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Guide to Jefferson County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Jefferson County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 22, 1852
County Seat Port Townsend
Courthouse
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
1820 Jefferson Street; PO Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368-0920
Phone. 360.385.9125
Jefferson County Website



Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1853*
1891*
1855
1853
1854
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

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]

Washington State Digital Archives has an index to the Brinnon Cemetery located on Church Road in Jefferson County . The index includes burials from 1895 – 2003.

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1871
  • 1875
  • 1877
  • 1878
  • 1879
  • 1880
  • 1881
  • 1883
  • 1885
  • 1887
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1891
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

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]

Land Records reveal
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Heirs   Green check.png
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Tips -or- Land Contents

Land records (especially deeds) may give the name of a spouse, heirs, and witnesses, who may be relatives or in-laws.

County deeds, mortgages, and leases show transfers from person to person. See also Court Records for actions involving real estate. See Washington Land for government-to-person records.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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]

Jefferson County Courthouse
1820 Jefferson Street; PO Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368-0920
Phone. 360.385.9125

County Clerk has divorce records from 1886,
probate records from 1891 and court records from 1890.
County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907
and marriage records from 1853. [2]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]

Jefferson County Washington Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ferry County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.