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== What Is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection includes land and property records with indexes from the following counties:  
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This collection includes land and property records with indexes for the years 1850 to 1954. The following counties are included:  
  
 
*Clark  
 
*Clark  
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*Wahkiakum
 
*Wahkiakum
  
More records will be added to the collection as images become available.  
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Some of the Lewis County deed indexes include deed records.  
  
After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registerar of deeds in the county office.  
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Pierce and Thurston county deed indexes are not found in this collection. They may be found in "[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910364 Washington, County Records, 1856-2009]."<br>
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1762885/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.  
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After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registrar of deeds in the county office.  
  
The records cover the years 1850 to 1954.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
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The Washington State, '''County Land Records''' may include the following information:  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Washington, County Land Records,1850-1954." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Bellevue.}}
 
 
 
Information aboaut creating source citaitons for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.]]
 
 
 
[[Washington State, County Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Washington State County Land Records DGS 4356591 7.jpg
 
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The key genealogical facts found in the Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:  
 
  
 
*Name of Grantor  
 
*Name of Grantor  
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*Details of the Transaction
 
*Details of the Transaction
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
 
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=== Sample Image ===
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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Image:Washington State County Land Records DGS 4356591 7.jpg|'''Land Record'''
*Names of interested parties
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*Approximate date of the transaction
 
*Location of the property
 
 
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
 
 
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the County ⇒ Select the Record Type, Date Range and Volume which takes you to the images.
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Name of the person  
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*The location of property or date of the transaction
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== Search the Index ===
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===View the Images===
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the '''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2065327/waypoints Browse Page]'''. br>
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# Select '''County'''
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# Select '''Record type, year range and volume number or letter'''
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the deed, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and census records.
 
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
*Search for the land transactions of a couple and their children. The parents may have sold or given property to a son or daughter. Such transactions confirm relationships that might not be found in other records.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives. Your ancestor may have been an heir who sold inherited land that had belonged to parents or grandparents.
 
*To find later generations, search the land records a few years before and after a person’s death. Your ancestor may have sold or given land to his or her heirs before death, or the heirs may have sold the land after the individual died. For daughters, the names of their husbands are often provided. For sons, the given names of their wives may be included. Heirs may have sold their interest in the land to another heir even though the record may not indicate this. Continue this process for identifying each succeeding generation.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
 
*One deed does not usually give sufficient information about a couple and their children. A careful study of all deeds for the person or the family will yield a richer return of information.
 
*For each parcel of land owned, you should obtain two documents:
 
  
:The deed that documents when ownership transferred to the individual or the family
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
:The deed that documents when ownership was transferred to someone else
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If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly.  You may want to search for the original record at the [https://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_puget.aspx State Archives in Bellevue].
  
== Related Websites ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] section.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional [https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ Land in the Washington Digital Archives] that might have more information.
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find county or [[Washington, County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the [[United States Census, 1860 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] or the [[United States Census, 1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  or the [[United States Census, 1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  or the [[United States Census, 1930 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  or the [[United States Census, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  Search the state censuses as well.
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*Use the information found in the record to find [[Washington County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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*Search for death or burial information in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2026973 BillionGraves Index] or at [https://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave].
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*If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records as well.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  
[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_puget.aspx Washington State Archives]  
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality.
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Washington]]
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1762885 Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*[[Washington Land and Property|Washington Land and Property]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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;Collection Citation:
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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{{Collection_citation | text="Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Bellevue.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"Washington State County Land Records, 1852-1935" images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 23 November 2011). r E.L. Price, &nbsp;January 10, 1911; citing County Records, King, Deed and mortgage index, 1911-1912, N-Pl, p.1-81, image 2; Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, United States.
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[[Category:Washington|Land and Property]]
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Washington, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Land
Collection years 1850-1954
FamilySearch Resources
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes land and property records with indexes for the years 1850 to 1954. The following counties are included:

  • Clark
  • Grays Harbor
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Pierce
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum

Some of the Lewis County deed indexes include deed records.

Pierce and Thurston county deed indexes are not found in this collection. They may be found in "Washington, County Records, 1856-2009."

After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registrar of deeds in the county office.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The Washington State, County Land Records may include the following information:

  • Name of Grantor
  • Name of Grantee
  • Nature of Instrument
  • Date of Transaction
  • Legal description of the Property
  • Amount of Money exchanged
  • Details of the Transaction

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location of property or date of the transaction

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page. br>

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record type, year range and volume number or letter


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

If these are indexes, the original records may contain additional information than was not indexed, or the information might have been indexed incorrectly. You may want to search for the original record at the State Archives in Bellevue.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.



Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Bellevue.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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