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|Record Creator:||Pierce County Government, Auditor|
These records include indexing and images for death returns or certificates for individuals who died in Pierce County and a small number of related records such as Transportation of Corpse Certificates from 1892-1907. Records from the early 1890s are typically on Death Return forms, while later records are on Certificate of Death forms.
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|Related Records:||For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch at (425) 564-3940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Sources of Transfer||Eastern Regional Archives
Puget Sound Regional Archives
|Notes||The Pierce County Death Certificates were imaged by the Genealogical Society of Utah and indexed by the Eastern Regional Branch.
|Agency History:||Named after President Franklin Pierce, the Oregon Territorial Legislature organized Pierce County from a portion of Thurston County in 1852. Pierce County is located in the west central portion of the state, just south of King County. The county seat was initially chosen to be at Steilacoom. Steilacoom was chosen not only for being the location of the first U.S. Military Base on the Puget Sound, but was also the only town in Washington with a jail. Tacoma became the county seat in 1880, and this county seat holder is now the largest city in Pierce County and the third largest city in Washington. Pierce County is home to Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the State of Washington.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Pierce County Auditor, Death Records, 1892-1907, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|
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