Washington, United States Genealogy

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Guide to Washington ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation).

Washington Information[edit | edit source]

Washington is a state in the northwestern portion of the United States. It is divided into 39 counties and it's capital is Olympia. Washington was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state on 11 Nov 1889. It was created from Washington Territory. [1]

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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Counties[edit | edit source]

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Chehalis |Sawamish | Slaughter | Vancouver

Washington Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Columbia River · Snake River · Oregon Trail · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Northern Pacific Railroad

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.