Project: Washington State

Categories: Washington | Washington Projects | Volunteers Needed

Disambiguation: For a One Name Study on the Washington surname, see Washington Name Study.

This project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the state of Washington Project!

The state of Washington was previously part of the Washington Territory and became the 42nd state on Nov. 11, 1889.

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Washington related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

1913 Map of Washington
Washington State Counties
Adams Asotin Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Douglas Ferry
Franklin Garfield Grant Grays Harbor Island Jefferson King Kitsap Kittitas Klickitat
Lewis Lincoln Mason Okanogan Pacific Pend Oreille Pierce San Juan Skagit Skamania
Snohomish Spokane Stevens Thurston Wahiakum Walla Walla Whatcom Whitman Yakima


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

This project is coordinated by Alison Andrus.

See the Washington page for more information about the state of Washington.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Washington or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G welcome feed to join the Washington State Project and get a badge.
  2. Add us_history and Washington_State to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Washington. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Washington-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Add profile page for George Vancouver and link to this page
  2. Add profile page for Robert Gray and link to this page
  3. Add profile page for William Broughton and link to this page
  4. Add profile page for David Thompson and link to this page
  5. Add profile page for John Bidwell and link to this page
  6. Add profile page for Charles Wilkes and link to this page
  7. Add profile page for Asa Mercer and link to this page
  8. Add profile page for Oscar Wirkkala and link to this page
  9. Profiles need to be added for the Mercer Girls and linked to their space page.
  10. Need space pages created and developed for Washington counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  11. Create sub-project for the Hudson Bay Company and add a section for early posts in Washington Territory and the employees of the company. See: HistoryLink for more info. Who were the employees?
  12. Develop space page either for Boeing or a general page for airplanes and flight and add a section for Boeing and the people who worked there.
  13. A space page about the over 1000 dams in the state of Washington may be interesting, highlighting the key people involved. See the list for more information.
  14. Add a space page for early military forts and those people who were assigned there. See: Washington forts
  15. If you have any Washington state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Resources Page.
  16. If you live in Washington, please consider adding your name to the Washington Research Assistance page.
  17. Possible future project for Explorers and Expeditions? Sub-projects could include the Corps of Discovery, John C. Fremont and Charles Wilkes Expedition

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Washington need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Washington Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Washington. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Washington state tribes.
  4. Work on Washington's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Washington for the Washington in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

State Resources

Related Washington Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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