The Washington, Island County Birth Records Index contains 12,066 birth records beginning in 1841 and ending in 2000. These birth records were collected from the Washington State Digital Archives. To obtain additional information on the Washington, Island County Birth Records Index, visit the website for the Washington State Digital Archives .
The details available in most birth records from the Washington, Island County Birth Records Index include the last name, gender, birth date and birth place of the individual. Also typically included are the full names of the parents.
The birth records also tend to include a page number, reference number and record number obtained from the original record found through the Washington State Digital Archives.
The source records are maintained by the Washington State Digital Archives. To obtain more information on requesting original birth records from the Washington, Island County Birth Records Index, use the contact information below.
Washington State Digital Archives
960 Washington Street
Cheney, Washington 99004
The Washington State Digital Archives is the first electronic archives in the nation and is dedicated to preserving state and local records that represent historical, legal or fiscal value. The Washington State Digital Archives is located on the campus of Eastern Washington University, and the technology was specifically designed to preserve state records. Other types of records preserved by the Washington State Digital Archives include marriage and death records, military, census, court and criminal records and naturalization records.
The Washington State Digital Archives has scanned and preserved birth records from most of Washington's counties, including Island County. The actual birth certificate usually includes the baby's name, place and date of birth, gender, race, and parents' names, ages and birth places. Also, the father's occupation and the doctor's signature are usually present.
The Washington State Legislature, in 1891, required that all doctors, midwives and coroners begin reporting births and deaths they attended. This information was submitted to County Auditors who recorded the information in birth registers. After 1907, the Center for Health Statistics, Department of Health for Washington, took over recording birth records from the county level.