Washington Research Tips and Strategies
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Washington Research Strategies[edit | edit source]
Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Washington
- Washington Online Genealogy Records
- How to find Washington Birth Records
- How to find Washington Marriage Records
- How to find Washington Death Records
Washington Research Tips[edit | edit source]
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Washington.
- Birth information: Statewide registration of births in Washington began in 1907. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
- Finding Parents: Statewide registration of deaths in Washington began in 1907. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Washington death records
- Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.
Washington Record Finder[edit | edit source]
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Washington Record Finder.
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Further Washington Research[edit | edit source]
- Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Washington Record Finder.
- For online record collections, go to Washington Online Genealogy Records.
- For more research on Washington, including research at the county level, visit the Washington page on the Research Wiki.
- Search all of the Washington record collections at FamilySearch.