About the WA Bios Project

In May of 1997, the US Biographies Project was organized by the late Jeff Murphy, using the established KY Biographies Project as a model. The intent was to provide a single entry point to all the biography projects.

The coordinator of the WA Biographies Project is Jenny Tenlen, jtenlen -at- drizzle.com. Volunteers are needed to transcribe Washington biographies. If you would like to volunteer for this project, please see the page, How to Volunteer.

As of 5 Jul 2018, there are 2,856 biographies on this site.

Special Thank-You

This project could not exist without the time and effort of volunteers who transcribe the biographies on this site. I would like to particularly acknowledge the work of Judy Bivens, Jeffrey Elmer, Nancy Pratt Melton and Diana Smith - together, they have transcribed over 80% of the biographies posted on this site. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Using this site

All of the biographies posted on the WABios Project page were transcribed from sources in the public domain (published before 1923), or contributed directly by the author.

Biographies can be viewed by county or by name. A full-text search is also available.