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These records include indexes and some images to marriage returns (1896-1910), marriage certificates (1910-1947, 1993-2008), marriage applications (1993-2008) and community property agreements filed with the Yakima County Auditor from 1896 to 1947 and from 1993 to 2008. Volunteers for the State Archives are currently indexing the marriage certificates from 1948-1992, and the records will be available online as the indexing is completed.
Learn about the documentation of marriage in Washington and what information is found in the various record types by selecting the tab that says "About this Collection" here.
Yakima County government was organized in 1865 from Ferguson County, which is no longer in existence. The county seat is Yakima.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Transcribed and proofread by Brigid Clift and Emmalie Eckhart, Washington State Archives, Central Regional Branch.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Yakima County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1896-2008, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/, [date accessed].
Source: Yakima County Government, Auditor, Marriage Returns, 1896-1940. Marriage Certificates Record, 1877-2000. Ellensburg: Washington State Archives, Central Regional Branch.
Source: Yakima County Auditor, Marriage Certificates, 1993-2008, Marriage Applications, 1993-2008, and Community Property Agreements, Yakima, WA.
To order marriage records not available on this website, contact the Yakima County Auditor.
For more information, to learn about related records, or to find marriage records not included on this website, please contact the Washington State Archives Central Regional Branch at CEBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov.