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Special Archives

KING COUNTY ARCHIVES
1215 E. Fir Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-296-1538
Email: archives@kingcounty.gov

They were founded back in 1992 and share a lot of their records with Alaska Pacific Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for the County of King. They tell you who has what records. They suggest that you review their online Historical Records Guide for information, then contact the Archive staff for your research needs and to make an appointment. Their website has been greatly improved and updated with lots of good information and links. It is well worth exploring.

Click on Genealogy and you will find Historical Birth Records listings. They also have information about Historical Marriage records and Historical Death Records.

SEATTLE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES
3rd Floor of the Seattle City Hall Building
600 4th Ave Seattle, WA
Phone: 206-233-7807 for more information
Email: archives@seattle.gov

This covers the City of Seattle government archive. They suggest that you search their online indexes first. You can also search their Collections. Once you know what you would like to research make an appointment.

SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT ARCHIVES
John Stanford Center for Education Excellence
2445 3rd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
Phone: 206-252-0795

This archive houses the records of the Seattle School District. At their website they offer a description of the services, picture gallery, location and hours, and links to student records and more. It is best to contact them first with your request. The archivist states that they have limited facilities for just browsing their records and they have to retrieve them before you visit. Be very friendly and patient.