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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County'''  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County''' <br>
  
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Guide to '''Grant County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>[[Image:{{WAGrantSteamboat}}]]     
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<br><br><br><br>'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Grant County, Washington#Census|Census]]
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*[[Grant County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Grant County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Grant County, Washington#Death|Death]]
  
 
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| building address = [http://www.co.grant.wa.us/index.aspx Grant County Courthouse]<br> 35 C Street NW PO Box 37<br> Ephrata, WA 98823-0037<br> Phone 509.754.2011<br>[http://www.Grantcounty.us/ '''Grant County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = [http://www.co.grant.wa.us/index.aspx Grant County Courthouse]<br> 35 C Street NW PO Box 37<br> Ephrata, WA 98823-0037<br> Phone 509.754.2011<br>[http://www.Grantcounty.us/ '''Grant County Website'''] }}  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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[http://www.co.grant.wa.us/index.aspx Grant County Courthouse]<br> 35 C Street NW PO Box 37<br> Ephrata, WA 98823-0037<br> Phone 509.754.2011<br><br> County Auditor has marriage and land records from 1909. <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant 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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=== Historical Facts ===
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grant County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grant County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grant County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grant County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grant County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Grant County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1909*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1909*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1909*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1889</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1889</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Grant County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Grant County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Grant County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 24 February 1909 from [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]]  
 
*'''Parent County:''' created 24 February 1909 from [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]]  
 
*'''County Seat:''': Ephrata <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''County Seat:''': Ephrata <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Adams County, Washington|Adams]] | [[Benton County, Washington|Benton]] | [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]] | [[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]] | [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] | [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Yakima]]  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Adams County, Washington|Adams]] | [[Benton County, Washington|Benton]] | [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]] | [[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]] | [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] | [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Yakima]]
  
 
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The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to {{PAGENAME}} entries with names, images, or information.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, Grant|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Grant County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*1940
 
*1940
  
==== Church Records ====
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{{WA Church Intro}}
  
 
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''  
 
'''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''  
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*Grand Coulee
 
*Grand Coulee
  
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==== Land and Property ====
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World War II Files, 1942-1946
  
==== Local Histories ====
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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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==== Gazetteers ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
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{{WA Land Intro}}
  
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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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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==== Obituaries ====
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{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Grant}}
  
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{{WA Probate Intro|Grant}}
  
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===== Death =====
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
*'''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://www.familysearch.org/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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[http://www.co.grant.wa.us/index.aspx Grant County Courthouse]<br> 35 C Street NW PO Box 37<br> Ephrata, WA 98823-0037<br> Phone 509.754.2011<br><br> County Auditor has marriage and land records from 1909. <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant 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]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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*[[Quincy Washington Family History Center]]
 
*[[Quincy Washington Family History Center]]
  
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*'''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://www.familysearch.org/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+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Grant/ Grant County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Grant/ Grant County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
=== Places ===
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Coulee City  
 
Coulee City  
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Warden  
 
Warden  
  
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=== Grant County Washington Genealogy References  ===
  
 
<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}  
 
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[[Category:Grant_County,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Grant_County,_Washington]]

Revision as of 20:22, 25 July 2013

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Guide to Grant County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Quick start:


Grant County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1909
County Seat Ephrata
Courthouse
Address Grant County Courthouse
35 C Street NW PO Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823-0037
Phone 509.754.2011
Grant County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1909*
1909*
1909*
1889
1891
1889
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

The types of records that follow are used for genealogy and family history. Most tell what you may learn and how to locate the records. Links to Internet sites usually go directly to Grant County, Washington Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Grand Coulee

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

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

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.

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

Finding More Washington Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Grant 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

Periodicals

Probate

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

Repositories

Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
35 C Street NW PO Box 37
Ephrata, WA 98823-0037
Phone 509.754.2011

County Auditor has marriage and land records from 1909.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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.

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
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

Coulee City

Ephrata

George

Grand Coulee

Mattawa

Moses Lake

Quincy

Royal City

Soap Lake

Warden

Grant County Washington Genealogy References

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