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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lincoln County''' [[Image:{{WALincolnPatchwork}}]]<br><br>Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1861, when the [[{{PAGENAME}}#County_Overview|county was formed]].<br><br>   
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lincoln County''' [[Image:{{WALincolnPatchwork}}]]<br><br>Guide to '''{{PAGENAME}} genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1883, when the [[{{PAGENAME}}#County_Overview|county was formed]].<br><br>   
  
 
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=== County Overview  ===
 
=== County Overview  ===
  
{{Tip|Before 1888—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent county(s).}}  
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{{Tip|Before 1883—and perhaps until the newly-formed county was fully operational—search records of the parent county(s).}}  
  
 
==== Parent County(s)  ====
 
==== Parent County(s)  ====
  
Lincoln County, Washington was created 24 November 1883.<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>  
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Lincoln County, Washington was created 24 November 1883 from [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]].<ref>The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.</ref>  
  
 
'''County Seat:''' Davenport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>.  See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Towns and Communities|Towns and Communities]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
 
'''County Seat:''' Davenport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>.  See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Towns and Communities|Towns and Communities]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
 
For Courthouse, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]]
 
For Courthouse, see [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]]
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#LINCOLN Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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<center>{{WALincoln County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
<center>{{WALincoln County Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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==== Courthouse ====
  
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WA_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#LINCOLN Historical County Boundaries] from Newberry Library<ref>John H. Long, ''Atlas of Historical County Boundaries'' (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/ online].</ref><br><br>
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28755 ''Inventory of the county archives of Washington, no. 22. Lincoln County (Davenport)''](If the link does not work, go to [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($), click '''Search''', select '''Card Catalog''', paste Title into search box, click '''Search'''
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<br> [http://www.co.lincoln.wa.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br> 450 Logan Street; PO Box 369<br>Davenport, WA 99122<br> Ph. 509.725.1401<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,<br> marriage and land records from 1891. <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), Lincoln 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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See also [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives, libraries, etc.]] in {{PAGENAME}}.
  
 
==== Dates of Major County Records  ====
 
==== Dates of Major County Records  ====
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=== Topics  ===
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=== Topics for {{PAGENAME}} ===
  
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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{{WA Topics Intro}}
  
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, Lincoln|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Lincoln County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|United States, Washington, Lincoln|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Lincoln County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}  
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
==== Bible Records  ====
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{{WA Bible Intro}}
  
 
==== Biography  ====
 
==== Biography  ====
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====Business and Commerce====
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{{WA Business Intro}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
{{WACemeteriesBlurb}}  
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{{WA Cemeteries Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=111839 Odessa Cemetery, Odessa] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=111839 Odessa Cemetery, Odessa] BillionGraves
 
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*[[Lincoln County, Washington Cemeteries|Alpha list of cemeteries]] in the county with links to online transcripts.
 
  
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{WA Census}}
  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/viewer#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLX%3An904299883%3Fcc%3D1910364 1911-1920] Part of: ''County  Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/viewer#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLX%3An904299883%3Fcc%3D1910364 1911-1920] Part of: ''County  Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28788 ''The 1860 census records of Sawamish County, Washington Territory''] (If the link does not work, go to [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com]  ($), click '''Search''', select '''Card Catalog''', paste Title into search box, click '''Search''')
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28788 ''The 1860 census records of Sawamish County, Washington Territory''] (If the link does not work, go to [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com]  ($), click '''Search''', select '''Card Catalog''', paste Title into search box, click '''Search''')
  
{{WA Census}}
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*Census indexes at [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/ Washington State Digital Archives]: (Free)
 
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**Federal: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/129 1910]  
*See [[Washington Census|Washington Census]] for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
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**Territorial: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/195 1885]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/191 1887]{{•}} [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/192 1889]
*See [[Washington Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|statewide printed indexes]], including 1856.  
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**These were indexed by local societies and individuals.
*Check county indexes when online indexes fail. Created by people who knew the families of the area, they are often more accurate and they may have added insights. See [[Washington Periodicals|periodicals]] and [[{{PAGENAME}}#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|local libraries]] or other record holders.
 
