National Archives at Seattle

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National Archives at Seattle
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Contact Information[edit | edit source]



6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115-7999

Telephone:[1]  206-336-5115
Fax:  206-336-5112

Hours and holidays:[1]

  • Monday through Friday, 7:45 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.
  • Extended Hours:Second Saturday each month, 9 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Microfilm research. Textual research by prior arrangement only.)

Closed  weekends (except second Saturday each month), and federal holidays.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Documents and materials generated by the United States Federal Government offices and courts for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska are preserved here.[2]

Microfilms for genealogy research available:

  • Federal population censuses for all states, 1790-1930 (including indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920)
  • Military service records
  • Pension and bounty land warrant applications
  • Some passenger arrival and naturalization records
  • Records relating to the Five Civilized Tribes.
These microfilms are not available for loan. Microfilm readers and reader-printers are available to the public at the archives.[2]

Tips[edit | edit source]


Guides[edit | edit source]

{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

{ List (link to a Wiki article for) at least one or more other repositories that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.}

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Seattle, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

  • such as: NARA I
  • National Archives at _____
  • State Archives
  • State Library

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center
  • LC
  • FHL

Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
  • County and local historical societies
  • County and local genealogical societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Museums and heritage societies
  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Address, Hours, Directions in The National Archives at Seattle (accessed 22 October 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Services for the Public at the National Archives at Seattle in The National Archives at Seattle (accessed 22 October 2015).