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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Ferry County'''
 
[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Ferry County'''
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Guide to '''Ferry County Washington genealogy.'''  Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Ferry County
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.ferry-county.com/ Ferry County Courthouse ]<br>350 East Delaware; PO Box 302<br> Republic, WA 99166<br> Phone: 509.775.5232<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1899. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ferry County, Washington page 732, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| founded year = 1899
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| founded date = February 18
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| seat = Republic
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| building address = [http://www.ferry-county.com/ Ferry County Courthouse ]<br>350 East Delaware; PO Box 302<br> Republic, WA 99166<br> Phone: 509.775.5232<br>[http://www.Ferrycounty.us/ '''Ferry County Website'''] }}  
  
Ferry County Board of Commissioners, Minutes, 1899-1952, 1983-2006 available online at&nbsp;[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov www.digitalarchives.wa.gov].
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== History ==
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=== Historical Records ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ferry County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ferry County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ferry County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ferry County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ferry County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Ferry County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1900*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1898</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1899</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Ferry County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Ferry County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Ferry County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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'''1899'''--Ferry County was created 18 February 1899&nbsp;from [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Republic <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Parent County:''' created 18 February 1899 from [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]]  
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*'''County Seat:''' Republic <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]] | [http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/British_Columbia British Columbia] (to the north)
  
 
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*On 19 January 1864, Spokane County was disorganized and placed under Stevens County. County went from summit of Cascade Mountains to the Wenachee River, to the Columbia River, along the Snake River, to the Idaho Territory, then up to the 49th parallel.&nbsp;<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 54.</ref><br>On 21 February 1899, Ferry County was created from Stevens County.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 87.</ref><br>
 
*On 19 January 1864, Spokane County was disorganized and placed under Stevens County. County went from summit of Cascade Mountains to the Wenachee River, to the Columbia River, along the Snake River, to the Idaho Territory, then up to the 49th parallel.&nbsp;<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 54.</ref><br>On 21 February 1899, Ferry County was created from Stevens County.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 87.</ref><br>
  
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==== Bible Records ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Biography ====
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Indian Reservation ====
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==== Census ====
  
The [[Colville Indian Reservation (Washington)|Colville Indian Reservation]] is located in southern Ferry and southern Okanogan Counties.  
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*The 1900 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search] and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$ and at Heritage Quest.
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*The 1910 Population Census is available at Washington State Digital Archives, [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch], and Ancestry.com$ and at Heritage Quest.
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*The 1920 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search] and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$ and at Heritage Quest.
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*The 1930 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search] and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$.
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*The 1940 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search] and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$.
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
[[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]]&nbsp;| [http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/British_Columbia British Columbia]&nbsp;(to the north)[[|]]
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==== Court Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Census<br>  ====
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'''Indian Reservation'''
  
*The 1900 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search] and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$ and at Heritage Quest.
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The [[Colville Indian Reservation (Washington)|Colville Indian Reservation]] is located in southern Ferry and southern Okanogan counties.  
*The 1910 Population Census is available at Washington State Digital Archives, [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch], and Ancestry.com$ and at Heritage Quest.
 
*The 1920 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search] and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$ and at Heritage Quest.
 
*The 1930 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search]&nbsp;and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$.&nbsp;
 
*The 1940 Population Census is available at [https://familysearch.org/ Family Search]&nbsp;and [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]$.
 
  
==== Church ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
[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.  
 
[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.  
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*[http://pendoreillerivervalley.com/ The Miner&nbsp;]
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*[http://pendoreillerivervalley.com/ The Miner]
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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Ferry County Board of Commissioners, Minutes, 1899-1952, 1983-2006 available online at [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov www.digitalarchives.wa.gov].
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.ferry-county.com/ Ferry County Courthouse ]<br>350 East Delaware; PO Box 302<br> Republic, WA 99166<br> Phone: 509.775.5232<br><br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1899. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ferry County, Washington page 732, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|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://hr-search-api:8080/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.
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*'''[[Washington Statewide Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960]] '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 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.
  
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Ferry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
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*[http://www.stevenscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Stevens County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.stevenscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Stevens County Historical Society]
  
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=== Ferry County Washington Genealogy References  ===
  
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Revision as of 21:17, 3 May 2013

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

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Ferry County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Ferry County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1899
County Seat Republic
Courthouse
Address Ferry County Courthouse
350 East Delaware; PO Box 302
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: 509.775.5232
Ferry County Website



Historical Records

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1899*
1900*
1899*
1898
1899
1899
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

  • Prior to 1848, both Great Britain and the United States had joint ownership of the area.
  • On July 4, 1843 a provisional government for the Oregon Territory was formed. Of the four districts created, current Ferry County was in the Clackamas District.[2]
  • On August 18, 1845, the Vancouver District was created.[3]
  • On December 22, 1845, districts were changed to counties. [4]
  • On August 5, 1846, the Treaty of Ghent established 49 degrees north as the northern border of the United States and the Oregon Territory was formed.[5]
  • On September 3, 1849, Vancouver County was changed to Clark County.[6]
  • On 2 March 1853, the Washington Territory was created by President Millard Fillmore. The Washington Territory included current Idaho, parts of Montana and Wyoming. Washington became a state 11 November 1889 under President Benjamin Harrison. Clark County contained current Ferry County.[7]
  • On 25 April 1854, Walla Walla County was created 25 April 1954 from Clark County and Skamania County.[8]
  • On January 20, 1863, Stevens County was created. It covered current Okanogan and Ferry Counties.[9]
  • In 4 March 1863, Idaho Territory was created.[10]
  • On 19 January 1864, Spokane County was disorganized and placed under Stevens County. County went from summit of Cascade Mountains to the Wenachee River, to the Columbia River, along the Snake River, to the Idaho Territory, then up to the 49th parallel. [11]
    On 21 February 1899, Ferry County was created from Stevens County.[12]

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Indian Reservation

The Colville Indian Reservation is located in southern Ferry and southern Okanogan counties.

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

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

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Ferry County Board of Commissioners, Minutes, 1899-1952, 1983-2006 available online at www.digitalarchives.wa.gov.

Repositories

Courthouse

Ferry County Courthouse
350 East Delaware; PO Box 302
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: 509.775.5232

County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1899. [13]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

The SCHS has the county assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898. Images of the ledger are viewable on the Crossroads on the Columbia project.

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

Ferry County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 2
  3. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 4
  4. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 5
  5. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 35.
  6. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 36.
  7. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 40.
  8. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 9.
  9. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 53.
  10. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 54.
  11. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 54.
  12. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 87.
  13. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ferry County, Washington page 732, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.