Pend Oreille County, Washington Genealogy

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

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Pend Oreille County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Pend Oreille County
Location in the state of Washington
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Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1, 1911
County Seat Pend Oreille
Courthouse
Address Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5000
Phone: 509.447.2435
Pend Oreille County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1911*
1911*
1911*
1911
1911
1911
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

The 1910 Population Census is available at Washington State Digital Archives, FamilySearch, Ancestry.com$ and Heritage Quest.

The 1920 Population Census is available at Family Search, Ancestry.com$ and Heritage Quest.

The 1930 Population Census is available at Family Search and Ancestry.com$

The 1940 Population Census is available at Family Search and Ancestry.com$

Church Records

Washington State Archives, Cheney holds many county court records from 1911 to the 1970s and later years.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

American Indian

The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Pend Oreille County.

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

  • Steele, Richard F. Illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties, State of Washington, published 1904.

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
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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 prior to 1911 are held by the Stevens County Auditor. Records have been digitized and are available upon request.
  • Washington State Archives, Cheney holds the 1912-1919 plat books and description and the list of forest lands and Indian lands acquired by the Federal government, 1913-1939, Board of Equalization correspondence and assessment review.

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

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

Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th PO Box 5020
Newport, WA 99156-5000
Phone: 509.447.2435

County Auditor has birth, marriage and land records from 1911.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1911. [3]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

The SCHS has the Stevens County Assessor's personal property tax assessment ledgers for 1898 to 1906. Images of the 1898 ledger are viewable on the Crossroads on the Columbia project.

Vital 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

Indian Reservation

The Kalispel Indian Reservation is located in Pend Oreille County.

Populated Places

  • Cusick, zip code 99119, population 207
  • Ione, zip code 99139, population 479
  • Metaline, zip code 99152, population 173
  • Metaline Falls, zip code 99153, population 238
  • Newport, zip code 99156, population 2126
  • Usk, zip code 99180

Pend Oreille 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), Pend Oreille County, Washington page 734, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.