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 Land Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research


Washington Probate Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Probate Records Research


Washington Tax Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research


Washington Immigration & Naturalization Records

See Also Guide to U.S. Immigration Records Research


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
Adams Ritzville Lincoln Davenport
Asotin Asotin Mason Shelton
Benton Prosser Okanogan Okanogan
Chelan Wenatchee Pacific South Bend
Clallam Port Angeles Pend Oreille Newport
Clark Vancouver Pierce Tacoma
Columbia Dayton San Juan Friday Harbor
Cowlitz Kelso Skagit Mount Vernon
Douglas Waterville Skamania Stevenson
Ferry Republic Snohomish Everett
Franklin Pasco Spokane Spokane
Garfield Pomeroy Stevens Colville
Grant Ephrata Thurston Olympia
Grays Harbor Montesano Wahkiakum Cathlamet
Island Coupeville Walla Walla Walla Walla
Jefferson Port Townsend Whatcom Bellingham
King Seattle Whitman Colfax
Kitsap Port Orchard Yakima Yakima
Kittitas Ellensburg
Klickitat Goldendale Washington State Association of Counties
Lewis Chehalis Washington Association of County Officials