Washington State Public Records

Statewide Record Locations: 7

Metro Area Counties:

King | Pierce | Snohomish

Public Records in Washington

Vital
birth records death records marriage records
Washington Department of HealthLink_out
Center for Health Statistics
101 Israel Road S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
MAIL:
PO Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709
PHONE:
(360) 236-4300 - Main Number
PHONE:
(360) 236-4313 - Credit Card Orders
CONTACT:
Wendy Kinswa, Manager, Customer Services
RECORDS:
Birth Records from 1907.
Death Records from 1907.
Marriage Records from 1968.
NOTES:
  • Must have exact information for a birth.
State Archives
Washington State ArchivesLink_out
1129 Washington St., S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504
MAIL:
PO Box 40238
Olympia, WA 98504-0238
PHONE:
(360) 586-1492
EMAIL:
research@secstate.wa.gov
CONTACT:
David Hastings, Chief, State Government Archives
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 8:00–4:30
State Archives
Washington State Archives/Central Regional Branch
Bledsoe-Washington Archives Building
Central Washington University-MS 7547
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7547
PHONE:
(509) 963-2136
FAX:
(509) 963-1753
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 8:30–4:30
NOTES:
  • Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties.
State Archives
Washington State Archives, Eastern Regional BranchLink_out
Eastern Washington University
960 Washington Street
Cheney, WA 99004
PHONE:
(509) 235-1519
FAX:
(509) 359-6286
EMAIL:
era@mail.ewu.edu
CONTACT:
Sherry Bays, Archivist
HOURS:
8:00–4:30
NOTES:
  • Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties.
  • Records of local government agencies and state agencies with local offices.
State Archives
Washington State Archives, Northwest RegionLink_out
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9123
PHONE:
(360) 650-3125
PHONE:
(360) 650-3323
EMAIL:
state.archives@wwu.edu
CONTACT:
Diana L. Shenk, Regional Archivist; Susan Fahey, Assistant Archivist
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 8:30–noon & 1:30–4:30
NOTES:
  • Clallam, Island, Jefferson, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomis, and Whatcom counties.
  • Original public records generated by counties, cities, local schools, and other districts.
State Archives
Washington State Archives, Southwest Regional BranchLink_out
1120 Washington Street, S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-0238
MAIL:
PO Box 40238
Olympia, WA 98504-0238
PHONE:
(360) 753-1684
PHONE:
(360) 586-4898
FAX:
(360) 664-2803
EMAIL:
lweaver@secstate.wa.gov
CONTACT:
Lanny Weaver, Assistant Southwest Regional Archivist
NOTES:
  • Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties.
National Archives
NARA’s Pacific Alaska Region (Seattle)Link_out
6125 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115-7999
PHONE:
(206) 336-5115
FAX:
(206) 336-5112
EMAIL:
patty.mcnamee@nara.gov; seattle.archives@nara.gov
CONTACT:
Patty McNamee, Genealogy
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 7:45–4:15, first & second Tue 7:45 A.M.–8:00 P.M., first & second Sat 9:00–4:00
NOTES:
  • Area served: Idaho, Oregon, Washington.
  • Federal census for all states; regional federal records.