Washington Genealogists

Our Washington genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Washington, including:

  • King County Archives, Seattle
    Birth indexes, marriage records
  • King County Library System
    City directories, microfilmed newspapers
  • National Archives, Seattle
    Circuit court cases, naturalization records, land records, census records. This archive includes military service records, pension and bounty land warrant applications, passenger arrival and naturalization records, miscellaneous records, including photographs, maps, drawings, and artifacts from nearly 100 federal agencies, five Civilized Tribes records (records from five Native American nations of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole)
  • Puget Sound Regional Archives, Bellevue
    Divorce records, wills and probate, city directories, land
  • Seattle Public Library
    Local histories, family histories, city directories
  • Tacoma Public Library
    City directories, microfilmed newspapers, local histories
  • Washington State Archives, Olympia
    Industrial accident records, marriage records, divorce records
  • Washington State Library, Olympia
    City directories, microfilmed newspapers, county histories

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Washington include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1639
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1841 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790; state census records were recorded in 1855 and 1865
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1692 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Washington have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1790
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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