There is a mandatory meeting for those going on the Research Trip to the Salt Lake City Family History Library on May 29th at 7:00pm in the Bellevue Library in Room 6 on the second floor of the Library.

We are excited to announce the plans for our first ever research trip as a group, in celebration of our 40th Anniversary.  A block of rooms have been reserved with a special group price at The Plaza at Salt Lake City for July 15 – 21, 2018.  Each person on the trip, whether researching or not, must be a member of EGS in order to be covered with our liability insurance.

You have until May 15th, 2018 in order to confirm your participation.  Contact Celia McNay (cmcnay@gmail.com with a subject line of “EGS”) as soon as you know for sure you are coming! Then you will be sent the information needed to make your reservation at the Plaza at Salt Lake City. This will get you the discounted rate.


FREE Educational Opportunity!
Bob Barnes of EGS will be offering classes in April in the Bellevue Regional Library from 2-4 PM in Room 6 (second floor) as follows:
April 7 – The Surname is the Name of the Game
April 14 – Locating Our Ancestors in Time
April 21 – Using Fold3
April 28 – Using Historical Newspapers
Please pass the word to anyone you think might benefit!


 Did You Know?

Did you know that Eastside Genealogical Society has donated over 860 books to the Bellevue Regional Library? Here is a list of topics for your review. There is something there for almost everybody. Perhaps you will find your next big breakthrough in one of the books we donated.

Topics # of books
African Americans 8
Alabama 2
Alaska 2
Arkansas 1
Asia 1
Australia 2
Australia, Irish migration to 1
Austria 1
Belgium 1
Bibliography 4
British Americans 1
California 7
Canada 8
Canada, Alberta 1
Canada, Atlantic Provinces 2
Canada, British Columbia 1
Canada, Census 1
Canada, French 1
Canada, Immigration 1
Canada, Manitoba, Metis 1
Canada, New Brunswick 1
Canada, Newfoundland & Labrador 1
Canada, Ontario 2
Canada, Passports 1
Canada, Quebec 2
Census, U. S. 4
Census, U.S. 4
China 1
Church records, baptismal 1
Church records, Baptist 1
Church records, Catholic 1
Church records, Catholic (Nebraska & Iowa) 1
Church records, Catholic (Pacific Northwest) 3
Church records, Methodist 1
Civil War 5
Civil War, Confederate 1
Civil War, Union 4
Colonial America 9
Colorado 1
Connecticut 10
Czech Americans 6
Danish Americans 1
DAR 1
DAR Library 1
Delaware 4
Delaware River Valley 1
Denmark 1
District of Columbia 1
District of Columbia, libraries & archives 1
Draper Manuscripts 1
Dutch Americans 1
England 6
England, Gazetteer 1
Estonia 1
Europe, Eastern 2
European Americans 2
Female ancestors 1
Finland 1
Finnish Americans 1
Forensic genealogy 1
French Americans 4
French Canadians 1
Genealogical societies 2
Genealogy, dictionary 2
Genealogy, how-to 17
Genealogy, how-to, dates 1
Genealogy, medical terms 2
Genealogy, psychic aspects of 1
Genealogy, psychology 1
Genealogy, translation 2
Genealogy, writing and publishing 5
Genetics 1
Georgia 7
German & Swiss Americans 1
German Americans 9
German Americans, Iowa 1
German Americans, North Dakota 1
German Cooking 1
German, dictionary 1
Germans 1
Germans from Russia 1
Germany 14
Great Britain 13
Greece 1
Greek Americans 2
Handwriting, American 2
Handwriting, German 1
Heraldry, Irish 1
Hispanic Americans 2
Huguenots 5
Hungarian Americans 1
Hungary 1
Idaho 3
Illinois 6
Immigration 7
Immigration, passenger lists 2
Immigration, steamship lines 1
Indiana 7
Indiana, Quakers 1
Iowa 3
Ireland 13
Ireland, Cork 1
Ireland, Donegal 1
Ireland, Dublin 1
Ireland, Galway 1
Ireland, Gazetteer 1
Ireland, Londonderry 1
Ireland, Northern 3
Ireland, Palatines 1
Irish Americans 12
Italian Americans 7
Japan, heraldry 1
Japanese Americans 1
Jewish Cemeteries 1
Jews 4
Jews, Israel 1
Jews, Ukraine & Moldova 1
Kentuckians 3
Kentucky 13
King Philip’s War 1
Lineages 1
Louisiana 3
Loyalists 2
Loyalists, American 3
Loyalists, Canadian 2
Maine 2
Maine and New Hampshire 1
Maryland 30
Massachusetts 25
Michigan 6
Middle Atlantic States 2
Military Pensions 1
Minnesota 4
Mississippi 3
Missouri 11
Montana 1
Mormons 1
National Archives 3
National Archives, military records 2
National Archives, passenger lists 1
Native Americans 5
Naturalization 1
Naturalization records, U. S. 2
Nebraska 5
Netherlands 1
Nevada 1
New England 19
New England Historic Genealogical Society 1
New Jersey 6
New Mexico 2
New York 35
New York City 13
Newspapers 2
Newspapers, columns 1
Newspapers, missing persons 1
North and South Carolina 3
North Carolina 12
North Dakota 1
North Dakota and South Dakota 1
Norway 1
Norwegian Americans 7
Ohio 13
Ohio River Valley 1
Oklahoma 3
Oregon 3
Oregon, women pioneers 1
Pennsylvania 41
Periodicals 1
Photographs 3
Poland 1
Polish Americans 5
Quakers 3
Quakers, Ireland 1
Quakers, North Carolina 1
Quakers, Pennsylvania 2
Revolutionary War 10
Rhode Island 3
Romanian Americans 1
Russia 1
Scandinavia 1
Scandinavia, Denmark & Norway 1
Scandinavian Americans 3
Scotland 5
Scotland, Gazetteer 1
Scots-Irish 8
Scottish Americans 16
Sicily 1
Slovak Americans 1
Slovakia 1
South Carolina 4
Sweden 3
Swedish Americans 6
Switzerland 1
Tennessee 10
Texas 4
Tombstones 1
U.S. 3
U.S., atlases & gazetteers 3
U.S., court records 1
U.S., estate inventories 1
U.S., families of royal descent 1
U.S., fire insurance maps 1
U.S., land records 3
U.S., marriage notices 1
U.S., Midwest 1
U.S., migration routes 2
U.S., military 2
U.S., railroads 1
U.S., Southeast 1
U.S., tax lists 2
Ukraine 2
Vermont 4
Virginia 34
Virginia & West Virginia 1
Virginia, War of 1812 1
Wales 2
Washington, archives and libraries 5
Washington, atlas 1
Washington, Bellevue 4
Washington, census 1
Washington, centennial 1
Washington, Island Co. 1
Washington, King Co. 10
Washington, King County 2
Washington, Kitsap Co. 1
Washington, Kittitas Co. 6
Washington, Lewis Co. 1
Washington, oral history 1
Washington, Pacific Co. 1
Washington, Pierce Co. 2
Washington, pioneers 4
Washington, Seattle 10
Washington, Skagit Co. 10
Washington, Snohomish and Island Co. 1
Washington, Snohomish Co. 5
Washington, Thurston Co. 2
Washington, Whatcom Co. 1
West Virginia 4
Wisconsin 3
World War I 1