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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FERRY Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref>
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FERRY Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref>
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*For animated maps illustrating Washington County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/washington/ "Rotating Formation Washington County Boundary Maps"] (1843-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[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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{{PAGENAME}} is surrounded by: [[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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=== Topics for {{PAGENAME}}  ===
 
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, Ferry|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Ferry County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Washington, Ferry|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Ferry County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}  
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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====Business and Commerce====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*[[Ferry County, Washington Cemeteries|Alpha list of cemeteries]] in the county with links to online transcripts.
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/927 "Kewa Cemetery"] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/911 " Covington Cemetery"] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/924 "Garden Valley Cemetery"] online
  
 
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for {{PAGENAME}} are listed in the {{FHL|Washington, Ferry|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for {{PAGENAME}} are listed in the {{FHL|United States, Washington, Ferry|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Washington Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
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For specialized court records, see [[Ferry County, Washington#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Ferry County, Washington#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Ferry County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Ferry County, Washington#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Ferry County, Washington#Probate_Records|Probate]]
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==== Directories  ====
  
==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
 
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===== American Indian  =====
 
===== American Indian  =====
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*World War II Files, 1942-1946. 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.
 
*World War II Files, 1942-1946. 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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====Funeral Homes====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
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'''Genealogy Research Aids'''
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*''Basic Guide for Genealogy Research in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties'' by Nancy Wright, Susan DeChant, and Shirley Dodson of NeWGS.
  
 
==== Guardianship  ====
 
==== Guardianship  ====
  
Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Adams County, Washington#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Washington Court Records]].
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==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
 
{{WA History Intro}}  
 
{{WA History Intro}}  
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/927 "Kewa Cemetery"] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/911 " Covington Cemetery"] online
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*[http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications_detail.aspx?p=83 ''Illustrated History of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan Counties, State of Washington''] by Richard f. Steele [(Spokane, Wash.): Western Historical Pub. Co., 1904] Commonly known by title History of North Washington. Online at Washington Secretary of State site (Free).  
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/924 "Garden Valley Cemetery"] online
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**This book has numerous errors and its facts should viewed with circumspection.  
*[http://www.mygenealogist.com/washington-genealogy/ferry-county.htm "Genealogy Research in Ferry County, Washington"] online
 
*[http://recordspedia.com/Washington/Ferry-County/Public-Records "Ferry County, Washington Public Records"] online
 
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
===== History Timeline  =====
  
[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FERRY Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br> Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wilma, David. ''Ferry County -- Thumbnail History'', [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7787 History Link.org] Essay 7787.  
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[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#FERRY Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br> Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Laura Arksey. ''Ferry County -- Thumbnail History'', [http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=7787 History Link.org] Essay 7787.  
  
 
*The original inhabitants of what is now Ferry County were several semi-nomadic Indian tribes, with the {{wpd|Colville tribe|Colville}} predominating.  
 
*The original inhabitants of what is now Ferry County were several semi-nomadic Indian tribes, with the {{wpd|Colville tribe|Colville}} predominating.  
*1811 - The {{wpd|North West Company|Nort West Company}} fur trader and cartographer, David Thompson (1770-1857), reached Kettle Falls.  
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*1811 - The {{wpd|North West Company|North West Company}} fur trader and cartographer, David Thompson (1770-1857), reached Kettle Falls.  
 
*1825 - The {{wpd|Hudson's Bay Company|Hudson's Bay Company}} (HBC)establish a fur post.  
 
*1825 - The {{wpd|Hudson's Bay Company|Hudson's Bay Company}} (HBC)establish a fur post.  
*1872-April - the {{wpd|Colville Indian Reservation|Colville Reservation}} was established.  
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*1872-April,The {{wpd|Colville Indian Reservation|Colville Reservation}} was established.  
*1892-July 2 - The United States government purchased the northern half of the Colville Reservation.  
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*1892-July 2, The United States government purchased the northern half of the Colville Reservation.  
*1896-February 21 - The northern half was opened to prospectors after minerals, especially gold, were discovered.  
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*1896-February 21, The northern half was opened to prospectors after minerals, especially gold, were discovered.  
*1898-June 30 - The southern half was opened to prospectors.  
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*1898 - June 30, The southern half was opened to prospectors.  
*1899-February - Ferry County was formed and Republic, its only sizeable town, was declared county seat.  
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*1899-February, Ferry County was formed and Republic, its only sizeable town, was declared county seat.  
 
*1900 - Approximately 12,500 mining claims had been staked in Ferry County.  
 
*1900 - Approximately 12,500 mining claims had been staked in Ferry County.  
 
*1900 - The northern half of the reservation was opened to timber claims and homesteading.  
 
