King County, Washington Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1852--King County was created 22 December 1852 from Thurston County.  County seat: Seattle [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Incorporated Cities

Algona - 2,775

Auburn - 68,270 (Orig. Slaughter)

Beaux Arts Village - 320
Bellevue - 122,900
Black Diamond - 4,190
Bothell - 33,430

Burien - 31,730
Carnation - 1,915
Clyde Hill - 2,845
Covington - 17,640
Des Moines - 29,290
Duvall - 5,990
Enumclaw - 11,490
Federal Way - 88,760
Hunts Point - 470
Issaquah - 27,160 (Orig. Gilman)
Kenmore - 20,650
Kent - 88,760
Kirkland - 84,830
Lake Forest Park - 12,840
Maple Valley - 21,130
Medina 2,980
Mercer Island - 22,280
New Castle - 9,955
Normandy Park - 6,540
North Bend - 5,665
Pacific - 6,305

Redmond - 53,680
Renton - 86,230
Sammamish - 41,070
SeaTac - 25,890
Seattle - 612,000 (Largest City and County Seat)
Shoreline - 54,580
Skykomish - 225
Snoqualmie 9,850
Tukwila - 18,190 (Orig. Foster)
Woodinville - 11,350
Yarrow Point - 995

Neighboring Counties

Chelan | Kitsap | Kittitas | Pierce | Snohomish | Yakima

Resources

Cemeteries

Lake View Cemetery -- Burial Search
Fort Lawn Cemetery -- Burial Index

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1907
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Queen Anne (Seattle)
  • Renton
  • Seattle S.
  • Seattle W.
  • University (Seattle)

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • History and Progress of King County, Washington... 1916, by Henry C. Pigott. Digitalized book online from archive.org.

Maps

Military

Naturalization

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

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Washington State Digital Archives has a database of King County Birth Records. This database contains the names of people who were born in King County from 1891-1907.

Societies and Libraries

  • Eastside Genealogical Society - Library holdings are located at the Bellevue Regional Library, a part of the King County Library System. Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Bellevue Regional Library at 1111 110th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004. Check the website for more information on the various interest groups that meet as a part of EGS.
  • Fiske Genealogical Foundation and Library - Located at 1644 43rd Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112. Hours: Monday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Wednesday 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Friday by appt; 2nd Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Phone: 206-328-2716.
  • Seattle Genealogical Society - Library located at 6200 Sand Point Way N.E., #101, Seattle, WA 98115. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday until 8:00 p.m. Check the website for the society meeting schedule and a listing of the various interest groups that meet as a part of SGS.
  • South King County Genealogical Society - Library holdings are located at the Auburn branch of the King County Library System. Meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 S.E. 248th St., Kent, WA 98030.

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).