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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AberdeenDaily World01/20/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ArlingtonArlington Times10/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuburnAuburn Reporter06/25/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Islander11/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island Review01/29/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueKing County Journal01/08/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueEastside Journal12/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevueBellevue Reporter07/13/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Reveille02/01/1905 – 02/04/1905Newspaper Archives
BellinghamBellingham Herald, The: Blogs01/15/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellinghamBellingham Herald10/02/1903 – 03/31/1952Newspaper Archives
BellinghamBellingham Herald09/04/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bonney LakeBonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald02/05/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Bothell, KenmoreBothell-Kenmore Reporter03/02/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun: Web Edition Articles08/27/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun: Blogs03/18/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremertonKitsap Sun01/02/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BremertonBremerton Patriot03/11/2011 – 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
ColvilleStatesman-Examiner06/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoupevilleWhidbey News-Times01/28/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CoupevilleSouth Whidbey Record01/29/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Deer ParkDeer Park Tribune01/07/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EastsoundIslands’ Sounder02/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdmondsMy Edmonds News11/06/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EllensburgDaily Record10/23/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EnumclawEnumclaw Courier-Herald01/29/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EverettDaily Herald06/11/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Federal WayFederal Way Mirror01/30/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ForksForks Forum12/15/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Friday HarborJournal of the San Juan Islands02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
IssaquahIssaquah & Sammamish Reporter01/01/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KennewickTri-City Herald02/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentSouth County Journal12/03/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KentKent Reporter02/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KingstonKingston Community News10/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KirklandKirkland Reporter02/04/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LeavenworthLeavenworth Echo08/01/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Long BeachChinook Observer08/15/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LongviewDaily News11/01/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lopez IslandIslands’ Weekly03/19/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LynnwoodLynnwood Today06/18/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Maple Valley, CovingtonMaple Valley & Covington Reporter02/04/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarysvilleMarysville Globe02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mercer IslandMercer Island Reporter02/09/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MontesanoVidette01/27/2011 – 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 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Ocean ShoresNorth Coast News03/24/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OlympiaPioneer and Democrat02/11/1854 – 11/16/1860Newspaper Archives
OlympiaOlympian01/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OlympiaOlympia Daily Recorder05/13/1902 – 01/05/1923Newspaper Archives
OlympiaMorning Olympian03/15/1891 – 05/30/1952Newspaper Archives
OlympiaEcho07/29/1876 – 07/29/1876Newspaper Archives
OrovilleOkanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune10/06/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PascoTri-City Herald11/13/1947 – 12/31/1948Newspaper Archives
Port AngelesPeninsula Daily News04/27/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port OrchardPort Orchard Independent11/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Port TownsendPuget Sound Weekly Argus08/04/1870 – 04/26/1883Newspaper Archives
PoulsboNorth Kitsap Herald01/28/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
QuincyCrescent Bar Chronicle05/21/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RedmondRedmond Reporter02/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RentonRenton Reporter02/10/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SammamishSammamish Reporter03/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleWorld01/04/1899 – 01/04/1899Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Times01/06/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleSeattle Republican01/19/1900 – 01/19/1900Newspaper Archives
SeattleSeattle Post-Intelligencer01/01/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleSeattle Daily Times12/20/1895 – 12/31/1984Newspaper Archives
SeattleQueen Anne & Magnolia News07/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SeattleHokubei Jiji10/14/1916 – 02/28/1918Newspaper Archives
SeattleCity Living Seattle07/25/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SequimSequim Gazette01/02/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SilverdaleCentral Kitsap Reporter02/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SnoqualmieSnoqualmie Valley Record02/03/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpokaneSpokesman-Review07/15/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SteilacoomPuget Sound Express10/22/1874 – 08/07/1880Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Tribune05/01/1918 – 06/16/1918Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Daily News07/01/1889 – 07/06/1909Newspaper Archives
TacomaTacoma Daily Ledger06/07/1904 – 03/02/1919Newspaper Archives
TacomaNews Tribune01/01/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TukwilaTukwila Reporter08/18/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VancouverColumbian05/27/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VashonVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber02/05/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WenatcheeWenatchee World01/01/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestportSouth Beach Bulletin06/05/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval BaseWhidbey Crosswind05/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Whidbey Island Naval BaseNorthwest Navigator Whidbey12/03/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
YakimaYakima Herald-Republic12/11/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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