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|Record Creator:||King County Government, Auditor|
These records include indexing and images of marriage applications, returns, and certificates recorded by the King County Auditor between 1855 and 1969 and the King County Recorder between 1970 and the present.
Copies of marriage certificates, (1855 to 1990), and marriage returns (1891 to 1947, with the bulk of these records between 1891 and 1915) were digitized, indexed, and submitted to the Digital Archives from holdings at the Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch and the King County Archives.
Indexing to electronic copies of marriage applications and certificates, 1991-present, were transferred directly to the Washington State Archives, Digital Archives from the King County Recorder, who transfers recently recorded documents periodically.
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.
|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:||Application - Marriage License, Certificate - Marriage License, Voided Marriage Document|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Source of Transfer||King County Records and Licensing Services
King County Archives
|Notes||Indexed and imaged by Washington State Archives, Eastern Region Branch staff, Eastern Washington University student interns, and Puget Sound Region Branch staff and volunteers.
|Agency History:||King County was created in 1852 from Thurston County by the Oregon Territorial Legislature. Originally named after Vice President Rufus King, the county was renamed by the Washington State Legislature in 2005 in honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The county seat is Seattle.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], King County Marriage Records, 1855-Present, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|
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