OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Whitman County, Washington
Societies and Family History Resources ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣ County Genealogy Links
Whitman County was founded on November 29, 1871 from Stevens County.
The Whitman County Seat is situated in Colfax and the county government website is http://www.whitmancounty.org/
Locations bordering Whitman County are Spokane County, Benewah County, Idaho, Latah County, Idaho, Nez Perce County, Idaho, Asotin County, Garfield County, Columbia County, Franklin County, Adams County, Lincoln County.
Whitman 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 Whitman 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.
Whitman County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules exist for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Whitman Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Whitman Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1880. Whitman 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.
Whitman County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Whitman County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Washington State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Washington State Archives, Eastern Washington Regional Archives, 960 Washington Street, Cheney, Washington 99004; Telephone: (509)235-7508. On the campus of Eastern Washington University in Cheney
- Whitman County, Washington Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Whitman County, Washington Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- Washington State Digital Archives (digitalarchives.wa.gov)
- USGenWeb Archives for Whitman County (usgwarchives.net)
Whitman County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often forget the benefits of Whitman 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 Whitman 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.
- Whitman County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 400 N Main St, Colfax WA 99111-2031
- Courthouse hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Whitman County Auditor
- Birth and Death Records: 1891 to 1907
- Marriage Records: 1874
- Land Records: 1874
- Whitman County Clerk
- Court Records: 1878
- Probate Records: 1861
Whitman County Links
The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Whitman 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 Whitman County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Whitman 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!
- Whitman County, Washington Books (amazon.com)
- Search Washington Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Whitman County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Whitman Co. WA Birth, Marriage & Death Records
- Washington Vital Records Research Guide
- 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)
Whitman 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)
Whitman Co. WA Census Records
- Washington Census Records Research Guide
- Index to the 1880 census of Whitman County, Washington Territory (search.ancestry.com)
- Whitman County, WA Census Records Links
- Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892 (search.ancestry.com)
Whitman Co. WA Church & Cemeteries
- Washington Church and Cemetery Research Guide
- Whitman Co., Washington Graves (findagrave.com)
- Whitman County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Whitman Co., Washington Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Topographic Cemetery List and Map for Whitman County, Washington
- Whitman Co., Washington Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Topographic Church List and Map for Whitman County, Washington
- Whitman County, Washington Church Books (amazon.com)
Whitman Co. WA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Washington Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Whitman Co. WA General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Washington
- Whitman County, Washington Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon (search.ancestry.com)
- An Illustrated history of Whitman County, state of Washington (search.ancestry.com)
- Whitman County, Washington Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Whitman Co. WA Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Whitman County, Washington (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Washington – Counties – Whitman (cyndislist.com)
- Whitman County Washington (genealogytrails.com)
- Whitman Co. WAGenweb (wagenweb.org)
- Whitman County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Whitman Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Whitman 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.
Whitman Co. WA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Washington Links and Information
- 1895 Whitman County Map (livgenmi.com)
Whitman Co. WA Military Records
- Washington Military Records Research Guide
- 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 Whitman County genealogists, researchers, historians and much more.
Whitman 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)