OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Snohomish County, Washington
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Snohomish County was founded on January 14, 1861 from Island County.
The County Seat was Mukilteo (1861), Snohomish (originally founded as Snohomish City) (1861-1894), and Everett (originally founded as Port Gardner), 1894-present. The county government website is http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/
Locations bordering Snohomish County are Skagit County, Chelan County, King County, Island County.
Snohomish 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 Snohomish 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.
Snohomish County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules exist for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Snohomish Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Snohomish Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Snohomish 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.
Snohomish County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Snohomish County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Washington State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Washington State Archives, Northwest Regional Branch , Western Washington University, MS-9123 , 25th St and Bill McDonald Parkway. Phone: 1-360-650-7930.
- League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations, P. O. Box 1773, Marysville, WA 98270
- Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 34, 135 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington, Washington 98223-0034
- Sno-Isle Genealogical Society, PO Box 63, Edmonds, WA 98020-0063.
- Alderwood manor Heritage Association – PO Box 2206, Lynnwood WA 98036; Phone: 425-775-4694
- Snohomish County, Washington Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Snohomish County, Washington Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Washington State Digital Archives (digitalarchives.wa.gov)
- USGenWeb Archives for Snohomish County (usgwarchives.net)
Snohomish County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often forget the benefits of Snohomish 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 Snohomish 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.
- Snohomish County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett WA 98201-4046
- Courthouse hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Snohomish County Auditor
- Birth and Death Records: 1881 to 1907
- Marriage Records: 1867
- Land Records: 1862
- Snohomish County Clerk
- Court Records: 1866
- Probate Records: 1876
Snohomish County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Snohomish 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 Snohomish County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Snohomish Co. WA Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Washington Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Washington historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Washington (1890 – 1984) (genealogybank.com) Immediately discover names and keywords in over 450 million articles, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth notices as well as other items printed in over 2,800 old U.S. newspapers. All new articles and other content added monthly!
- Snohomish County, Washington Books (amazon.com)
- Search Washington Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Snohomish County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Snohomish Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Washington Vital Records Research Guide
- Snohomish County marriage records 1912-1945 (familysearch.org)
- Washington Birth Records (1881 – 1908) (archives.com) Washington State Digital Archives
- Washington Death Records (1890 – 1908) (archives.com) Washington State Digital Archives
- Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950 (familysearch.org)
- Washington Marriage Records (1905 – 2008) (archives.com) Washington State Digital Archives
- Washington, Death Certificates, 1907-1960 (familysearch.org) Name index of Washington statewide death certificates, 1907-1960.
- Social Security Death Index (search.ancestry.com)
Snohomish Co. WA Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
- Washington Court Records Research Guide
- Washington, County Records, 1856-2009 (familysearch.org) Collection of various records including vital, probate, school, tax, naturalization and other records.
- Washington, County Land Records, 1850-1954 (familysearch.org)
- Washington, County Probate Case Files, 1832-1950 (familysearch.org)
- Washington, County Probate Records, 1853-1929 (familysearch.org)
- BLM Land Records (glorecords.blm.gov)
Snohomish Co. WA Census Records
- Washington Census Records Research Guide
- Snohomish County, WA Census Records Links
- Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892 (search.ancestry.com)
Snohomish Co. WA Church & Cemeteries
- Washington Church and Cemetery Research Guide
- Snohomish Co., Washington Graves (findagrave.com)
- Snohomish County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Snohomish Co., Washington Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Snohomish County, Washington
- Snohomish Co., Washington Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Topographic Church List and Map for Snohomish County, Washington
- Snohomish County, Washington Church Books (amazon.com)
Snohomish Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Washington Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Snohomish Co. WA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Washington
- Snohomish County, Washington Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- An Illustrated history of Skagit and Snohomish Counties : their people, their commerce and their resources : with an outline of (search.ancestry.com)
- Snohomish County, Washington Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Snohomish Co. WA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Snohomish County, Washington (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Washington – Counties – Snohomish (cyndislist.com)
- Snohomish County Washington (genealogytrails.com)
- Snohomish Co. WAGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Snohomish County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Snohomish Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Snohomish Co. WA Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for Washington
- Washington, County Naturalization Records, 1850-1982 (familysearch.org) The records include petitions, declarations of intention, certificates, depositions and final papers. The records are arranged chronologically.
Snohomish Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Washington Links and Information
- 1895 Snohomish County Map (livgenmi.com)
Snohomish Co. WA Military Records
- Washington Military Records Research Guide
- Snohomish County in the war (search.ancestry.com)
- Washington Military Records (fold3.com) gives you access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Washington women and men who served. Great for Snohomish County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.
Snohomish Co. WA Schools & Directories
- Washington, Postmaster Indexes, Prior to 1965 (familysearch.org) Index cards of postal workers in the state of Washington prior to 1965. Cards include the name of the individual, location and years of activity. Some cards may also contain maiden names and names of spouses. Cards are organized alphabetically within each county.
- Washington gazetteer and business directory : 1901-1902. (search.ancestry.com)