Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island
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Island County Data

GSSWI provides data related to Island County, Washington, including maps, census, cemetery lists, obituaries, and death certificates.

Census of Island County

Census files are PDF files requiring Acrobat Reader for viewing. Data is formatted to print in landscape orientation on 8.5 x 14-inch paper. Search tip: To find a specific word or phrase in these files, use Reader's built-in "find" box, or you can type Ctrl-F on a PC or Command-F on a Mac.

1870 Census
1871 Census
1883 Census
1885 Census

1887 Census
1889 Census
1890 Census
1892 Census

Island County Death Certificates, 1907-1952

The files below contain information extracted from microfilms of Island County death certificates by Archivist Ralph Seefeld of the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island.

Death certificate files are PDFs requiring Acrobat Reader for viewing.




Island County Book Indexes

The books below may be found at some local book stores as well as our public libraries. They contain stories about the early years on Whidbey Island, including names of many of the original settlers.

A Journey Through the Maxwelton Watershed
- A Natural and Social History
A particular friend, PENNS COVE
- A History of the Settlers, Claims and Buildings of Central Whidbey Island
Community at the Crossroads
-The History of Bayview on Whidbey Island
The Dutch Book
- Celebrating 100 years on Whidbey Island 1894-1994
The Irish Book
- Celebrating 150 years on Whidbey Island

Island County Lookups

Some members of GSSWI will provide individual research on request. For details, please see our Services web page.

Island County Genweb

More information about Island County is available on the Island County Genweb website.

Reverend (Baptist) Fenwick Clarendon Wright about 1930, courtesy of Ann Wright
Reverend (Baptist) Fenwick Clarendon Wright about 1930