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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Pierce County'' [[Image:Wa-pierce.png|thumb|right|400px|showing location of Pierce County]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Pierce County'''
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| county = Pierce County
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = December 22
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| seat = Tacoma
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| building address = [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>[http://www.Piercecounty.us/ '''Pierce County Website'''] }}
  
 
== 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><br>County Auditor has marriage and land records.<br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records<br> from 1890 and adoptions records. <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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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=111907 Sumner Cemetery, Sumner] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
The News Tribune (Tacoma)<br>
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The News Tribune (Tacoma)<br>  
  
Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)
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Puyallup Herald (formerly Pierce County Herald)  
  
==== <br>'''Obituaries''' ====
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==== '''Obituaries''' ====
  
[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.
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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  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1454923;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable 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.
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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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[[Category:Pierce_County,_Washington]]

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Pierce County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Pierce County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 22, 1852
County Seat Tacoma
Courthouse
Address Pierce County Courthouse
930 Tacoma Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253.798.7455
Pierce County Website


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 records. [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, 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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