Washington Family History Societies(W-Z)

This section lists associations from Wentachee Area to Yakima Valley giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and other Societies

Wenatchee Area Genealogical Society

Many databases are available, which incorporate a Cemetery Index.  For a fee, they are willing to send a photograph of the Gravestone. 

Databases also include:

  • Chelan Co. Marriages
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Funeral Home Books
  • WAGS Members List
  • WAGS Surname Index, which is an Index of Surnames mentioned in some of the archives available

They also have Obituaries 1880-2011 and for a fee, they are willing to send a copy of the Obituary. 

Many archives are available in their Reading Room, which incorporate:

  • Ahnentafel Project
  • American Revolution Volumes
  • Bible Records
  • Biographies
  • Censuses
  • Chadbourne Collection
  • Church Registers
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Genealogies
  • Immigration and Emigration Volumes
  • Journals
  • Native American Resources

Whatcom Genealogy Society

The aims of the society are to promote and encourage family history and genealogical research and preserve local historical records.

A list of books relating to Whatcom County History is on their site.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues and Indexes of WGS Bulletins
  • Blaine Journal 1886-1907
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Censuses
  • Pioneers of Peace: Diamond Jubilee of Blaine 1884-1959
  • San Juan Co. 1900 Census
  • San Juan Co. Vital Records
  • San Juan Co. Wills
  • WGS Members Surname Indexes
  • Whatcom Co. Marriages 1890-1909

Whitman County Genealogical Society

On payment of a fee, the society is willing to perform research using the following resources:

  • 1880 Census Index
  • 1890 Widows and Veterans Census Index
  • 1895 and 1910 Plat Map Book and Index
  • Celebrating Families of Whitman County, Volumes I and II (1988 & 1989)
  • The Index to Tombstone Inscriptions of Whitman Co.
  • Births 1875-1907
  • Deaths 1891-1907
  • Marriages 1872-1897
  • Probate Records 1869-1902

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Births 1875-1907
  • Cashup Davis and His Hotel on Steptoe Butte
  • Death Register 1891-1907
  • Marriages 1872-1892 and 1892-1897
  • The Ordeal of the Steptoe Command
  • Probate Records 1869-1902
  • WC Families - Index to Newspaper and Resource Collection of Dorothy Sevier Matson - Volumes II, III
  • W.C., WA Territory: Gleanings from Selected Newspapers with Every Name Index (1877-1886)
  • Whitman Co. 1910 Plat Book Index

Woodinville Heritage Society

The association has an extensive collection of archives, which comprise:

  • Historical Books and Photographs
  • Maps
  • Oral and Written Histories
  • Paradise Lake Video
  • Writings of Elmer Carlberg
  • Writings of Oscar Roloff

Yakima Valley Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where many archives are available, which include over 18000 Books and approximately 3500 Microfilms and Microfiche.

Some databases are accessible, which include Shaw and Sons Funeral Home Books and the Yakima School Census.

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.