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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Columbia County'' [[Image:Wa-columbia.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Columbia County]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Columbia County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.clark.wa.gov/courts/ Columbia County Courthouse]<br>341 E Main Street<br>Dayton, WA 99328-1361<br>Phone: 509.382.4321&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1891; <br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1906, <br>marriage records from 1876, land records from 1864 <br>and military discharge records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Washington page 732, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1875'''--Columbia County was created 11 November 1875 from Walla Walla County. County seat: Dayton.  
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'''1875'''--Columbia County was created 11 November&nbsp;1875 from [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Dayton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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[[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]] | [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]] | [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]] | [[Whitman County, Washington|Whitman]] | '''Oregon''' counties: [[Umatilla County, Oregon|Umatilla]] | [[Wallowa County, Oregon|Wallowa]]
  
 
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[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 Washington State Digital Archives] has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988. <br>
  
 
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*Marriages from 4 Jan 1876 to 2 Nov 1912 are available from the '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]''' website.
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*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 FamilySearch Record Search], no images are available. A&nbsp;transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Dayton Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207632&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Columbia&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] for this county.
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Columbia|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Columbia/ Columbia County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:48, 12 October 2012

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County Courthouse

Columbia County Courthouse
341 E Main Street
Dayton, WA 99328-1361
Phone: 509.382.4321 

County Clerk has probate, divorce and court records from 1891;
County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1906,
marriage records from 1876, land records from 1864
and military discharge records[1]

History

Parent County

1875--Columbia County was created 11 November 1875 from Walla Walla County.  County seat: Dayton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Franklin | Garfield | Walla Walla | Whitman | Oregon counties: Umatilla | Wallowa

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Marriages from 4 Jan 1876 to 2 Nov 1912 are available from the Western States Marriage Index website.
  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Washington page 732, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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