Washington Archives: 95 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Washington, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online WA newspaper archives: 95 titles to help you search your family history in the “Evergreen State,” providing coverage from 1854 to Today. There are more than 68 million articles and records in our online Washington newspaper archives!

Photo: Seattle, Washington
Photo: Seattle, Washington. Credit: Joshulove; 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 – 1984)

Search Washington Recent Obituaries (1985 – Current)

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

Here is a complete list of online Washington newspapers in the historical 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 Date Range * Collection
Aberdeen Daily World 01/20/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Arlington Arlington Times 10/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Auburn Auburn Reporter 06/25/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Islander 11/11/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island Review 01/29/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellevue King County Journal 01/08/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellevue Eastside Journal 12/04/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellevue Bellevue Reporter 07/13/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellingham Bellingham Reveille 02/01/1905 – 02/04/1905 Newspaper Archives
Bellingham Bellingham Herald, The: Blogs 01/15/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bellingham Bellingham Herald 10/02/1903 – 03/31/1952 Newspaper Archives
Bellingham Bellingham Herald 09/04/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bonney Lake Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald 02/05/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bothell, Kenmore Bothell-Kenmore Reporter 03/02/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Kitsap Sun: Web Edition Articles 08/27/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Kitsap Sun: Blogs 03/18/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Kitsap Sun 01/02/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bremerton Bremerton Patriot 03/11/2011 – Current 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 Whidbey News-Times 01/28/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coupeville South Whidbey Record 01/29/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Deer Park Deer Park Tribune 01/07/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eastsound Islands’ Sounder 02/14/2011 – 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 01/29/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Everett Daily Herald 06/11/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Federal Way Federal Way Mirror 01/30/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Forks Forks Forum 12/15/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Friday Harbor Journal of the San Juan Islands 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Issaquah Issaquah & Sammamish Reporter 01/01/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kennewick Tri-City Herald 02/21/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kent South County Journal 12/03/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kent Kent Reporter 02/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kingston Kingston Community News 10/01/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kirkland Kirkland Reporter 02/04/2011 – 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 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mercer Island Mercer Island Reporter 02/09/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Montesano Vidette 01/27/2011 – 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 – Current Recent Obituaries
Ocean Shores North Coast News 03/24/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Olympia Pioneer and Democrat 02/11/1854 – 11/16/1860 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Olympian 01/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Olympia Olympia Daily Recorder 05/13/1902 – 01/05/1923 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Morning Olympian 03/15/1891 – 05/30/1952 Newspaper Archives
Olympia Echo 07/29/1876 – 07/29/1876 Newspaper Archives
Oroville Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune 10/06/2007 – Current Recent Obituaries
Pasco Tri-City Herald 11/13/1947 – 12/31/1948 Newspaper Archives
Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News 04/27/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Orchard Port Orchard Independent 11/14/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Port Townsend Puget Sound Weekly Argus 08/04/1870 – 04/26/1883 Newspaper Archives
Poulsbo North Kitsap Herald 01/28/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Quincy Crescent Bar Chronicle 05/21/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Redmond Redmond Reporter 02/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Renton Renton Reporter 02/10/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sammamish Sammamish Reporter 03/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle World 01/04/1899 – 01/04/1899 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Seattle Times 01/06/1985 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Seattle Republican 01/19/1900 – 01/19/1900 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Seattle Post-Intelligencer 01/01/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Seattle Daily Times 12/20/1895 – 12/31/1984 Newspaper Archives
Seattle Queen Anne & Magnolia News 07/25/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Seattle Hokubei Jiji 10/14/1916 – 02/28/1918 Newspaper Archives
Seattle City Living Seattle 07/25/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sequim Sequim Gazette 01/02/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Silverdale Central Kitsap Reporter 02/14/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Valley Record 02/03/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Spokane Spokesman-Review 07/15/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Steilacoom Puget Sound Express 10/22/1874 – 08/07/1880 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Tacoma Tribune 05/01/1918 – 06/16/1918 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Tacoma Daily News 07/01/1889 – 07/06/1909 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma Tacoma Daily Ledger 06/07/1904 – 03/02/1919 Newspaper Archives
Tacoma News Tribune 01/01/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Tukwila Tukwila Reporter 08/18/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vancouver Columbian 05/27/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Vashon Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 02/05/2011 – 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 Whidbey Crosswind 05/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval Base Northwest Navigator Whidbey 12/03/2004 – Current Recent Obituaries
Yakima Yakima Herald-Republic 12/11/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries

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