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- Biographies of the Pacific Northwest
This collection details 671 biographies of the Pacific Northwest: Early leading citizens of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington are all encompassed by this manuscript. Many of the people traveled to the area via the large and small wagon trains. Some came for gold, some for land, some for opportunity... whatever their reason, they settled in the area claimed by many Native American tribes, and their lives are often woven into the lives of the tribes of the area.
- Kittitas County Biographies
- Brief Bios of Washington Senators and Representatives
- Bancroft Works, History of Washington, Idaho and Montana
When, in 1846, the southern line of British Columbia was determined, all that remained was called Oregon. Later, from Oregon was set off Washington; from Washington was set off Idaho; and from Idaho, for the most part, was set off Montana. Thus for some part of the history of Montana we look to the annals of Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and the Northwest Coast; for part of the history of Idaho we look to the annals of Washington and the rest; and for the history of Washington we must have also the histories of Oregon and the Northwest Coast.
Washington Census Records
Washington Genealogy Websites
United States Genealogy
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
American History and Genealogy Project
Washington Land Records
- U.S., Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1820-1908
3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.
- Arizona Land Patents online. Index.
Washington Military Records
- Military Records
- Washington Forts
List of colonial forts, trading posts, named camps, redoubts, reservations, general hospitals, national cemeteries, etc., established or erected in the United States from its earliest settlement to 1902.
- Revolutionary War Records
- Civil War Records
- Civil War Pensions Index Cards
Each card gives the soldier’s name, unit, the application number, the certificate number and the state from which the soldier served. In some cases, the soldier’s rank, terms of service, date of death and place of death are given. The index cards refer to pension applications of veterans who served in the U.S. Army between 1861 and 1917. The majority of the records pertain to Civil War veterans, but they also include veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, Indian wars, and World War I.
- Civil War Pensions Index Cards
- Washington Indian Wars, 1855-1858
- World War I Records
- World War II Records
- World War II Casualties – Army – Army Air Corps
- Washington Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard World War II Casualty List
- Korean War Casualty List
- Vietnam War Casualty List
Washington Native American Records
- Washington Indian Tribes
- Washington Indian Reservations
- Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements of Washington
- Washington Indian Agencies and Schools
- Indian Captives of Washington from the Vessel Georgiana
- Oregon, Utah, Washington Indian Honored War Dead
- Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming Indians Wounded in Action
- Homili, Chief of the Walla Walla
- Land Patent RecordsChehalis ~ Colville ~ Muckleshoot ~ Nisqually
- Indian Legends of the Stillaguamish
Indian Stories and Legends of the Stillaguamish: These little stories about animals, people and places have been told to me by people whose friendship I value highly. Several of them are now gone to the happy hunting grounds. It is about twenty years ago since the first ones were written down as notes in a scrapbook. Since then, the collection has been increasing steadily. Have told some of them to friends; they have encouraged me to publish, if possible, a few of the more interesting ones. The demand would of course be limited, and as it costs nearly as much to print a small number of books or pamphlets as more, the price will be higher than it should be. It would be the greatest pleasure to me if I could afford to have a couple hundred copies printed and give them away to people who might wish to have them. However, I make no excuse for this effort; I am sure a few people will appreciate it, regardless of poor grammar, and other faults.
- Conquest of the Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and Palouse
The expeditions of Colonels Steptoe and Wright into the country of the Coeur d'Alenes, Spokanes and Palouses were made without the blare of notoriety; they were not heralded by the press in startling headlines; nor were the minutiae of accompanying details flashed momentarily over convenient wires to an expectant nation. In obedience to orders laboriously conveyed to them, the commanders of these expeditions went forward to their duty.
- Army Life on the Pacific
Colonel Lawrence Kip actively helped lead the campaign against the Nez Perce and other Pacific tribes in the Indian Wars of 1850's. If somebody is interested in the Indian Wars with the Nez Perce then they would find this detailed report of day to day activities quite interesting.
- Colville Reservation, Columbia Tribe, 1887-1914
These records include the Indian Census Rolls for the Columbia tribe on the Colville reservation during 1887-1914. Information may include Indian name, English name, sex, age, familial relationship, Indian reservation/tribe/band, Indian agent’s name, and census date.
- Colville Reservation, Colville Tribe, 1890-1907, 1911-1914
These records include the Indian Census Rolls for the Colville tribe on the Colville reservation during 1890-1907, and 1911-1914. Information may include Indian name, English name, sex, age, familial relationship, Indian reservation/tribe/band, Indian agent’s name, and census date.
- Colville Reservation, Couer d’Alene Tribe, 1887-1902
These records include the Indian Census Rolls for the Couer d’Alene tribe on the Colville reservation during 1887-1888, 1894-1896, 1898-1902. Information may include Indian name, English name, sex, age, familial relationship, Indian reservation/tribe/band, Indian agent’s name, and census date
- Colville Reservation, Lake Tribe, 1890-1914
These records include the Indian Census Rolls for the Lake Tribe on the Colville reservation during 1890-1907, and Lake and Colville Tribe during 1908 and 1912-1914. Information may include Indian name, English name, sex, age, familial relationship, Indian reservation/tribe/band, Indian agent’s name, and census date.
- Current Federally Recognized Indian Tribes by State
- List of Federally Non-Recognized Tribes
- State Recognized Tribes
- Kittitas County Washington Obituaries
The following Kittitas County Washington obituaries were either submitted by users or collated by Judy Wallis White. This is a collection of over 400 obituaries for Kittitas County Washington. An exclusive collection only at AccessGenealogy!
