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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