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{{Washington-sidebar}}<br>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington, United States Genealogy|Washington]] [[Image: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.  
 
The archives and libraries listed below offer services or have major collections of genealogical and historical records relating to Washington.  
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=== Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Washington  ===
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[[National Archives at Seattle]]{{·}} [[Family History Library]]
  
 
=== Archives  ===
 
=== Archives  ===
  
*'''[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
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*'''[http://www.sos.wa.gov/Archives/ Washington State Archives]'''<br>1129 Washington Street S.E. <br>Olympia, WA 98504 <br>Telephone: 360-586-1492 <br>Fax: 360-664-8814<br>Mailing Address: <br>P.O. Box 40238 <br>Olympia, WA 98504-40238 <br> Covers state governmental records.<br>
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**[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Home Washington State Archives - Digital Archives], this site has more than 60 million searchable records online (7 million more than last year), including birth, marriage, death, census, cemetery and naturalization records.
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**[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Collections#RSID:25 Archives online collections]
  
*'''[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.
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*'''[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives_southwest.aspx/ Archives Southwest Regional Branch]'''<br>1129 Washington Street S.E. <br>Olympia, WA 98504-0238 <br>Telephone: 360-753-1684 <br>Fax: 360-664-8814<br>Mailing Address: <br>P.O. Box 40238 <br>Olympia, WA 98504-0238 <br> Covers Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties.
  
*'''[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
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*'''[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/Archives_central.aspx/ Archives Central Regional Branch]'''<br>Bledsoe &amp; Washington Archives Building<br>400 E. University Way<br>Mail Stop 7547<br>Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547 <br>Telephone: 509-963-2136 <br>Fax: 509-963-1753<br>Mailing Address: <br>400 E. University Way Mail Stop 7547 <br>Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7547 <br> Covers Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties.
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*'''[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_eastern.aspx/ Archives Eastern Regional Branch]'''<br>Eastern Washington Regional Archives<br>960 Washington Street<br>Cheney, Washington 99004 <br>Telephone: 509-235-7508 <br>Fax: 509-235-7505<br> Covers Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties.
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*'''[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_northwest.aspx/ Archives Northwest Regional Branch]'''<br>Northwest Regional Branch Archives<br>Western Washington University, MS-9123<br>3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100 <br>Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 <br>Telephone: 360-650-3125<br>Fax: 360-650-3323 <br> Covers Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties.
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*'''[http://www.sos.wa.gov/archives/archives_puget.aspx/ Archives Puget Sound Regional Branch]'''<br>Puget Sound Washington Regional Archives<br>Pritchard-Fleming Building<br>3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100 <br>Bellingham, WA 98225-9123 <br>Telephone: 425-564-3940<br>Fax: 425-564-3945<br> Covers King, Pierce, and Kitsap counties.
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*'''[[National Archives at Seattle]]<br>'''6125 Sand Point Way, N.E. <br>Seattle, WA 98115-7999 <br>Telephone: 206-336-5115<br>Fax: 206-336-5112
  
 
=== Libraries  ===
 
=== Libraries  ===
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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
 
*'''[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
  
*'''[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:
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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>
 
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:*[http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/publications.aspx Classics in Washington History, e-books full text]
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:*[http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/catalog.aspx Catalog]: Select a topic from the '''Search In''' list. Add keywords, such as "Adams County." A great resource for Washington newspapers, digital collections, and more.
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:*[http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/ Washington Rural Heritage], local history collections hosted by the Washington State Library.<br><br>
 
*'''[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
 
*'''[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
  
 
*'''[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>
 
*'''[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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:A helpful catalog for this library is:<br>  
 
:A helpful catalog for this library is:<br>  
: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}}
 
  
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:University of Washington (Seattle) Library,<br> ''The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle) <br>Libraries.'' <br>Six Volumes. (Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Co., 1972.) <br>{{WorldCat|842756|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|87581|item|disp=Family History Library book Q 979.7 A3w}}
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*'''[http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/general/research.html/ Washington State University Libraries Research]<br>'''PO Box 645610<br>Pullman WA 99164-5610 <br>Telephone: 509-359-6200
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*'''[http://www.ewu.edu/library/services/about-archives.xml/ EWU Libraries - Cheney Campus]<br>'''816 F Street 100 Lib<br>Cheney, WA 99004 <br>Telephone: 509-335-9671 <br> Fax: 509-359-6456<br>
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*'''[http://www.spokanelibrary.org/index.php?page=downtown/ Spokane Public Library Downtown Branch, Ned M. Barnes Northwest Room]<br>'''906 West Main Avenue <br>Spokane, WA 99201 <br>Telephone: 509-444-5338 <br>
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*'''[http://http://northwestmuseum.org// Northwest Museum of Art and Culture]<br>'''2316 West First Avenue <br>Spokane, WA 99201 <br>Telephone: 509-456-3931
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*[http://www.hqrl.com/ '''Heritage Quest Research Library''']<br>1007 Main St.<br>Sumner, WA 98390<br>Telephone: 253-863-1806
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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}}
 
*''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}}
  
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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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: