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Genealogy Links

Canadian Genealogy Centre

Site for research of the National Archives of Canada, National Library of Canada and the Genealogy Centre.

Cyndi’s List

This well known and respected genealogy resource site offers an index to over 270,000 links to websites for genealogical research. Search alphabetically or by topic.

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations.

National Archives and Records Administration: Pacific Alaska Region, Seattle

The Seattle office of the NARA has an extensive microfilm collection of value for genealogy and historical research including the 1930 census microfilm.

Puget Sound Genealogical Resources

Sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society, this site offers links to local area genealogical resources.


Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree - Offers 25 lessons along with helpful tips for tracing your family tree and doing successful genealogical research

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Offers helpful tools and links for genealogical research along with information about the Society.

Tacoma Area Obituaries

Contains more than 355,000 individual indexed records of obituaries published in the Tacoma News Tribune / Morning News Tribune from 1984 to the present, in addition to a selection published from 1930 to 1983.  Copies of obituaries are available for a fee via the website or at the Tacoma Public Library, downtown Main Library.

USGenWeb Project

This is a nonprofit genealogy site offering helpful genealogy information organized by state and county.

Washington State Archives: Puget Sound Regional Branch

Local and state government records cover information from county offices such as the Auditor, the Clerk, the Treasurer, the Board of Commissioners, and from municipalities, school districts, and other state service districts.

Heritage Quest (this database is only available outside of the library with a barcode number from a physical library card)
U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930 and over 25,000 books on family and local histories are available.  Recommended Software: Adobe Acrobat ReaderTM.  In order to download images of documents in PDF format, you will need to have installed the Adobe Acrobat ReaderTM plugin.  If your browser does not already have the Reader installed, you can download it free of charge from the Adobe site:


Related Library Databases

Ancestry Library Edition (available only within the library)
Over 1.2 billion records for conducting genealogical and local history research in Ancestry Library Edition.

Biography in Context
Search through biographical profiles using one or more personal facts or create a custom search.