Washington Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Washington court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.
Washington Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.
Washington Court Records
- Washington Court Record Books (amazon.com)
Washington Land Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research
Washington Probate Records
- Washington Probate Record Books (amazon.com)
Washington Tax Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research
- Washington Tax Record Books (amazon.com)
Washington Immigration & Naturalization Records
- Washington Immigration Record Books (amazon.com)
Washington County & City Government Links
Washington contains 39 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Washington county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Washington State Government is located in Olympia.
|State of Washington County & City Government Links|
|CountyGovernment||County SeatGovernment||CountyGovernment||County SeatGovernment|
|Clallam||→||Port Angeles||Pend Oreille||→||Newport|
|Columbia||→||Dayton||San Juan||→||Friday Harbor|
|Island||→||Coupeville||Walla Walla||→||Walla Walla|
|Klickitat||→||Goldendale||Washington State Association of Counties|
|Lewis||→||Chehalis||Washington Association of County Officials|