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|Record Creator:||Thurston County Government|
The First Record Book of Thurston County, 1852-1857, includes official recordings for county commissioners’ proceedings, deeds, probate records, and marriage records, as well as miscellaneous recordings. The entries in this book are indexed by General Index (grantee/grantor).
You may browse the entire book here: Pages 1-176, Pages 177-352, Pages 353-529.
In the 1850s many men used first 2 initials for given names. A single capitalized letter is often difficult to decipher. It is suggested that if the whole name doesn’t bring up the person you are searching, enter just the surname. Then look at the possibilities.
If the document is more than a page in length, the person’s name will be indexed only on the first page it appears.
If the site of the land being sold doesn’t give specific location (Lot # and Block #), it will be clearly defined in rods or meets or bounds. However, it may not be possible to locate the property as it may use ’from the large Oak tree,’ or ’to the large stone‘, which will mostly likely not exist now.
Partner firms, i.e. ’Goldman & Rosenblatt‘ may be denoted with ‘&’ or ‘and’ the searcher is encouraged to enter both to ensure successful search.
|Related Records:||For more information or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives, Southwest Region Branch at (360) 753-1684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||This record is open for research.|
|Sources of Transfer||Southwest Regional Archives
|Notes||Digitization and transcription completed by Roger Easton.
|Agency History:||Thurston County was organized in 1852 and named for Sam R. Thurston, first territorial delegate from Oregon. It is located at the southern end of Puget Sound. The county seat is Olympia.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Thurston County First Record Book, 1852-1857, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|