Discover your ancestors in these death records from the state of Washington, in the northwest United States, around the turn of the 20th century. Learn new details like your ancestor’s exact date of death and their parents’ names, vital information for continuing your genealogical research.
There are more than 3,000 records for deaths reported in counties across the state of Washington. While the information for each person varies, Washington, county deaths, 1891-1907 usually includes:
Although Washington became the 42nd state in the United States in 1889, information about deaths was not collected by the state until 1907. These death records date from the first years of statehood, when the important information about an individual’s death were recorded on the local, county, level.
Use these records to locate new facts about your family that can help you to fill in gaps in your family history. The information you uncover can lead to further discoveries in our other collections, like newspapers or federal census records.
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If you are having trouble locating the records for someone, you can widen your search by clicking the “name variants” box in the search bar. This will return records with similar names, including possible alternate spellings or the use of initials or middle names.
If you know the location where your ancestor may have died, try searching by the county. This can be an especially important tool if your ancestor had a common name.
Explore local newspapers to find additional information about your family members. Death notices and obituaries were common in many newspapers and often provide specific and valuable details.