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{{Washington-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Skagit County'' [[Image:Wa-skagit.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Skagit County'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Skagit County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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<br><br><br><br>'''Quick start:'''
  
'''1883'''--Skagit County was created 28 November 1883&nbsp;from [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]] County. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*[[Skagit County, Washington#Census|Census]]
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*[[Skagit County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]
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*[[Skagit County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]
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*[[Skagit County, Washington#Death|Death]]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Skagit County
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| county_map = Wa-skagit.png
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| state = Washington
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| founded year = 1883
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| founded date = November 28
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| seat = Mount Vernon
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| building address = [http://www.skagitcounty.net/common/asp/default.asp?d=home&c=General&p=directory.htm Skagit County Courthouse]; <br>700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837<br> Mount Vernon, WA 98273<br> Phone. 360.336.9440<br>[http://www.Skagitcounty.us/ '''Skagit County Website'''] }}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Skagit County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1891*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1872</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1878</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Skagit County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Skagit County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Skagit County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 28 November 1883 from [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]]  
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*'''County Seat:''' Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Chelan County, Washington|Chelan]] | [[Island County, Washington|Island]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]] | [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]]
  
 
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== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington, Skagit|place|disp={{PAGENAME}}}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see [[Skagit County, Washington#Archives.2C_Libraries.2C_etc.|Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
[[Chelan County, Washington|Chelan]] | [[Island County, Washington|Island]] | [[Okanogan County, Washington|Okanogan]] | [[San Juan County, Washington|San Juan]] | [[Snohomish County, Washington|Snohomish]] | [[Whatcom County, Washington|Whatcom]]
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Biography ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{WA Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Burlington Lutheran Church, Burlington, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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==== Court Records ====
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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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For specialized court records, see [[Skagit County, Washington#Divorce|Divorce]] {{·}} [[Skagit County, Washington#Guardianship|Guardianship]] {{·}} [[SkagitCounty, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]] {{·}} [[Skagit County, Washington#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Naturalization]] {{·}} [[Skagit County, Washington#Probate_Records|Probate]]
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==== Emigration and Immigration  ====
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===== Japanese  =====
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World War II Files, 1942-1946
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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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{{CommunityTree}}
  
==== Church ====
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==== Guardianship ====
  
==== Court ====
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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]].
  
==== Land  ====
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==== History ====
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{{WA History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{WA Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 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. <br>
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;(*Women were not naturalized until 1922 in the United States.)
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[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/RecordSeriesInfo.aspx?rsid=2 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.
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{{WA Newspaper abstracts|Skagit}}
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{WA Probate Intro|Skagit}}
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
*'''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.
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===== Courthouse  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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[http://www.skagitcounty.net/common/asp/default.asp?d=home&c=General&p=directory.htm Skagit County Courthouse]; <br>700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837<br> Mount Vernon, WA 98273<br> Phone. 360.336.9440<br><br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,<br>marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1872.<br> County Clerk has divorce, probate county records from 1870. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skagit County, Washington page 734, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Mount Vernon Washington Family History Center]]
 
*[[Mount Vernon Washington Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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===== Libraries  =====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{WA Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{WA vital intro}}
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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.
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*'''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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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Skagit|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Skagit|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Skagit/ Skagit County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Skagit/ Skagit County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Resources for {{PAGENAME}} are available in libraries, archives, and other repositories at all levels: the town, the county, the [[Washington Archives and Libraries|state]] (including [[Washington Archives and Libraries#University_Libraries_and_Special_Collections|universities]]), and the [[United States Archives and Libraries|nation]].
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*Check websites and catalogs, such as items in {{FHL|Washington, Skagit|place|disp=FamilySearch Library}} (Utah) or [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=skagit+county+Washington Allen County Public Library] (Indiana) for {{PAGENAME}}. {{GetACopy tip}}
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== Skagit County Washington Genealogy References  ==
  
 
<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}  
 
<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}  
  
[[Category:Skagit_County,_Washington]]
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[[Category:Skagit_County,_Washington]] [[Category:Washington_(U.S._state)_counties]]

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


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Quick start:


Skagit County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Skagit County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 28, 1883
County Seat Mount Vernon
Courthouse
Address Skagit County Courthouse;
700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone. 360.336.9440
Skagit County Website


Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1891*
1891*
1891*
1872
1884
1878
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

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 Skagit County, Washington Genealogy entries with names, images, or information.

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1887
  • 1889
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1892
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

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.

Lutheran
  • Records of Burlington Lutheran Church, Burlington, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Court Records

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.

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

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

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

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 Federal District courts. See Washington Court Records.

History

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

Land and Property

Land Records reveal
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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

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.)

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

Finding More Washington Newspapers

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

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

Skagit County Courthouse;
700 South 2nd St; PO Box 837
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone. 360.336.9440

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907,
marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1872.
County Clerk has divorce, probate county records from 1870. [2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

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
Marriage
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.

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.

Web Sites

Archives, Libraries, etc.

Resources for Skagit 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.

Places

Skagit County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),Skagit County, Washington page 734, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.