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As of 23 May 2015, there are 2,779 biographies on this site.
SPECIAL THANK-YOU: This project could not exist without the time and effort of volunteers who transcribe the biographies on this site. I would like to particularly acknowledge the work of Judy Bivens, Jeffrey Elmer, Nancy Pratt Melton and Diana Smith - together, they have transcribed over 80% of the biographies posted on this site. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
- "Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon" (Gilbert, 1882)
- "History of Clarke County, Washington Territory" (1885)
- "History of Seattle, Washington" (Vedder and Lyman, 1891)
- "The Oregonian's Handbook of the Pacific Northwest" (1894)
- "An Illustrated History of Spokane County, State of Washington" (Edwards, 1900)
- "An Illustrated History of Walla Walla County, State of Washington" (1901)
- "An Illustrated History of Whitman County, State of Washington" (1901)
- "A Volume of Memoirs and Genealogy of Representative Citizens of the City of Seattle and County of King, Washington" (1903)
- "A History of the Puget Sound Country, Its Resources, Its Commerce and Its People" (1903)
- "An Illustrated History of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties" (1904)
- "An Illustrated History of Skagit and Snohomish Counties" (1908)
- "Spokane and the Spokane Country, Pictorial and Biographical" (1912)
- "History of the City of Spokane and Spokane Country Washington" (Durham, 1912)
- "Early History of Thurston County, Washington" (1914)
- "Seattle and Environs 1852-1924" (1924)
- "The History of the Yakima Valley, Washington, Comprising Yakima, Kittitas and Benton Counties" (1919)
- "A History of Central Washington" (Hull, 1929)
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About the WA Bios Project
In May of 1997, the US Biographies Project was organized by Jeff Murphy, using the established KY Biographies Project as a model. The intent was to provide a single entry point to all the biography projects.
The coordinator of the WABios Project is
Volunteers are needed to enter, edit and archive Washington biographies. If you would like to volunteer for this project, please see the page, How to Volunteer.
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