This is a list of free, online Washington Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Washington birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more collections for the State of Washington available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


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Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Washington Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Washington Birth Indexes & Birth Records


Washington Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records


Washington Divorce Records


Washington Death Indexes & Death Records



US – BillionGraves Index, index links to images

US – Find A Grave Index, index links to images

US – United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, index & images

US – United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921, index & images

US – United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969, index links to images

US – United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, index & images

Washington – Genealogical collection

Washington – Washington, cemetery records, 1898-2008



US – United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011, index links to images

US – United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014, index & images

US – United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012, index & images

US – index, 2001-2014, index links to images

Washington – Washington obituaries, 1977-2014

Aberdeen – The Daily World, Aberdeen, Washington: eighty-fourth year serving coastal Washington, 1972-1973 (birth, marriage, obituaries)


Wills & Probate

Washington – Washington, County Probate Case Files, 1832-1950, index & images

Washington – Washington, county probate case files, 1832-1950

Washington – Washington, county probate records, 1853-1929

Washington – Washington, county records, 1856-2009(birth, marriage, death, probate, court, pension, school, land, naturalization, election, voting)

Heirship and probate information, 1887-1952

Heirship records, 1911-1950

Heirship records, 1912-1948

Records relating to heirship, 1911-1940






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Washington Residence Records







Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship










Workhouses/Poorhouses/Soldier Homes






Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Washington Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Business Records & Commerce




Court Records


Description & Travel


Employees, Officials, & Occupations


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Native American Records








Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals




Postal & Shipping


Prisons & Prisoners


Public Records


Social Life & Customs








Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Washington Military Records


United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images

United States Muster Rolls of the Marine Corps, 1798-1937, index & images

United States Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891, index & images

United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, index & images

United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, index & images

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, index links to images

United States Confederate Navy and Marine Service Records, 1861-1865

United States Records of Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865

United States Revolutionary War, Virginia Pension Application Files, 1830-1875

United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Individual Civilians, 1861-1866

United States Union Provost Marshal Files of Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866

Washington, Soldier Home Records, 1891-1945

Washington, World War I Veteran’s Compensation Fund Application Records, 1921-1925

Washington, Soldier Home records, 1891-1945

Indian war pension papers, 1897-1902

Indian war muster rolls, 1855-1856

Member files at the Washington Soldiers Homes, 1891-1945

Muster rolls, Indian War 1855-1856, Washington

United States, War Relocation Authority centers, final accountability rosters, 1945-1946

Washington Territory survey correspondence, 1854-1895, relating to donation land claims and Indian, lighthouse, and military reservations : NARA, RG 49, P2013

Washington, Army National Guard enlistment records, 1947-1955

Washington, county records, 1856-2009

Washington, military enlistment records, 1890-1946

Washington, Soldier Home records, 1891-1945


Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, index & images

United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783, index & images

History and register, Washington State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

Year book of the Washington Society of the Sons of the Revolution


Mexican-American War, 1846-1848

United States Mexican War Index and Service Records, 1846-1848, index & images

United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926, index & images


US Civil War

United States Civil War Confederate Papers of Citizens or Businesses, 1861-1865, index links to images

United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865, index

United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917, index links to images

Index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the territory of Washington

Journal of the … annual encampment, Department of Washington and Alaska, Grand Army of the Republic


Indian Wars

United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926, index & images


Spanish-American War

United Spanish War Veterans death announcements


World War I

United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919, index links to images

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, index & images

Washington, World War I Veteran’s Compensation Fund Application Records, 1921-1925, index links to images

Washington, World War I American Expeditionary Forces, deaths, 1917-1919

Washington, World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, 1917-1918

With the colors, from Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan Counties : an honor roll containing a pictorial record of the gallant and courageous men from northwestern Washington, U.S.A., who served in the world war, 1917-1918-1919


World War II

United States, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1945, index

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, index

United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, index & images

Washington, military records : World War II 4th draft registration cards, 1942

Washington, World War II draft registration cards, 1940-1947


Vietnam War

United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003




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