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Washington

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Researching by Surname

 

 

Researching by Location

Internet Resources

Contact Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introduction

 

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General Description

 

     Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Washington was carved out of the western part of Washington Territory which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty as settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. It was admitted to the Union as the forty-second state in 1889. The United States Census Bureau estimated the state's population was 6,549,224 as of 2008.

     Nearly sixty percent of Washington's residents live in the Seattle metropolitan area, the center of transportation, business, and industry, and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of deep rain forests in the west, mountain ranges in the center, northeast and far southeast, and eastern semi-deserts given over to intensive agriculture.

     Washington was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, and is the only U.S. state named after a president. Washington is often called Washington state or the State of Washington to distinguish it from the District of Columbia. However, Washingtonians (and many residents of neighboring states) normally refer to the state simply as "Washington" while usually referring to the nation's capital as "Washington D.C." or simply "D.C."

 

Historical Information

History of Washington

 

 

 

 

 

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GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES & LIBRARIES

 

·              Genealogical Resources of the Washington State Library and Washington State Archives 

·              Historic House Museums & Historic Structures 

·              Historic House Museums in Washington 

·              Historical Museum Guide for Washington State      (Source: Census Finder)

·              Libraries of Washington State 

·              Mining Museums and Miners' Memorials for Washington 

·              Northwest Digital Archives 

·              UW Libraries  Digital Collections

·              Washington Genealogy Records      (Source: The Records Project)

·              Washington History  Washington State Library & State Archives

·              Washington Public Libraries      (Source: Public Libraries Library Directory)

·              Washington Records      (Source: Footnote - Free Trial Available)

·              Washington State History Museum 

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

·               Pacific Northwest Chapter  The Slovenian Genealogy Society International

·               Pacific Northwest Cornish Society 

·               Pioneer Association of the State of Washington 

·               Washington Museum Association 

·               Washington Society      (Source: National Society Sons of the American Revolution)

·               Washington State Cemetery Association 

·               Washington State Genealogical Society 

·               Washington State Historical Society 

·               Washington State Society  Daughters of the American Colonists

·               Washington State Society      (Source: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution)

 

STATE LIBRARY

Washington State Library

Jan Walsh, State Librarian: jan.walsh@sos.wa.gov
Location: Point Plaza East, 6880 Capitol Blvd Tumwater
General Information Email: askalibrarian@sos.wa.gov

Mail: PO BOX 42460, OLYMPIA WA 98504-2460
Telephone: Reception: (360) 704-5200;  Circulation: (360) 704-5213;  Reference: (360) 704-5221

 

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Adams Asotin Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Douglas Ferry Franklin Garfield Grant Grays Harbor Island Jefferson King Kitsap Kittitas Klickitat Lewis Lincoln Mason Okanogan Pacific Pend Oreille Pierce San Juan Skagit Skamania Snohomish Spokane Stevens Thurston Wahkiakum Walla Walla Whatcom Whitman Yakima

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

research by surname

Researching
by Surname

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

 

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research

Researching
by Location

 

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research (General Info.)

Where in the World are My Ancestors?

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

 

 

Gazetteer

of Places

 

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

 

Cities in Washington;   Towns in Washington;   List of school districts in Washington

 

Washington Cities - profiles of 2,594 Washington cities, towns & neighborhoods

Washington Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Washington Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Washington Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

County Research

(Genealogical)

 

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

Adams
Asotin
Benton
Chehalis
(See Grays Harbor)

Chelan
Clallam
Clark
Columbia
Cowlitz

Douglas

Ferry
Franklin
Garfield
Grant
Grays Harbor
Island
Jefferson
King
Kitsap

Kittitas

 Klickitat

Lewis
Lincoln
Mason
Okanogan
Pacific
Pend Oreille
Pierce
San Juan
Skagit

Skamania
Snohomish
Spokane
Stevens
Thurston
Wahkiakum
Walla Walla
Whatcom
Whitman
Yakima

 

County Research

(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Adams County

Asotin County

Benton County

Chelan County

Clallam County

Clark County

Columbia County

Cowlitz County

Douglas County

Ferry County

Franklin County

Garfield County

Grant County

Grays Harbor County

Island County

Jefferson County

King County

Kitsap County

Kittitas County

Klickitat County

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Mason County

Okanogan County

Pacific County

Pend Oreille County

Pierce County

San Juan County

Skagit County

Skamania County

Snohomish County

Spokane County

Stevens County

Thurston County

Wahkiakum County

Walla Walla County

Whatcom County

Whitman County

Yakima County

 

 

 

 

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Washington - Wikipedia

·Washington State Facts and Information

·Washington Information (50 States.com)

·Linkpendium (Washington)

·Cyndi’s List (Washington)

·Washington (historical societies)

·Washington GenWeb Project

·Washington Resources at RootsWeb

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact information

Contact Information

 

 

 

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada