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Library buildings are open to the public. Curbside pickup remains available. You can access our Digital Library 24/7.

Cemetery Records from Around the World
A free online library of cemetery records from thousands of cemeteries across the world. Membership may be required for some website links.

Colfax Gazette from 1900-1912
Browse the issues of the Colfax Gazette from 1900 – 1912 on the Chronicling America website or search other historic U.S. newspapers.

Cyndi’s List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Ellis Island Records
Search passenger lists of those who immigrated from 1892-1924 into the Unites States and use other genealogical resources.

Family Search
A free website sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided to do record searches, learn from tutorials and download free basic genealogical software.

HeritageQuest®
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Historical Map Works
This website offers historical plat maps for 1895 and 1910 of Whitman County. Best for seeing the images online. From their website: “Based in Portland Maine, Historic Map Works, LLC is an Internet company formed to create a historic digital map database of North America and the world. Drawing on the largest physical collection of American property atlases of its type, it is our aim to be the single best online destination for map enthusiasts and researchers alike.”

US GenWeb
A free service researched by volunteers to provide links to genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Washington State Digital Archives
Washington State Library Digital Archives digital source of historical documents, maps, newspapers and other materials that are part of the state library collection. Check back often for new additional to these digital collections.

E-mail AskALibrarian@secstate.wa.gov with the name of your ancestor and the date and place of death in Washington State, and they will scan the persons obituary and send it to you via e-mail.

Washington State Genealogical Society
Welcome to the Washington State Genealogical Society’s website. We are here to help connect you with resources and services so you can advance your search for your Washington State ancestors and family history.

Washington State Library
From the homepage, select Genealogy from the left side of the web page. You will also have access to free obituary lookups from its large collection of Washington Ste newspapers.

Whitman County Historical Society
Information from collections in two museums, three historic buildings, their newsletter, an historical journal, and a growing archival collection.

Whitman County Genealogy Society
Nominal research and mailing fee. County wide obituaries, in addition to books, photos, and documents.

WorldVitalRecords
Access more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide. Start searching and see who you can find!

The web links above are in alphabetical order by subject. We have no control over the content, accuracy, or timeliness of the sites to which we link, nor for sites accessed through secondary links. Please Contact Us if you find a link that needs updating. Thank you.

WSU Manuscripts, Archives & Special Collections
Collections consist of records and documents of historical value, including manuscripts, photographs, audio and video tapes, films, and printed and published materials (books, maps, broadsides, etc.). As of fall 2014, the MASC held approximately 19,000 linear feet of primary source materials, and 65,000 rare books and other printed items.

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