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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
 
  
The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, from 1803 to 2010. The counties will be added to the collection as their records are available. Browse the collection to determine current record and county coverage. The following counties are available in the collection at this time:
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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
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The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, from 1803 to 2010. a
*Adams
 
*Asotin
 
*Benton
 
*Chelan
 
*Columbia
 
*Douglas
 
*Franklin
 
*Grant
 
*Kittitas
 
*Klickitat
 
*Lincoln
 
*Okanogan
 
*Pend Oreille
 
*Pierce
 
*Spokane
 
*Stevens
 
*Walla Walla
 
*Whitman
 
*Yakima
 
  
 
The Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable. 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. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.  
 
The Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable. 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. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.  
 
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===To Browse This Collection===
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=== To Browse This Collection ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The following information may be found in these records:
The county records generally include the following information:  
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*Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county  
 
*Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county  
*Names of individual, witnesses, family members, and sometimes neighbors *Ages  
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*Relationships  
 
*Relationships  
 
*Residences  
 
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*Legal descriptions of land  
 
*Legal descriptions of land  
 
*Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
 
*Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
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== Collection Content  ==
 
== Collection Content  ==
=== Coverage Map ===
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===Coverage Table ===
 
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To see which counties are included in the collection, the type of record, and the years covered see: [[Coverage Table for Washington, County Records, 1803-2010]]
To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of [http://user.xmission.com/~jsvare/FR/WA_FRM.html Washington State marriages, click here].
 
 
 
 
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==  
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
*Name of the person  
 
*Name of the person  
 
*The location or date of the event  
 
*The location or date of the event  
  
 
=== View the Images ===
 
=== View the Images ===
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== 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.
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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]].
 
 
For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
 
  
 
== What Do I Do Next?  ==
 
== What Do I Do Next?  ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to 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.   
 
Whenever possible, view the original records to 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.   
  
=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
 
*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
 
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or [[Washington Vital Records]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
 
*Search for death or burial information in [[Washington Cemeteries]] and [[Washington Newspapers]].
 
*Use the information found in the record to find [[Washington Land and Property]] records.
 
*Use the information found in the record to find [[Washington Probate Records]].
 
*Use the information found in the record to find [[Washington Emigration and Immigration]] records.
 
*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the [[Washington Census]] records.  Witnesses were usually family members.
 
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
 
*[[New Mexico Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
 
 
 
  
=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*Use the information to search for birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, property and probate records
*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality [[Oregon Vital Records]].
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the censuses
*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
 
*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
 
  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? === 
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
  
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:Washington|Washington Guided Research]]
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* [[Washington Record Finder]]
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* [[Washington Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* Step-by-Step Research: [[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1850-1907|1850-1907]] &#124; [[Step-by-Step Washington Research, 1907--Present|1907-Present]]
  
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Washington, County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Washington, County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
A citation is a note where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allows others to find the same information.
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Washington, 
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Record Description
Record Type County
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State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, Washington


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of various records including official actions, probate records, indexes, etc. The records are from various counties in Washington State, from 1803 to 2010. a

The Washington State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable. 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. The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, County Records, 1803-2010.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
  • Names of individual, witnesses, family members, and sometimes neighbors
  • Ages
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

To see which counties are included in the collection, the type of record, and the years covered see: Coverage Table for Washington, County Records, 1803-2010

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location or date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select County
  2. Select Record type, year range and volume number or letter to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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 research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, view the original records to 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.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Washington.

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.


Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.