Douglas County
Research Information

Douglas County Web Site
County Clerk
P.O. Box 516
203 S. Rainier
Waterville, WA 98858-0516
509-745-8529
Divorce, Probate, Civil Court records

County Auditor
P.O. Box 456
Waterville, WA 98858-0456
509-745-8527
Marriage & Land records

Washington Marriages prior to 1938 had both a license and a separate document called a "Return". The Return was filled out at the time of the wedding and sent back to the courthouse. It gives the actual date of marriage, place, witnesses and often listed birth dates and parent's names. If your marriage was before 1938, ask for both items. Beginning in 1938, marriages were recorded on a single document. Also, keep in mind that marriage licenses issued by any Washington county was valid for a marriage performed in any other county in the state.

Beginning in July of 1907, the State of Washington began keeping BIRTH and DEATH records, and in 1968, MARRIAGE and DIVORCE records. For information on ordering certificates see the Washington State Department of Health:
Certificate Ordering Instructions

Center For Health Statistics 
1112 S. Quince St. Room 1 
OLYMPIA , WA - 98504 
Information: (360) 236-4300 
Phone: (360) 236-4313 
Fax: (360) 352-2586 

Douglas County records at the Washington State Archives
Central Regional Branch
Ellensburg, WA

Bridgeport Community Library
1206 Columbia St
Bridgeport, WA 98813
(509)686-7281

East Wenatchee Community Library
271 9th St Ne
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
(509)886-7404

Waterville Community Library
105 N Chelan
Waterville, WA 98858
(509)745-8354
If you have any additions or corrections to this list, please email Cheryl Webber.

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