Project: Washington State

Categories: Washington | Washington Projects | United States Project | Volunteers Needed

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

This project is part of the United States 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


How to Join

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:

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

Answer our United States G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.

Add united_states and Washington_State to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below 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. The following list of people are all Notable. See the Notables Project
    1. Add profile page for Robert Gray and link to this page
    2. Add profile page for David Thompson and link to this page
    3. Profiles need to be added for the Mercer Girls and linked to their space page.
  2. Need space pages created and developed for Washington counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Add a space page for early military forts and those people who were assigned there. See: Washington forts
  7. If you have any Washington state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Resources Page.
  8. If you live in Washington, please consider adding Catalog: Washington Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.
  9. 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. Create new profiles for people of Washington who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Washington, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from 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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