Discover your community’s past with local history materials, self-guided tours, museums, and archives.
Free to Bellingham Public Library Cardholders
Ancestry Library Edition Available in the library only; access is not available from home.
Resources for genealogical and historical research in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.
Joyce Morse Reference Library Joyce Morse Reference Library contains more than 500 titles about art and artists from the Pacific Northwest, Whatcom County history, and the history and art of Indians of the Pacific Northwest. It is located at the Whatcom Museum, and available for browsing in the library’s online catalog.
Washington Digital Newspapers
Search more than 400,000 pages of the Washington State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. A rich source of primary materials for teachers, students, genealogists, and professional researchers.
Washington State Digital Archives The nation’s first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value.