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Thomas Jefferson Building
LJ G42
Washington, D.C.
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Washington DC 20408
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East Benton County Historical Society
205 Keewaydin Drive
Kennewick, WA
Phone: (509) 582-7704

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Benton County
Washington Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Benton City, Finley, Kennewick, Kiona, North Prosser, Patterson, Plymouth, Prosser, Richland, West Richland)

Established: March 8, 1905
Parent County: Klickitat, Yakima
County Seat: Prosser

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

  • Benton County Washington Vital Records
  • Benton County Auditor/Recorder
    *Marriage Records

    PO Box 470
    Prosser WA 99350
    Phone: (509) 786-5620
    5600-B West Canal Place A103
    Kennewick WA 99336
    Phone: (509) 736-2727

    101 Wellsian Way Suite E
    Richland WA 99352
    Phone: (509) 943-3117
  • Benton County Health Department
    800 West Canal Drive
    Kennewick, WA 99336
    Phone: (509) 586-0207 ext. 229
    *Births January 1, 1936 to Present
    *City of Richland deaths after July 1st, 1959

    *Benton County & Franklin County after Jan 1, 1980
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  • Washington Marriage Project
    USGenWeb Archives Marriage Project
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
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  • Obituary Collection
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  • Washington Obituaries Project
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  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Benton County Washington Migrations
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Washington State Census & Naturalization
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  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
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  • Benton County, Washington World War II Casualties Army and Air Force
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  • Washington Soldiers Home & Colony

    [Search the 9,170 veterans who lived at the Washington Soldiers Home & Colony between 1890 - 1970. These names were taken from the Application for Admission. Additional information not found in database but included on the document is date of birth, occupation, marital status, number of children, nearest relative, residence, length of residence in Washington, and military record.]
  • Washington State Veterans Records
  • Washington Veterans Home
    [This database is an index to the veterans housed at the Veterans Home in Restil from 1910 to 1977. These names were taken from the Application for Admission. Additional information not found in database but included on the document is date of birth, occupation, marital status, number of children, nearest relative, residence, length of residence in Washington, and military record.]
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  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  • Seatco Prison at Bucoda

    [ This database contains the prison register of more than 500 inmates housed in the Seatco Prison. The Prison operated from 1877 until 1888 when the new Territorial Penitentiary was built in Walla Walla.]
  • Washington Oaths of Office
    [Search here for names of nearly 16,000 elected officials who took an oath of office between 1854 and 1978.]
  • Washington Physicians
    [Search here for vital information of more than 9,000 licensed physicians who practiced in Washington between 1872 through 1938]
  • Washington Poorhouse History
    County poorhouses were common throughout the United States during the 19th century. This website's goal is to make all such records available for free genealogical and historical research.
  • Washington School Records
  • Washington State School Records
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