Washington, County Death Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Washington, County Death Registers,
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
County death registers from the state of Washington for the years 1881-1922. Some volumes include an index. The registers were created by the county auditor in each county. The death records list the name of deceased, date of death, age, sex, race, marital status, place of death, cause of death, birthplace, residence, occupation, name of father and mother and their birthplace, and name of the person giving the death information. Microfilm of original records is located at the Washington State Archives in Olympia, Washington
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Place of death
- Birth year
- Death day, month, year
- Parents' names
- Spouse's Name
- Certificate or record number
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Washington.
- Washington Guided Research
- Washington Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1907
- Step-by-Step Research: 1907-Present
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