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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 Federal Washington Census Records were destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.

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.

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Olympia, WA 98507-9709

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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

1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry

1847-1910 Census Records at the Washington State Digital Archives

1857-1892 Washington State and Territorial Census Records at Ancestry

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1850 Federal Census of Clark County, Oregon Terr. 

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1850 Federal Census of Lewis County, Oregon Terr.

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1910 Federal Census Index

1920 Federal Census Index

1930 Federal Census Index

1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

Washington Databases at World Vital Records

Washington Statewide Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other WA Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

1850-1982 Naturalizations in Washington State

1856-2009 County Records in Washington State

Washington Postmasters Prior to 1965

 


Indexes of early settlers of Oregon Territory

Oregon Territory Pioneers and Emigrants

1843 Wagon Train Members on the Oregon Trail


WA Census Records Online by County

Cowlitz County Census Records (formed 1854 from Lewis)

*1849 Oregon Territory Census of Lewis County

*1850 Federal Census of Clark County, Oregon Territory

(Includes present day Clark and Cowlitz Counties.)

1860 Federal Census Index

1860 Federal Census Index and 1860 Census Images

1860 Federal Census Records

1860 Federal Census Transcription

1860 Federal Census With Annotation - A great idea!

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index

1870 Federal Census Transcription

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1871 Auditors Census Surname Index and Transcription

1871 Territorial Census Records

1880 Federal Census Transcription

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1883 Auditors Census Surname Index and Transcription

1883 Territorial Census Records

1885 Auditors Census Surname Index and Transcription

1885 Territorial Census Records

1887 Auditors Census Surname Index and Transcription

1887 Territorial Census Records

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1910 Federal Census Book Index

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1910 Federal Census Transcription

1910 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial census)

1920 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial census)

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Index and Census Transcription of Castle Rock

1930 Federal Census Records Transcription (partial census)

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1859-1920 Naturalization Records Index

1861-1907 Probate Court Records Index

1865-1919 Index to Early Wills in Cowlitz County

1893-1921 Probate Fee Book Index


Douglas County (formed 1883 from Lincoln)

1885 Territorial Census

1885 Territorial Census Records

1887 Territorial Census Records

 

1887 Territorial Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[Bracken Precinct]    [Crab Creek Precinct]    [Grand Coulee Precinct]    [Moses Coulee Precinct]    [Okanogan Precinct]

 

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

1930 Federal Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[Brays Precinct]    [Columbia Precinct]    [Dyer Precinct]    [Midland Precinct]    [Minton Precinct]    Mountain Precinct]
[Pearl Precinct]    [Pierpoint Precinct]    [River Precinct]    [St. Andrews Precinct]    [Southside Precinct]

 

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts


Ferry County Census Records (formed 1899 from Stevens)

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1900 Federal Census Records Index (not quite every name)

1910 Federal Census Index of Surnames (partial)

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1920 Federal Census Index of Surnames - sorted by ED

1920 Federal Census Index of Surnames - sorted alphabetically

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

1930 Federal Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[Barnaby Precinct]    [Boyd's Precinct]    [Covada Precinct]    [Curlew Precinct]    [Danville Precinct]    [East Republic Precinct]
[Hazelmere Precinct]    [Keller Precinct]    [Laurier Precinct]    [Malo Precinct]    [Meteor Precinct]    [Orient Precinct]
[San Poil Precinct]    [Sherman Precinct]    [Toroda Precinct]    [West Fork Precinct]    [West Republic Precinct]

 

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

1904 Ferry County History Surname Index

1904 History of North Washington Surname Index

1911-1912 Polk's Directory for Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry County

Kettle River History Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 Names Index

WWI Draft Registrations


Franklin County (formed 1883 from Whitman)

1885 Territorial Census Records

1887 Territorial Census Records

 

1887 Territorial Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[Ainsworth Precinct]    [Eltopia Precinct]    [Kahlotus Precinct]    [Lyons Ferry Precinct]
[Pasco Precinct]    [Sulpher Lake Precinct]    [Washtuckeni Precinct]

 

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1910 Federal Census Index

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

1930 Federal Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[Connell Precinct]    [Eltopia Precinct]    [Mesa Precinct]
[Ringold Precinct]   [Riverview Precinct]

 

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

Other Records

WWI Draft Registrations


Garfield County Census Records (formed 1881 from Columbia)

1885 Territorial Census Records

1887 Territorial Census Index

1887 Territorial Census Records

1889 Territorial Census Records

1892 Territorial Census of Berlin / Burlin & Pataha

1898 Territorial Census Records

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 
1930 Federal Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[East Pomeroy Precinct]    [Grouse Precinct]    [Peola Precinct]    [Scoggin Precinct]

 

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts


Grant County Census Records (formed 1909 from Douglas.  See Douglas County)

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

1930 Federal Census Records.  Select a Precinct:
[Beverly Precinct]    [Corfu Precinct]    [Gloyd Precinct]    [Smyrna Precinct]    [Stratford Precinct]

 

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts


Grays Harbor County Census Records (formed 1854 as Chehalis.  Name changed 1915.)

1858 Territorial Census

1860 Assessment & Statistical Roll of Chehalis (later known as Grays Harbor)

1860 Federal Census Index with 1860 Census Transcript

1860 Federal Census Records

1860 Federal Census Index and 1860 Census Images

1870 Federal Census Index with 1870 Census Transcript

1870 Federal Census Records

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 & 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedules

1871 Territorial Census

1879 Territorial Census

1880 Federal Census Records

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1881 Territorial Census Records

1882 Territorial Census Records

1885 Territorial Census Records

1887 Territorial Census Records

1889 Territorial Census Records

1892 Territorial Census Records

1894 Territorial Census Records

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1910 Federal Census Index and 1910 Census Images

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 2

1930 Federal Census Records of Neilton Precinct

1930 Federal Census Records of Stearnsville Precinct

1940 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

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