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Archives and Libraries

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

National Archives at Seattle · Family History Library

Archives

  • 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.

Libraries

  • 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)
Libraries.

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

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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

Two important guides to Washington records are: