Washington Family History Societies(Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Eastern to Washington State giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

Eastern Washington Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1935 and is now united with Spokane Public Library.  

There are now over a thousand items in their collection, which include Cemetery Records, Immigration Records, Mayflower Books, Census Transcripts and Research Tools.

Many databases are accessible, including 1988 and 1989 Obituaries, 1890-1906 Spokane County Births and Marriages and 1887 Spokane County Census Index. 

Transcriptions on the site incorporate:

  • 1876, 1882, 1884, 1886 and 1888 Spokane Precinct Level Election Results
  • 1889 Spokane Precinct Level Vote Canvass
  • 1980-2008 Spokane Vote State and Federal
  • Spokane Small City Municipal Candidates

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • 1880 Federal Census
  • Bible Records
  • Bulletin Subject Index
  • Deaths 1881-1906
  • Early Births 1890-1906
  • Early Deaths and Vaccinations
  • Early Wills
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Index to Roster of Ohio Soldiers in War of 1812
  • Marriages 1880-1890 and 1888-1891
  • Rural Cemetery Transcripts
  • Surname Cards of Newspaper Clippings
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Veterans Graves Register 1884-1954
  • Washington's First Marriages

Eastside Genealogical Society

Many Special Interest Groups are run by the society, which include Canadian, Computer, Czech/Slovak, EGS Lunch Bunch, German, Irish Interest, Italian, Legacy, Scandinavian and Shore to Shore Groups.

Publications available for sale include Index of Probate Court Records 1854-1917 and Newspaper Vital Records Indexes 1918-1967.

Details of Archives and Libraries you may find of use is accessible, which include:

  • Bellevue Regional Library
  • The Heritage Quest Research Library
  • The Fiske Genealogical Foundation
  • The Seattle Genealogical Society
  • The Seattle Public Library
  • The Pacific Alaska Region of the National Archives
  • The Tacoma Public Library
  • Puget Sound Regional Archives

Northeast Washington Genealogical Society

The association covers the Counties of Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille.  Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • Immigrations and Naturalisations
  • Land and Property Records
  • Maps
  • Migration Records
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Surnames
  • Vital Records

A list of Cemeteries is on the site, along with Burial Indexes. 

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Bibles
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Civil War Veterans Buried in Stevens Co.
  • Ferry Co. Births and Deaths 1899-1911
  • Ferry Co. Marriage Returns 1900-1932
  • History of Military Fort Colville
  • History of the Colville Valley
  • Pioneers of Happy Hill
  • R L Polk's Directory 1911-1912
  • Steamboats on the Upper Columbia and Graham Omnibus
  • Stevens Co. Births and Deaths 1890-1907
  • Telephone Directories 1929-1930

Washington State Genealogical Society

The association has a comprehensive Genealogical Resource Guide on its website, which gives information regarding each County in the State including County Government Information, Health Department Information, County Libraries, Museums and Historical Sites and the State Archives Branch. 

An Index of the 1910 Federal Census has been compiled by the society and this can be searched on-line through the Washington State Archives Website.


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