Washington County Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Washington, County Deaths, 1891-1907
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|State Archives, Olympia, Washington|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes county death records from 1891 to 1907.
There is an index and images of deaths recorded at the county level before the state records were kept. The counties included in this collection are:
- Grays Harbor, including the city of Aberdeen
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 at time of death
- Length of residence in current locale
- Sometimes, marital status is stated
- Sometimes, name of spouse is given
- Cause of death; name of attending physician
- Birth place of deceased; sometimes, date of birth
- Father's name and birthplace
- Mother's maiden name and birthplace
- Sometimes, name of informant
- Burial information
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The location or date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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 vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
- 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]
- 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 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.
- Washington Guided Research
- Washington Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1907 | 1907-Present
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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]
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