John & Kari Kroshus Family History

Washington First Citizen Certificate

Descendants of Berge and Oline Lee qualify for a Washington First Citizen Certificate

Washington State Genealogical SocietyThe Washington State Genealogical Society issues First Citizen certificates for direct descendants of those who lived in Washington before statehood in 1889. The cost is $10 for the first certificate and $5 for each additional certificate for the same ancestor received in the same envelope.

Instructions and Application

Documentation is required to prove residence and line of descent.  The following documentation can be found on this website:

Proof of residence/descent:  1900 US Census    Shows birth of son Edwin in Washington prior to 1889

 WWI Draft Registration Card    for Edwin Elmer Lee, shows birth in Washington in 1888 



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