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Pend Oreille County, Washington

Pend Oreille County

Pend Oreille County was founded on March 01, 1911 from Stevens County. The county was named for the Pend d'Oreille Native American tribe.

The Pend Oreille County Seat is situated in Newport and the county government website is

Locations bordering Pend Oreille County are Boundary County, Idaho (east), Bonner County, Idaho (east), Spokane County (south), Stevens County (west).

Cities and towns found in Pend Oreille County consists of Cusick, Ione, Metaline, Metaline Falls, Newport.

It was first visited by Europeans in 1809 when David Thompson of the Northwest Company passed through the county. The famous Jesuit missionary, Father DeSmet, was also active in the area. During the mid-nineteenth century, gold was discovered along the Pend Oreille River bringing in the first settlers. Steamboats brought the settlers supplies until 1909 when the first railroad arrived.

Pend Oreille County vital records can be found at the Washington Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Washington for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Pend Oreille County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Washington Birth or Death Certificate and Marriage or Divorce Certificate Applications to mail.

Pend Oreille County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules exist for 1920, 1930, 1940 You'll find free down loadable in addition to printable census forms that can help with your research.

Pend Oreille County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Pend Oreille County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Pend Oreille County Courthouse and Government Records

Pend Oreille County Courthouse

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Pend Oreille County court, probate, and land files as a source of genealogy information and facts. Buried away in Washington courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and frustrations of countless Washington men and women.

The possibilities are great that your ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least a few factors of their lives in the Pend Oreille County court records. Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods which could have lead to her or him appearing in court records.

The below specifics denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records will be in Pend Oreille County. The dates pointed out below could be the first noted records for this particular county.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are accessible to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of workers will help individuals in finding the resources, however it is up to the man or women to complete the research. Although originally held in the county seat, many county land, probate, and court records have been transferred to the state archive's regional branches.
  • Pend Oreille County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 625 W 4th, Newport WA 99156
    • Courthouse hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Pend Oreille County Auditor has many responsibilities which include the recording of real property documents such as deeds and other recorded documents, issuing various licenses such as marriage liscense.
    • Birth and Death Records: 1911
    • Marriage Records: 1911 
    • Land Records: 1911
  • Pend Oreille County Clerk is the administrator of the Superior Court Clerk's Office. The Clerk's Office is responsible for keeping the permanent records of all cases filed in Superior Court. The type of cases filed are felony criminal cases, civil lawsuits, petitions for protection from domestic violence, family law matters (dissolutions 3rd Party Custody, parenting plans, modifications) probates, guardianships, Last Will & Testaments, paternities, adoptions and mental commitments.
    • Court Records: 1911 
    • Probate Records: 1911 
  • Pend Oreille County Treasurer is the property tax collector for the County. Property Taxes are levied on the property by the various taxing authorities based on the valuation and current property usage as set by the Assessor's Office.
  • The Pend Oreille County Health Department can issue Birth, Marriage and Death certificates while you wait.

Pend Oreille County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pend Oreille County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is simply a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to present your own favorite Pend Oreille County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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Pend Oreille Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

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Pend Oreille Co. WA Census Records

Pend Oreille Co. WA Church & Cemeteries

Pend Oreille Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pend Oreille Co. WA General and History Websites

Pend Oreille Co. WA Immigration & Naturalization

Pend Oreille Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pend Oreille Co. WA Military Records

Pend Oreille Co. WA Schools & Directories

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