Washington State Death Certificate Index 1907-1960
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In 1891, a law was passed requiring the county auditors to keep a register of all births and deaths in their counties (prior to 1891 births and deaths were not regularly recorded in Washington). By 1907, it was recognized that a state-wide register was needed, so in 1907 a law was passed which required the State Board of Health to centralize all records of births and deaths within the state.
In addition to the certificate index project provided by LDS Family Search, additional volunteers participated in transcribing the death index 1907-1929 : Boojee Bowman, Spanaway; Hazel Rasar, Mount Vernon; Myra Horton, Silverdale; Ann Koch, Everett; Scott Morrison, Lacey; Durina Taylor, Tacoma; Tom Wurth, Olympia; Sally Harris, Olympia; Gary Foote, Olympia; Margaret Summitt, Everett; Stephen Baylor, Arlington; Kari Trogdon, Port Orchard; Joseph Coorough, Olympia; Marietta Stokes, Sammamish; Richard Kyle, Yakima; Sharyn Bate, Olympia; Dorothy Selby, Mountlake Terrace; Rose Brownfield, Rochester; William Wright, Yakima; Bob Erickson, Aberdeen; Kathie Adams, Shelton; Sherry Sinclair, Tacoma; Rose Mitcham, Bothell; Susan Allan, Lind; Margaret Strueby, Cathlamet; Charles Hansen, Spokane; Michael Beaumont, Mill Creek; Jarlee McCormick, Chehalis; Linda Shurtleff, Spokane; Linda Manusia, Cheney; Kristi Marr, Marysville; Sandi Carter, Roy; Carolyn Garrett-Jauhola, Olympia; Stephen Eric Baylor, Arlington; Narda McNally, Okanogan; Carol Dunn, Kalama; Zina Atkinson, Grayland; Dick Moody, Olympia; Lorie Parkhurst, Taholah; Jim Huggins, Olympia; Pat Harper, Olympia; Pat Higley, Westport; Crystal Dingler, Ocean Shores; Pamela Burck, Montesano; Judi Kirkland, Battle Ground; Terry Moore, Copalis; Ann Emory, Seattle; Marlene Schinnell, East Olympia; Sandra Moe, Pasco; Sylvia Richards, Olympia; Kirstin Bodily, Olympia (Washington State Volunteers). Additional transcribing done by Louise Jones, Aurora, CO and Cindy Dunning, Quincy, IL. Partial proofreading by Joyce Wright, Olympia, WA and Jeanne Coe, Spokane, WA.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Death Certificate Index, 1907-1960, Office of the Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Death certificates (Washington State), 1907-1960; Index to death certificates, 1907-1979 Washington State Bureau of Vital Statistics. Microfilm of original records in the Washington State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Olympia. 972 microfilm reels; 16 mm. and 35 mm.