What other local libraries and archives can help with my research?

These libraries and archives are open to the public but some materials may be available only by appointment. Contact each organization to learn about their holdings and procedures before you visit.

Fiske Genealogical Library

A collection of materials focusing on townships east of the Mississippi River and ongoing education in genealogical research techniques, located in Seattle

Family History Centers

Local microfilm access to the Family History Library collection in Salt Lake City, Utah

National Archives and Record Service (NARA)

Over 30,000 cubic feet of holdings, including materials dated from the 1850s to the 1980s, plus classes and discussions with archivists

Puget Sound Regional Branch of the Washington State Archives

Territorial census, birth, marriage, death, school district, voter, property, and other local government records from King, Kitsap, and Pierce counties

The Seattle Public Library (SPL)

SPL’s Genealogy Collection includes more than 40,000 items dealing primarily with records and families of North America

Washington State Library

Vital records, city directories, old newspapers, and county histories and online access to genealogy bibliographies and handouts