Local History

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Northwest Collection


Local past events and people are recorded in materials held at the Ellensburg Public Library, including hundreds of books, photos, historic collections and minutes, notes and agendas from local community clubs and organizations.

List of north wall records

List of historic community clubs and organizations

Google has Digitized the Ellensburg Daily Record Newspaper

Browse the Daily Record by date via Google. Daily Record historic newspaper via Google News

Genealogical Databases

Heritage Quest Online

This is a genealogical database that includes federal census records, family histories, local histories, the Periodical Source Index, and more.

Inside the Library Only

Ancestry Library Online

This genealogical database includes federal and state census, church, military, court, land, probate, immigration, and vital records. It is not available outside of library.

Inside the Library Only

Collection & Information Resources