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.
Free online encyclopedia of Washington State history.
Nisqually Indian Tribe History
Olympia Genealogical Society
Thurston County records and genealogical resources.
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
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.
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.