Washington Archives: 193 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Washington, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WA newspaper archives: 193 titles to help you search your family history in the “Evergreen State,” providing coverage from 1853 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 articles about your ancestors from Washington in these newspapers. Our WA newspapers are divided into two collections, each with their own search page:

  • Newspaper Archives (complete paper with all articles, including historical obituaries, with a number of very rare single-issue newspapers – many of them are the only known issues of the paper)
  • Obituaries (including both historical and recent obituaries, if obits are specifically what you are searching for)

Search Washington Newspaper Archives (1853 – 2000)

Search Washington Obituaries (1895 – Today)

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

Here is the 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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AberdeenDaily World01/20/2005 – CurrentObituaries
AberdeenAberdeen herald10/23/1890 – 06/29/19171978Newspaper Archives
AnacortesAnacortes American09/17/2010 – CurrentObituaries
AnacortesNorthwest enterprise03/25/1882 – 03/13/1886191Newspaper Archives
ArlingtonArlington Times10/04/2006 – CurrentObituaries
AsotinSentinel05/28/1886 – 11/07/189044Newspaper Archives
AuburnAuburn Reporter06/25/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island Review01/29/2011 – CurrentObituaries
Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Islander11/11/2006 – CurrentObituaries
BellevueBellevue Reporter07/13/2008 – CurrentObituaries
BellevueEastside Journal12/04/1999 – 01/13/2003Obituaries
BellevueKing County Journal01/08/2003 – 01/20/2007Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Bay Mail11/07/1874 – 08/26/187611Newspaper Archives
BellinghamBellingham Business Journal04/01/2007 – 08/23/2015Obituaries
Bonney LakeBonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald11/25/2008 – 10/25/2016Obituaries
Bothell, KenmoreBothell-Kenmore Reporter04/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
BremertonBremerton Patriot12/28/2001 – 10/24/2016Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun01/02/1997 – CurrentObituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun: Blogs03/18/2006 – 11/18/2017Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun: Web Edition Articles08/27/2014 – CurrentObituaries
BrewsterQuad City Herald10/06/2007 – CurrentObituaries
CamasCamas-Washougal Post-Record06/14/2010 – CurrentObituaries
CashmereCashmere Valley Record08/08/2012 – CurrentObituaries
CentraliaChronicle10/31/2002 – CurrentObituaries
ChehalisChehalis Nugget04/20/1888 – 10/19/18883Newspaper Archives
ChelanLake Chelan Mirror08/06/2012 – CurrentObituaries
ColfaxColfax gazette01/05/1900 – 02/16/1912630Newspaper Archives
ColfaxCommoner11/22/1889 – 10/31/18909Newspaper Archives
ColvilleStatesman-Examiner06/09/2010 – CurrentObituaries
ColvilleColville examiner10/31/1907 – 12/30/1922773Newspaper Archives
Coulee CityCoulee City dispatch05/26/1916 – 12/31/1942488Newspaper Archives
CoupevilleSouth Whidbey Record10/27/1999 – CurrentObituaries
CoupevilleWhidbey News-Times10/26/1999 – CurrentObituaries
Deer ParkDeer Park Tribune01/07/2009 – 08/26/2015Obituaries
EastsoundIslands’ Sounder10/09/2001 – CurrentObituaries
EdisonIndustrial freedom05/07/1898 – 11/01/190161Newspaper Archives
EdmondsMy Edmonds News11/06/2009 – CurrentObituaries
EllensburgDaily Record10/23/2006 – CurrentObituaries
EllensburgDawn08/04/1894 – 08/04/18941Newspaper 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
EllensburgDawn01/19/1895 – 03/11/1898129Newspaper Archives
EnumclawEnumclaw Courier-Herald02/13/2003 – CurrentObituaries
EverettDaily Herald06/11/2000 – CurrentObituaries
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
FairhavenFairhaven herald03/11/1890 – 06/30/1893668Newspaper Archives
Federal WayFederal Way Mirror01/03/2001 – CurrentObituaries
ForksForks Forum12/15/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Friday HarborJournal of the San Juan Islands05/16/2008 – CurrentObituaries