 
 
*1890 Veterans
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1920
 
*1930
 
*1940
 
*Federal or territorial census indexes by local societies and individuals: [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/195 1885], [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/191 1887], [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/192 1889], and [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/129 1910] (Free)
 
 
{{FYI|Censuses indexed by societies or groups in the area may be more accurate, due to familiarity with local surnames.}}
 
{{FYI|Censuses indexed by societies or groups in the area may be more accurate, due to familiarity with local surnames.}}
  
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{{WA Church Intro}}  
 
{{WA Church Intro}}  
  
*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for {{PAGENAME}} are listed in the {{FHL|Washington, Okanogan|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
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*Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for {{PAGENAME}} are listed in the {{FHL|United States, Washington, Okanogan|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}}. (Press space bar to select town.)
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
==== Court Records  ====
  
<br> Many of your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can establish family relationships and places of residence, occupations, and other family history information. See [[Washington Court Records]] for the various courts through the years.
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{{WACourtIntro}}
 
 
For specialized court records, see [[Lincoln County, Washington#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Lincoln County, Washington#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[Lincoln County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Lincoln County, Washington#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Lincoln County, Washington#Probate_Records|Probate]]
 
  
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28754 ''Inventory of the county archives of Washington, no. 22. Lincoln County (Davenport)''] (If the link does not work, go to [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($), click '''Search''', select '''Card Catalog''', paste Title into search box, click '''Search''')
 
*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28754 ''Inventory of the county archives of Washington, no. 22. Lincoln County (Davenport)''] (If the link does not work, go to [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] ($), click '''Search''', select '''Card Catalog''', paste Title into search box, click '''Search''')
  
 
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{{WA Dirs Intro}}
  
 
==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
 
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{{WA Emig Intro}}
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups  ====
 
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{{WA Ethnic etc. Intro}}
  
 
===== American Indian  =====
 
===== American Indian  =====
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World War II Files, 1942-1946  
 
World War II Files, 1942-1946  
  
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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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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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
  
{{CommunityTree}}  
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/44 "Lincoln County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1883-2004"] online
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*[http://recordspedia.com/Washington/Lincoln-County/Public-Records "Lincoln County, Washington Public Records"] online
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Lincoln/ "Family History & Genealogy"] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1129 "Immaculate Conception Cemetery "] online
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/1128 "Edwall Cemetery"] online
  
 
==== Guardianship  ====
 
==== Guardianship  ====
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{{WAGuardianshipIntro}}
  
 
Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Adams County, Washington#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Washington Court Records]].  
 
Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the [[Adams County, Washington#Probate_Records|probate]] and the Federal District courts. See [[Washington Court Records]].  
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{{WA History Intro}}  
 
{{WA History Intro}}  
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*[http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications_detail.aspx?p=152 "Story of Lincoln County, Washington"] by Richard F. Steele [(Spokane, Wash..); Lincoln County A.Y.P. Commission, 1909]
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*[http://www.stateofus.com/washington/lincoln-county/ "Lincoln County, Alabama (Washington) Facts"]
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*[http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/publications_detail.aspx?p=36 "Illustrated history of the Big Bend country"] by Western Historical Publishing Company [(Spokane, Wash.) Western Historical Pub. Co., 1904]
  
 
===== History Timeline  =====
 
===== History Timeline  =====
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*The land that would become Lincoln County was home to the Spokane tribe.  
 
*The land that would become Lincoln County was home to the Spokane tribe.  
*Fur traders traversed the region en route to Spokane House in present-day Spokane County.  
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*1810 - after, Fur traders traversed the region en route to Spokane House in present-day Spokane County.
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*1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes {{wpd|Washington Territory|Washington Territory}}.  
 
*1869 - Russell M. Bacon, a Bostonian who came to the Crab Creek area of the future Lincoln County and Patrick Cumasky, were among the region's first permanent settlers.  
 
*1869 - Russell M. Bacon, a Bostonian who came to the Crab Creek area of the future Lincoln County and Patrick Cumasky, were among the region's first permanent settlers.  
 
*1880 - The United States government established a military reservation called Camp Spokane at the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers in Lincoln County .  
 
