Skagit County, Washington Genealogy

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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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Skagit County, Washington
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Location in the state of Washington
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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

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

Court Records

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

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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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

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

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

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.

Web Sites

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.