This is a list of Washington substitute birth, marriage, and death records online.

 

Substitute records for locating birth, marriage, and death records include family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Washington Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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US collections with Washington substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

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US – Cemeteries – BillionGraves Index, index links to images

US – Cemeteries –  Find A Grave Index, index links to images

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

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

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

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

US – BillionGraves, MH

US – U.S. Veterans Burial Sites, 1775 – 2013, MH

US – Tributes.com, MH

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

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

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

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

US – Obituaries – Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014, index links to images

US – Revolutionary War, 1775-1783 – United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, index & images

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

US – Revolutionary War Pension Records, MH

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

US – Mexican-American War, 1846-1848 – United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926, index & images

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

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

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

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

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

US – Spanish-American War – United Spanish War Veterans death announcements

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

County level Washington substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

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Adams County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Adams County, Washington

Adams County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, Adams County and Pend Oreille County, Washington

Adams County – Pensions – Washington, Adams County, Mothers Pension Records, 1910-1938

Adams County – Schools – Census – Washington, Adams County, School Census, 1912-1932

Benton County – Cemeteries – Early Military Tombstone Inscriptions in Washington State

Benton County – Pensions – Washington, Benton County, Mothers’ Pension Records

Chelan County – Pensions – Washington, Chelan County, Mother’s Pension, 1913-1937

Clallam County – Cemeteries – Washington, Clallam County, Cemetery Deeds, 1904-1930

Clallam County – Native Races – A[lanson] W. Smith Collection

Clallam County – Obituaries – Obituary Clippings, Ca. 1945-1993

Clark County – Cemeteries – Washington, Clark County, Cemetery Records, 1886-2000

Columbia County – Cemeteries – Early Military Tombstone Inscriptions in Washington State

Columbia County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Columbia County, Washington

Columbia County – Schools – Census – Washington, Columbia County, School Census, 1912-1932

Cowlitz County – Cemeteries – Cowlitz County Washington Cemetery Records

Franklin County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Franklin County, Washington

Grant County – Cemeteries – Early Military Tombstone Inscriptions in Washington State

Jefferson County – Cemeteries – Washington, Jefferson County, Burial Permits, 1968-2010

King County – Cemeteries – Washington, King County, Cemetery Records

King County – Obituaries – Milestones : Kermit E. Studebaker

Kitsap County – Cemeteries – Vinland Cemetery Records, Kitsap County, Washington

Klickitat County – Cemeteries – Early Military Tombstone Inscriptions in Washington State

Klickitat County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Klickitat County, Washington…

Lincoln County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, Lincoln County, Washington

Lincoln County – Schools – Census – Washington, Lincoln County, School Census, 1900-1930

Pacific County – Cemeteries – Pacific County Cemeteries : a Scrapbook

Pend Oreille County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, Adams County and Pend Oreille County, Washington

Pend Oreille County – Pensions – Washington, Pend Oreille County, Mothers’ Pensions, 1914-1936

Pend Oreille County – Schools – Census – Washington, Pend Oreille County, School Census, 1910-1932

Pierce County – Cemeteries – Washington, Pierce County, Cemetery Records, 1895-1972

Pierce County – Obituaries – United States, Washington, Pierce County, Obituaries, 1967-1997

Skamania County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Mount Pleasant, Cascade, Carson, Saint Martin, Bergs, Iman, Eyman…

Snohomish County – Cemeteries – Edmonds, Washington Odd Fellow Cemetery, Snohomish County

Snohomish County – Cemeteries – Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington

Snohomish County – Obituaries – Milestones : Kermit E. Studebaker

Spokane County – Cemeteries – [Spokane County, Washington Cemetery]

Spokane County – Cemeteries – Register of Veterans’ Graves, Spokane County, WA [Washington] 1884-1954

Spokane County – Schools – Census – Washington, Spokane County, School Census, 1910-1932

Stevens County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, Stevens County, Washington

Stevens County – Schools – Census – Washington, Stevens County, School Census, 1915-1932

Thurston County – Cemeteries – Mima Prairie Pioneer Cemetery : Thurston County, Washington

Walla Walla County – Cemeteries – Early Military Tombstone Inscriptions in Washington State

Walla Walla County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Walla Walla County, Washington

Whatcom County – Cemeteries – Washington, Whatcom County, Woodlawn Cemetery Records, 1886-2007

Whitman County – Cemeteries – Saints Home Cemetery : Whitman County, Washington

Whitman County – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions, Whitman County, Washington

Yakima County – Cemeteries – Early Military Tombstone Inscriptions in Washington State

Yakima County – Cemeteries – Washington, Yakima County, Cemetery Records, 1860-1973

Yakima County – Cemeteries – Washington, Yakima County, Tahoma Cemetery Records, 1879-1998

 

 

 

City level Washington substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

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Also see Washington Naturalization Records online

Also see Washington Probate Records online

 

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

Aberdeen – Cemeteries – Washington, Grays Harbor County, Aberdeen, Cemetery Records : Fern Hill Cemetery, 1892-1951

