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Washington Death Records

Death is never an easy topic and quite often it is a sensitive one. When it comes to genealogical researchers, death records are one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Death certificates can greatly help in the making of a family tree as it provides names, dates, locations and possible information on additional relatives. There are different laws that will govern your search for death records. In the state of Washington, death records have been kept on a statewide basis since 1907 by the Center for Health Statistics. In addition to these, even earlier records are available by searching on a county-by-county basis through the offices of the County Auditors. Many investigators realize that the information superhighway of the internet contains many record-finding-websites dedicated to this form of information expedition. Not only do you save time and money as you are not required to travel to various institutes all over the state, the search method itself is greatly expedited.

 
State of Washington Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
6,224,549

 
Under 18:
1,368,536

 
Over 65:
757,852

 
Employed:
3,813,868

 
Land in Square Miles:
66,544.06

 
Acres of Farms:
15,008,318

 
Births:
82,703

 
Deaths:
46,203

 
Infant Deaths:
375

 
 
Murder:
196

 
Forcible Rape:
2,628

 
Robbery:
6,347

 
Assault:
12,524

 
Total Violent Crime:
21,546

 
Burglary:
52,478

 
Larceny \ Theft:
165,339

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
28,331

 
Total Property Crime:
246,148

 
Washington Death Records Locations
Department of Health
Vital Records
PO Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709
Fax:
360-352-2586