Washington Resources

Genealogical information can be found at these archives and resources in Washington State.

Yizkor Books at the University of Washington Suzzallo Library

The Washington State Jewish Historical Society enjoys a special relationship with Manuscripts and University Archives at the University of Washington. The WSJHS creates oral histories and collects personal papers, organizational records, photographs and all material appropriate for a Jewish archival collection, which are then arranged and stored in Manuscripts and University Archives at the University of Washington.
2031 Third Avenue, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-1903

The Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
WSHERC is a private non-profit education and resource center. They provide educators all over the state with Holocaust curricula and teaching resources. The purpose of the organization is to preserve the authentic memory of the Holocaust and disseminate information to the public about the Holocaust and the lessons that can be learned about human behavior, tolerance, understanding, social responsibility and moral courage.

Jewish Cemeteries and Funeral homes in Washington State

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Library holdings

National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Alaska Region
6125 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, Washington 98115
(206) 526-6507
See http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/seattle/public/ for a list of microfilm publications and services available at the regional branch of the National Archives in Seattle, Washington. Take a look to see what else they have to offer on microfilm besides copies of the U.S. Federal Census!

LDS Family History Libraries in Washington State
LDS collections include thousands of reels with Jewish records. For an extensive list of their holdings for Germany, Poland and Hungary on microfilm, check the most recent edition of the "Family History Library Catalog" (FHLC) online or at any Family History Center.

Seattle Public Library Genealogy Collection
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1109
voice: (206) 386-4625
The Genealogy Collection is part of the Humanities Department located on the ninth floor of the Central Library. There are more than 23,000 bound volumes as well as periodicals, pamphlets, and microfilm in the open room area. The collection consists of county histories; courthouse, cemetery, church, census, and military records; family histories; name books, both personal and geographic; and books on heraldry. Some material is available on most areas of the United States. The collection includes limited sources for areas outside of the US.

Tacoma Public Library Genealogy Collection
1102 Tacoma Avenue, South
Tacoma, Washington 94802
(253) 591-5622

Washington State Department of Health
You may order certified copies of marriage, divorce, birth and death certificates from:
Department of Health,
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia WA 98507-9709

Washington State Genealogical Society
1901 S. 12th Ave.
Union Gap, WA 98903-1256

Washington State Library
PO Box 42460
Olympia, WA
(360) 570-5574
Ask a librarian: http://www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask_form.aspx

The Seattle Genealogical Society
6200 Sand Point Way N.E., #101
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 522-8658

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 15329
Seattle, WA 98115-0329

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1952
Tacoma, Washington 98401
(253) 572-6650 message phone

Eastside Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 374
Bellevue, WA 98009-0374
The Eastside Genealogical Society serves King County, Washington communities east of Seattle, including but not limited to Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Newport Hills, Mercer Island, Renton, Issaquah, Carnation, Fall City, Duvall, North Bend and associated unincorporated areas.