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The archives and libraries listed below offer services or have major collections of genealogical and historical records relating to Washington.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Washington[edit | edit source]

National Archives at Seattle · Family History Library

Archives[edit | edit source]

  • Archives Southwest Regional Branch
    1129 Washington Street S.E.
    Olympia, WA 98504-0238
    Telephone: 360-753-1684
    Fax: 360-664-8814
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 40238
    Olympia, WA 98504-0238
    Covers Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties.
  • Archives Central Regional Branch
    Bledsoe & Washington Archives Building
    400 E. University Way
    Mail Stop 7547
    Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547
    Telephone: 509-963-2136
    Fax: 509-963-1753
    Mailing Address:
    400 E. University Way Mail Stop 7547
    Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547
    Covers Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties.
  • Archives Eastern Regional Branch
    Eastern Washington Regional Archives
    960 Washington Street
    Cheney, Washington 99004
    Telephone: 509-235-7508
    Fax: 509-235-7505
    Covers Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties.
  • Archives Northwest Regional Branch
    Northwest Regional Branch Archives
    Western Washington University, MS-9123
    3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100
    Bellevue, WA 98007-6484
    Telephone: 360-650-3125
    Fax: 360-650-3323
    Covers Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.
  • Archives Puget Sound Regional Branch
    Puget Sound Washington Regional Archives
    Pritchard-Fleming Building
    3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100
    Bellingham, WA 98225-9123
    Telephone: 425-564-3940
    Fax: 425-564-3945
    Covers King, Pierce, and Kitsap counties.
  • National Archives at Seattle
    6125 Sand Point Way, N.E.
    Seattle, WA 98115-7999
    Telephone: 206-336-5115
    Fax: 206-336-5112
  • Archives West
    Formerly Northwest Digital Archives. Contains listings of archives in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Utah.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Suzzallo-Allen Library
    University of Washington
    P.O. Box 352900
    Seattle, WA 98195-2900
    Telephone: 206-543-9158
    Fax: 206-685-8049
A helpful catalog for this library is:

University of Washington (Seattle) Library,
The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle)

Six Volumes. (Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Co., 1972.)
At various libraries (WorldCat); Family History Library book Q 979.7 A3w

Washington Online Records[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Two important guides to Washington records are: