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Spotlight: Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, Washington

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Skagit Valley Genealogical Society, Washington

 

Skagit County is located in northwest Washington, about fifty miles south of the Canadian border. Mount Vernon is its county seat. The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the Cemetery Index link in the contents list on the left side of the page to access the database.

 

Obituary Index


The database indexes Skagit County obituaries that have been extracted from a variety of weekly newspapers in the county’s small communities and from the daily editions of the Skagit Valley Herald. The Skagit Valley Genealogical Society has been collecting obituaries since 1987. There are approximately 29,000 records in the index. The database includes some obituaries from the 1970s and early to mid-1980s, with more consistent coverage from 1987 through September 2008. You may request copies of the obituaries for a small fee by writing to the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society.

 

Click on the Databases link in the contents list on the left side of the page to access the following resources.

 

Skagit County Death Index


This alphabetical-by-surname database contains 679 records. It is drawn from a Skagit Valley Genealogical Society publication, Skagit County, Washington, Death Records 1891–1908. The records in the index were extracted from records on file with the Skagit County Auditor's Office. The data fields in the index include name, date of death, and age at death.

 

Pioneer Book


This alphabetical database is an index to more than 4,000 early residents of Skagit County who died between 1926 and 1955. The records are drawn from The Pioneer Book of Skagit County, Washington, a publication of the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society. The data fields in the database are surname, given name, age, and date of death.

 

Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Washington


This alphabetical database is an index to the records of Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The burials indexed here cover the period from 1889 through 1992. The data fields in the index are site (burial location), name, birth date, and death date.

 

You will also find links to an every name index to the 1910 federal census for Skagit County, an every name index to the 1910 federal census for all counties in Washington State, and the Skagit County District Clerk’s Report on the Birdsview School (1888–1932), including a name index to children who attended the school. Please note that the Washington State index was completed in 2005 and has since been moved to The Washington State Digital Archives.


Posted by Jean Powers at 02/20/2012 07:20:00 AM | 


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