Franklin County, Washington Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Franklin County


County Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
1016 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
Phone 509.545.3525

County Auditor has birth, death and burial
records 1891-1910, marriage records from
1891 & land records; County Clerk has divorce,
probate and court records from 1891[1]


Parent County

1883--Franklin County was created 28 November 1883 from Whitman County.  County seat: Pasco [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Benton | Columbia | Grant | Walla Walla | Whitman




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




Local Histories



Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.


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.




Vital Records

  • Marriages from 25 Aug 1892 to 24 Oct 1906 are available on 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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin 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).