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= Digital Archives  =
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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Washington Archives and Libraries]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Washington State Archives
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=== Digital Archives  ===
  
 
The nation's first archives dedicated to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies. Located in Cheney, Washington on the Eastern Washington University Campus. It is the storehouse for very important electronic records found thoughout the state and to provide simple access to researchers. Over 3.7 million records are available for research online, including marriage, naturalization, census, death, birth, and military.  
 
The nation's first archives dedicated to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies. Located in Cheney, Washington on the Eastern Washington University Campus. It is the storehouse for very important electronic records found thoughout the state and to provide simple access to researchers. Over 3.7 million records are available for research online, including marriage, naturalization, census, death, birth, and military.  
  
[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Home Digital Archives]
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[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Home Digital Archives]  
  
== Collections  ==
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=== Collections  ===
  
 
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">• Audio Records&nbsp;</span><br>• Auditor Misc Records <br>• Birth Records <br>• Cemetery Records <br>• Census Records <br>• Corporation Records <br>• Death Records <br>• E-Publications <br>• Frontier Justice <br>• Indian Census <br>• Institution Records <br>• Land Records <br>• Map Records <br>• Marriage Records <br>• Military Records <br>• Minutes and Meeting Records <br>• Miscellaneous Family History <br>• Naturalization Records <br>• Oaths of Office <br>• Ordinance Records <br>• Photographs <br>• Plats and Surveys Records <br>• Power of Attorney Records <br>• Professional License Records <br>• Real Property Record Cards <br>• Recorded Agreements and Contracts <br>• Resolution Records <br>• Superior Court Cases <br>• Trademark Records <br>• Uniform Commercial Code Recordings<br>  
 
<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">• Audio Records&nbsp;</span><br>• Auditor Misc Records <br>• Birth Records <br>• Cemetery Records <br>• Census Records <br>• Corporation Records <br>• Death Records <br>• E-Publications <br>• Frontier Justice <br>• Indian Census <br>• Institution Records <br>• Land Records <br>• Map Records <br>• Marriage Records <br>• Military Records <br>• Minutes and Meeting Records <br>• Miscellaneous Family History <br>• Naturalization Records <br>• Oaths of Office <br>• Ordinance Records <br>• Photographs <br>• Plats and Surveys Records <br>• Power of Attorney Records <br>• Professional License Records <br>• Real Property Record Cards <br>• Recorded Agreements and Contracts <br>• Resolution Records <br>• Superior Court Cases <br>• Trademark Records <br>• Uniform Commercial Code Recordings<br>  
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=== There are three types of searches available.&nbsp;  ===
 
=== There are three types of searches available.&nbsp;  ===
  
===== '''People Search:&nbsp;''' =====
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===== People Search  =====
  
 
Researchers can search ALL records in the collections that have index fields that are name based.  
 
Researchers can search ALL records in the collections that have index fields that are name based.  
  
===== '''Keyword Search:''' =====
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==== Keyword Search  ====
  
 
Researchers can search on all ''other'' records that are NOT name based records. &nbsp;Also a search can be done by selecting one of the records series from the drop down box to limit a search.  
 
Researchers can search on all ''other'' records that are NOT name based records. &nbsp;Also a search can be done by selecting one of the records series from the drop down box to limit a search.  
  
===== '''Detailed Search:''' =====
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==== Detailed Search  ====
  
 
Researchers can select one record series and search on additional fields that are pertinent only to ''that'' records series.  
 
Researchers can select one record series and search on additional fields that are pertinent only to ''that'' records series.  
  
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=== State Archives  ===
  
== State Archives ==
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_state.aspx Washington State Archives]
  
The State Records Collections provide an account of the public government in Washington State. They begin with the Washington Territory in 1853 and continue to the present.  
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The State Records Collections provide records of the government of Washington State beginning with the Washington Territory in 1853 and continues to the present.  
  
The collection contains the papers of each&nbsp;governor, legislative records, court records,&nbsp;records from state agencies, "official records" of&nbsp;the state. Records from accounting, maps,&nbsp;natural resources, volunteer firemen, and more,&nbsp;including women's council. All the case files of&nbsp;the Washington Territorial District Court for&nbsp;1853 to 1889 including civil, criminal and&nbsp;probate records.  
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The collection contains an array of documents from the governor, legislature, courts, state agencies, and the "official records" of&nbsp;the state. From accounting, maps, to natural resources including case files of&nbsp;the Washington Territorial District Court for&nbsp;1853 to 1889 which include civil, criminal and&nbsp;probate records.  
  
A state-wide guide to all of the manuscript collections in museums, libraries, universities, historical societies, churches, etc. in the state (the Washington State Archives collections were published in a separate volume, now up to date and searchable on-line). The data was published in a limited number of hard-copy volumes, and the data base was somehow not forgotten. It was migrated from Spindex to Gencat to Access, and now to PDF format. &nbsp;The information is arranged by city, then by repository, and then the collections for each repository are listed. Contact information for the repositories (as of 1981) is at the end of the guide.
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A state-wide guide to all of the manuscript collections in museums, libraries, universities, historical societies, churches, etc. in the state (the Washington State Archives collections were published in a separate volume, now up to date and searchable on-line).  
  
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/archives/WASRAB.pdf Washington State Historical Records Guide]
  
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=== Northwest Region  ===
  
Statewide Historical Records Guide (1981)
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_northwest.aspx Northwest Region Archives]
  
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Northwest Regional Branch<br>Western Washington University, MS-9123<br>Bellingham, WA 98225-9123
  
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Telephone:&nbsp;(360) 650-3125
  
There are five regional archive locations in the state. &nbsp;Each region has specific counties that it covers.  
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Email: &nbsp;NWBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
  
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Covers the following counties:
  
== Northwest Region  ==
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*Clallam
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*Island
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*Jefferson
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*San Juan
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*Skagit
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*Snohomish
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*Whatcom
  
Northwest Regional Branch<br>Western Washington University, MS-9123<br>Bellingham, WA 98225-9123
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=== Southwest Region  ===
  
NWBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov  
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_southwest.aspx Southwest Region Archives]
  
'''Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit,&nbsp;Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties'''
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Washington State Archives<br>Southwest Regional Branch<br>1129 Washington Street SE<br>PO Box 40238<br>Olympia, Washington 98504-0238 Telephone: &nbsp;(360) 753-1684 Email: &nbsp;SWBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
  
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Covers the following counties:
  
== Southwest Region  ==
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*Clark
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*Cowlitz
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*Grays Harbor
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*Lewis
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*Mason
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*Pacific
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*Skamania
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*Thurston
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*Wahkiakum
  
Washington State Archives<br>Southwest Regional Branch<br>1129 Washington Street SE<br>PO Box 40238<br>Olympia, Washington 98504-0238
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SWBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
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=== &nbsp;'''Central Region&nbsp;''' ===
  
Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason,&nbsp;Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum&nbsp;Counties<br>
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_central.aspx Central Region Archives]
  
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State Archives Central Branch<br>Bledsoe &amp; Washington Archives Building<br>400 E. University Way<br>Mail Stop 7547<br>Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547
  
== Central Region  ==
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Telephone: &nbsp;(509) 963-2136
  
The Washington State Archives’ Central Region&nbsp;Branch is located on the campus of Central&nbsp;Washington University, at the northwest corner&nbsp;of 14th and D Streets in Ellensburg.  
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Email: &nbsp;CEBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
  
State Archives Central Branch<br>Bledsoe &amp; Washington Archives Building<br>400 E. University Way<br>Mail Stop 7547<br>Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547
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Covers the following counties:
  
CEBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
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*&nbsp;Benton
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*&nbsp;Chelan
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*&nbsp;Douglas
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*&nbsp;Franklin
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*&nbsp;Grant
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*&nbsp;Kittitas
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*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;Klickitat</span>
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*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;Okanogan</span>
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*<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;Yakima</span>&nbsp;
  
Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas,&nbsp;Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima Counties
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=== &nbsp;'''Eastern Region'''&nbsp;  ===
  
Genealogical records include birth&nbsp;and death records from the turn of the&nbsp;nineteenth century, marriage records ca.1867-1997, naturalization records, probate records,&nbsp;and a lot of additional records such as pre-statehood county censuses, and school children&nbsp;censuses ca.1890-ca.1932. Completeness of these&nbsp;records in the Archives' holdings may vary from&nbsp;county to county.
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_eastern.aspx Eastern Region Archives]
  
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Washington State Archives:<br>Eastern Washington Regional Archives<br>960 Washington Street<br>Cheney, Washington 99004
 
 
== Eastern Region  ==
 
  
The Eastern Region Archives is at 960 Washington Street on the campus of Eastern&nbsp;Washington University in Cheney.
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Telephone: &nbsp;(509)235-7508
  
Washington State Archives:<br>Eastern Washington Regional Archives<br>960 Washington Street<br>Cheney, Washington 99004
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Email: &nbsp; EABranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
  
EABranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
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Covers the following counties:
  
Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln,&nbsp;Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and&nbsp;Whitman Counties
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*Adams  
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*Asotin  
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*Columbia  
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*Ferry  
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*Garfield  
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*Lincoln  
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*Pend Oreille  
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*Spokane  
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*Stevens  
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*Walla Walla  
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*Whitman&nbsp;
  
<br>Collections span the years from the territorial&nbsp;period to the present and include school census&nbsp;records, tax assessment rolls, court dockets and&nbsp;case files, photographs, maps, plats, and&nbsp;engineering drawings.
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=== &nbsp;'''Sound Region&nbsp;'''  ===
  
== Sound Region ==
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[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_puget.aspx Sound Region Archives]
  
 
Puget Sound Regional Archives<br>Pritchard-Fleming Building<br>3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100<br>Bellevue, WA 98007-6484  
 
Puget Sound Regional Archives<br>Pritchard-Fleming Building<br>3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100<br>Bellevue, WA 98007-6484  
  
PSBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
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Research Telephone: &nbsp; (425) 564-3940
 
 
King, Kitsap, and Pierce Counties<br>
 
  
Collections at the Puget Sound Regional Archives&nbsp;include primary sources containing historical&nbsp;information on:<br>• Buildings<br>• Businesses <br>• Communities <br>• Economic Development <br>• Education <br>• Genealogy <br>• Land Use <br>• Local Government Policies and Actions <br>• Pioneers <br>• Ports <br>• Property ownership <br>• Social Issues <br>• Trade <br>• Transportation (Roads, Highways,&nbsp;Street Railways, Bus Systems)
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Email: &nbsp; PSBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov
  
<br>Information about King County Property Records<br>Information about Genealogical sources (King,&nbsp;Kitsap, &amp; Pierce)
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Covers the following counties:
  
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*King
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*Kitsap
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*Pierce&nbsp;
  
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<br>Collections at the Puget Sound Regional Archives&nbsp;include primary sources containing historical&nbsp;information on:<br>• Buildings<br>• Businesses <br>• Communities <br>• Economic Development <br>• Education <br>• Genealogy <br>• Land Use <br>• Local Government Policies and Actions <br>• Pioneers <br>• Ports <br>• Property ownership <br>• Social Issues <br>• Trade <br>• Transportation (Roads, Highways,&nbsp;Street Railways, Bus Systems)
  
 
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Revision as of 17:03, 25 May 2013

United StatesGotoarrow.pngWashingtonGotoarrow.pngWashington Archives and LibrariesGotoarrow.png Washington State Archives

Digital Archives

The nation's first archives dedicated to the preservation of electronic records from both state and local agencies. Located in Cheney, Washington on the Eastern Washington University Campus. It is the storehouse for very important electronic records found thoughout the state and to provide simple access to researchers. Over 3.7 million records are available for research online, including marriage, naturalization, census, death, birth, and military.

