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Washington Census Notes
Between 1848 and 1853, Washington Territory was included in Oregon Territory. See Oregon Census Records.
In 1848, Washington Territory was carved from Oregon Territory and it included present day Idaho. Territorial censuses were taken at various times between 1857 and 1892. See Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892 at Ancestry.
Federal Washington census records are available to the public for census years 1860 (Washington Territory), 1870 (Washington Territory), 1880 (Washington Territory), 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
Indians were enumerated in special schedules in 1880 &1900 Federal Washington Census records. There are also various Indian census records recorded 1887-1914. These census records include the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs census rolls for Indian tribes within Washington Territory 1885-1889 and Washington State 1889-1913. Tribes include the Chehalis, Clallam, Columbia, Moses Band of Columbia, Colville, Georgetown, Humptulips, Hoh, Hoquiam, Lake, Makah, Montesano, Mukleshoot, Nisqually, Nespelim, Joseph's BAnd of Nex Perce, Okanogan, Oyehut, Puyallup, Queets, Quileute, Quinault, San Poil, Satsop, Skallam, Skokomish, Spokane, Squaxin, and Couer d;Alene. These records are not all inclusive for all years. Some of these Indian Census Rolls are indexed online. See Indian Census Records at the Washington Digital Archives.
1890 Special Veterans and Widows census schedules did survive and may be used as a census substitute. See 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.
Washington State Census Records: There are many various early state and territorial census records for Washington. Many of these are included in the 1857-1892 Washington State and Territorial Census Records at Ancestry.
Washington Census Records &
Washington Vital Records
Washington Department of Health
101 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Washington Dept. of Health
Birth & death records from July 1, 1907 to present are held at the Center for Health Statistics at the above address.
Birth records from January 1, 1921 to present can be ordered through local health jurisdictions.
Earlier birth & death records, all marriage records, divorce records and all land records are on file in each individual county and are held by the County Auditors with the exception of King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane Counties, where they are held by the local health jurisdiction. Early vital records are also on file at the Washington State Archives.
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(Territory 1853. Statehood 1889.)
Statewide Washington Census Records Online
Other WA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
Indexes of early settlers of Oregon Territory
WA Census Records Online by County
Pierce County (formed 1852. Previously Lewis County, Oregon Territory.)
(*Includes present day Lewis, Thurston, Pacific, Pierce and Wahkiakum Counties.)
1921 City Directory for Tacoma located here.
San Juan County Census Records (formed 1873 from Whatcom)
1860 Federal Census Index of Whatcom County - is now San Juan Co.
1860 Federal Census Transcription of Whatcom County - is now San Juan Co.
Sawamish County (formed 1854 from Thurston. Changed to Mason in 1864.)
Skagit County Census Records (formed 1883 from Whatcom)
1860 Federal Census - Includes present day Skagit County.
Skamania County Census Records (formed 1854 from Clark)
Snohomish County (formed 1861 from Island)
Spokane County (formed 1858 from Walla Walla)
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