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State of   WASHINGTON -   (The Evergreen State)
      The 42nd U.S. State to join the Union:   11-November-1889
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African American Griots Project - West African Griots are historians, storytellers,
         traditional praise singers and musicians. Their roles are hereditary and their
         surnames identify them as Griots.
    Asian Americans - A History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State.
    Asian Pacific - American Heritage
    Czech-Slovak Interest Group - a varied group of individuals from all over the
         Puget Sound area who meet and coordinate our efforts in order to research our
         Czech and Slovak ancestry.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    Civil War Rosters - Washington State links
    Historic Records Search Notice - a searchable database for Marriage, Naturalization,
         Census, Death, Birth, Military.



Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    1895 US Atlas - Washington State
    Early Washington Maps - (a Digital Collection)
    Historical Maps - (from the Sect. of State web site)
    History of Washington State - and the Pacific Northwest
    History Link.org - Online Encylopedia of Washington State History
    Homesteading in Washington Territory - 1889
    Illustrated History of the State of Washington - containing biographical mention of
         its pioneers and prominent citizens (1893).
    Photo History - Washington State and surrounding areas from 1850-1940


Libraries & Newspapers:
    Heritage Quest Research Library & Bookstore
    Richland Genealogy Library


  • State of Washington
  • State Capital City Olympia   (Capital since 1853 - located in   Thurston County)

    The State name:  The Washington Territory, established in 1853, was named to honor the first President of the United States, George Washington.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Washington
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    University of Washington - Digital Collection
    US Atlas - Washington State, 1895
    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        BlackSheep Ancestors - Prisons and Convicts
        Historic Records Search Notice - a searchable database for Marriage, Naturalization,
             Census, Death, Birth, Military.
        Mortality Schedules - (1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880). Please scroll down to the
             "Washington" heading (several other states are listed).
        Obituaries - Online Washington Death Records & Indexes
        Obituaries - Tacoma Area (searchable database)


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