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|Record Creator:||Pierce County Government, Auditor|
These records include indexes and some images for marriage certificates, 1889-1947 and 1984-2014, marriage applications, 1999-2014, and community property agreements, 1999-present, filed with the Pierce County Auditor.
Digitized marriage certificates, 1889-1947, were submitted by the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch from its Pierce County Auditor marriage holdings. Pre-1947 records will be added as they are digitized and indexed.
Electronic copies of marriage certificates, 1984-2014, marriage applications, 1999-2014, and community property agreements, 1999-present, were transferred directly to the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, from the Pierce County Auditor, and additional records will be added periodically. Records for marriages which occurred outside of the given date ranges may be included if the marriage was recorded during the given date ranges. For records filed between 1984 and 1989 only the recording date is given.
Learn about the documentation of marriage in Washington and what information is found in the various record types here.
|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.|
|Document Types:||Community Prop Agmt, Decree Of Dissolution, Marriage Application, Marriage Certificate, Marriage License Correction, Marriage License Recording, Marriage Miscellaneous, Pre Nuptial Agreement, Rev Of Com Prop Agmt|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Sources of Transfer||Pierce County Auditor Recording Department
Eastern Regional Archives
Puget Sound Regional Archives
|Notes||The Pierce County Marriage records at the Puget Sound Regional Branch were digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah and indexed by the staff and volunteers of the Puget Sound 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, Marriage Records, 1876-1947; 1984-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|
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