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Guide to '''Douglas County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Douglas County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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[[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln County]] was created from [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane County ]] four days prior to the creation of [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas County]]. Prior records would be held at [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane County]] for 1879 to 1883, and Stevens County for 1860 to 1879. [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens County]] holds the Spokane County commissioner and earliest land records.  
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[[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln County]] was created from [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane County ]] four days prior to the creation of [[Douglas_County,_Washington|Douglas County]]. Prior records would be held at [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane County]] for 1879 to 1883, and Stevens County for 1860 to 1879. [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens County]] holds the Spokane County commissioner and earliest land records.  
  
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World War II Files, 1942-1946
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Public Welfare/Social Security Department, ([http://digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/486 Japanese Internment]) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives
  
 
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Douglas County, Washington] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Douglas County, Washington] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.

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Guide to Douglas County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Douglas County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 28, 1883
County Seat Waterville
Courthouse
Address Douglas County Courthouse
213 South Rainier
Waterville, WA 98858
Phone: 509.745.8529
Douglas County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1887*
1891*
1884
1887
1888
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Lincoln County was created from Spokane County four days prior to the creation of Douglas County. Prior records would be held at Spokane County for 1879 to 1883, and Stevens County for 1860 to 1879. Stevens County holds the Spokane County commissioner and earliest land records.

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1885
  • 1887
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Japanese

World War II Files, 1942-1946

Public Welfare/Social Security Department, (Japanese Internment) Assistance Cases, Evacuee Referrals for Resettlement and Assistance, 1945-1946 from the Washington State Archives – Digital Archives

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Douglas County Courthouse
213 South Rainier
Waterville, WA 98858
Phone: 509.745.8529

County Auditor has marriage records from 1907
burial records to 1909, land records to 1925,
marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records. [3]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • 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.

Websites

Places

Douglas County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.