Washington State – Links

Washington State, USA – Genealogy and Family History Links


Digital Archives, searchable and browsable collections, Washington State Archives: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/

Genealogy at the Washington State Library: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/genealogy.aspx

Washington History, publications, maps, newspapers, genealogy resources, exhibits, Office of the Secretary of State: http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/

History Link, the Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm

Washington Rural Heritage, digitized collections from 93 heritage organizations and 275 private collections: http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/

World War I, Soldiers Remembered, Washington State Library and Washington State Archives: http://www.sos.wa.gov/history/ww1/

Washington State Genealogical Society, links to local and regional societies, and to genealogy resources: http://wasgs.org/

Tribes of Washington State, with links to tribe websites and to museum collections. Burke Museum: http://www.burkemuseum.org/ethnology/tribes_native_tribesites

Washington State, GenWeb: http://wagenweb.org

Online Washington Death Records & Indexes, Joe Beine: http://www.deathindexes.com/washington/

Washington State, Local HIstory and Genealogy, Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/bib_guid/states/wa/wa.html

Washington Place Names, searchable database, Tacoma Public Library: http://search.tacomapubliclibrary.org/wanames/wpnv2.asp

Early Washington Maps: A Digital Collection, over 600 on-line, Washington State University Libraries: http://ntserver1.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/map.htm

County Maps (modern), Washington State Dept. of Ecology: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/services/gis/maps/county/county.htm

Other Genealogy Resources and Special Collections in Washington State

The National Archives of the US at Seattle, guides and catalogs, visitors’ information. On-line exhibit – Picturing the Century in the Pacific Northwest: http://www.archives.gov/seattle/

Fiske Genealogical Library, in Seattle. catalog, visitor information, newsletter: http://www.fiskelibrary.org/

Heritage Quest Research Library Sumner, Washington. Bewsketter, catalogue and indexes on-line: https://hqrl.com


Heritage4Culture, King County, historical and reference papers, on-line resource links: http://www.4culture.org/research/

Special Collections, Seattle Public Library. Seattle directories, photographs, maps; Seattle Genealogical Society Bulletin;  Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection: http://cdm16118.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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