All branches of the Washington State Library are currently closed to the public. Questions received via email and voicemail will still be answered. For those needing physical collection resources, we will respond as soon as staff return to the library. 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