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These records include marriage returns and certificates, 1876-2003 filed with the Columbia County Auditor’s office. After being digitized and indexed at the Washington State Archives Eastern Region Branch, the original records were returned to the auditor’s office. Images of the original documents are viewable, unless they contain restricted information.
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.
Columbia County was created in 1875 from part of Walla Walla County. Dayton is the county seat.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
Transcribed and imaged by Washington State Archives, Eastern Region Branch Staff, Eastern Washington Genealogy Society volunteers Barbara Brazington, Kay Hale, Kathy Lamphere, Karen Struve, Duane Beck and Eastern Washington University student interns.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Columbia County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1876-2003, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Columbia County Government, County Auditor, Marriage Returns, 1907-1939; Marriage Certificates, 1876-2003. Original records held at Columbia County Auditor’s office, Dayton, WA.
To order certified copies of these records, contact the Columbia County Auditor.
For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Eastern Regional Branch at (509) 235-7508 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.