City of Olympia Historic Preservation
Olympia's Heritage Register, walking tour brochures and Olympia history.
Classics in Washington History
A digital collection of full-text books, including rare and out of print titles. Presented by the Washington State Library.
Guide to Researching the History of a House
Free online encyclopedia of Washington State history.
Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history.
Nisqually Indian Tribe History
North Thurston Rambler Archive
Check out the student created site to celebrate North Thurston High School's 60th year. 1956 to 2016. It is a work in progress so keep checking back for new features. The yearbooks are located in the school timeline.
Olympia Genealogical Society
Thurston County records and genealogical resources.
Olympia High School Yearbook Archives
This alumni website includes high school history and scanned yearbooks. Before North Thurston High School was opened in 1958, Lacey students attended Olympia High School.
Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum
Historic Olympia information; highlights include Sanborn map overlays, residents from 1845-1930 and Thurston County courthouses.
Sanborn Map Overlays of Olympia
Detailed historic maps overlaid on top of today's Olympia aerials.
Schmidt House & Archives
House and family history within the context of Tumwater.
Squaxin Island Tribe History
Tacoma Public Library Northwest Collection
These online resources draw from Tacoma Public Library’s substantial local history collection housed in the Northwest Room at the Main Branch original 1903 Carnegie Library.
Thurston County History: People and Places
A pictorial history of the county.
ThurstonTalk history articles
A wide range of topics on Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and Thurston County.
Timberland Regional Library Reference Databases
With your library card, you can access census records (with Heritage Quest), newspaper archives, Olympian archives, and much more.
Timberline High School Yearbook Archives
University of Washington Special Collections
These are the University of Washington Libraries' most rare and unique resources. From papyrus to born-digital, their holdings span history and the globe, and offer boundless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Of particular interest are the collections on Washington Labor history and Pacific Northwest history.
Washington State Archives, Southwest Regional Branch
Search for records of local government and more.
Washington State Digital Archives
Possibly the best state digital archives in the US, here you will find vital records like marriage and death records, plus censuses, land records and photographs.
Washington State Historical Society Research & Collections
Access the collections of the state museum, including their vast photographic archives.
Washington State Library
Numerous research materials including digital collections, newspapers, state government publications, and genealogy.