Resources for beginners
Mayflower Descendancy Research
Bellevue Regional Library
1111 110th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
The Eastside Genealogical Society’s collection of books and other materials is housed in the Bellevue Regional Library. The King County Library System has cataloged the collection by the Dewey Decimal System (by subject matter such as genealogy, history, maps, etc.). The collection is not in a separate section but are in the R929 (genealogy) section or in the R940s and R970s sections. You can access all the genealogy materials by using the library catalog at http://www.kcls.org. Search the Online Library for genealogy.
You may view a list of books which have been donated, sorted by subject, is available here. EGS Books Lib Master List . To search the list of books, just type the Ctrl and F keys together & a small search box will appear in the upper right corner of the file. Type your search string into the box. You can use the up and down arrows in the box to move through the file.
Issues of Genealogical Helper, Heritage Quest, National Genealogical Society Quarterly and Ancestry are available on the magazine shelves or at the magazine counter. The EGS has also established and maintains a vertical file labeled “Genealogy” that contains articles pertaining to genealogy. These articles can be photocopied.
A volunteer member of the Society is available for assistance to anyone at the library via Zoom video conferencing. To schedule time with a volunteer see the KCLS.org events calendar and search for “genealogy”. They answer questions and give advice about using the Bellevue Regional Library and about other resources in the library but do not conduct any research.
In addition, Janet Stroebel is leading an Ancestry.com help session every month on the 2nd Tuesday, 1-4 pm via Zoom Conferencing. To schedule time with a Janet see the KCLS.org events calendar and search for “Ancestry”.
Other Local Resources
|The Heritage Quest Research Library
909 Main Street, Suite 5
|The Fiske Genealogical Foundation Library
1644 43rd Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112-3222
|The Seattle Genealogical Society
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle WA 98103
|The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1193
|The Pacific Alaska Region of the National Archives
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
www.archives.gov/facilities/wa/seattle.html (National Site)
|The Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. S
Tacoma, WA 98402
|Puget Sound Regional Archives (by appt. only)
3000 Landerholm Circle SE MS-N100
Bellevue, WA 98007
|Family History Center (LDS)
10675 NE 20th St.
Bellevue, WA 98005
Washington State Archives Puget Sound Branch
Research Phone: 425-564-3940
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100
Bellevue, WA 98007
Research email: email@example.com