Kitsap County, Washington Genealogy

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Kitsap County, Washington
Map of Washington highlighting Kitsap County
Location in the state of Washington
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Location of Washington in the U.S.
Founded January 16, 1847
County Seat Port Orchard
Address Kitsap County Courthouse
614 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone 360.337.7164
Kitsap County Website

County Courthouse

Kitsap County Courthouse
614 Division Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone 360.337.7164

County Auditor has birth records 1891-1907, death record
1892-1907 and marriage records from 1892.
County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1888, probate and
adoption records from 1861 and land records from 1857. [1]

Quick History

13 July 1857: Renamed from Slaughter County.

Parent Counties

16 Jan 1847: Kitsap County was created as Slaughter County from Jefferson and King Counties. County seat: Port Orchard [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Island | Jefferson | King | Mason | Pierce | Snohomish




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bremerton
  • Port Orchard



Local Histories




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.


Port Orchard Independent

The Kitsap Sun

The Bainbridge Review



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Puget Sound Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1931

Port Orchard, WA 98366-0805


Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kitsap County, Washington page 733, 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).