Resources for beginners

Getting Started

5 Generation Pedigree chart

Family Group Record


Calculating cousin relationships

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 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 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.

Other Local Resources

The Heritage Quest Research Library
909 Main Street, Suite 5
Sumner, WA
(253) 863-1806
The Fiske Genealogical Foundation Library
1644 43rd Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112-3222
(206) 328-2716
The Seattle Genealogical Society
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle WA 98103

Mail Address:
P.O. Box 75388
Seattle WA 98125-0388
(206) 522-8658

The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-1193
(206) 386-4629
The Pacific Alaska Region of the National Archives
6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 336-5115 (National Site)
The Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. S
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-5622
Puget Sound Regional Archives (by appt. only)
3000 Landerholm Circle SE MS-N100
Bellevue, WA 98007
(453) 373-3940
Family History Center  (LDS)
Bellevue Branch 

10675 NE 20th St.
Bellevue, WA 98005


Washington State Archives Puget Sound Branch
Research Phone: 425-564-3940
Pritchard-Fleming Building
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, MS-N100
Bellevue, WA 98007
Research email:

University of Washington Libraries