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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Washington, 
United States
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Location of Washington
Record Description
Record Type Birth Registers
Collection years 1873-1965


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains county birth registers from the state of Washington for the years 1873-1965. These records could also include delayed birth certificates and justifications. Some volumes include an index. The register and returns were created by the county auditor in each county. The birth records list name of the child, date of birth, place of birth, sex, race, the status of birth, name of mother, her age and race, name of the father, and his age, race, occupation, and state of birth, date of return and name of the person returning information. Microfilm of original records is located at the Washington State Archives in Olympia, Washington.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in this record:

  • Name of the child
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Sex
  • Race
  • Status of birth

  • Name of mother
  • Mother's age and race
  • Name of the father
  • Father's age, race, occupation, and state of birth
  • Date of return
  • Name of the person returning information

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event
  • Names of parents

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add the new information to your records
  • Use the information to find the person in other records
  • Analyze the entry to see if if provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
  • If possible, use what you know to find an image of the original record. The index contains only basic identifying information for a person; the original record therefore may contain more information not found in the index.
  • Continue to search the index for family members.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of his name
  • Try searching by surname only
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Search the records of nearby locations

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Washington.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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