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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Kittitas County'' [[Image:Wa-kittitas.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Kittias County]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Kittitas County'''
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
== History  ==
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Guide to '''Kittitas County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1883'''--Kittitas County was created 24 November 1883&nbsp;from [[Yakima_County,_Washington|Yakima]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Ellensburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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<br><br><br><br>'''Quick start:'''
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*[[Kittitas County, Washington#Census|Census]]
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*[[Kittitas County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Kittitas County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Kittitas County, Washington#Death|Death]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kittitas County
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| county_map = Wa-kittitas.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1883
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| founded date = November 24
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| seat = Ellensburg
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| building image =
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| building address = [http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/ Kittitas County Courthouse]<br> 205 W 5th Avenue<br> Ellensburg, WA 98926<br>Phone 509.962.7624<br>[http://www.Kittitascounty.us/ '''Kittitas County Website'''] }}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1872*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1882</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Kittitas County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Kittitas County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Kittitas County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 24 November 1883 from [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Ellensburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Chelan County, Washington|Chelan]] | [[Douglas County, Washington|Douglas]] | [[Grant County, Washington|Grant]] | [[King County, Washington|King]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
  
 
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== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, Kittitas|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Kittitas County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
== Resources ==
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==== Bible Records ====
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==== Biography  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Census ====
  
==== Court  ====
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*1890 Veterans
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
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*1940
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{WA Church Intro}}
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==== Court Records ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
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===== Japanese  =====
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World War II Files, 1942-1946
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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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==== Directories  ====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== History ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{WA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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[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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==== Newspapers ====
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{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Kittitas}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Periodicals ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{WA Probate Intro|Kittitas}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/ Kittitas County Courthouse]<br> 205 W 5th Avenue<br> Ellensburg, WA 98926<br>Phone 509.962.7624<br><br> County Auditor has birth and death 1891-1907, marriage<br> records from 1884 and land records from 1882. <br>Coutny Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kittitas County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{WA Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{WA vital intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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===== Death  =====
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*'''[[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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==== Websites  ====
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Kittitas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Kittitas/ Kittitas County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Places ===
  
== Web Sites ==
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=== Kittitas County Washington Genealogy References ===
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207705&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Kittitas&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Kittitas_County,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Kittitas_County,_Washington]]

Revision as of 01:34, 24 July 2013

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Guide to Kittitas County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Online Records





Quick start:


Kittitas County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Kittitas County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 24, 1883
County Seat Ellensburg
Courthouse
Address Kittitas County Courthouse
205 W 5th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone 509.962.7624
Kittitas County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1872*
1882*
1882*
1882
1884
1884
* 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 Kittitas County, Washington Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 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.

Court Records

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

Directories

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Local histories for Kittitas 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 Kittitas 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

Kittitas County Courthouse
205 W 5th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone 509.962.7624

County Auditor has birth and death 1891-1907, marriage
records from 1884 and land records from 1882.
Coutny Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1890’s. [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

Kittitas 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), Kittitas County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.