Genealogy Research Links
These genealogy research links will, for the most part, have a Washington State or Pacific Northwest focus.
Sites such as Ancestry.com will not be listed under every subject for which they have a collection, but will be listed under the General heading.
Immigration / Migration
To see what land records we have at the State Library, go to our Land Records page.
Maps & Gazetteers
*Click here for information about our print newspaper collection*
- America's Genealogy Bank (in library use only) - has hundreds of American newspapers, including the Seattle Times from 1924-1984.
- Chronicling America - Search America's historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 on the Library of Congress web site. Includes several Washington State newspapers.
- Google News Archive - Listed by newspaper title, includes Washington state titles, such as the Allyn Times, Arlington Times, (Palouse) Boomerang, Brewster Herald Reporter, Chehalis Bee Nugget, Cheney Free Press, Deer Park Tribune, Deer Park Union, Eatonville Dispatch, Edmonds Beacon, Ellensburg Daily Record, Ellensburg Dawn, Ellensburg Evening Localizer, Garfield Enterprise, Hartline News & Standard, Kettle River Journal, Marysville Globe, Moscow Pullman Daily News, Mukilteo Beacon, Montesano Vidette, Oroville Gazette, Othello Outlook, Quad City Herald, Ritzville Adams County Journal, Ritzville Journal Times, Shelton Mason County Journal, Spokane Daily Chronicle, Spokesman Review, Tri City Herald, Wahkiakum County Eagle, West Seattle Herald, Woodinville Weekly.
- New York State Historical Newspapers
- Online Historical Newspapers - A work in progress list of all of the old newspapers available online, for the U.S. and other countries as well.
- Papers Past - New Zealand newspapers from their National Library.
- SmallTownPapers - Archives of over 250 small town papers, including over 20 from Washington State.
- Spokesman-Review (Spokane) - Access to digital microfilm of Spokesman-Review issues between 2010-2016 is available with a Washington State Library card.
- Trove - Austalian newspapers from their National Library.
- University of British Columbia Historical Newspapers
- Washington State Library - Historic Newspapers in Washington - Many of the earliest, pre-1900, Washington state newspapers are available to search by name or subject.
*For information on what vital records are available in Washington State, go to our Vital Records page*
Washington Cities & Counties
Washington State Yearbooks Online