Research Sources in Stevens County
Our researchers will search the following records for you.  Please send detailed information pertaining to your family and what it is you are looking for.  Also tell us what you have already searched here so that we don't waste time duplicating.  Our researchers are all volunteers and there is no charge for this research, however we very much appreciate a donation to NeWGS for the work that we do for you.  We also appreciate reimbursement for any actual copies we make and mail to you.  Mail to NeWGS, c/o Colville Public Library, 195 S. Oak, Colville, WA 99114 and be sure to indicate it is for Research. Or donate through this website using PayPal.  NeWGS members have been working feverishly the past several years to get our indexes computerized. We now have over 480,000 entries!  We have by no means indexed all the records for our county, but we have a very good start.  This is a continuing project so our indexes will continue to grow. Right now the following indexes can be checked relatively easily by our researchers. Contact NeWGS Research Staff for more information.  Please be sure to include "Stevens Co" in the subject line of your message.
Old brands
Cemetery books listing tombstones in county
Census indexes:  1860, 1871, 1878, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1892, 1900, and 1910 (most of these indexes are searchable through links at the Stevens County GenWeb page, or at the Washington State Digital Archives).
County Directory for 1909/1910
Courthouse records from 1860 extracted by NeWGS members (these are miscellaneous lists such as  tax lists, poor farm list, licenses, early estates & guardianship, birth & death statistics 1891-1907,  lists from various courthouse offices  (these records do not generally include land, marriage, divorce or probate records)
Dun & Bradstreet of WA, OR, ID 1909
Funeral home records from approximately 1912 to 2005 (Colville & Chewelah funeral homes)
Local histories index (a composite index to all the local histories written about Stevens Co) and an all name index to our county history (Illustrated History of North Washington) published in 1904, including Stevens, Ferry & Pend Oreille counties
1945 Plat Map set
Marriages from 1859 - 1947 (this database is also online at Stevens Co GenWeb) - these records have been sent to the Eastern Washington Archives in Cheney
Military records (including discharges, roll of persons liable for service in 1892, draft registrations of 1917, and various lists pertaining to military service)
Miscellaneous index to names appearing in various other resources (church lists, school yearbooks &  lists, pioneer interviews, maps,  NeWGS photo collection, NeWGS genealogy files, published in "Pioneer Branches",  etc)
County newspapers including  Colville from 1908 (see list elsewhere on this site) - not nearly complete but over 82,000 entries
Places & subject index (where we can search for mention of a mine or a town, for example)
Scrapbook index  (a collection of obits and other news-worthy items taken from the Statesman-Examiner and from the Republic-News Miner starting in 1986 and continuing to today)

Some additional resources in NeWGS research files that have not yet been computerized:
Church records
County Directory for 1911/1912 and 1913/1914 (Note:  NeWGS has digitized the 1911/1912 directory which can be purchased from NeWGS or viewed online at Crossroads on the Columbia)
Land records
Maps (including complete set of 1933 plat maps)

Other resources at the Colville Public Library
Census records for Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille County on CD and on microfilm
Genealogy Section (over 800 books, periodicals, & microfilm)
Pacific Northwest Section (with county histories)
Washington State Death Index from 1907
Stevens County Courthouse
Court records including divorce, estate and probate
Homesteads and land records
Military discharges
Other misc. records (many have been copied and are at the Stevens County Museum)
Contact NeWGS Research Staff for more information.