Washington Archives: 109 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Washington, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WA newspaper archives: 109 titles to help you search your family history in the “Evergreen State,” providing coverage from 1854 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Washington newspaper archives!

Photo: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington
Photo: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington. Credit: Pfly; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Washington in these newspapers. Our WA newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Washington Newspaper Archives (1854 – 2000)

Search Washington Recent Obituaries (1985 – Today)

Illustration: Washington state flag
Illustration: Washington state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Washington newspapers in the online archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The WA newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Years of Coverage Issues Available Collection
Aberdeen Daily World 01/20/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Anacortes Anacortes American 09/17/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arlington Arlington Times 10/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Auburn Auburn Reporter 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island Review 01/29/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Islander 11/11/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellevue Bellevue Reporter 07/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellevue Eastside Journal 12/04/1999 – 01/13/2003 Recent Obituaries
Bellevue King County Journal 01/08/2003 – 01/20/2007 Recent Obituaries
Bellingham Bellingham Herald 09/04/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellingham Bellingham Herald, The: Blogs 01/15/2008 – 03/22/2017 Recent Obituaries
Bellingham Bellingham Herald Expanded 10/02/1903 – 12/31/1999 31477 Newspaper Archives
Bellingham Bellingham Reveille 02/01/1905 – 02/04/1905 4 Newspaper Archives
Bonney Lake Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald 11/25/2008 – 10/25/2016 Recent Obituaries
Bothell, Kenmore Bothell-Kenmore Reporter 04/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Bremerton Patriot 12/28/2001 – 10/24/2016 Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Kitsap Sun 01/02/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Kitsap Sun: Blogs 03/18/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Kitsap Sun: Web Edition Articles 08/27/2014 – 12/19/2016 Recent Obituaries
Brewster Quad City Herald 10/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Camas Camas-Washougal Post-Record 06/14/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cashmere Cashmere Valley Record 08/08/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Centralia Chronicle 10/31/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chelan Lake Chelan Mirror 08/06/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Colville Statesman-Examiner 06/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coupeville South Whidbey Record 10/27/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coupeville Whidbey News-Times 10/26/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Deer Park Deer Park Tribune 01/07/2009 – 08/26/2015 Recent Obituaries
Eastsound Islands’ Sounder 10/09/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Edmonds My Edmonds News 11/06/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ellensburg Daily Record 10/23/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Enumclaw Enumclaw Courier-Herald 02/13/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Everett Daily Herald 06/11/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Federal Way Federal Way Mirror 01/03/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forks Forks Forum 12/15/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Friday Harbor Journal of the San Juan Islands 05/16/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Gig Harbor Peninsula Gateway 07/18/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Issaquah Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter 01/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kennewick Tri-City Herald 02/21/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kent Kent Reporter 05/03/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kent South County Journal 12/03/1999 – 01/11/2003 Recent Obituaries
Kingston Kingston Community News 10/01/2007 – 05/13/2016 Recent Obituaries
Kirkland Kirkland Reporter 05/07/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Leavenworth Leavenworth Echo 08/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Long Beach Chinook Observer 08/15/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Longview Daily News 11/01/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lopez Island Islands’ Weekly 03/19/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lynnwood Lynnwood Today 06/18/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Maple Valley, Covington Maple Valley & Covington Reporter 02/04/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Marysville Marysville Globe 10/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mercer Island Mercer Island Reporter 08/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Montesano Vidette 08/30/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Moses Lake Columbia Basin Herald 04/06/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mount Vernon Skagit Valley Herald 01/02/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mountlake Terrace MLTnews 11/17/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Naval Base Kitsap Northwest Navigator Kitsap-Everett 12/10/2004 – 01/27/2011 Recent Obituaries
Ocean Shores North Coast News 03/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Olympia Olympian 01/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Olympia Echo 09/24/1868 – 07/29/1876 271 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Morning Olympian Expanded 03/15/1891 – 12/31/2000 37693 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Olympia Daily Recorder 05/13/1902 – 01/05/1923 6218 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Pioneer and Democrat 02/11/1854 – 11/16/1860 75 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Olympia Weekly Recorder 07/07/1904 – 12/29/1904 24 Newspaper Archives
Oroville Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 10/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pasco Tri-City Herald 11/13/1947 – 12/31/1948 319 Newspaper Archives
Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News 04/27/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Orchard Port Orchard Independent 11/14/2001 – 10/13/2016 Recent Obituaries
Port Townsend Puget Sound Weekly Argus 08/04/1870 – 04/26/1883 153 Newspaper Archives
Poulsbo North Kitsap Herald 10/07/2000 – 09/20/2016 Recent Obituaries
Poulsbo Kitsap Daily News 11/07/2016 – Current Recent Obituaries
Puyallup Puyallup Herald 07/14/2015 – Current Recent Obituaries
Puyallup Puyallup Commerce. Hop Reporter and Fruit Journal 05/14/1887 – 08/04/1888 61 Newspaper Archives
Quincy Crescent Bar Chronicle 05/21/2011 – 12/31/2014 Recent Obituaries
Redmond Redmond Reporter 06/14/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Renton Renton Reporter 04/19/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sammamish Sammamish Reporter 03/11/2011 – 09/09/2011 Recent Obituaries
Seattle City Living Seattle 07/25/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Madison Park Times 07/25/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Queen Anne & Magnolia News 07/25/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Seattle Times 01/06/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Hokubei Jiji 10/14/1916 – 02/28/1918 57 Newspaper Archives
Seattle San Francisco Journal of Commerce 09/01/1887 – 09/01/1887 1 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Seattle Daily Times 12/20/1895 – 12/31/1984 31752 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Seattle Republican 01/19/1900 – 01/19/1900 1 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Weekly Pacific Tribune 06/25/1875 – 01/26/1879 137 Newspaper Archives
Seattle World 01/04/1899 – 01/04/1899 1 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Seattle Times, The: Web Edition Articles 01/02/2017 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sequim Sequim Gazette 01/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Silverdale Central Kitsap Reporter 09/28/1999 – 09/19/2016 Recent Obituaries
Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Record 09/16/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Spokane Spokesman-Review 07/15/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stanwood Stanwood Camano News 05/12/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Steilacoom Puget Sound Express 10/22/1874 – 08/07/1880 39 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma News Tribune 01/01/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tacoma News Tribune, The: Web Edition Articles 01/31/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tacoma Tacoma Commerce 05/15/1886 – 04/30/1887 47 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Tacoma Daily Ledger 04/07/1883 – 12/31/1962 4123 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Tacoma Daily News 07/01/1889 – 07/06/1909 4810 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Tacoma Tribune 05/01/1918 – 06/16/1918 46 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Weekly Pacific Tribune 04/02/1875 – 06/11/1875 8 Newspaper Archives
Tukwila Tukwila Reporter 08/18/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vancouver Columbian 05/27/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vashon Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 03/28/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wenatchee Wenatchee World 01/01/1996 – Current Recent Obituaries
Westport South Beach Bulletin 06/05/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval Base Northwest Navigator Whidbey 12/03/2004 – 03/10/2011 Recent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval Base Whidbey Crosswind 05/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Yakima Yakima Herald-Republic 12/11/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries

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