*1880 - The United States government established a military reservation called Camp Spokane at the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers in Lincoln County .  
*1883 November 24 Lincoln County was formed.  
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*1883 November 24, Lincoln County was formed.  
*Early 1880s - Early settlers planted wheat crops .
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*1880s - Early settlers planted wheat crops .
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)  
 
Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See [[Washington Naturalization and Citizenship]] for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)  
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{{WA Newspapers Intro}}
 
{{WA Newspapers Intro}}
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*[[{{PAGENAME}} Newspapers]] (Sortable by towns, years, and titles)
 
*[[{{PAGENAME}} Newspapers]] (Sortable by towns, years, and titles)
  
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'''Also check:'''   
 
'''Also check:'''   
 
 
  
 
*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
 
*[[{{PAGENAME}}#Newspapers|Newspapers of {{PAGENAME}}]]  
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
==== Periodicals  ====
  
==== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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==== Public Records  ====
 
==== Public Records  ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22029-20741-77?cc=1404287&wc=12809221 Prior to 1965] Part of: ''County  Records, Prior to 1965'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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*Lincoln [https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22029-20741-77?cc=1404287&wc=12809221 Prior to 1965] Postmaster Index].  Part of ''Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965'', [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 FamilySearch Historical Collections] for Washington. (Free, browse images)
  
 
====School Records====
 
====School Records====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLX%3An904299883%3Fcc%3D1910364 1900-1930] Part of: ''County  Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM948-QLX%3An904299883%3Fcc%3D1910364 1900-1930] Part of: ''County  Records, 1856-2009'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)
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===== Birth  =====
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{{WA Birth Tips}}
 
{{WA Birth Tips}}
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*Marriages from 29 Jan 1884 to 30 Jan 1887 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] website.
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{{WA Marriage Intro}}
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/44 Marriage Records, 1883-2004] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
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*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections/TitleInfo/44 Marriage Records, 1883-2004] at Washington State Digital Archives Collection. (Free)
  
 
{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
 
{{FYI|Witnesses or affiants may be relatives or close family friends. The affidavits also include physician's certificates.}}
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
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Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Washington Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Washington Vital Records]] for excellent information.  
 
Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See [[Washington Vital Records#Divorce_Records|Washington Vital Records]] for excellent information.  
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
*'''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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1454923 Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960''Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960'' at FamilySearch Historical Collections. (Free, browse images)
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**See what [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Washington_County_Deaths_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#Record_Content genealogical information] may be in these records.
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{{WA Voting Intro}}
  
 
==== Websites  ====
 
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{{Tip|Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.}}  
 
{{Tip|Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.}}  
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'''Sites with online indexes or images of records:''' <br>  
 
'''Sites with online indexes or images of records:''' <br>  
  
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:*[http://wagenweb.org/lincoln/ WAGenWeb] for Lincoln County
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:*[http://usgwarchives.net/wa/lincoln/lincoln.htm USGenWeb]
 
:*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Current Collections] at Washington State Digital Archives (Free) Type county name, click '''Search''', then select a collection. Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in November, 2013.  
 
:*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:5 Current Collections] at Washington State Digital Archives (Free) Type county name, click '''Search''', then select a collection. Collections were posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page in November, 2013.  
 
:*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 Historical Collections] at FamilySearch.org. (Free) Click "Last Updated." Collections through October 2013 have been posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page.  
 
:*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=58 Historical Collections] at FamilySearch.org. (Free) Click "Last Updated." Collections through October 2013 have been posted to the appropriate headings for this Wiki page.  
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'''Major catalogs to offline genealogical records:''' <br> Catalogs refer to books, microfilm, manuscripts, and/or Internet images and indexes for various topics.  
 
'''Major catalogs to offline genealogical records:''' <br> Catalogs refer to books, microfilm, manuscripts, and/or Internet images and indexes for various topics.  
  
:*{{FHL|Washington,Lincoln|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}} for {{PAGENAME}} (Select topics. Add comma to select towns.)  
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:*{{FHL|United States, Washington,Lincoln|place|disp=FamilySearch catalog}} for {{PAGENAME}} (Select topics. Add comma to select towns.)  
 
:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=vlincolnt+washington&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat] To find libraries near you that have items of interest, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].  
 
