Learn about the archives, libraries and repositories for genealogical records in the "other" Washington. Find out which special collection or digital archive will help you trace your roots in the Evergreen State. I'll cover a brief history of Washington state, a bit about the geography, ethnic influences, and where to find records online and in-person. I'll point out many of the highlights of the Washington State Digital Archives.
Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, has been a genealogist since 2000, becoming interested in the subject in anticipation of an extended trip to Ireland. She earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington in 2005. She lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Seattle area and at conferences across the country. She has written a number of articles for Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle (now Your Genealogy Today) as well as Speak! (the publication of the Genealogical Speakers Guild) and FGS Forum. Mary also writes a regular blog at www.mkrgenealogy.com/searching-for-stories-blog. She is a participant in ProGen 31.