Stevens County Washington

Welcome to the Stevens County Washington American History and Genealogy Project. My name is Roni Miller and I am host to this site. None of the web sites linked from here are endorsed, just some I have gathered and found useful in my own Stevens County research. I hope you will contact me and share your Stevens County information. Happy Hunting!

Stevens County was created in 1863 from Walla Walla County. Colville is the county seat for Stevens County.

Counties created from Stevens: ~ Whitman in 1871 ~ Okanogan in 1888 ~ Ferry in 1899

BIRTHS
Submitted files

MARRIAGES
Submitted files
Western States Historical Marriage Record Index from BYU

COURT RECORDS
Washington State Archives - Eastern Region Guide to Holdings: Stevens County
The Stevens County Auditors Office in Colville has deed records indexed from 1886. Marriage records indexed from 1889. They will let you search yourself.
The Clerk's office has probate records.

LAND RECORDS
Coming Soon!

CENSUS
In addition to the federal census, Stevens County was included in the Washington Territory/State census in 1885, 1887, 1889 & 1892.

DEATHS
Submitted files

CEMETERIES
Greenwood Cemetery in Hunters
Interment.net cemeteries of Stevens County

SURNAMES
Submitted files

MILITARY INFORMATION
"World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Washington, War Department June 1946" Army and Marines Stevens County listings from the National Archives website.

MISC.
"Place Names" from the Tacoma Public Library This site tells how Washington Towns got their names.
Historic Records Search online from the Washington State Library. This includes census and naturalization records.
Nostalgia MagazineDedicated to remembering life in the Inland Empire. Subcriptions and back issues are available.

HISTORY
Historical Photos(on this site)
Stevens County "About Stevens County" page
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Digital Collection from the University of Washington Libraries
The Library of Congress American Indians of the Pacific Northwest(This is great searchable site with thousands of pictures, treaties, reports, etc.)
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture(This is located outside of Stevens County in Spokane.)
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Northeastern Washington Stevens County Page(This is a fun site to look around in)

Stevens County Page of:National Register of Historic Places

Washington State History - Washington State History Web Links

NEWPAPERS
For a list of Stevens County Newspapers check out the Northeast Washington Genealogical Society.

LIBRARIES & SOCIETIES
Northeast Washington Genealogical Society
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Stevens County Historical Society
Stevens County Rural Library District
Washington State Archive - Eastern Region
Washington State Genealogical Society (If you have ancestors that settled in Washington before 1890 be sure to check out the project page for pioneer certificates.)

BOOKS ON STEVENS COUNTY
Gold Creeks & Ghost Towns of Northeastern Washington - N. L. Barlee
Boom Towns & Relic Hunters of Northeastern Washington by Jerry Smith
Recollections from the Colville Indian Agency, 1886-1889 - Kevin Dye, Rickard D. Gwydir
Pioneers of the Columbia; Early History of Southwestern Stevens County, Washington - Published by the Greenwood Park Grange

VOLUNTEERS
Want to volunteer to do lookups? Let me know! Roni
I have the 1900 Mine ownership map for northern Stevens County. It lists the owners and mine names. I am in the process of indexing it for this site. If you would like a lookup let me know. Roni
I have a directory for Greenwood Cemetery in Hunters. It lists the plot numbers. If you would like a lookup - just let me know. Roni

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