Franklin County, Washington Genealogy
Guide to Franklin County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Franklin County, Washington|
Location in the state of Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
|Founded||November 28, 1883|
|Address||Franklin County Website|
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biography
- 2.3 Cemeteries
- 2.4 Census
- 2.5 Church Records
- 2.6 Court Records
- 2.7 Directories
- 2.8 Emigration and Immigration
- 2.9 Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups
- 2.10 Gazetteers
- 2.11 Genealogy
- 2.12 History
- 2.13 Land and Property
- 2.14 Maps
- 2.15 Migration
- 2.16 Military
- 2.17 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.18 Newspapers
- 2.19 Obituaries
- 2.20 Periodicals
- 2.21 Probate
- 2.22 Public Records
- 2.23 Repositories
- 2.24 Taxation
- 2.25 Vital Records
- 2.26 Websites
- 3 Places
- 4 Franklin County Washington Genealogy References
Historical Facts[edit | edit source]
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent County: created 28 November 1883 from Whitman
- County Seat:: Pasco 
- Neighboring Counties: Adams | Benton | Columbia | Grant | Walla Walla | Whitman
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Bible Records[edit | edit source]
Biography[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Census[edit | edit source]
- 1890 Veterans
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Court Records[edit | edit source]
Directories[edit | edit source]
Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]
Japanese[edit | edit source]
World War II Files, 1942-1946
Public Welfare/Social Security Department, (Japanese Internment) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives
Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
|Yes or Maybe ⇒||Y||M|
|Land Description and Dates|
Land records (especially deeds) may give the name of a spouse, heirs, and witnesses, who may be relatives or in-laws.
Maps[edit | edit source]
Migration[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.
Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]
Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Obituaries[edit | edit source]
Periodicals[edit | edit source]
Probate[edit | edit source]
Probate records identify heirs of the decedents, give the (approximate) death dates, and provide specifics about property holdings. The records were kept by the county judge.
These include wills, inheritance records, dockets, and other documents regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. See also Court Records for civil actions involving estates. Also see Washington Probate Records.
Public Records[edit | edit source]
Repositories[edit | edit source]
Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Franklin County Auditor has birth, death and burial records 1891-1910, marriage records from 1891; land records.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1891. 
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Basin City Washington Family History Center
- Columbia Basin Washington Family History Centerr
- Pasco Washington Family History Center
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
- The Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST) is a museum and science center created to tell the dynamic story of the Columbia Basin and surrounding region." It features an excellent exhibit and materials available on the Hanford project and the huge influx of people to support it starting in the 1940's and continuing through today. Two collections of interest specifically to genealogists are their photos collections (indexes for Marlin's Columbia Photography, North Light Studio and Wendland Studio) and their collection of General Electric Company newsletters. Both these collections contain information on residents of Franklin County.
Societies[edit | edit source]
- The Tri-City Genealogical Society has an extensive collection of local and regional resources as well as references for other areas. Check their resources page for an updated list of their holdings. They also provide genealogical help at the Mid-Columbia Library, have online resources, and conduct local research for a small fee.
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- Marriages from 25 Aug 1892 to 24 Oct 1906 are available on the Western States Marriage Index website.
Death[edit | edit source]
- Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Family History Library Catalog
- Franklin County, Washington Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Tri-City Genealogical Society (TCGS) has online data for Benton and Franklin Counties.
Places[edit | edit source]
Franklin County Washington Genealogy References[edit | edit source]