Local libraries

FYI, King County Library System, Seattle Public Library and Sno-Isle Library System have a policy of reciprocity; if you have a library card from one of the three systems, you can get a card from the other two systems. The Everett Public Library has a reciprocity agreement with King County Library System and with Seattle Public Library. Contact the library or library system for which you want to have a card for details.

Genealogy Pertinent Books

Many of these sites collaborate with each other so you may find duplicate information but most also have content digitized locally by libraries.  

  • HathiTrust – a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.
  • FamilySearch.org. more than 350,000 digitized genealogy and family history. Includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees. A new interface and enhanced features are scheduled for January 2019!
  • Allen County (Indiana) Public Library. One of the largest research collections available, they are working with partners to make significant public domain portions of its collection available online.
  • Internet Archive: a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Includes but certainly not limited to genealogy. I’ve found a number of city directories here.
  • GenealogyGophers another large of online, searchable, genealogy-only books and other family history publications.
  • Cyndi’s list: eBooks Online Books