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Lincoln County, Washington

Lincoln County was founded on November 24, 1883 from Whitman County.

The Lincoln County Seat is situated in Davenport and the county government website is

Locations bordering Lincoln County are Ferry CountyStevens CountySpokane CountyWhitman CountyAdams CountyGrant CountyOkanogan County.

Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.

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

Lincoln 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.

Lincoln County Society and Family History Resources

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

Lincoln County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist often forget the benefits of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.

  • Lincoln County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 450 Logan Street, Davenport WA 99122
    • Courthouse hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Lincoln County Auditor
    • Birth and Death Records: 1883 to 1907
    • Marriage Records: 1884
    • Land Records: 1883
  • Lincoln County Clerk
    • Court Records: 1884
    • Probate Records: 1886

Lincoln County Links

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

Lincoln Co. WA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Lincoln Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Lincoln Co. WA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Lincoln Co. WA Census Records

Lincoln Co. WA Church & Cemeteries

Lincoln Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Lincoln Co. WA General and History Websites

Lincoln Co. WA Immigration & Naturalization

Lincoln Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Lincoln Co. WA Military Records

Lincoln Co. WA Schools & Directories