Washington Family History Societies(S)

This section lists associations from South King to Stillaguamish Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

South King County Genealogical Society

Some Special Interest Groups are run by the society, which incorporate TMG Users Group, Computer, Legacy and Beyond, Family Tree Maker and Heritage Photo Groups.

Many databases are accessible, which include:

  • Kent Area Marriages from Newspapers 1893-1917
  • King Co. Birth Registers 1891-1907
  • King Co. Marriage Licence Registers 1889-1895
  • Obituaries
  • Seattle Births 1890-1891
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

For a fee, they are prepared to send a copy of the relevant Record.

An extensive collection of volumes has been donated to the King County Library System and housed in the Auburn Branch.  These comprise:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Bible Records
  • Censuses
  • Directories
  • First Families
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Land Documents
  • Naturalisations
  • Plat Book Indexes
  • Probate
  • School Yearbooks
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Wills

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Kent Area Obituaries
  • King Co. Marriage Licence Registers
  • Lake Co. Marriage Records
  • Marriages from Early Kent Newspapers

Information regarding surnames current being researched by Members is also accessible.


South Whidbey Island Genealogical Society

Details of cemeteries in the area are accessible, which includes photographs.  A list of obituaries are accessible, and, for a fee, the society is willing to send a copy of the obituary.

Many resources can be accessed in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Courthouse Books
  • DAR Patriot Index
  • Directories
  • Early Settlers
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriage Notices
  • Obituaries
  • Tax Lists
  • Tombstone Inscriptions

Information regarding surnames currently being researched by Members is also on the site.


Southwest Seattle Historical Society - Loghouse Museum

The Society hold resources relating to the people of the Duwamish Peninsula.

An extensive collection of documents can be accessed, which include Artefacts, Archives, Oral Histories and approximately 7000 Photographic Prints and Negatives.


Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, including more than 5000 volumes covering the United States, Canada and further afield.  Resources also include:

  • Cemetery Readings
  • Early Snohomish Co. Deaths and Marriages
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Magazines
  • Microfilm and Microfiche
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Pennsylvania Archives Collection
  • Periodicals
  • Snohomish Co. Directories
  • Snohomish Co. Plat Books
  • War of the Rebellion Series

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include 

  • Arlington Centennial Pictorial History 1903-2003
  • Obituaries
  • Snohomish Co. in the War
  • Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Book

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