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Kittitas County, Washington

Kittitas County was founded on November 24, 1883 from Yakima County.

The Kittitas County Seat is situated in Ellensburg (also known as Robber’s Roost in 1867 and Ellen’s Burgh in 1880) and the county government website is

Locations bordering Kittitas County are Chelan CountyDouglas CountyGrant CountyYakima CountyPierce CountyKing County.

Kittitas 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 Kittitas 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.

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

Kittitas 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.

Kittitas County Society and Family History Resources

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

Kittitas County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Kittitas 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 Kittitas 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.

  • Kittitas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 205 W 5th Ave, Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
    • Courthouse hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Kittitas County Auditor
    • Birth and Death Records: 1872 to 1907
    • Marriage Records: 1882
    • Land Records: 1882
  • Kittitas County Clerk
    • Court Records: 1884
    • Probate Records: 1884

Kittitas County Links

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

Kittitas Co. WA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kittitas Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Kittitas Co. WA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Kittitas Co. WA Census Records

Kittitas Co. WA Church & Cemeteries

Kittitas Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kittitas Co. WA General and History Websites

Kittitas Co. WA Immigration & Naturalization

Kittitas Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kittitas Co. WA Military Records

Kittitas Co. WA Schools & Directories