Discover your family roots using a wealth of free resources—some exclusively through TRL.

Genealogy Events

TRL Resources

Access our genealogy tools anywhere with an Internet connection and your library card.

Online Resources

Local Newspapers

Local newspapers assist with genealogy research by providing birth, marriage, and death notices, obituaries, and community event coverage that offer details and connections for expanding family trees. They also publish legal notices, public records, and advertisements that offer insights into ancestors' activities, occupations, and local involvement.

Local Newspapers

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Free Resources

Discover past connections with these resources, no library card is needed to continue your ancestry search online.

Christine's Genealogy Website
African American genealogy resources.

Cyndi's List
A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Ellis Island,
Search passenger records, get genealogy charts and forms, and learn about the immigrant experience.

Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, opens a new window
Compilation of records relating to slavery and enslaved individuals, including baptismal records, runaway ads, ship manifests, emancipation documents, and more.

Family History Research Wiki
Huge site with over 60,000 links in 120 categories, frequently updated.

Family Search
The largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world.

Find a Grave
Find the graves of ancestors.

JewishGen: Jewish Genealogy, opens a new window
Discussion groups, databases including the Shtetlseeker and Family Finder, and links to other Jewish genealogy sites.

Lewis County Historical Museum Obituaries Index, opens a new window
Thousands of records in trust for the preservation of Lewis County history. Search through the obituary collection from 1880 to 2016.

National Archives, opens a new window
Vast array of records held by the National Archives, includes census data, military service records, immigration and naturalization records, land records, and much more. Also offers, guidance on how to access and utilize these records effectively, providing step-by-step instructions and research tips.

Public Records Directory, opens a new window
Links to criminal records, civil court records, marriage records, divorce records, real and personal property records, recorded documents, jail and inmate records, sex offender records, and other free public records.

Roots Web, opens a new window site designed to connect people so that they can help each other and share genealogical research.

US Gen Web, opens a new window
Genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.

Washington State Digital Archives, opens a new window
The nation's first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both Washington State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value.

World GenWeb Project, opens a new window
Volunteer-based site providing an information page for every country in the world.

Need a Computer with Internet for Research?

Online Course & How to Video

Take a self-pace class on the best practices for genealogy research and watch a Great Course on Kanopy to expanded your research skills.

Universal Class

Learn tips and strategies for beginning the process of constructing your family tree, study basic genealogy terms and tools. (Course is listed under Hobby category.)


Watch a Great Course, Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy, opens a new window on Kanopy. Library card is required.
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