:*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=vlincolnt+washington&dblist=638&fq=s0%3A28000000&qt=facet_s0%3A WorldCat] To find libraries near you that have items of interest, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].  
 
:*[http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=lincoln+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)  
 
:*[http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=lincoln+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana)  
 
:*'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Washington Archives and Libraries]]
 
:*'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Washington Archives and Libraries]]
  
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Lincoln/ Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Lincoln/ Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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<br> [http://www.co.lincoln.wa.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br> 450 Logan Street; PO Box 369<br>Davenport, WA 99122<br> Ph. 509.725.1401<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,<br> marriage and land records from 1891. <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), Lincoln 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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Revision as of 21:26, 15 January 2014

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Guide to Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records, since 1883, when the county was formed.

County QuickStart:


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Lincoln County, Washington
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Map of Washington highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Washington
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Facts
Founded November 24, 1883
County Seat Davenport
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
450 Logan Street; PO Box 369
Davenport, WA 99122
Ph. 509.725.1401
Lincoln County Website


County Overview

Parent County(s)

Lincoln County, Washington was created 24 November 1883 from Spokane.[1]

County Seat: Davenport [2]. See also Towns and Communities in Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy. For Courthouse, see Archives, libraries, etc.

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

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Courthouse


Lincoln County Courthouse
450 Logan Street; PO Box 369
Davenport, WA 99122
Ph. 509.725.1401

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,
marriage and land records from 1891.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records. [4]

See also Archives, libraries, etc. in Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy.

Dates of Major County Records

Beginning dates for major county records[5]
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1883*
1884*
1891*
1883
1884
1886
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
Record Loss

Topics for Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy

The topics or headings on this page describe records that are used for genealogy and family history. They include links to web sites with indexes, images, or information about the county.


Bible Records

 

Biography

Biographical information is often found in state and local histories or genealogies. See also Washington Biography.

Business and Commerce

 

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. Tombstones, sextons (caretakers) records, and burial records each have slightly different information. See Washington Cemeteries.


Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy cemeteries from state and national resources
Online County-wide Name Searches
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
(Several will also link to names)
FindAGrave (Add a name to the search) FamilySearch Library Click Cemeteries. Press space bar to select town FindAGrave
WA State Archives - Digital Collections Click any cemetery for search window, select county, enter name(s). WorldCat Interment.net
Billion Graves Switch to "Person Lookup" Washington Periodicals Washington State Digital Archives Put county name in Search box
Linkpendium
Billion Graves
USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Genealogy Trails
See Washington Cemeteries for details about these and other sites.

Census

Federal Census Contents
Names, ages, birthplaces 1850–1940
Birthplaces of parents 1880–1940
Relationships 1880–1940
Family and Neighbors All years
Immigration year 1900–1930
Citizenship 1910–1940

Censuses 1) Give names, ages, and more about the family; 2) Pinpoint the area to find other records; and 3) Provide clues for further research.



  • 1911-1920 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)

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.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) for Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy are listed in the FamilySearch catalog. (Press space bar to select town.)

Court Records

Your ancestors may be found in court records as defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, or jurors. Court records can clarify family relationships, places of residence, occupations, and family history. See Washington Court Records for courts used through the years.

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For specialized court records, see Divorce  · Guardianship  · Land  · Naturalization · Probate

Directories

 

Emigration and Immigration

 

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

 

American Indian
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

Funeral Homes

 

Gazetteers

 

Genealogy

Many local libraries and societies have collections of family genealogies. County histories or biographies often include brief genealogies of the featured persons.

A FamilySearch Community Tree is available for this place.

Guardianship

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the District courts. See Washington Court Records.

Guardianship of orphans or adults unable to manage their own affairs were handled by the probate and the Federal District courts. See Washington Court Records.

History

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

History Timeline

Historical County Boundaries from Newberry Library[6]

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Wilma, David. Lincoln County -- Thumbnail History, History Link.org Essay 7859.