Digital Archives

Collections

• Audio Records 
• Auditor Misc Records
• Birth Records
• Cemetery Records
• Census Records
• Corporation Records
• Death Records
• E-Publications
• Frontier Justice
• Indian Census
• Institution Records
• Land Records
• Map Records
• Marriage Records
• Military Records
• Minutes and Meeting Records
• Miscellaneous Family History
• Naturalization Records
• Oaths of Office
• Ordinance Records
• Photographs
• Plats and Surveys Records
• Power of Attorney Records
• Professional License Records
• Real Property Record Cards
• Recorded Agreements and Contracts
• Resolution Records
• Superior Court Cases
• Trademark Records
• Uniform Commercial Code Recordings

There are three types of searches available. 

People Search

Researchers can search ALL records in the collections that have index fields that are name based.

Keyword Search

Researchers can search on all other records that are NOT name based records.  Also a search can be done by selecting one of the records series from the drop down box to limit a search.

Detailed Search

Researchers can select one record series and search on additional fields that are pertinent only to that records series.

State Archives

Washington State Archives

The State Records Collections provide records of the government of Washington State beginning with the Washington Territory in 1853 and continues to the present.

The collection contains an array of documents from the governor, legislature, courts, state agencies, and the "official records" of the state. From accounting, maps, to natural resources including case files of the Washington Territorial District Court for 1853 to 1889 which include civil, criminal and probate records.

A state-wide guide to all of the manuscript collections in museums, libraries, universities, historical societies, churches, etc. in the state (the Washington State Archives collections were published in a separate volume, now up to date and searchable on-line).

Washington State Historical Records Guide

Northwest Region

Northwest Region Archives

Northwest Regional Branch
Western Washington University, MS-9123
Bellingham, WA 98225-9123

Telephone: (360) 650-3125

Email:  NWBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov

Covers the following counties:

  • Clallam
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Snohomish
  • Whatcom

Southwest Region

Southwest Region Archives

Washington State Archives
Southwest Regional Branch
1129 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40238
Olympia, Washington 98504-0238 Telephone:  (360) 753-1684 Email:  SWBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov

Covers the following counties:

  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Skamania
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum


 Central Region 

Central Region Archives

State Archives Central Branch
Bledsoe & Washington Archives Building
400 E. University Way
Mail Stop 7547
Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547

Telephone:  (509) 963-2136

Email:  CEBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov

Covers the following counties:

  •  Benton
  •  Chelan
  •  Douglas
  •  Franklin
  •  Grant
  •  Kittitas
  •  Klickitat
  •  Okanogan
  •  Yakima 

 Eastern Region 

Eastern Region Archives

Washington State Archives:
Eastern Washington Regional Archives
960 Washington Street
Cheney, Washington 99004

Telephone:  (509)235-7508

Email:   EABranchArchives@sos.wa.gov

Covers the following counties:

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Columbia
  • Ferry
  • Garfield
  • Lincoln
  • Pend Oreille
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Walla Walla
  • Whitman 

 

 Sound Region 

Sound Region Archives

Puget Sound Regional Archives
Pritchard-Fleming Building
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100
Bellevue, WA 98007-6484

Research Telephone:   (425) 564-3940

Email:   PSBranchArchives@sos.wa.gov

Covers the following counties:

  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce 


Collections at the Puget Sound Regional Archives include primary sources containing historical information on:
• Buildings
• Businesses
• Communities
• Economic Development
• Education
• Genealogy
• Land Use
• Local Government Policies and Actions
• Pioneers
• Ports
• Property ownership
• Social Issues
• Trade
• Transportation (Roads, Highways, Street Railways, Bus Systems)