Project: Washington State

Categories: Washington | Washington State Project | 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 Washington State Project!

1913 Map of Washington

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

How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Washington or that you 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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The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Washington-related projects and resources and combine that information into one place. Our goal is to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Washington.


The following table provides links to space pages for each county in Washington. If you would like to be a member of a county, send the project leader a private message, and you will be added to the trusted list. Currently, all counties need team leaders!

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 Wahkiakum Walla Walla Whatcom Whitman Yakima

Task List


  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. See the Washington State Maintenance Category "Needs" categories
    1. Needs GEDCOM Cleanup If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
    2. Needs Biography: Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
    3. Needs Profiles Created: Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
    4. Needs More Records: Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
      1. Unsourced Profiles
      2. Needs Birth Record
      3. Needs Marriage Record
      4. Needs Death Record
  3. Profiles need to be added for the Mercer Girls and linked to their space page.
  4. Possible future project for Explorers and Expeditions? Sub-projects could include the Corps of Discovery, John C. Fremont and Charles Wilkes Expedition
  5. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Washington. See the Homesteaders Project
  6. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Washington state tribes.
  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.



Finding state-specific errors using the following links can be a little difficult due to many states having counties of the same name. If comfortable using WikiTree+ to look for specific locations within the state: WikiTree+ Help. Alternatively, you can request project leadership to generate a report for you, just send a private message.

  1. Work on Washington's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  2. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Washington, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.

State Resources

Washington Genealogy Resources

  1. If you find a free online resource:
    1. Check to make sure a free-space page doesn't already exist.
    2. Create space page - see: Share Source on WikiTree
    3. Add internal link to new page to the correction section on Sources-Washington page
  2. If you have any Washington state resources that you are willing to do lookups on, please add them to the Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Washington, please consider adding Category: Washington Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.



Projects and Pages


Project Box

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For profiles needing Project Protection only. Be sure to add the United States Project as manager of the profile:

Profile Stickers

See: Washington State Sticker for more details

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Deceased persons

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Living Persons

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See: Nonmigrating Ancestory Sticker for more details

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Native Washingtonian (born, married, and died in King County)

This sticker has more flexibility

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