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|Record Creator:||Health, Department of|
These records consist of an index to divorce certificates held by the Washington State Department of Health from 1969-2014. There is no electronic statewide index of divorce records before 1969. The statewide divorce index for 1968 is on microfiche and can be accessed at the Washington State Archives, Olympia or the Washington State Library.
|Related Records:||For more information, or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
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|Notes||The Plaintiff field describes which party filed for divorce. If there is a "1" person A filed for divorce, if there is a "2" person B filed for divorce.
To order a divorce certificate from 1968-the present, please contact the Washington State Department of Health directly. To order a divorce decree or the entire divorce proceedings, please contact the County Clerk's office in which the divorce was finalized.
|Agency History:||The Washington State Department of Health has been recording birth and death in Washington State since July of 1907, and started recording marriage and divorce in January of 1968. They also license healthcare professionals in the state.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Department of Health, Divorce Index, 1969-2014, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|
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