EGS Special Interest Groups (SIGS)

EGS has many Special Interest Groups with the following meeting schedules. For specific monthly information please click each SIG’s name on the left to open their webpage. The Special Interest Groups that are still holding meetings do so using Zoom meetings. Click the name of the group to see more information. Location addresses are below.


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The Czech/Slovak Genealogy Interest group meets on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in February, April, June, September and November to discuss Czech and Slovak family history research and culture.

The November 2022 meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at 9:30 am in the Community Room at the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th Street.

Family Tree Maker

The Family Tree Maker SIG meets on the 3rd Friday of each month from 10:30AM to 12:30PM Pacific time via Zoom. (Check this website for information on each upcoming meeting date.) The next meeting will be Friday, June 16th, 2023. If you would like to attend and are not on the SIG e-mail distribution list, please send an e-mail to no later than Thursday, June 15th to request the meeting link. 


The Italian Interest Group meets virtually 1:30-3:30pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month Sept. through June excluding December. Please request a link via our website

When in-person meetings resume, they will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the LDS Church (Relief Society Room) at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue.


The DNA SIG meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 PM via Zoom. If you wish to attend DNA SIG meetings , send an email request to Bruce Lee at


The German Interest Group meets on the 1st Friday of each month, except July and August, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm Pacific time.  When we meet in-person, it’s in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98004. Currently, we are meeting virtually and Registration is required to attend our meetings.  Visitors are always welcome. For more information and the Registration link, please visit our website at:  .

P.S. We have no dues but if you wish to make a donation of at least $5 toward securing professional speakers, there are two ways: 1) electronically using the method below OR 2) mailing a check payable to “Eastside Genealogical Society” with notation “GIG donation” and sending it to Eastside Genealogical Society, PO Box 374, Bellevue, Washington 98009-0374.  Thank You very much for your support!

When making a donation electronically, please indicate the amount in the box below:

OR, you may print a Donation/Membership form and mail it in.

Donation/Membership Form

Make a donation to the German Interest Group. Donations are made through Eastside Genealogical Society.

Eastside Genealogical Society is a 501c (3) charitable non-profit organization. Tax ID: 91-1205979. Contributions are tax deductible. Donations will be used to pay professional speaker fees for speakers in the German Interest Group meetings.


Location Addresses

Crossroads Mall Shopping Center
Community Meeting Room
NE 8th and 156th Ave NE,
Bellevue, WA
Lake Hills Library
15590 Lake Hills Blvd. SE
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue Regional Library
1111 110th Avenue N.E.,
Bellevue, WA 98004-4515,
WA State Puget Sound Regional Archives
Bellevue College,
3000 Landerholm SE,
Bellevue, WA 98007
Fire Station #22
6602 108th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA

Bellevue Family History Center
10675 NE 20th St,
Bellevue, WA 98004