King County, Washington Online Historical Directories

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Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). To search by name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.


Seattle City Directory, Elliot & Sweet, 1882 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Elliot & Sweet, 1882
- Free (Seattle Public Library)

West Coast Business Directory, Disturnell, 1882-3 - Free (Seattle Public Library)



Seattle City Directory, Industrial World, 1884-5 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City and King County Directory, McIsaac, 1885-6 - $ (Ancestry)

Puget Sound Directory, Polk, 1887 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Newcastle, Renton, and Seattle Community and King County Directories

Seattle City Directory, Seattle Directory Company, 1888-9
- $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1889 - $ (Ancestry)
 - includes Black Diamond, Franklin, Kent, Newcastle, Renton, and Slaughter (now Auburn) City and King County Directories


1890s

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1890 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one below, but it has 436 images; pages appear to have been scanned two at a time

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1890 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one above, but it has 934 images; pages appear to have been scanned one at a time

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1890
- Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1891
- $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one below, but it has 1019 images; pages appear to have been scanned one at a time

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1891 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same print as the one above, but it has 597 images; pages appear to mostly have been scanned two at a time

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1892
- $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Corbett, 1892-3 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1893 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1894-5 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1895-6 - $ (Ancestry)
 - seems to be the same publication as the one below, but it has 970 images; pages appear to have been scanned one at a time

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1895-6 - $ (Ancestry)
- seems to be the same publication as the one above, but it has 562 images; pages appear to mostly have been scanned two at a time

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1897 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1899 - $ (Ancestry)


1900s - 1940s

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1900 - $ (Ancestry)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1901 - Free (Hathi Trust Digital Library)

Seattle School Lists, Polk, 1919
- Free (USGenWeb)
 - transcribed from Seattle City Directory

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1923 - Free (Distant Cousin)

Enumclaw City Directory, Sigrist, 1934
- Free (Washington Rural Heritage)

Seattle City Directory, Polk, 1943-4 - $ (Ancestry)





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