All branches of the Washington State Library are currently closed to the public. Questions received via email, chat, and phone will be answered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Collection items are available through your local library using interlibrary loan. All collection materials currently checked out due July 15, and the blue book drop located near our back door is available for use. For more information, please visit our page regarding the closure.

Washington State Library COVID-19 Resources

Genealogy Research Links

These genealogy research links will, for the most part, have a Washington State or Pacific Northwest focus. 


Sites such as will not be listed under every subject for which they have a collection, but will be listed under the General heading.

•  Archives •  Maps & Gazetteers
•  Cemeteries •  Military
•  General •  Newspapers (online)
•  How-To •  Obituaries
•  Immigration / Migration •  Vital Records
•  Land Records •  Washington Cities & Counties
•  Libraries •  Yearbooks














Immigration / Migration



Land Records

To see what land records we have at the State Library, go to our Land Records page.






 Maps & Gazetteers






Newspapers (Online)

*Click here for information about our print newspaper collection*



Vital Records

*For information on what vital records are available in Washington State, go to our Vital Records page*



 Washington Cities & Counties



Washington State Yearbooks Online