Friday HarborIslander03/06/1891 – 02/17/1898190Newspaper Archives
Friday HarborSan Juan islander02/24/1898 – 06/05/1914848Newspaper Archives
IssaquahIssaquah & Sammamish Reporter01/01/2008 – CurrentObituaries
KennewickColumbia courier03/27/1903 – 04/21/190595Newspaper Archives
KennewickKennewick courier04/28/1905 – 03/27/1914412Newspaper Archives
KennewickCourier-herald11/05/1949 – 02/04/195014Newspaper Archives
KennewickKennewick courier-reporter01/05/1939 – 10/28/1949565Newspaper Archives
KennewickKennewick courier-reporter and the White Bluffs spokesman08/04/1938 – 12/29/193822Newspaper Archives
KentKent Reporter05/03/2008 – CurrentObituaries
KentSouth County Journal12/03/1999 – 01/11/2003Obituaries
KingstonKingston Community News10/01/2007 – 05/13/2016Obituaries
KirklandKirkland Reporter05/07/2008 – CurrentObituaries
LeavenworthLeavenworth Echo08/01/2007 – CurrentObituaries
LeavenworthLeavenworth echo01/29/1904 – 12/29/1922957Newspaper Archives
Long BeachChinook Observer08/15/2002 – CurrentObituaries
LongviewDaily News11/01/2000 – CurrentObituaries
Lopez IslandIslands’ Weekly03/19/2011 – CurrentObituaries
LyndenLynden tribune07/09/1908 – 12/28/1922611Newspaper Archives
LynnwoodLynnwood Today06/18/2010 – CurrentObituaries
Maple Valley, CovingtonMaple Valley & Covington Reporter02/04/2011 – CurrentObituaries
MarysvilleMarysville Globe10/04/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Mercer IslandMercer Island Reporter08/13/2008 – CurrentObituaries
MontesanoVidette08/30/2007 – CurrentObituaries
Moses LakeColumbia Basin Herald04/06/2004 – CurrentObituaries
Mount VernonSkagit Valley Herald01/02/2006 – CurrentObituaries
Mountlake TerraceMLTnews11/17/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Naval Base KitsapNorthwest Navigator Kitsap-Everett12/10/2004 – 01/27/2011Obituaries
Naval Base KitsapKitsap Navy News09/09/2011 – 01/27/2012Obituaries
NewportNewport miner11/09/1907 – 12/26/1912262Newspaper Archives
Ocean ShoresNorth Coast News03/24/2009 – CurrentObituaries
OlympiaEcho09/24/1868 – 07/29/1876271Newspaper Archives
OlympiaPioneer and Democrat02/05/1853 – 11/16/186078Newspaper Archives
OlympiaWashington Standard11/17/1860 – 09/23/19213199Newspaper Archives
OlympiaSounds Newspaper: South Puget Sound Community College10/18/2011 – 04/05/2018Obituaries
OlympiaDaily Pacific Tribune04/02/1872 – 04/10/187310Newspaper Archives
OlympiaMorning Echo08/22/1876 – 02/06/18772Newspaper Archives
OlympiaOlympia Transcript01/09/1875 – 07/01/18769Newspaper Archives
OlympiaWashington Standard12/08/1860 – 04/11/1890289Newspaper Archives
OlympiaPuget Sound Daily Courier02/22/1873 – 12/19/1874104Newspaper Archives
OlympiaDaily Olympian10/04/1876 – 10/04/18761Newspaper Archives
OlympiaRepublican Partisan04/21/1888 – 04/21/18881Newspaper Archives
OlympiaOlympian02/01/1982 – 12/31/20006608Newspaper Archives
OrovilleOkanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune10/06/2007 – CurrentObituaries
OrovilleOroville weekly gazette01/01/1909 – 12/21/1923682Newspaper Archives
Port AngelesPeninsula Daily News04/27/2001 – CurrentObituaries
Port OrchardPort Orchard Independent11/14/2001 – 10/13/2016Obituaries
Port TownsendPuget Sound Weekly Argus08/04/1870 – 04/26/1883153Newspaper Archives
Port TownsendDaily Argus03/14/1889 – 03/29/18893Newspaper Archives
Port TownsendSunday Morning Argus03/03/1889 – 03/03/18891Newspaper Archives
PoulsboNorth Kitsap Herald10/07/2000 – 09/20/2016Obituaries
PoulsboKitsap Daily News11/07/2016 – CurrentObituaries
PullmanPullman herald11/03/1888 – 12/29/19221579Newspaper Archives
PuyallupPuyallup Commerce. Hop Reporter and Fruit Journal05/14/1887 – 08/04/188861Newspaper Archives
QuincyCrescent Bar Chronicle05/21/2011 – 12/31/2014Obituaries
QuincyQuincy Valley Post-Register11/06/2014 – CurrentObituaries
RedmondRedmond Reporter06/14/2008 – CurrentObituaries
RentonRenton Reporter04/19/2008 – CurrentObituaries
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 – 09/09/2011Obituaries
SeattleCity Living Seattle07/25/2001 – 03/13/2019Obituaries
SeattleMadison Park Times07/25/2001 – CurrentObituaries
SeattleQueen Anne & Magnolia News07/25/2001 – CurrentObituaries
SeattleSeattle Post-Intelligencer01/01/1986 – CurrentObituaries
