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Skamania County, Washington Genealogy

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



Skamania County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Skamania County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 9, 1854
County Seat Stevenson
Courthouse
Address Skamania County Courthouse
240 Vancouver Avenue
Stevenson, WA 98648-0790
Phone: 509.427.9431
Skamania County Website



Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1893*
1892*
1891*
1854
1854
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]

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1885
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 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
Yes or Maybe  Y  M
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Buyer (Grantee) Green check.png  
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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

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]

Skamania County Courthouse
240 Vancouver Avenue
Stevenson, WA 98648-0790
Phone: 509.427.9431

County Auditor has land records
County Clerk has marriage records.
Divorce probate and court records from 1856. [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]
  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can befound 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]

Places[edit | edit source]

Skamania 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),Skamania County, Washington page 734, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.