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These records include indexing and images of marriage applications, licenses, returns, and certificates recorded by the Spokane County Auditor from 1880 to the present.
Copies of marriage certificates, 1880-1974, and marriage returns 1891-1907, were digitized, indexed, and submitted to the Digital Archives by the Washington State Archives, Eastern Region Branch from their Spokane County Auditor records holdings.
Electronic copies of marriage applications and certificates, 1974-present, were transferred directly to the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives from the Spokane 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.
Spokane County government was created in 1858. In 1863 the county was annexed by Stevens County. Spokane County government was reestablished in 1879, and the present county boundaries were established in 1883. The county seat is Spokane.
All records are in English.
These records are open for research.
The Spokane County Marriage records at the Eastern Regional Branch were scanned and indexed by the staff of the Eastern Regional Branch, interns from Eastern Washington University, and volunteers from the Eastern Washington Genealogy Society which included Barbara Brazington, Kay Hale, Kathy Lamphere, Karen Struve, and Duane Beck.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Spokane County Auditor, Marriage Records, 1800-Present, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/, [date accessed].
Source: Spokane 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: Spokane County Auditor, Recorded Documents, 1974-present. Spokane County Auditor, Spokane, WA.
To order records not available on our website contact the Spokane County Auditor for records 1974-present.
For more information, to order records from 1880-1974, or to learn about related records, contact the Eastern Regional Branch at (509) 235-7508 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.