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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Pierce County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/ Pierce County Courthouse]<br> 930 Tacoma Ave South<br> Tacoma, WA 98402<br> Phone: 253.798.7455<br>&nbsp;
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County Auditor has marriage&nbsp;and land records;<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<br> from 1890 and adoptions<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skamania  County, Washington page 734, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1852'''--Pierce County was created 22 December 1852&nbsp;from [[Thurston_County,_Washington|Thurston]] County. '''County seat:''' Tacoma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1852'''--Pierce County was created 22 December 1852&nbsp;from [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] County. '''County seat:''' Tacoma <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Tacoma
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[[Puyallup, Washington|Puyallup]]
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Sumner
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Orting
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Lakewood
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Edgewood
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Fort Lewis
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[King County, Washington|King]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] | [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
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[[King County, Washington|King]] | [[Kitsap County, Washington|Kitsap]] | [[Kittitas County, Washington|Kittitas]] | [[Lewis County, West Virginia|Lewis]] | [[Mason County, Washington|Mason]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=111907 Sumner Cemetery, Sumner] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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*1860
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*1870
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*1878
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*1879
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*1880
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*1889
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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
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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LDS Ward and Branch Records  
  
*Lincoln (Tacoma)
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*Lincoln (Tacoma)  
*Tacoma 6
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*Tacoma 6  
 
*Tacoma Central
 
*Tacoma Central
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].
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Some military records for this county have been digitized at the [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=6 Washington State Digital Archives].  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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The News Tribune (Tacoma)<br>
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Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)
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==== '''Obituaries'''  ====
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[http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/obits/obit2about.asp Tacoma Obituary Index] contains more than 350,000 entries.&nbsp; File is complete from 1984 to the present day.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;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&nbsp;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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Puyallup Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207739&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Pierce&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Pierce|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Pierce/ Pierce County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 18:02, 12 October 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Pierce County

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County Courthouse

Pierce County Courthouse
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253.798.7455
 

County Auditor has marriage and land records;
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records
from 1890 and adoptions[1]

History

Parent County

1852--Pierce County was created 22 December 1852 from Thurston County. County seat: Tacoma [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Tacoma

Puyallup

Sumner

Orting

Lakewood

Edgewood

Fort Lewis

Neighboring Counties

King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Lewis | Mason | Thurston | Yakima

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1878
  • 1879
  • 1880
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Lincoln (Tacoma)
  • Tacoma 6
  • Tacoma Central

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Some military records for this county have been digitized at the Washington State Digital Archives.

Newspapers

The News Tribune (Tacoma)

Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)

Obituaries

Tacoma Obituary Index contains more than 350,000 entries.  File is complete from 1984 to the present day.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skamania County, Washington page 734, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).
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