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The archives, libraries, and societies listed below offer services or have major collections of genealogical and historical records relating to Washington.
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'''Washington State Archives'''<br />1120 Washington Street S.E. <br />Olympia, WA 98504-0238 <br />Telephone: 360-586-1492 <br />Fax: 360-664-8814 <br />Internet: [http://www.cwu.edu/~archives/ <u>http://www.cwu.edu/~archives/</u>]
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The archives and libraries listed below offer services or have major collections of genealogical and historical records relating to Washington.  
  
Mailing Address: <br />P.O. Box 40238 <br />Olympia, WA 98504-0238
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=== Archives  ===
  
'''National Archives—Pacific Northwest Region (Seattle)<br />'''6125 Sand Point Way, N.E. <br />Seattle, WA 98115-7999 <br />Telephone: 206-526-6507 <br />Fax: 206-526-6545 <br />Internet: http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/
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*'''[http://www.cwu.edu/~archives Washington State Archives]'''<br>1120 Washington Street S.E. <br>Olympia, WA 98504-0238 <br>Telephone: 360-586-1492 <br>Fax: 360-664-8814<br>Mailing Address: <br>P.O. Box 40238 <br>Olympia, WA 98504-0238
  
'''Washington State Genealogical Society'''<br />P.O. Box 1422 <br />Olympia, WA 98507-1422 <br />Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasgs/
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*'''[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/default.aspx Washington State Digital Archives]'''<br>The nation's first archives dedicated to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent historical value. The web site was designed to provide simple, straight forward access to researchers.
  
'''Washington State Historical Society Library<br />'''Research Center <br />315 North Stadium Way <br />Tacoma, WA 98402 <br />Telephone: 253-798-5914 <br />Fax: 253-597-4186 <br />Internet: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/wshs/
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*'''[http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/ National Archives—Pacific and Alaska Region (Seattle)]<br>'''6125 Sand Point Way, N.E. <br>Seattle, WA 98115-7999 <br>Telephone: 206-336-5115<br>Fax: 206-336-5112
  
'''Washington State Library<br />'''P.O. Box 42460 <br />Olympia, WA 98504-2460 <br />Telephone: 360-753-5590 <br />Fax: 360-586-7575 <br />Internet: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/
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=== Libraries  ===
  
'''Seattle Public Library<br />'''1000 Fourth Avenue <br />Seattle, WA 98104 <br />Telephone: 206-386-4629 <br />Fax: 206-386-4632 <br />Internet: http://www.spl.org/
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*'''[http://www.washingtonhistory.org/wshs/ Washington State Historical Society Library]<br>'''Research Center <br>315 North Stadium Way <br>Tacoma, WA 98402 <br>Telephone: 253-798-5914 <br>Fax: 253-597-4186
  
'''Suzzallo-Allen Library<br />'''University of Washington <br />P.O. Box 352900 <br />Seattle, WA 98195-2900 <br />Telephone: 206-543-9158 <br />Fax: 206-685-8049 <br />Internet: http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/hours/suz.html
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*'''[http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ Washington State Library]<br>'''P.O. Box 42460 <br>Olympia, WA 98504-2460 <br>Telephone: 360-753-5590 <br>Fax: 360-586-7575 <br>Internet:
  
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; FHL book Q 979.7 A3w).
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*'''[http://www.spl.org/ Seattle Public Library]<br>'''1000 Fourth Avenue <br>Seattle, WA 98104 <br>Telephone: 206-386-4629 <br>Fax: 206-386-4632
  
Two important guides to Washington records are:
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*'''[http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/hours/suz.html Suzzallo-Allen Library]<br>'''University of Washington <br>P.O. Box 352900 <br>Seattle, WA 98195-2900 <br>Telephone: 206-543-9158 <br>Fax: 206-685-8049<br>
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: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.) {{WorldCat|842756|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|87581|item|disp=Family History Library book Q 979.7 A3w}}
  
''Genealogical Resources in Washington State: A Guide to Genealogical Records Held at Repositories, Government Agencies and Archives''. Olympia, Washington: Secretary of State, Division of Archives and Records Management, 1983. (FHL book 979.7 A3g.)
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=== Washington Digital Collections  ===
  
''Historical Records of Washington State: Records and Papers Held at Repositories''. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, 1981. (FHL book 979.7 A3hi; fiche 6051177.)
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To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Washington counties use the 15 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are at the Family History Library.
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=== Guides  ===
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Two important guides to Washington records are:
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*''Genealogical Resources in Washington State: A Guide to Genealogical Records Held at Repositories, Government Agencies and Archives''. Olympia, (Washington: Secretary of State, Division of Archives and Records Management, 1983.) {{WorldCat|13397778|disp=at various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|268790|item|disp=Family History Library book 979.7 A3g}}
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*''Historical Records of Washington State: Records and Papers Held at Repositories''. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board, 1981. {{WorldCat|8667584|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; ({{FHL|77641|item|disp=Family History Library book 979.7 A3hi; fiche 6051177}}
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To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Washington counties use the 15 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are at the Family History Library. To access these records, use the Place Search in the FHL catalog for:
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United States Gotoarrow.png Washington Gotoarrow.png Archives and Libraries

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

Contents

Archives

  • Washington State Archives
    1120 Washington Street S.E.
    Olympia, WA 98504-0238
    Telephone: 360-586-1492
    Fax: 360-664-8814
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 40238
    Olympia, WA 98504-0238
  • Washington State Digital Archives
    The nation's first archives dedicated to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent historical value. The web site was designed to provide simple, straight forward access to researchers.

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 Digital Collections

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:

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Washington counties use the 15 inventories of the county archives produced by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of these inventories are at the Family History Library. To access these records, use the Place Search in the FHL catalog for:

WASHINGTON, [COUNTY] - ARCHIVES AND LIBRARIES