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These records include entries from the Kitsap County Register of Births, 1891-1912. Images of the original documents are available with the index records. Register entries show record number, child's surname, birth date, sex, race, nationality, birth place and legitimacy, maiden name and age of mother, name, age, birth place, nationality and occupation of father and date of return and by whom returned.
Included are a few birth returns that were filed in the birth register. The information on the return duplicates what is in the register.
Learn about the documentation of births in Washington and what information is found in the various record types here. here.
Kistap County was created in 1857 by the Washington Territorial Legislature from parts of King and Jefferson County. It was originally named Slaughter County after U.S. Army Lieutenant William A. Slaughter, but citizens voted later the same year to rename the county after Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish tribe. The first county seat was Port Madison. It was moved to Port Orchard in 1893.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
The records were indexed by Perry Prescott, Bert Pedersen, Mary Anne Marriett, Doreen Donald, Marilou Wesley, Helen Lewis and Martha Richards
The images seen online were created from microfilm records. The original records no longer exist.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Kitsap County Register of Births, 1891-1912, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Kitsap County Auditor, Register of Births, 1891-1912, Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch.
Microfilm records held at Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch, Bellevue, WA.
For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch at (425) 564-3940 or email PSBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov.