Washington Archives: 162 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Washington, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WA newspaper archives: 162 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 the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AberdeenDaily World01/20/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AberdeenAberdeen herald10/23/1890 – 06/29/19171978Newspaper Archives
AnacortesAnacortes American09/17/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AnacortesNorthwest enterprise03/25/1882 – 03/13/1886191Newspaper Archives
ArlingtonArlington Times10/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuburnAuburn Reporter06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island Review01/29/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Islander11/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueBellevue Reporter07/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueEastside Journal12/04/1999 – 01/13/2003Recent Obituaries
BellevueKing County Journal01/08/2003 – 01/20/2007Recent Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Herald09/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Herald, The: Blogs01/15/2008 – 03/22/2017Recent Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Herald10/02/1903 – 12/31/199931727Newspaper Archives
BellinghamBellingham Reveille02/01/1905 – 02/04/19054Newspaper Archives
Bonney LakeBonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald11/25/2008 – 10/25/2016Recent Obituaries
Bothell, KenmoreBothell-Kenmore Reporter04/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremertonBremerton Patriot12/28/2001 – 10/24/2016Recent Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun01/02/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun: Blogs03/18/2006 – 11/18/2017Recent Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun: Web Edition Articles08/27/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrewsterQuad City Herald10/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CamasCamas-Washougal Post-Record06/14/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CashmereCashmere Valley Record08/08/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CentraliaChronicle10/31/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChelanLake Chelan Mirror08/06/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColfaxColfax gazette01/05/1900 – 02/16/1912630Newspaper Archives
ColvilleStatesman-Examiner06/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColvilleColville examiner10/31/1907 – 12/30/1922773Newspaper Archives
CoupevilleSouth Whidbey Record10/27/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoupevilleWhidbey News-Times10/26/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Deer ParkDeer Park Tribune01/07/2009 – 08/26/2015Recent Obituaries
EastsoundIslands’ Sounder10/09/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdisonIndustrial freedom05/07/1898 – 11/01/190161Newspaper Archives
EdmondsMy Edmonds News11/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EllensburgDaily Record10/23/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EllensburgDawn08/04/1894 – 08/04/18941Newspaper Archives
EllensburgDawn01/19/1895 – 03/11/1898129Newspaper Archives
EllensburgEllensburg dawn03/18/1898 – 12/25/1913843Newspaper Archives
EllensburgReformer’s dawn11/01/1893 – 01/01/18943Newspaper Archives
EllensburgWeekly dawn08/11/1894 – 01/12/189523Newspaper Archives
EnumclawEnumclaw Courier-Herald02/13/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EverettDaily Herald06/11/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EverettCommonwealth02/04/1911 – 04/09/191468Newspaper Archives
EverettLabor journal01/07/1909 – 12/29/1922705Newspaper Archives
EverettNorthwest worker07/01/1915 – 09/27/191784Newspaper Archives
EverettWashington socialist04/16/1914 – 06/24/191542Newspaper Archives
EverettCo-operative news10/25/1917 – 06/13/191821Newspaper Archives
Federal WayFederal Way Mirror01/03/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ForksForks Forum12/15/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Friday HarborJournal of the San Juan Islands05/16/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Friday HarborIslander03/06/1891 – 02/17/1898190Newspaper Archives
Friday HarborSan Juan islander02/24/1898 – 06/05/1914848Newspaper Archives
Gig HarborPeninsula Gateway07/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IssaquahIssaquah & Sammamish Reporter01/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KennewickTri-City Herald02/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KennewickColumbia courier03/27/1903 – 04/21/190595Newspaper Archives
KennewickKennewick courier04/28/1905 – 03/27/1914412Newspaper Archives
KennewickTri-City Herald: Blogs02/11/2011 – 08/14/2014Recent Obituaries
KentKent Reporter05/03/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentSouth County Journal12/03/1999 – 01/11/2003Recent Obituaries
KingstonKingston Community News10/01/2007 – 05/13/2016Recent Obituaries
KirklandKirkland Reporter05/07/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeavenworthLeavenworth Echo08/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeavenworthLeavenworth echo01/29/1904 – 12/29/1922957Newspaper Archives
Long BeachChinook Observer08/15/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LongviewDaily News11/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lopez IslandIslands’ Weekly03/19/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LyndenLynden tribune07/09/1908 – 12/28/1922611Newspaper Archives
LynnwoodLynnwood Today06/18/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Maple Valley, CovingtonMaple Valley & Covington Reporter02/04/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarysvilleMarysville Globe10/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mercer IslandMercer Island Reporter08/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MontesanoVidette08/30/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Moses LakeColumbia Basin Herald04/06/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mount VernonSkagit Valley Herald01/02/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mountlake TerraceMLTnews11/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Naval Base KitsapNorthwest Navigator Kitsap-Everett12/10/2004 – 01/27/2011Recent Obituaries
NewportNewport miner11/09/1907 – 12/26/1912262Newspaper Archives
Ocean ShoresNorth Coast News03/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OlympiaOlympian01/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OlympiaEcho09/24/1868 – 07/29/1876271Newspaper Archives
OlympiaMorning Olympian03/15/1891 – 12/31/200035487Newspaper Archives
OlympiaOlympia Daily Recorder05/13/1902 – 01/05/19236218Newspaper Archives
OlympiaPioneer and Democrat02/11/1854 – 11/16/186075Newspaper Archives
OlympiaOlympia Weekly Recorder07/07/1904 – 12/29/190424Newspaper Archives
OlympiaWashington Standard11/17/1860 – 09/23/19213199Newspaper Archives
OlympiaSounds Newspaper: South Puget Sound Community College10/18/2011 – 04/05/2018Recent Obituaries
OrovilleOkanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune10/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrovilleOroville weekly gazette01/01/1909 – 12/29/1922632Newspaper Archives
PascoTri-City Herald11/13/1947 – 12/31/1948319Newspaper Archives
Port AngelesPeninsula Daily News04/27/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port OrchardPort Orchard Independent11/14/2001 – 10/13/2016Recent Obituaries
Port TownsendPuget Sound Weekly Argus08/04/1870 – 04/26/1883153Newspaper Archives
PoulsboNorth Kitsap Herald10/07/2000 – 09/20/2016Recent Obituaries
PoulsboKitsap Daily News11/07/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PullmanPullman herald11/03/1888 – 12/29/19221579Newspaper Archives
PuyallupPuyallup Herald07/14/2015 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PuyallupPuyallup Commerce. Hop Reporter and Fruit Journal05/14/1887 – 08/04/188861Newspaper Archives
QuincyCrescent Bar Chronicle05/21/2011 – 12/31/2014Recent Obituaries
QuincyQuincy Valley Post-Register11/06/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RedmondRedmond Reporter06/14/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RentonRenton Reporter04/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RitzvilleAdams County news02/02/1898 – 10/17/1906443Newspaper Archives
RitzvilleWashington State journal11/06/1907 – 12/26/19075Newspaper Archives
RitzvilleWashington State journal and Adams County news10/24/1906 – 10/30/190741Newspaper Archives
SammamishSammamish Reporter03/11/2011 – 09/09/2011Recent Obituaries
SeattleCity Living Seattle07/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleMadison Park Times07/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleQueen Anne & Magnolia News07/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleSeattle Post-Intelligencer01/01/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleSeattle Times01/06/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleHokubei Jiji10/14/1916 – 02/28/191857Newspaper Archives
SeattleSan Francisco Journal of Commerce09/01/1887 – 09/01/18871Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Daily Times12/20/1895 – 12/31/198431754Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Republican01/19/1900 – 01/19/19001Newspaper Archives
SeattleWeekly Pacific Tribune06/25/1875 – 01/26/1879137Newspaper Archives
SeattleWorld01/04/1899 – 01/04/18991Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Times, The: Web Edition Articles01/02/2017 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleCapitol Hill Times06/07/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleSeattle Post-Intelligencer11/16/1951 – 12/31/19602315Newspaper Archives
SeattleDaily intelligencer06/05/1876 – 12/31/19007772Newspaper Archives
SeattleDaily Republican02/26/1896 – 03/02/18962Newspaper Archives
SeattleRanch09/01/1902 – 06/01/1914283Newspaper Archives
SeattleRepublican08/22/1896 – 06/17/18982Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Republican02/23/1900 – 05/02/1913656Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle star02/27/1899 – 12/30/19227050Newspaper Archives
SeattleCayton’s monthly02/01/1921 – 03/01/19212Newspaper Archives
SeattleCayton’s weekly07/14/1917 – 12/18/1920168Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Weekly05/24/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SequimSequim Gazette01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SheltonMason County journal05/17/1889 – 04/19/1901466Newspaper Archives
SilverdaleCentral Kitsap Reporter09/28/1999 – 09/19/2016Recent Obituaries
SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Valley Record09/16/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpokaneSpokesman-Review07/15/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpokaneSpokane press11/07/1902 – 12/31/19102519Newspaper Archives
SpokaneWashington farmer06/15/1914 – 06/15/19141Newspaper Archives
StanwoodStanwood Camano News05/12/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SteilacoomPuget Sound Express10/22/1874 – 08/07/188039Newspaper Archives
TacomaNews Tribune01/01/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TacomaNews Tribune, The: Web Edition Articles01/31/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TacomaTacoma Commerce05/15/1886 – 04/30/188747Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Daily Ledger04/07/1883 – 12/31/193016786Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Daily News07/01/1889 – 07/06/19094812Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Tribune05/01/1918 – 06/16/191846Newspaper Archives
TacomaWeekly Pacific Tribune04/02/1875 – 06/11/18758Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma times12/21/1903 – 06/29/19183184Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Daily Index11/08/2013 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TacomaNews Tribune06/17/1918 – 12/31/199125197Newspaper Archives
TukwilaTukwila Reporter08/18/2010 – 02/05/2019Recent Obituaries
VancouverColumbian05/27/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VancouverVancouver Independent09/04/1875 – 03/27/1884378Newspaper Archives
VashonVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber03/28/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Walla WallaEvening statesman05/26/1903 – 04/16/19102108Newspaper Archives
WenatcheeWenatchee World01/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WenatcheeWenatchee daily world07/03/1905 – 12/31/19101498Newspaper Archives
WestportSouth Beach Bulletin06/05/2014 – 07/25/2019Recent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval BaseNorthwest Navigator Whidbey12/03/2004 – 03/10/2011Recent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval BaseWhidbey Crosswind05/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YakimaYakima Herald-Republic12/11/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YakimaRanche and range04/08/1897 – 08/21/1902279Newspaper Archives
YakimaYakima herald02/02/1889 – 10/02/19121215Newspaper Archives

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