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Ancestry Library

Learn about your ancestors. Search over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, including the US Census, to find records and digitized documents.

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HeritageQuest

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Search the digital US Census records from 1790-1930 or the full-text of 25,000 family and local history books in Heritage Quest.

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Washington State Digital Archives

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Look up historical newspaper articles or county and state records such as marriage, frontier justice, birth, and death records. You can even find historical photographs.

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Sanborn Maps

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Chart the growth and development of cities and towns in Washington with maps originally created for fire insurance purposes, dating 1867-1970.

Use the information to supplement your historical or genealogical research.

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New York Times Historical via ProQuest

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Search or browse the full text of The New York Times from 1851 to 2011. Research world events, find obituaries, or read editorials and classified ads from years gone by.

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Washington Digital Newspapers

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Seek out the news of yesterday in an ever-growing collection of old newspapers--including the Chronicle of Vancouver--digitized by the Washington State Library.

Search them all, browse a particular title, or view by location. Dates range from as early as 1860, depending upon the newspaper.

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Clark County Genealogical Society

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Find CCGS library contents, books published by CCGS, a chat room, local genealogy classes, and membership information.

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Family Search

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Create a free account and connect with your ancestors. Search for historical records, build a family tree, and more!

You can even visit a local Family History Center for assistance with using their resources.

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Genealogical Forum of Oregon

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Research a variety of reference works and indices for Oregon and other Pacific Northwest locations.

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Internet Archive - Genealogy

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Research books on surname origins, vital statistics, parish records, and other historical and biographical documents.

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Washington GenWeb

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Find websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

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