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{{Washington-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Washington|Washington]] > Whitman County'' [[Image:Wa-whitman.png|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Whitman County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Whitman County Washington genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{WADC}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Whitman County
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| county_map = Wa-whitman.png
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| state = Washington
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| state_map = Washington.png
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| latd =  
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| longd =  
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| founded year = 1871
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| founded date = November 29
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| seat = Colfax
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| building image =  
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| building address = [http://www.whitmancounty.org/ Whitman County Courthouse]<br> N 404 Main Street Box 390; <br>Colfax, WA 99111-2031<br>Phone: 509.397.6240&nbsp;<br>[http://www.Whitmancounty.us/ '''Whitman County Website'''] }}
  
*'''1871'''--Whitman County was created 29 November 1871&nbsp;from [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Colfax <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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|-
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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>'''[[Whitman County, Washington#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitman County, Washington#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitman County, Washington#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitman County, Washington#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitman County, Washington#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Whitman County, Washington#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1875*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1874*</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>1874</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1878</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1861</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Whitman County, Washington#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Whitman County, Washington#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Whitman County, Washington#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' created 29 November 1871 from [[Stevens County, Washington|Stevens]]  
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*'''County Seat:''' Colfax <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:''' [[Adams County, Washington|Adams]] | [[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]] | [[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]] | [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]] | [[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]] | [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]] | [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]] | Idaho counties: [[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]] | [[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]] | [[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biography ====
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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Albion Cemetery<br> Bethel Cemetery<br> Coleman Cemetery<br> Colfax Cemetery<br> Colton Cemetery<br> Colyar Cemetery<br> Dusty Cemetery<br> Eaton Cemetery (Rock Lake Cemetery)<br> Eden Valley Cemetery <br> Elberton Cemetery<br> Ewartsville Cemetery (Lone Pine Cemetery)<br> Farr Cemetery <br> Garfield Cemetery<br> Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa<br> Greenwood Cemetery<br> Gresham Cemetery<br> Hatley Cemetery<br> Hay Cemetery<br> Holy Rosary Cemetery<br>Johnson Cemetery<br>Lone Pine Cemetery<br>McConnell Cemetery<br>Mountain View Cemetery (Endicott)<br>Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington)<br>Myers Family Cemetery<br>Oakesdale Cemetery <br>Old German Methodist Cemetery<br>Onecho Cemetery<br>Pine City Cemetery <br>Pullman I.O.O.F. Cemetery<br>Riggs Cemetery<br>Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery<br>Saint Boniface Cemetery<br>Saint John Cemetery<br>Selbu Cemetery<br>Sheahan Cemetery (Old Thornton)<br>Silver Creek Cemetery<br>Thornton Cemetery<br>Uniontown Community Cemetery<br>Whelan Cemetery<br>Winona Cemetery<br>Zion Lutheran Cemetery
  
Incorporated Cities:
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==== Census  ====
  
Albion - 615<br>Colfax&nbsp; - 2,950 (County Seat)<br>Colton - 380<br>Endicott - 355&nbsp;<br>Farmington - 150&nbsp;<br>Garfield - 550<br>La Crosse - 380&nbsp;<br>Lamont - 100<br>Malden&nbsp;- 225&nbsp;<br>Oakesdale 440&nbsp;<br>Palouse - 1,050&nbsp;<br>Pullman - 28,500 (Largest City)&nbsp;<br>Rosalia&nbsp;- 715&nbsp;<br>St. John - 525&nbsp;<br>Tekoa - 895&nbsp;<br>Uniontown - 315
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*1880
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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
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*1940
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
[[Adams County, Washington|Adams]] | [[Asotin County, Washington|Asotin]] | [[Columbia County, Washington|Columbia]] | [[Garfield County, Washington|Garfield]] | [[Franklin County, Washington|Franklin]] | [[Lincoln County, Washington|Lincoln]] | [[Spokane County, Washington|Spokane]] | [[Walla Walla County, Washington|Walla Walla]] | '''Idaho''' counties: [[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]] | [[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]] | [[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]
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==== Court Records  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
Albion Cemetery <br>Bethel Cemetery <br>Coleman Cemetery
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
Colfax Cemetery <br>Colton Cemetery
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
Colyar Cemetery <br>Dusty Cemetery <br>Eaton Cemetery (Rock Lake Cem)
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==== History  ====
  
Eden Valley Cemetery <br>Elberton Cemetery
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Washington State University is located in Pullman.
  
Ewartsville Cemetery (Lone Pine Cem) <br>Farr Cemetery <br>Garfield Cemetery <br>Goldenrod Cemetery <br>Greenwood Cemetery
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
Gresham Cemetery <br>Hatley Cemetery
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==== Maps ====
  
Hay Cemetery
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Whitman County, Washington] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
Holy Rosary Cemetery <br>Johnson Cemetery <br>Lone Pine Cemetery <br>McConnell Cemetery <br>Mountain View Cemetery (Endicott) <br>Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington) <br>Myers Family Cemetery
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==== Migration  ====
  
Oakesdale Cemetery <br>Old German Methodist Cemetery <br>Onecho Cemetery
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==== Military  ====
  
Pine City Cemetery <br>Pullman I.O.O.F. Cemetery <br>Riggs Cemetery <br>Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery <br>Saint Boniface Cemetery <br>Saint John Cemetery <br>Selbu Cemetery
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
Sheahan Cemetery (Old Thornton) <br>Silver Creek Cemetery <br>Thornton Cemetery <br>Uniontown Community Cemetery <br>Whelan Cemetery <br>Winona Cemetery
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
Zion Lutheran Cemetery
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
Census
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==== Periodicals  ====
  
*1880
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==== Probate  ====
*1890 Veterans
 
*1900
 
*1910
 
*1920
 
*1930
 
  
==== Church ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== Land ====
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===== Courthouse =====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.whitmancounty.org/ Whitman County Courthouse]<br> N 404 Main Street Box 390<br>Colfax, WA 99111-2031<br>Phone: 509–397–6240<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1872-1891, probate records from 1870, divorce and court records from 1864, and naturalization records 1862-1942.<br>County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907 and land records.
  
