Research Request Form

The TCGS Researchers can check the resources listed below for you.

For multiple lookups or for checking resources in another location (Richland Library, Mid Columbia Library), we will do 2 hours of research and make up to 10 photocopies from those resources for a $20 non-refundable donation. Additional photocopies are 15 cents each.

If your request includes documents from multiple research locations, we will process your request by Search Location to make the most efficient use of your research dollars (our research locations are 20-25 minutes apart). We will start in our TCGS library and then use either the Richland Library or the Mid Columbia Library depending on the contents of your request.

Print this page and any other pages that include the sources you wish searched. For those lines that indicate multiple resources (e.g., the Polk Directories) be sure to check off the volumes you want us to check.

See the TCGS Researchers page for address and email address for any questions prior to sending your request.

Your Information
  
Name:    ______________________________________________________________________________
 
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
  
City:    ___________________________________  State: _____  Zipcode: __________________ 

Phone:   (____)_____________________________  Email: __________________________________

   
  Name, include variations 

1.  ________________________________________  2.  __________________________________________________

3.  ________________________________________  4.  __________________________________________________
  
5.  ________________________________________  6.  __________________________________________________

Use the number preceding the name in the β€œTo Check?” column below to specify which name(s) to search for in which source(s).

Cemeteries

To Check?Book TitleApplies ToNotesDatesSearch Location
 ___  Prosser Cemeteries, Benton County, WA, no date provided Prosser Includes White Bluff Cemetery, West Prosser (IOOF) cemetery, Horse Heaven Hills cemetery, undated unknown Mid Columbia Library
 ___  Sexton's Records Kennewick City Cemetery Tri-Cities Completed 1955 ?-1955 TCGS Library
 ___  Tombstones of Franklin County WA by Jean Winters 1971 Franklin County Includes City View, Columbia Memorial Gardens, Connell, Eltopia, Harder, Lakeview cemeteries. Includes a surname index covering all cemeteries. ?-1970 TCGS Library


City/County Directories and Telephone Books

City Directories – a separate page of just directories including Polk City directories, Polk County directories and Telephone directories.



Histories

To Check?Book TitleApplies ToNotesDatesSearch Location
 ___  1890 Washington Veterans Census Index by Ronald Vern Jackson Washington state     Mid Columbia Library
 ___  Kin-I-wak, Kenewick, Tehe, Kennewick by Martha Berry Parker -- describes Kennewick in chapters dealing with 1883 - 1888 (ch 1 ) to 1943 (ch 44) Kennewick Includes an extensive name index. 1883-1943 TCGS Library
 ___  Place Names of Washington Washington By WA State Historical Society, 1985 pub 1985 Richland Library
 ___  Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford 1805-1943 Richland Includes fairly extensive index. 1805-1943 TCGS Library
 ___  They Claimed a Desert -- 1976 description of early days in Quincy Valley Quincy List of homesteads and fairly complete people name TCGS Library


Newspapers

To Check?Book TitleApplies ToNotesDatesSearch Location
 ___  Newspapers available through the Mid Columbia Library Benton and Franklin Counties Use the Newspapers Available at Mid-Columbia Libraries page to access the papers and dates. We will check newspapers for a specific article (e.g., an obituary) given a date (at least month and year).

For more extended research in newspapers check the Washington State Archives where you can purchase or interlibrary loan newspaper microfilm.
1885 - present Mid Columbia Library
 ___  The Villager, Richland, WA Richland Newspaper of Richland during and after World War II. We will check newspapers for a specific article (e.g., an obituary) given a date (at least month and year) 1945-1950 Richland Library
 ___  Tri-City Herald Tri-Cities plus surrounding area Newspaper featuring obituaries from Tri-Cities and the surrounding area. Often former residents who lived in the area for a substantial time are also found.

WARNING: Not every month is indexed. TCGS Researchers will search microfilm of unindexed months.
Jan 1950 - Aug 1974 Mid Columbia Library, Richland Library


Obituaries

To Check?Book TitleApplies ToNotesDatesSearch Location
 ___  Obituaries from the Kennewick Courier Reporter

Mark those to be checked: ___ 1924-1929, ___ 1930-1940
Kennewick Indexed 1924-1940 TCGS Library
 ___  Obituaries, Tri-City Herald, Jan 1, 2000 to present, indexed (search at Tri-City Herald Obituary Index. For obits between the latest date posted and the present, ask by name and date) Tri-Cities plus Fully indexed deaths, primarily in Tri-Cities, but some in Walla Walla, Sunnyside, Grandview, Prosser and Othello also reported. Plus obituaries sent to paper when person lived in area for a time. 2000 - present TCGS Library


School Records

School Records – a separate page of just School Records including year books for junior high schools, high schools and colleges.



Vital Records or Records Pointing To Vital Records

 ___  Bruce Lee Memorial Chapel LLC, Pasco WA Tri-Cities Provides information to facilitate acccessing funeral home records 1954-2004 TCGS Library
 ___  Marriages from the Kennewick Courier Reporter

Mark those to be checked: ___ 1907-1920, ___ 1921-1929
Kennewick Indexed 1907-1929 TCGS Library
 ___  Mueller's "Chapel of the Falls", Funeral Home Records Index 9 Jun 1910 to 13 Apr 2001 Tri-Cities May provide maiden name, provides book and page number for lookup in Funeral Home records. Not indexed by maiden name. 1910-2001 TCGS Library
 ___  Records of Yakima County, WA 1869 - 1907 and Benton County, WA 1905-1907 Probate Records Benton County Includes probate records, naturalization records, declaration of intention records. Records are alphabetical by name of decedent or person naturalized. Surname index provided for whole volume. 1905-1907 TCGS Library
 ___  Records of Yakima County, WA 1869-1907 and Benton County, WA 1905-1907 Birth Records Benton County Benton County is only 2 pages but has child's name, DOB, parent's names, ages and birthplace. 1905-1907 TCGS Library
 ___  Records of Yakima County, WA 1869-1907 and Benton County, WA 1905-1907 Death Records Benton County No deaths were recorded for Benton County in 1905-1907. Yakima County provides name, age, birth place, marital status, death date, burial place, father & mother. Benton County has no death index for 1905-1907, see other sources. 1905-1907 TCGS Library
 ___  Records of Yakima County, WA 1869-1907 and Benton County, WA 1905-1907 Marriage Records Benton County Benton County has 10-11 pages of names. Includes a joint Yakima and Benton County index by brides name (only name she was using at the time) and a complete surname index (includes every surname and variant spelling except officials mentioned in the marriage record). 1905-1907 TCGS Library


Sources you can search online


In addition TCGS has several sources which you can check for yourself using our Search page. Once you find an item of interest, use the section below to specify the name and we will copy that entry and send it to you.

Note that the Tri-City Herald obituaries listed in a previous section are also searchable from this Search page.

To Check?Searchable IndexSpecify entry to copy
 ___  General Electric Newsletter Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  Multi Generational Pictures from the Tri-City Herald Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  Aritcles & Pictures of Genealogical Interest from the Tri-City Herald Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  Anniversaries from the Tri-City Herald Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  1910 Franklin County WA Census Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  World War I Draft Registrations for Benton County WA Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Name:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  Index to the TCGS Bulletin 1961 - 2006 Title:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Title:  ____________________________________________________________ 
 ___  Surnames being researched by TCGS members Surname:  ____________________________________________________________ 

Surname:  ____________________________________________________________ 

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