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These records include marriage returns, applications, and certificates recorded by the Adams County Auditor from 1884 to the present. There is a gap in the records for 1900-1903.
Copies of marriage certificates, 1884-1899, and 1941-1995, and marriage returns 1904-1905, 1910-1912, and 1920-1940, were digitized, indexed, and submitted to the Digital Archives by the Washington State Archives, Eastern Region Branch from their Adams County Auditor records holdings.
Electronic copies of marriage certificates and some applications, 1988-present, were transferred directly to the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives from the Adams County Auditor, who transfers recently recorded documents monthly.
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.
Adams County government was organized in 1883 from parts of Whitman County. Ritzville is the county seat.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
The Adams County Marriage records at the Eastern Regional Branch were scanned and indexed 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], Adams County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1884-Present, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/, [date accessed].
Source: Adams County Government, Auditor, Marriage Certificates, Book A, 1880-1887; Marriage Returns, 1891-1907, and Marriage Certificates, 1887-1974. Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional Branch.
Source: Adams County Auditor, Recorded Documents, 1988-present. Adams County Auditor, Ritzville, WA.
To order marriage records not available on this website, contact the Adams 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.