  • The land that would become Lincoln County was home to the Spokane tribe.
  • 1810 - after, Fur traders traversed the region en route to Spokane House in present-day Spokane County.
  • 1853 - March 2, U.S. President Millard Fillmore establishes Washington Territory.
  • 1869 - Russell M. Bacon, a Bostonian who came to the Crab Creek area of the future Lincoln County and Patrick Cumasky, were among the region's first permanent settlers.
  • 1880 - The United States government established a military reservation called Camp Spokane at the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia rivers in Lincoln County .
  • 1883 - November 24, Lincoln County was formed.
  • 1880s - Early settlers planted wheat crops .

Land and Property

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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

Most residents came to Washington from other states or crossed the border from Canada. (See Seattle Passenger Lists for those who came from other countries.) Although few other migration records exist, try:

Censuses (use birthdates and places of children as clues)
Land (1st deed may reveal previous residence)
Death-related records of children may give town or county of birth
• Records of relatives and neighbors

Military

 

Naturalization and Citizenship

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information.     *Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.

Declarations of Intent before 1906 often include the nation of origin, his* foreign and "Americanized" names, residence, and date of arrival. See Washington Naturalization and Citizenship for more information. (*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)

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

Small town newspapers provide historical content and contain obituaries, birth or death notices, legal notices, and community news, such as visits to or from out-of-town relatives. See Washington Newspapers for tips, resources, and details.

Finding More Washington Newspapers

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

Obituaries may mention birth, marriage, spouse, parents, living family members, education, occupation, and more. See Washington Obituaries for state level collections and United States Obituaries for tips and insights.

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See also: NewspapersLibrariesSocietiesFuneral Homes • Obituaries of neighboring counties or of the person's previous residence • Family records.

Also check:

Periodicals

 

Probate Records

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.

  • 1884-1982 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)

Public Records

Public records are documents created by civil authorities that either don't fit comfortably in another topic, or that could fit in several topics.

School Records

 

  • 1900-1930 Part of: County Records, 1856-2009 FamilySearch Historical Collections (free)

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
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In 1891, coroners, physicians, and midwives were to "return" births and deaths to the county auditor. Many went unrecorded. In 1907, the State Center for Health Statistics assumed this responsibility.[7]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Birth Records.

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Marriage
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Marriage records include certificates, marriage returns, license applications or affidavits. Counties kept the records until 1968, when the state took over.


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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Marriage Records.

Divorce

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information.

Divorce records give the names of the parties and may give the date and place of their marriage. See Washington Vital Records for excellent information.

Death
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In 1891, coroners, physicians and midwives were to report (or return) all births and deaths under their supervision to County Auditors. On July 1, 1907, the State took over....[8]

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See Washington Online Genealogy Records for indexes.
Also see Washington Death Records.

Voting Registers

 

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records:

Sites that search the Internet for Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy records online:

Major catalogs to offline genealogical records:
Catalogs refer to books, microfilm, manuscripts, and/or Internet images and indexes for various topics.

Archives, Libraries, etc.

See also a List of Washington Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies  

Resources for Lincoln County, Washington Genealogy are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the state (including universities), and the nation.

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Libraries

Local public libraries—even smaller ones—often have Unique Genealogical Collections that are not online for the area they serve. Many libraries in Washington have an area dedicated to local history and genealogy.


Davenport Public Library, 505 7th St, Davenport 99122 Phone: (509) 725-4355
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Public Library, po box 496, Harrington 99134 Phone: (509) 253-4345
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Odessa Public Library, 21 E. First Street, Odessa 99159 Phone: (509) 982-2654
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Reardan Memorial Library, 120 S Oak, Reardan 99029 Phone: (509) 994-9997
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Sprague Public Library, 119 West Second, Sprague 99032 Phone: (509) 257-2662
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Wilbur (Hesseltine) Public Library, 14 Nw Division, Wilbur 99185 Phone: (509) 647-5828
Online Resources:
Unique Collections:
Museums

 

Societies

 

Towns and Communities

See a list of towns and communities in Lincoln County per Wikipedia.

References

  1. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, Fred E. Carver, 1979. Published by the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society and Klickitat County Genealogical Society.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  5. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 733-734. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  6. John H. Long, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries (Chicago: Newberry Library, 2006) online.
  7. Washington State Archives - Digital Archives, Birth Records, About this Collection
  8. About Death Records at Washington State Digital Archives.