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Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907
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Washington, 
United States
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Location of Washington
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1891-1907
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State Archives, Olympia, Washington


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

This collection includes county death records from 1891 to 1907 prior to the keeping of records by the state.

The counties included in this collection are:

  • Clark
  • Grays Harbor, including the city of Aberdeen
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Wahkiakum

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Gender, race and occupation of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Marital status
  • Name of spouse
  • Cause of death
  • Birth place of deceased
  • Father's name and birthplace
  • Mother's maiden name and birthplace
  • Name of informant
  • Burial information

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a digital browse. Only the DGS numbers are displayed. Clicking the link in the DGS column will open a new window where you can see the images.

DGS Locality Dates
4150733 Grays Harbor 1891-1907
4150777 Lewis 1891-1906
4150787 Mason 1891-1894
4150789 Thurston 1892-1907
4150816 Wahkiakum 1891-1907
4150819 Clark 1891-1907
4150840 Clark 1891-1907
4304127 Aberdeen, Grays Harbor 1890-1907
4304138 Cowlitz 1891-1907

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

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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

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

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  • Search for additional death or burial information in local cemetery and obituary records
  • Use the information found in the record to search for land, property, and probate information
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family. Witnesses were often family members

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

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  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching in other localities
  • 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.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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