*1900 - The northern half of the reservation was opened to timber claims and homesteading.  
*1916-July 1 - The southern half of the reservation was opened to homesteading.
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*1916-July 1, The southern half of the reservation was opened to homesteading.
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Waferry.jpg|300px|Waferry.jpg]] <br>{{WAMapInfo}}  
 
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/okanogan.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Okanogan and other counties. Key (at end of the list) explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/military/ww2/service/armyenlists.txt World War II (1941–1945) army enlistments] at the [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/okanogan/okanogan.htm county GenWeb site] has about 400 entries, mostly from Okanogan and other counties. Key (at end of the list) explains codes and columns. Gives year and state of birth. Free.
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information.    (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
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{{WA Naturalization Intro}}
 
 
[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/Collections/TitleInfo/290 Naturalization Records, 1906-1927] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
 
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/290 Naturalization Records, 1906-1927] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
==== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22029-18064-63?cc=1404287&wc=12809205 Prior to 1965] Part of: ''County Records, Prior to 1965'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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{{WA Public Records}}
  
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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*Ferry [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-22029-18064-63?cc=1404287&wc=12809205 Postmaster Indexes].  Part of ''Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965'', [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections] for Washington. (Free, browse images)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1696 Ferry County Board of Commissioners, Minutes, 1899-1952, 1983-2006] available online at Washington Digital Archives
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/313 Corrections Department, Penitentiary, Convict Record, 1877-1888] at Washington Digital Archives
  
 
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{{WA Tax Intro}}  
 
{{WA Tax Intro}}  
  
The [http://www.stevenscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ SCHS] has the county assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898. Images of the ledger are viewable on the [http://www.crossroadsarchive.net/ Crossroads on the Columbia] project.  
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*The [http://www.stevenscountyhistoricalsociety.org/ SCHS] has the county assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898. Images of the ledger are viewable on the [http://www.crossroadsarchive.net/ Crossroads on the Columbia] project.
  
 
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===== Birth  =====
  
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/74 Marriage Records, 1900-1999] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
 
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/74 Marriage Records, 1900-1999] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}  
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{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
  
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===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
  
Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Washington Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Washington Vital Records]] for excellent information.
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''[[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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{{WA Death Intro}}
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/470 Register of Deaths 1899-1911] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
 
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960] ''Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington,_Death_Certificates_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information]] may be in these records.
  
{{Tip|Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.}}
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/470 Register of Deaths 1899-1911] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
'''Sites with online indexes or images of records:''' <br>
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====Voting Registers====
  
:*[http://www.newgs.org/cpage.php?pt=22 Northeast Washington Genealogical Society] includes Ferry County.
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{{WA Voting Intro}}
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waferry/index.htm USGenWeb Project] (free)
 
:*[http://usgwarchives.net/wa/ferry/ferry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] (free). [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/ferry/ferry.htm (Mirror site)]
 
:*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Current Collections] at Washington State Digital Archives (Free) Type county name, click '''Search''', then select a collection. Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in November, 2013.
 
:*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 Historical Collections] at FamilySearch.org. (Free) Click "Last Updated." Collections through October 2013 have been posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page.
 
  
'''Sites that search the Internet for {{PAGENAME}} records online:'''
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==== Websites  ====
  
:*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/WA/Ferry/ Web Sites at RootsWeb - Ferry WA] (Free)
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Ferry/ Linkpendium] (free)
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:*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wa/counties/ferry/ CyndisList] (free)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waferry/index.htm USGenWeb Project] Ferry County
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| width="30%" | [http://www.newgs.org/cpage.php?pt=22 Northeast Washington Genealogical Society] includes Ferry County.  
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| width="30%" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wa/ferry/ferry.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Washington State Digital Archives]
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*Type county name, click '''Search''', then select a collection.  
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*Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in December, 2013.
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections]
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| width="60%" | Search indexes or browse images at FamilySearch.org.
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*Click "Last Updated." Collections through December 2013 have been posted to the appropriate topics for this Wiki page.
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'''Major catalogs to offline genealogical records:''' <br> Catalogs refer to books, microfilm, manuscripts, and/or Internet images and indexes for various topics.  
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/WA/Ferry/ Web Sites at RootsWeb - Ferry WA]
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Ferry/ Linkpendium]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wa/counties/ferry/ CyndisList]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/washington/ferry-county/ Genealogyinc.com]
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| width="60%" | Ferry County, Washington Facts
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| width="30%" | [https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/100011493983065364950 google.com]
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| width="60%" | Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+
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| width="30%" | [https://www.facebook.com/groups/222494824442130/ Facebook.com]
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:*{{FHL|Washington, Ferry|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}} for {{PAGENAME}} (Select topics. Add comma to select towns.)
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:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ferry+county+washington&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat] To find libraries near you that have items of interest, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].  
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:*[http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=ferry+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)  
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:*'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Washington Archives and Libraries]]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ferry+county+washington&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat]  
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=ferry+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)  
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Washington Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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=== Archives, Libraries, etc.  ===
 
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Guide to Ferry County, Washington Genealogy genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1899, when the county was formed.

