Whitman County, Washington Genealogy

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County Courthouse

History

Parent County

  • 1871--Whitman County was created 29 November 1871 from Stevens County.  County seat: Colfax [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Asotin | Columbia | Garfield | Franklin | Lincoln | Spokane | Walla Walla | Idaho counties: Benewah | Latah | Nez Perce

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • 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.
  • 102 marriage entries from 23 Oct 1872 to 13 Dec 1909 are available at the Western States Marriage Index website.
  • 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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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