HeritageQuest Online

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>> GO TO HERITAGE QUEST HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s. 

WCLS 75th Anniversary Digital Collection

Washington Rural Heritage

>>VISIT The Whatcom County Library System 75th Anniversary Collection Whatcom County Library System, 75th Anniversary Collection is a project of Washington Rural Heritage, a collection of historically significant materials residing in libraries, heritage institutions, and private collections throughout Washington State. The collection includes photographs, documents, and artifacts that tell the stories of Washington’s small and rural … Read more


News Bank

>>GO TO NEWSBANK Newsbank via Washington State Library gives you access to current and archival newspapers from around the US and the world including regional and local newspapers including the Bellingham Herald and the Cascadia Daily News. Through partnerships with leading publishers worldwide, NewsBank provides Web-based access to tens of millions of articles and video … Read more

Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)

Ancestry Library

>> GO TO ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2020, Ancestry Library Edition will no longer be available for home use. Patrons will still be able to access Ancestry inside any WCLS library through our network. For home genealogy research, we now subscribe to HeritageQuest Online. Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered … Read more