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National Archives-Pacific Alaska Region-Seattle

National Archives-Seattle


Documents and materials generated by the United States Federal Government for the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are preserved here.

Microfilm 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.

This microfilm is not available on loan. Microfilm readers and reader-printers are available to the public.

Contact Information


6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115-7999


General Assistance: 206-336-5115
Fax: 206-336-5112

Hours of Service for the Public

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.

Internet Sites & Databases

Collection Descriptions 

Online Public Access (OPA) 

Public portal that provides access to nearly one million electronic records which are not available elsewhere online.  To search these records go to the following link.

Microfilm Catalog

Access to Archival Databases (AAD)

Free access to Fold 3 is available at most Family History Centers.

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  • Casualties
  • Civilians
  • Military Personnel
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  • Prisoners of War

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  • Labor Unions
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  • Civil War
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  • Diplomatic Records

Government Spending

  • Contracts
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Time Spans

  • 1800 –1900
  • 1900 –1940
  • 1940 –1955
  • 1955 –1965
  • 1965 –1975
  • 1975 –1985
  • 1985 –1995
  • 1995 – present



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My Profile

Early Years

Born and raised in Northern Indiana and grew up on a working family farm.  Went to the same school for all 12 grades of school with the same 35-38 kids all 12 grades. Attended Indiana University South Bend Campus where I studied elementary education.  I was introduced to the church by a friend and joined in 1969.  Shortly after joining the church I met and married a returned missionary and we moved to Washington State to make our home.  We raised four of our own children and adopted one.  Now enjoying fourteen grandchildren to date!

Church Work 

I have had the wonderful opportunites of serving in most of the Auxiliary Organizations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I currently am pleased to be able to serve as Ward Family History Consultant and as a Family History Sunday School Teacher in my ward.  Volunteering at the Tacoma Family History Center for many years has been a joy and is never a job.  Currently I am Chairman of the Book Committee working on reorganizing the book collection. Our ultimate goal to link to Family Search Wiki page as a resource.  

Employment and Volunteer Work

My family has started and owned several small businesses over the years.  Doing the bookkeeping was my main responsibility, except for our windsock business where I was also the designer.  While my children were young I started a local 4-H club and was the leader for several years. I have served on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit organization called Parent Party Patrol and was the President for two years.  While I was a member of our local Kiwanis Club, I served as Secretary and Newsletter Editor.  I enjoyed volunteering and working at the executive level of the Tacoma Pierce County Boys & Girls Clubs for many years.  My main focus was working closely on the administration level in organizing the annual Auction for the Clubs.  It was a major event each year which brought in thousands of dollars for the expansion of the clubs in Pierce County.


My family is my number one priority after my Heavenly Father and the Gospel.  I enjoy my grandchildren immensely. Some of my leisure activities are reading, music, and travel.  I hope to do some more traveling to visit some of the natural wonders of this glorious world we live in.  Sewing is a favorite hobby as well as genealogy research.  My greatest enjoyment is spending time with family and friends.