Washington&nbsp;State University is located in Pullman
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===== Family History Centers  =====
  
==== Maps  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Colfax Washington Family History Center]]
  
==== Military ====
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===== Libraries =====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Museums =====
  
==== Probate ====
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===== Societies =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of&nbsp;[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=434 Whitman County Birth Records]. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born in&nbsp;Whitman County from 1890 to 1907.&nbsp; &nbsp;
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===== Birth  =====
*For FHL entries&nbsp;Jan. 1875 to Aug 1907, click [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=676070&disp=Births+from+Whitman+County%2C+Washington%20%20&columns=*,0,0 here].
 
*102 marriage entries&nbsp;from 23 Oct 1872 to 13 Dec 1909 are available at the '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]''' website.
 
*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=378 Whitman County Death Returns]&nbsp;containing names of people who died in Whitman County from 1891-1907.&nbsp; For FHL entries, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1222484&disp=Whitman+County%2C+Washington%2C+death+re%20%20&columns=*,0,0 click here]
 
*&nbsp;'''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.
 
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov./TitleInfo.aspx?TID=434 Whitman County Birth Records]. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born in Whitman County from 1890 to 1907.
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*For FHL entries Jan. 1875 to Aug 1907, click {{FHL|676070|title-id|disp=here}}{{LQL}}.
  
== Web Sites ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207820&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Whitman&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*102 marriage entries from 23 Oct 1872 to 13 Dec 1909 are available at the '''[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/Search.cfm Western States Marriage Index]''' website.
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===== Death  =====
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*Washington State Digital Archives has a database of [http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/TitleInfo.aspx?TID=378 Whitman County Death Returns] containing names of people who died in Whitman County from 1891-1907. For FHL entries, {{FHL|1222484|title-id|disp=click here}}
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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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==== Websites  ====
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Whitman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Whitman/ Whitman County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Whitman/ Whitman County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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'''Incorporated Cities:'''
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Albion - 615<br>Colfax - 2,950 (County Seat)<br>Colton - 380<br>Endicott - 355<br>Farmington - 150<br>Garfield - 550<br>La Crosse - 380<br>Lamont - 100<br>Malden- 225<br>Oakesdale 440<br>Palouse - 1,050<br>Pullman - 28,500 (Largest City)<br>Rosalia - 715<br>St. John - 525<br>Tekoa - 895<br>Uniontown - 315
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=== Whitman County Washington Genealogy References  ===
  
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<references /> {{Washington|Washington}}
  
 
[[Category:Whitman_County,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Whitman_County,_Washington]]

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

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Whitman County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Whitman County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Location of Washington in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 29, 1871
County Seat Colfax
Courthouse
Address Whitman County Courthouse
N 404 Main Street Box 390;
Colfax, WA 99111-2031
Phone: 509.397.6240 
Whitman County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
1875*
1874*
1891*
1874
1878
1861
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Cemeteries

Albion Cemetery
Bethel Cemetery
Coleman Cemetery
Colfax Cemetery
Colton Cemetery
Colyar Cemetery
Dusty Cemetery
Eaton Cemetery (Rock Lake Cemetery)
Eden Valley Cemetery
Elberton Cemetery
Ewartsville Cemetery (Lone Pine Cemetery)
Farr Cemetery
Garfield Cemetery
Goldenrod Cemetery, Tekoa
Greenwood Cemetery
Gresham Cemetery
Hatley Cemetery
Hay Cemetery
Holy Rosary Cemetery
Johnson Cemetery
Lone Pine Cemetery
McConnell Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery (Endicott)
Mountain View Cemetery (Farmington)
Myers Family Cemetery
Oakesdale Cemetery
Old German Methodist Cemetery
Onecho Cemetery
Pine City Cemetery
Pullman I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Riggs Cemetery
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Saint Boniface Cemetery
Saint John Cemetery
Selbu Cemetery
Sheahan Cemetery (Old Thornton)
Silver Creek Cemetery
Thornton Cemetery
Uniontown Community Cemetery
Whelan Cemetery
Winona Cemetery
Zion Lutheran Cemetery

Census

  • 1880
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Washington State University is located in Pullman.

Land and Property

Maps

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Whitman County Courthouse
N 404 Main Street Box 390
Colfax, WA 99111-2031
Phone: 509–397–6240

County Clerk has marriage records 1872-1891, probate records from 1870, divorce and court records from 1864, and naturalization records 1862-1942.
County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907 and land records.

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Whitman County Birth Records. This database contains the names and birth records of people who were born in Whitman County from 1890 to 1907.
  • For FHL entries Jan. 1875 to Aug 1907, click here[low quality link].
Marriage
Death
  • Washington State Digital Archives has a database of Whitman County Death Returns containing names of people who died in Whitman County from 1891-1907. For FHL entries, click here
  • 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.

Websites

Places

Incorporated Cities:

Albion - 615
Colfax - 2,950 (County Seat)
Colton - 380
Endicott - 355
Farmington - 150
Garfield - 550
La Crosse - 380
Lamont - 100
Malden- 225
Oakesdale 440
Palouse - 1,050
Pullman - 28,500 (Largest City)
Rosalia - 715
St. John - 525
Tekoa - 895
Uniontown - 315

Whitman County Washington Genealogy References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).