Washington Vital Records
- Washington Vital Records
- Washington Birth Records Search
- Washington State Death Records
- Washington State Marriage Search
- Western States Historical Marriage Records Index
Over the past decade, the BYU-Idaho (formerly known as Ricks College) Family History Center has been extracting early marriage records from counties in the western part of the United States. Virtually all of the pre-1900 marriages are included in the index for Arizona, Idaho and Nevada. Many Idaho, Nevada and Utah counties have been extracted into the 1930’s and some, much later. A significant number of marriages from Wyoming, eastern Washington, eastern Oregon, western Colorado and selected counties in California are also included. For more details, see “List of Counties by State”.
“The Pacific Coast Business Directory is intended to be a triennial publication, which will contain the name and post office address of each merchant, manufacturer, and professional engaged in business in the States and Territories bordering on or in the immediate vicinity of the Pacific Coast, with such information connected…
Ewanida Rail Records Addy CemeteryBlanche E. Fisher CemeteryBossburg CemeteryBoundary BurialsChewelah Memorial ParkChewelah Pioneer CemeteryCully Memorial CemeteryDaniel Sherwood CemeteryEdward Whalawhitsa Indian CemeteryEvergreen CemeteryFairview CemeteryForest Center CemeteryForest Home CemeteryGeorge W. Thomas CemeteryGrandview Cemetery (Marcus)Grandview Cemetery (Kettle Falls)Green Mountain CemeteryHighland / Calvary CemeteryHubert CemeteryImmaculate Conception CemeteryIndian Cemetery (Chewelah)IOOF CemeteryKelly Hill CemeteryKettle Falls Bridge CemeteryKettle Falls Island…
Ewanida Rail Records Broadacres County BurialsButte CemeteryChattaroy CemeteryChester Community CemeteryCurby CemeteryDeep Creek CemeteryEastern State Hospital Cemetery #1Eastern State Hospital Cemetery #2Elk #1 CemeteryEvergreen Cemetery (Freeman)Evergreen Cemetery (Hillyard)Evergreen Cemetery (Rosalia)Fairfield CemeteryFairmount Memorial ParkFairview Cemetery (Cheney)Fairview Cemetery (Medical Lake)Fairview Cemetery (Rockford)First Deer Park CemeteryFort George Wright CemeteryGraham Road CemeteryGreen Mound CemeteryGreenwood Memorial TerraceHoly Cross CemeteryHoly Redeemer CemeteryHoly Rosary…
Below is a complete listing of all available online Ferry County Washington cemeteries, with links to multiple cemetery transcriptions, gravestone photos, tombstone photos, official records, etc. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a…
One thing, of course, is to be remembered – there were all degrees of offending, from the active hostile to the almost neutral, just as there are in every Indian war. The worst of them all were Kamiaken, his brothers Skloom and Shawawai, Owhi and his son Qualchian, the Yakima…
While the commissioners were negotiating with the Mormons, an extraordinary outbreak occurred in the eastern part of Washington Territory, which hitherto had been a scene of peace between the red man and the white. It had been the boast of the Spokanes and the Coeur d’Alenes that they had never…
1910 Washington Census Map
John Willhard, born in Germany Sept. 28, 1838, came to the U. S. in 1854, and crossed the plains with a mule-team in 1860, to Colorado, where he mined and farmed until May 1863, when he followed the immigration to Montana. After mining one season at Virginia City he took…
William B. Carter, born in Ohio April 23, 1840. At the age of 223 years he came to Montana with a horse-team, and established himself on Alder Creek, freighting goods from Salt Lake for 4 or 5 years, in company with E. C. Bennett, who came with him from Ohio….
George E. McKinsey, born in Indiana Aug. 22, 1822. In 1854 he removed to Nebraska, remaining there until 1863, when he went to Montana with an ox-team, and mined for three years at Alder gulch. In 1866 he removed to Madison Valley, and established a ferry, but went back to…
Nicholas Kessler, Helena, born in Germany, May 26, 1833, immigrated to the U. S. in 1854, going first to Ohio and then to Illinois, where he was in the grain, flour, and general produce business. In 1800 he went to Pike’s Peak, Colorado, where he mined in different localities until…
Fort Benton Settlers in 1862 Andrew Dawson was Agent in Charge George Stull and M. Carroll, Chief Clerks Hunick, Sub-clerk Henry Bostwick and Francis Veielo, Interpreters Benjamin De Roche, Joseph Spearson, Charles Choquette, Peter Choquette, Michael Champagne, and Henry Robert, Interpreters and Traders Vincent Mercure and Joseph Laurion, Carpenters John…
John S. Baker was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1861, and removed to Tacoma in 1881. L. B. Clough was born in Waterbury, Vermont, May 12, 1850. He removed to Vancouver, Washington Territory, in 1877, and engaged in fruit raising. He was elected sheriff in 1884, and served two…
These are the names of the first state senators, with their counties: Adams, Franklin, and Okanagan County, F. H. Luce Asotin and Garfield County, C. G. Austin Chehalis County, C. T. Wooding Clallam County, Jefferson, and San Juan, Henry Landes Clarke County, L. B. Clough Columbia County, H. H. Wolfe…
The several counties were represented as follows in the convention: Adams County, D. Buchanan Garfield, S. G. Cosgrove Franklin, W. B. Gray Columbia, M. M. Goodman, R. F. Sturvedant Chehalis County, A. J. West Clarke County, Louis Johns, A. A. Lindsley Cowlitz County, Jesse Van Name Island County, J. C….
David Shelton, son of Lewis Shelton and Nancy Gladdin, his wife, and grandson of Roderick Shelton and Usley Willard, his wife, of Virginia, was born in Buncombe County, Virginia, Sept. 15, 1812, migrating with his parents to Missouri territory in 1819. He married Frances Willson, born in Kentucky, May 30,…