County QuickStart:



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Ferry County, Washington
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Map of Washington highlighting Ferry County
Location in the state of Washington
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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


County Overview


Parent County(s)

Ferry County, Washington was created 18 February 1899 from Stevens.[1]

County Seat: Republic [2]. See also Towns and Communities in Ferry County, Washington Genealogy. For Courthouse, see Archives, libraries, etc.

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Ferry County, Washington Genealogy is surrounded by: Lincoln | Okanogan | Stevens | British Columbia (to the north)

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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. [4]

See also Archives, libraries, etc. in Ferry County, Washington Genealogy.

Dates of Major County Records

Beginning dates for major county records[5]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1899*
1900*
1899*
1898
1899
1899
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
Record Loss

Topics for Ferry County, Washington Genealogy

The topics or headings on this page describe records that are used for genealogy and family history. They include links to web sites with indexes, images, or information about the county.


Bible Records

 

Biography

Biographical information is often found in state and local histories or genealogies. See also Washington Biography.

Business and Commerce

 

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. Tombstones, sextons (caretakers) records, and burial records each have slightly different information. See Washington Cemeteries.


Ferry County, Washington Genealogy cemeteries from state and national resources
Online County-wide Name Searches
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
(Several will also link to names)
FindAGrave (Add a name to the search) FamilySearch Library Click Cemeteries. Press space bar to select town FindAGrave
WA State Archives - Digital Collections Click any cemetery for search window, select county, enter name(s). WorldCat Interment.net
Billion Graves Switch to "Person Lookup" Washington Periodicals Washington State Digital Archives Put county name in Search box
Linkpendium
Billion Graves
USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Genealogy Trails
See Washington Cemeteries for details about these and other sites.

Census

Federal Census Contents
Names, ages, birthplaces 1850–1940
Birthplaces of parents 1880–1940
Relationships 1880–1940
Family and Neighbors All years
Immigration year 1900–1930
Citizenship 1910–1940

Censuses 1) Give names, ages, and more about the family; 2) Pinpoint the area to find other records; and 3) Provide clues for further research.


Church Records

The information church records provide depends upon the church practices and the record keepers. Records may include names, ages, and dates of events such as baptism, marriage, or burial. See Washington Church Records.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for Ferry County, Washington Genealogy are listed in the FamilySearch catalog. (Press space bar to select town.)

Court Records

Your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can clarify family relationships, places of residence, occupations, and family history. See Washington Court Records for courts used through the years.

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For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization · Probate

Directories

 

Emigration and Immigration

 

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

 

American Indian

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

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.

Funeral Homes

 

Gazetteers

 

Genealogy

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Many local libraries and societies have collections of family genealogies. County histories or biographies often include brief genealogies of the featured persons.

Genealogy Research Aids

  • Basic Guide for Genealogy Research in Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties by Nancy Wright, Susan DeChant, and Shirley Dodson of NeWGS.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the District courts. See Washington Court Records.

History

Local histories for Ferry County, Washington Genealogy may include biographies, history of churches, schools, local government with names of officials, military information, and more. See Washington Local Histories.

History Timeline

Historical County Boundaries from Newberry Library[6]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Laura Arksey. Ferry County -- Thumbnail History, History Link.org Essay 7787.

  • The original inhabitants of what is now Ferry County were several semi-nomadic Indian tribes, with the Colville predominating.
  • 1811 - The North West Company fur trader and cartographer, David Thompson (1770-1857), reached Kettle Falls.
  • 1825 - The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC)establish a fur post.
  • 1872-April,The Colville Reservation was established.
  • 1892-July 2, The United States government purchased the northern half of the Colville Reservation.
  • 1896-February 21, The northern half was opened to prospectors after minerals, especially gold, were discovered.
  • 1898 - June 30, The southern half was opened to prospectors.
  • 1899-February, Ferry County was formed and Republic, its only sizeable town, was declared county seat.
  • 1900 - Approximately 12,500 mining claims had been staked in Ferry County.
  • 1900 - The northern half of the reservation was opened to timber claims and homesteading.
  • 1916-July 1, The southern half of the reservation was opened to homesteading.

