane CountyStevens CountyThurston CountyWahkiakum CountyWalla Walla CountyWhatcom CountyWhitman CountyYakima CountyWAmap1.JPG


Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Chehalis |Sawamish | Slaughter | Vancouver










Featured Content[edit | edit source]

Did You Know?[edit | edit source]

  • Washington is a public land state. The area that now comprises the state was part of the public domain and was administered by the federal government through local land offices under the direction of the General Land Office (GLO), later known as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The first land office in Washington was established at Olympia in 1855.
  • In the early 1800s, traders and trappers came from Canada, Russia, Latin America, and the United States into what is now Oregon, United States Genealogy and Washington.
  • In 1811 The American Fur Company, owned by John Jacob Astor, an American, established the first white settlement at Astoria, Oregon.
  • Most early settlements of the 1830s and 1840s were in the Willamette Valley.
  • In 1843 more than 900 emigrants came to Washington Territory from Arkansas, United States Genealogy, Illinois, United States Genealogy, Iowa, United States Genealogy, and Missouri, United States Genealogy.
  • Washington Territory was created February 8, 1853 from northern part of  Oregon Territory north of the Columbia River in the west, and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia River.
  • Gretna Greens. When a Washington State couple's marriage is not in their home county, search for it in alternate places like Port Orchard for the greater Seattle area, or Coeur d'Alene ID for Spokane and eastern Washington.[1]

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Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. Arlene H. Eakle, "Have you searched and searched for a marriage without finding it?" in Genealogy Blog at http://www.arleneeakle.com/wordpress/2007/02/19/have-you-searched-and-searched-for-the-marriage-without-finding-it/ (accessed 8 January 2011).

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