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|Record Creator:||Seattle Municipal Government, Health Department|
These records include both an index and images of the death register filed with the Seattle Municipal Health Department between 1881 and 1907.
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|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||Historic Records Project
|Notes||Transcription done by members of the South King County Genealogical Society. Proofreading done by Historical Records Project Volunteers: Ann Stroupe, Eunice Duncan, Candyce Stokes, and Diana Klock.
|Agency History:||Founded in 1851 by 24 members of the Denny party, the new town was originally named Duwamps but was changed to Seattle in honor of Chief Seathl (Seattle), a Duwamish chief who encouraged positive relations with the white settlers. Seattle was incorporated in 1869 and is the county seat for King County. Its metropolitan area is located between the Puget Sound on the west and Lake Washington on the east.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Seattle Municipal Health Department, Death Records, 1881-1907, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|