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
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Tips -or- Land Contents

Land records (especially deeds) may give the name of a spouse, heirs, and witnesses, who may be relatives or in-laws.

County deeds, mortgages, and leases show transfers from person to person. See also Court Records for actions involving real estate. See Washington Land for government-to-person records.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

Maps

 

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This map highlights the county within the state of Washington. The map soon will have inter-active links.

Migration

Most residents came to Washington from other states or crossed the border from Canada. (See Seattle Passenger Lists for those who came from other countries.) Although few other migration records exist, try:

Censuses (use birthdates and places of children as clues)
Land (1st deed may reveal previous residence)
Death-related records of children may give town or county of birth
• Records of relatives and neighbors

Military

 

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.     *Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.

Newspapers

Small town newspapers provide historical content and contain obituaries, birth or death notices, legal notices, and community news, such as visits to or from out-of-town relatives. See Washington Newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Finding More Washington Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Ferry County, Washington Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • WorldCat (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Do a search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog. To select a county in Washington, add a comma, slide way down to the county list, then click Search. (Almost every state seems to have a Washington County)

Obituaries

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, living family members, education, occupation, and more. See Washington Obituaries for state level collections and United States Obituaries for tips and insights.

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See also: NewspapersLibrariesSocietiesFuneral Homes • Obituaries of neighboring counties or of the person's previous residence • Family records.

Also check:

Periodicals

 

Probate Records

Probate records identify heirs of the decedents, give the (approximate) death dates, and provide specifics about property holdings. The records were kept by the county judge.

These include wills, inheritance records, dockets, and other documents regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. See also Court Records for civil actions involving estates. Also see Washington Probate Records.

Public Records

Public records are documents created by civil authorities that either don't fit comfortably in another topic, or that could fit in several topics.

Taxation

Washington tax records complement land records and can supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Washington 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

The county auditors in Washington kept records of birth, marriage, and death. The county clerk has the divorce records - the earliest dates to the present.

See also How to order Washington Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Washington Birth or Death Certificate and Marriage or Divorce Certificate Applications to mail. See Washington Vital Records for details and history of the records. .

Birth
Birth Records reveal
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In 1891, coroners, physicians, and midwives were to "return" births and deaths to the county auditor. Many went unrecorded. In 1907, the State Center for Health Statistics assumed this responsibility.[7]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Birth Records.

For earlier or unrecorded births, search:


Marriage
Marriage Records reveal
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Marriage records include certificates, marriage returns, license applications or affidavits. Counties kept the records until 1968, when the state took over.


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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Marriage Records.


Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information.


Death
Death Records reveal
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In 1891, coroners, physicians and midwives were to report (or return) all births and deaths under their supervision to County Auditors. On July 1, 1907, the State took over....[8]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Death Records.

Voting Registers

 

Websites


Sites with online indexes or images of records
USGenWeb Project Ferry County Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society includes Ferry County. Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Washington State Digital Archives Free Includes indexes, some linked to images.
  • Type county name, click Search, then select a collection.
  • Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in December, 2013.
FamilySearch Historical Collections Free Search indexes or browse images at FamilySearch.org.
  • Click "Last Updated." Collections through December 2013 have been posted to the appropriate topics for this Wiki page.
Sites that search for links pertaining to Ferry County, Washington Genealogy
Web Sites at RootsWeb - Ferry WA Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Genealogyinc.com Free Ferry County, Washington Facts
google.com Free Washington Genealogy Network Community on Google+
Facebook.com Free Washington Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Ferry County, Washington Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library (Indiana)
See also local libraries and Washington Archives and Libraries

Archives, Libraries, etc.

See also a List of Washington Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies  

Resources for Ferry County, Washington Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries—even smaller ones—often have Unique Genealogical Collections that are not online for the area they serve. Many libraries in Washington have an area dedicated to local history and genealogy.


Kettle River East Library, 5th And C Street, Orient 99160 Phone: (509) 738-3033
Online Resources: (None found Oct. 2013)
Unique Collections:
Republic Community Library, 794 S Clark Ave, Republic 99166 Phone: (509) 775-3328
Online Resources: Heritage Quest
Unique Collections:
Museums

 

Societies

 

  • Northeast Washington Genealogical Society assists those researching in Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens County. Classes and meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month. Mailing address is Northeast Washington Genealogical Society, c/o Colville Public Library, 195 S Oak, Colville, WA 99114.

Towns and Communities

See a list of towns and communities in Ferry County per Wikipedia.

Indian Reservation

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

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. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  4. 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.
  5. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  6. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  7. Washington State Archives - Digital Archives, Birth Records, About this Collection
  8. About Death Records at Washington State Digital Archives.