“I want you to know how much help I received from the Library over a period of many years… As I was searching for a ‘lost’ family member, I needed help finding not only Frederick G. Hoenes but also all of the members of his family as well. These discoveries have thrilled our extended family to no end, as we never knew what had happened to this branch of the Hoenes family.” – Laurie Kade
UNDERSTAND YOUR PAST
Trace your roots and discover your past at Spokane Public Library, located on the 3rd floor of the Central Library within the Inland Northwest Special Collections. Genealogy research at Spokane Public Library maintains a special emphasis on Spokane, Eastern Washington, and the Inland Northwest.
Get in touch with the Inland Northwest Special Collections team at (509) 444-5338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spokane City Directories | Obituary indexes | Census microfilm | Periodicals | Family histories | Vertical files | County plat maps | Sanborn fire maps | Early Spokane newspaper indexes | Spokane newspapers from 1882 – 1894 on microfilm | Spokane newspapers from 1895-present | And more!
Search a regional directory of obituaries dating back to the early 1900s. This will show you the publication and where to find it at Central Library.
ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Search this database to create sales leads, mailing lists, market research, background searches, and more.
Access FamilySearch genealogical resources. You will not need your library card to login, but you will need to create your own personal FamilySearch account to access the database. Note: Only available on computers at any Library location.
Explore this searchable database of vital records in the United States, with an emphasis on New England. Note: This service is only available at our Central Library location.
Discover searchable digital images of Spokane’s historic newspapers, from 1883 to 2009 and the Spokane Chronicle from 1890 to 1992.
Access digital death certificates for all those who died in Washington State from July 1, 1907 – December 31, 1995.