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.
- Everett Public Library – the link takes you to the e E-Resources Home; databases require a library account. Also check out the Northwest Room Digital Collections.
- King County Library System – You’ll need an active KCLS library card to use premium databases but there are other free links and a helpful Frequently Asked Questions page.
- Seattle Public Library has free online genealogy tools and databases. A library account is needed to access them from outside the library.
- Sno-Isle Library System – Library editions, Ancestry Library editions and America’s Obituaries and Death Notices National.
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