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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Parade of States --- online digital genealogy resources -- Washington

The online collections of the state of Washington are digital heaven for genealogists. The scope and variety of the records would be impressive for an entire country, much less for a state. If you have or had relatives in Washington, you just hit the jackpot.

  • University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections To quote from the Website "This site features materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries, University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. The collections emphasize rare and unique materials."

  • Washington History These are records held by the Secretary of State and are in addition to the huge Digital Archives (see next entry).

  • Washington State Digital Archives Probably the largest collection of state records online in the U.S. Presently there are 84,681,069 records online with 67,689,139 of them searchable. The variety of records is amazing and can only be believed by actually looking at the list.

1 comment:

  1. We have so many tech companies here, I believe that has been an influence on the entire State to go digital.

    Washington seems very receptive to new ideas.

    Glad to be in the middle of it.