Washington Cities and Counties

    map of Washington Territory

    Knowing when and where your ancestor lived can be a good place to start your research. Tracing the history of a region or town may reveal the identity of the individuals involved. Names of public officials, area residents and members of social organizations are a part of the historical record.


    Search the catalog for genealogy resources.

    Local City Directories are available at Yakima Central Library , beginning with 1904.

    Yakima City Map  is  an interactive map maintained by the City of Yakima that allows you to look at and analyze a variety of data layers. You can locate properties by parcel number, situs address or geocoded address.

    Family Search guide to Washington State 

    North Yakima 1888 City Directory From R. L. Polk & Co.’s 1888 Puget Sound Directory. Transcribed & Edited by Mike & Julie Sweeney.

    Washington Genealogy is a US GenWeb Project that provides an index of genealogy resources.

    Washington State Naturalization Records can provide information such as a person’s birth date and location, occupation, immigration year, marital status and spouse information, witnesses’ names and addresses, and more.

    Washington Cities and Towns

    Washington Counties provides demographics and census data.

    Yakima County Genealogy is a US GenWeb Project that provides links to Yakima County resources.

    Yakima History tells how Yakima was established, with abundant period pictures. Published by the Yakima Herald-republic.