Difference between revisions of "Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m
m
Line 88: Line 88:
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:34 Washington Cemeteries and Burial Data(Select the county)]  
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:34 Washington Cemeteries and Burial Data(Select the county)]  
 
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Okanogan+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Okanogan+County%2C+Washington%2C+cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [usgwarchives.net/wa/wafiles.htm WAGenWeb Cemeteries]
+
| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/wa/wafiles.htm WAGenWeb Cemeteries]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.wastatecem.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10&Itemid=14 Washington Gravestones]  
 
| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.wastatecem.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10&Itemid=14 Washington Gravestones]  

Revision as of 01:18, 12 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Okanogan County

Guide to Okanogan County Washington genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. [[Image:Template:WAOkanoganCrawfishLake]]

Hand and keyboard.jpg Washington
Online Records



Okanogan County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Okanogan County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 2, 1888
County Seat Okanogan
Courthouse
Address Okanogan County Courthouse
149 3rd N; PO Box 72
Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone 509.422.7275
Okanogan County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1899*
1888*
1891*
1884
1888
1888
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Parent Counties

Okanogan County, Washington was created

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Template:WACoCemeteries

State and national resources for Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy cemeteries
Online Transcripts
(names) or Images
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
in the County
FindAGrave FamilySearch Library (bullet above) FindAGrave
Interment.net Early Church Info File USGenWeb Tombstone Project
Washington Cemeteries and Burial Data(Select the county) WorldCat WAGenWeb Cemeteries
Washington Gravestones Washington Periodicals Epodunk
WAGenWeb Cemeteries Washington Hometown Locator Cemeteries
Billion Graves Washington Cemeteries Search (Select the county)
Linkpendium Genealogy Trails
Veterans to 1966
See Washington Cemeteries for details about each site.

Census

Template:Washington Census

  • See Washington Census for online indexes and images of US federal censuses. of: 1856, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940.
  • See statewide printed indexes, including 1856.
  • 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 periodicals and local libraries or other record holders.
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church and Religious Groups

The information given in church records depends upon the practices of each religious group. Most include the names of members, often with ages and birth places. Several give birth, christening, or blessing dates for infants. See Washington Church Records for details about various denominations.

  • Church records (microfilmed originals or published transcripts) are listed for Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy at the town level (space, then select a town) or county level (select Church topics) in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

American Indian

The Colville Indian Reservation is located in southern Ferry and southern Okanogan Counties.

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

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
Yes or Maybe  Y  M
Seller (Grantor) Green check.png]]  
Seller's Spouse Green check.png]]  
Buyer (Grantee) Green check.png]]  
Heirs   Green check.png]]
Witnesses Green check.png]]  
Land Description and Dates Green check.png]]  
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.

Land records (especially deeds) often give the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or other clues for further research. They often have other clues for further research, such as witnesses or the other parties who may be relatives or in-laws. See Washington Land and Property for more.

  • County Recorder's Office: check deeds, file mining claims, get assistance in finding ownership of a particular property, and obtain copies of county plat maps. This office has county plat records dating back to 1878, prior records having been destroyed in a fire.

Maps

Migration

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.)

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

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.

Probate cases include court actions regarding property and estates of individuals who have died. Records may locate relatives, provide death dates, and identify property. See Washington Probate Records for more information.

Public Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Okanogan County Birth Records. This database contains the names of people who were born in Okanogan County from June 1891 – August 1913. The names were taken from the Okanogan County Register of Births.
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

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Okanogan 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.

See these headings for Okanogan County, Washington Genealogy details: Courthouse · FamilySearch Centers · Libraries · Museums · Other Repositories · Societies


Courthouse

Okanogan County Courthouse
149 3rd N; PO Box 72
Okanogan, WA 98840
Phone 509–422–7275

County Auditor has birth and death records
1891-1908, marriage and land records from 1891 and patents from 1892.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1896. [3]

Family History Centers

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Places

Indian Reservation

The Colville Indian Reservation is located in southern Ferry and southern Okanogan Counties.

Okanogan County Washington Genealogy 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Okanogan County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.