Aberdeen – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records of the Elerding Mortuary, Aberdeen, Washington, 1914-1986

Aberdeen – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records of the Whiteside Mortuary, Aberdeen, Washington, 1905-2003

Amboy – Cemeteries – Washington, Clark County, Cemetery Records, 1886-2000

Anacortes – Cemeteries – Washington, Skagit County, Anacortes, Burial Permits, 1958-1979

Anacortes – Funeral Homes – Evans Funeral Chapel Records (Anacortes, Washington) : Volume 1-44, May 1911-Dec 1994

Bellingham – Cemeteries – Washington, Whatcom County, Bellingham, Bayview Cemetery Records, 1884-1995

Bellingham – Obituaries – Washington, Whatcom County, Bellingham, Bayview Cemetery Records, 1884-1995

Black Diamond – Cemeteries – Black Diamond Cemetery, Black Diamond, Washington

Bremerton – Cemeteries – Washington, Kitsap County, Bremerton, Cemetery Records, 1932-1998

Buckley – Cemeteries – Washington, Pierce County, Buckley, Cemetery Records, 1892-1930

Camas – Cemeteries – Washington, Clark County, Camas, Cemetery Records, 1918-1995

Colby – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Colby, Kitsap County, Washington

Dusty – Cemeteries – Sauer Cemetery, Dusty, Whitman County, Washington

Elma – Funeral Homes – Funeral Home Records, 1914-2004; Index, 1994 2004 Funeral Home Records with Index (Elma, Washington)

Federal Way – Obituaries – We Extend Our Sympathy : Eugene Paul Whipple

Kelso – Cemeteries – Washington, Cowlitz County, Catlin Cemetery Records, Ca. 1803-2011

Kennewick – Cemeteries – Sextons & Cemetery Records, City Cemetery, Kennewick, Benton County, Washington

Kent – Obituaries – Kent Area Obituaries Extracted from Early Kent, Washington, Newspapers

La Center – Cemeteries – Washington, Clark County, Cemetery Records, 1886-2000

Marshall – Cemeteries – Cemetery and Sexton Records, Marshall, Spokane County, Washington

Montesano – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records of the Whiteside Mortuary, Montesano, Washington, 1913-1985

Mountain View – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Mountain View, Kitsap County, Washington

Olympia – Merchant Marine – Washington, Thurston County, Olympia, Shipping Records : Masters Oaths for Renewal of License of Merchant Vessels, 1927-1950

Opportunity – Cemeteries – The Pines Cemetery Records, Opportunity, Spokane County, Washington

Pe Ell – Cemeteries – Washington, Lewis County, Pe Ell, Cemetery Records, 1892-1970

Port Townsend – Merchant Marine – Washington, Jefferson County, Port Townsend, Shipping Records : Masters Oaths for Renewal by Endorsement of Licenses of Vessels, 1912-1941

Puyallup – Cemeteries – Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup, Cemetery Records, 1895-1995

Redmond – Cemeteries – Washington, King County, Redmond, Cemetery Records, 1890-2005

Renton – Obituaries – Obituaries Extracted from Renton [WA] Record Chronicle Newspaper

Seabeck – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records, Seabeck, Kitsap County, Washington

Seattle – Merchant Marine – Washington, King County, Seattle, Shipping Records : Marine License Applications and Renewals, 1889-1956

Seattle – Merchant Marine – Washington, King County, Seattle, Shipping Records : Oaths of New Masters, 1930-1943

Sequim – Cemeteries – Sequim View Cemetery

Snohomish – Cemeteries – Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Snohomish, Snohomish County, Washington

Spokane – Cemeteries – Spokane County, Wash. Rural Cemetery Records

Sultan – Cemeteries – Record of Sultan Cemetery, Sultan, Washington

Tacoma – Cemeteries – Interment and Sexton’s Records, Old Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Washington, 1890-1922, 1927-1958

Tacoma – Cemeteries – Mountain View Funeral Home, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington : Index to Lot Numbers of Interments, 1915-1957

Tacoma – Cemeteries – Records from the Tacoma Mausoleum and the Oakwood Cemetery, 1908-1957

Tacoma – Cemeteries – Washington, Pierce County, Tacoma, Cemetery Records, 1981-1982

Tacoma – Funeral Homes – Interment Records, 1915-1957

Tacoma – Funeral Homes – Mountain View Funeral Home, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington : Index to Lot Numbers of Interments, 1915-1957

Tacoma – Obituaries – We Extend Our Sympathy : Scott Thomas Studebaker

Thorp – Cemeteries – The Thorp Cemetery (Thorp, Washington)

Vancouver – Cemeteries – Washington, Clark County, Vancouver, Park Hill Cemetery Records, 1882-1992

Vancouver – Obituaries – In Memory of Newell Clarence Alton

Vancouver – Obituaries – Our Deepest Sympathy : Bertha Lea “Sally” Stephen Duggan

Vancouver – Obituaries – We Extend Our Sympathy : Orlando “Andy” Samuel Studebaker

Wenatchee – Cemeteries – Wenatchee, WA, City Cemetery Records

 

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