More Research Resources
Snohomish County has many local historical societies, museums, genealogical societies, and special interest organization who can help you research any aspect of the history of the county and its businesses, residents, politics, and many other subjects. This page contains links to the Web sites of many of these resources.

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Snohomish County Libraries, Museums, and Societies

Alderwood Manor Heritage Assn. & Heritage Park
Darrington Historical Society, PO Box 1130, Darrington, WA 98241
Edmonds Historical Museum
Lake Stevens Historical Society
League of Snohomish County Heritage
Historic Everett
Northwest Room, Everett Public Library
Marysville Historical Society
Monroe Historical Society and Museum
Monte Cristo Preservation Association
Mukilteo Historical Society
Seattle's Museum of History and Industry
Skykomish Historical Society
Snohomish Historical Society & Blackman Museum
Stanwood Area History Museum & D.O. Pearson House
Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers & Museum Arlington, WA
Western Heritage Center at Monroe Fairgrounds

Genealogy Resources

Digitizing and Organizing Family Photos and Documents
Genealogy for Kids: Buildiing a Family Tree
A Genealogy Guide
Genealogy Research Strategies
Snohomish County Cemeteries
Sno-Isle Genealogical Society
Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society
Home History: A Guide to Genealogy
Home Genealogy Guide, 2018

Towns, Businesses, and Locales

Thumbnail History of Granite Falls -
Thumbnail history of Monte Cristo -
Monte Cristo platted to build town -
Ashe Brothers City Cyclery -
Big Four Inn,
University of Washington Special Collections
Fire destroys Big Four Inn -
Monte Cristo Photograph Collection - circa 1920, University of Washington Special Collections
Phillip Woodhouse papers - Woodhouse did extensive research and publishing on Monte Cristo. Collection covers period 1892 to 1913. University of Washington Special collections.
Heavy Flooding closes access to Monte Cristo -
History Everywhere: A thumbnail history of growing up in the Robe Valley -

Arts and Culture

Guy Anderson papers - Anderson, one of the most significant NW painters, was a close associate of Kenneth Callahan and during the mid-30's, often spent summers in the Robe Valley.
Kenneth Callahan papers - Kenneth Callahan, an internationally known artist, and his family spent summers in the Robe Valley from the early 1930's until the 1970's. This collection covers 1950-1978. University of Washington Special Collections

Military History

USS Snohomish -Interesting Naval Info

Agricultural History

Sky Valley Antique Tractor Club

Tansportation History

Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association
Northern Pacific Railroad Company Pacific Division Records, 1877-1878 -University of Washington Special Collections
Red Bridge Built in 1954 - History Link Essay 8297
Falls Bridge - Gateway to Mountain Loop - HistoryLink Essay 8402
Works begins to take Mt. Loop through to Darrington - History Link Essay 8460
The Railroad Washout of 1897 - HistoryLink Essay 8403
Monte Cristo Isolated by Flood, 1980 - History Link Essay 8436
Mountain Loop Highway- History Link Essay 8297
Ashe Brothers City Cyclery- HistoryLink Essay 8530

Industry History

Clark Kinsey photos of Waite Mill - operations; from University of Washington, digital collection
Clark Kinsey and the Documentation of the Pacific Northwest Logging Industry - from University of Washington, digital collection
Penn Mining Company Photograph Collection- University of Washington Special Collections
Climax Locomotives
Timber Times - logging history/modeling
Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association
First claim staked at Monte Cristo
Shay Locomotives
Photos of Monte Cristo, WA- including mine operations, from University of Washington, digital collection of Washington State Localities.
Monte Cristo Mining Company papers- 1892 to 1928; offices of Colby and Holt, New York. University of Washington Special Collections.
Pacific Northwest Loggers Association Records 1917-1962- University of Washington Special Collections

All HistoryLink Essays for Snohomish County - Search results
Online history tour of Mt. Loop Highway by David Cameron and Louise Lindgren.
Big Four Inn burns - HistoryLink Essay 8543
Chappell Mill - Early lawsuit - HistoryLink Essay 8471
Dr. Frank Chappell - Early pioneer - HistoryLink Essay 8495
Granite Falls - Thumbnail history - HistoryLink Essay 8532
Monte Cristo - Thumbnail history - HistoryLink Essay 8404
Robe Valley - Growing up in the 1940s - HistoryLink Essay 8494
Canyon Creek Lodge - HistoryLink Essay 8510