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Franklin County, Washington

Franklin County was founded on November 28, 1883 from Whitman County..

The Franklin County Seat is situated in Pasco (from 1883-1885 Ainsworth was the county seat) and the county government website is

Locations bordering Franklin County are Adams CountyWhitman CountyWalla Walla CountyBenton CountyGrant County.

Franklin 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 Franklin 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.

Franklin County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules exist for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Franklin Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You’ll find free down loadable in addition to printable census forms that can help with your research.

Franklin County Society and Family History Resources

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

Franklin County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Franklin 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 Franklin 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 dates pointed out below could be the first noted records for this particular county.

  • Franklin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1016 N 4th Ave, Pasco WA 99301-3706
    • Courthouse hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Franklin County Auditor
    • Birth and Death Records: 1891 to 1907
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Land Records: 1880
  • Franklin County Clerk
    • Court Records: 1884
    • Probate Records: 1874

Franklin County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Franklin 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 Franklin County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Franklin Co. WA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Franklin Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Franklin Co. WA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Franklin Co. WA Census Records

Franklin Co. WA Church & Cemeteries

Franklin Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Franklin Co. WA General and History Websites

Franklin Co. WA Immigration & Naturalization

Franklin Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Franklin Co. WA Military Records

Franklin Co. WA Schools & Directories