Washington State Genealogical Resources

How I Find Genealogical Documentation for Washington State

My Go-To Washington State Genealogical Resources

As a Washington State native, I have searched for many records in the State of Washington. On occasion, I have to visit a local records center. However, I am grateful that I am able to do so much of my research online.

The First Places I Look for Washington State Records

These websites are the ones I search first. It is why I recommend them the most for local-to-me resources.

Local Resources for the Evergreen State

Unfortunately, not everything can be found online and you may need to go to a research facility. As such, I have visited several over the years.

Additional Online Washington State Genealogical Resources

I use these websites almost every time I do research. These are my go-to websites for all of my family history research.

  • Ancestry.com – This link is for their Washington State research page.
  • BillionGraves – You can search for cemeteries in Washington State. If you cannot find a cemetery that you know exists, add it to the database.
  • FamilySearch – By visiting this page, you will be able to see the collections that FamilySearch has on Washington State.
  • Find A Grave – Here you will see all of the cemeteries currently in the Find A Grave database for the State of Washington.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have used other resources for Washington State, please let me know in the comments. I love finding new places to search for my family.


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