Washington Family History Societies(T-Z)

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

County and other Societies

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1961 and had 6 members, but by the end of the first year they had 54.  They currently have approximately 150 members.

Their aims are to promote and encourage family history research and to collect and publish resource material, especially that relating to Pierce County and the Puget Sound region.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Ancestor Exchange 1981-1992
  • Auditor's Census Extractions 1878-1879
  • Auditor's Census Returns 1889 and 1892
  • Buckley-King Mortuary Records
  • Cemeteries
  • Delayed Birth Certificates
  • Marriages 1853-1903
  • Parish Register and History of St Peter's Church and St Luke's Church in Tacoma
  • Piper and Sessions Funeral Home Books
  • Place Name Origins

An Index to Pierce County and various Washington Records is available on the site.  These incorporate:

  • Bibles
  • Cemeteries
  • Censuses
  • Church Registers
  • Court Books
  • Funeral Homes
  • Land Papers
  • Military Sources
  • Naturalisations
  • Pierce Co. Probate Case Abstracts
  • Tax and Utility Records
  • Voter Registrations
  • Washington Pioneer Lists

Tri-City Genealogical Society

The association serves the Counties of Benton and Franklin.  They have a Library where a number of archives are available, which include:

  • Biographical Records
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Indexes
  • Church Registers
  • Directories
  • Early Settlers
  • Genealogies
  • Immigration and Migration Indexes
  • Land Papers
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Marriage and Death Notices
  • Military Records
  • Obituaries
  • Passenger Lists
  • Pension Applications
  • Probate and Court Papers
  • Tax Lists
  • Town Histories
  • Will Abstracts

Many databases are accessible, which comprise:

  • 1910 Federal Census
  • Benton and Franklin School Census 1910-1933
  • Family Bibles
  • Genealogies
  • Images of America: Early Pasco
  • Images of America: Early Richland
  • Images of America: Kennewick
  • Multi-Generational Photos
  • Obituaries and Death Notices
  • Photographs
  • Wedding Anniversaries and Pictures from Earlier Days all from the Tri-City Herald
  • World War I Draft Registrations

In addition, they have an index of Cemetery Transcripts, Early Births and Deaths and Obituary Abstracts all published in the TCGS Bulletin.

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.  They also have links to other sites you may of use.


Walla Walla Valley Genealogical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Abstracts from City Directories
  • Back Issues and Indexes of the Blue Mountain Heritage
  • Bibles
  • Births from the Milton-Eagle and Freewater Times Newspapers
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Early Marriages 1862-1899
  • Marriage Returns 1891-1912
  • School Books

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

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

Many publications are available for sale, which include 

  • Births 1875-1907
  • Death Register 1891-1907
  • Marriages 1872-1892 and 1892-1897
  • Probate 1869-1902
  • Whitman Co. 1910 Plat Book
  • Whitman Co. Families

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.