The Washington, Island County Divorce Records documents the legal divorces of 4,222 Island County couples in its collection. Divorce decrees included within this collection are dated between 1901 and 1999 and were compiled by the Washington State Digital Archives. Individuals can learn more information about the Washington, Island County Divorce Records by visiting the Washington State Digital Archives website.
The Washington, Island County Divorce Records index includes plenty of basic data on individuals who were divorced in Island County during this extensive time frame. The full name of the individual and spouse are listed, including middle initials when available. The records also feature the date of the divorce and the location where the divorce was finalized.
To make genealogy hunts even easier on interested parties, the original source for the divorce is also included. Since most of the original divorce announcements in this archive were compiled through newspaper reports, a record source can be helpful for those who want to trace the marriage and divorce further. The original archive was compiled by Ralph Seefelld, Archivist of the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island.
The records of the Washington, Island County Divorce Records are held by the Washington State Digital Archives. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Washington State Digital Archives at:
Washington State Digital Archives
960 Washington Street
Cheney, WA 99004
To make searches in the Washington, Island County Divorce Records as efficient and accurate as possible, each divorce record includes a unique reference number. The files are all catalogued in alphabetical order by last name as well, although not necessarily in chronological order. If you know the approximate date of the divorce you are looking for, you can search the file by a date range, within 10 years on either side of the precise date.
The Washington State Digital Archives boasts an extensive collection of local records all held in electronic format for easy retrieval. This is the first electronic archive of its kind in the United States, completely dedicated to the preservation of state and local vital records. The facility was completed in 2004, after an involved planning and construction phase that lasted more than four years. Today, interested archivists and genealogy hunters can find many valuable pieces of information within the digital archives, including birth, death, marriage, divorce, military and census records.