SeattleSeattle Times01/06/1985 – CurrentObituaries
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 – CurrentObituaries
SeattleCapitol Hill Times06/07/2012 – 12/13/2018Obituaries
SeattleSeattle Post-Intelligencer01/01/1954 – 12/31/19602557Newspaper 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 – CurrentObituaries
SeattleDaily Pacific Tribune10/01/1875 – 03/25/18763Newspaper Archives
SeattleEvening Dispatch10/19/1877 – 11/24/18774Newspaper Archives
SeattlePuget Sound Dispatch01/20/1876 – 10/04/188048Newspaper Archives
SeattleWeekly Post-Intelligencer08/26/1876 – 01/01/18892Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Globalist02/05/2013 – 03/06/2019Obituaries
SeattleSeattle enterprise05/14/1921 – 05/14/19211Newspaper Archives
SeattleEnterprise10/08/1926 – 12/27/192898Newspaper Archives
Seattle, TacomaNBC – 5 KING05/11/2009 – CurrentObituaries
Seattle, TacomaCBS – 7 KIRO: Web Edition Articles05/08/2013 – CurrentObituaries
SequimSequim Gazette01/02/2008 – CurrentObituaries
SheltonMason County journal05/17/1889 – 04/19/1901466Newspaper Archives
SilverdaleCentral Kitsap Reporter09/28/1999 – 09/19/2016Obituaries
SnohomishNorthern Star02/19/1876 – 02/19/18761Newspaper Archives
SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Valley Record09/16/1999 – CurrentObituaries
SpokaneSpokesman-Review07/15/1994 – 06/03/2020Obituaries
SpokaneSpokane press11/07/1902 – 12/31/19102519Newspaper Archives
SpokaneWashington farmer06/15/1914 – 06/15/19141Newspaper Archives
SpokaneSpokane Falls Evening Chronicle09/21/1886 – 09/21/18861Newspaper Archives
SpokaneSpokane Falls Review08/05/1890 – 01/01/18912Newspaper Archives
SpokaneSpokane Falls Weekly Review11/04/1886 – 07/28/18875Newspaper Archives
SpokaneCBS – 2 KREM01/01/2019 – CurrentObituaries
SpokaneSpokane woman09/23/1926 – 03/05/193186Newspaper Archives
StanwoodStanwood Camano News05/12/2009 – CurrentObituaries
SteilacoomPuget Sound Express10/22/1874 – 08/07/188039Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Commerce05/15/1886 – 04/30/188747Newspaper Archives
TacomaWeekly Pacific Tribune04/02/1875 – 06/11/18758Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma times12/21/1903 – 06/29/19183184Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Daily Index11/08/2013 – CurrentObituaries
TacomaJournal05/04/1889 – 10/25/189050Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Weekly Globe09/13/1889 – 09/13/18891Newspaper Archives
TacomaWeekly Ledger05/28/1880 – 11/05/18865Newspaper Archives
TacomaTrail, The: University of Puget Sound11/19/2016 – 10/05/2018Obituaries
TukwilaTukwila Reporter08/18/2010 – 02/05/2019Obituaries
VancouverColumbian05/27/1994 – CurrentObituaries
VancouverVancouver Independent09/04/1875 – 03/27/1884378Newspaper Archives
VancouverVancouver Independent07/29/1876 – 07/29/18761Newspaper Archives
VashonVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber03/28/2008 – CurrentObituaries
VashonVashon Island news-record12/18/1919 – 08/31/1933570Newspaper Archives
VashonVashon Island news05/24/1907 – 06/17/191516Newspaper Archives
VashonVashon Island record10/26/1916 – 12/11/1919161Newspaper Archives
Walla WallaEvening statesman05/26/1903 – 04/16/19102108Newspaper Archives
Walla WallaSunday Journal08/30/1885 – 10/18/18854Newspaper Archives
Walla WallaWalla Walla Statesman07/26/1862 – 02/01/18674Newspaper Archives
Walla WallaWalla Walla Union07/15/1876 – 07/15/18761Newspaper Archives
Walla WallaWalla Walla Watchman08/07/1875 – 07/15/18765Newspaper Archives
WenatcheeWenatchee World01/01/1996 – CurrentObituaries
WenatcheeWenatchee daily world07/03/1905 – 12/31/19101498Newspaper Archives
WestportSouth Beach Bulletin06/05/2014 – 07/25/2019Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval BaseNorthwest Navigator Whidbey12/03/2004 – 03/10/2011Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval BaseWhidbey Crosswind05/11/2011 – CurrentObituaries
White BluffsWhite Bluffs spokesman12/10/1915 – 07/22/1938881Newspaper Archives
YakimaYakima Herald-Republic12/11/1997 – CurrentObituaries
YakimaRanche and range04/08/1897 – 08/21/1902279Newspaper Archives
YakimaYakima herald02/02/1889 – 10/02/19121215Newspaper Archives

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