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 in left column to open their webpage. Location addresses are below.

Computer Meets the 4th Saturday in the Community Room at Crossroads Shopping Center at 9:30 AM.
Czech/Slovak Meets 4 to 6 times per year. Meeting dates/times will be announced.
Family Tree Maker Meets the second Friday of December, then third Fridays beginning in January,  at Newcastle Library at 10:30 AM.
German Meets the 1st Friday of each month (except July, August and December) at the LDS Church (Relief Society Room) at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

The German Interest Group of The Eastside Genealogical Society will meet on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm in the Relief Society Room of the LDS Church at 10675 NE 20thSt, Bellevue, WA 98004 with doors opening at 12:45 pm for networking.  Visitors are always welcome at our meetings.


Using US Records to Search for an Immigrant Ancestor’s Village
Locating an immigrant ancestor’s village can be challenging.  Not all records are online or have the information being sought.  Three speakers will share their experiences using US records to find an ancestor’s Old World village.  They’ll discuss what they did, where they went and what they found.  Strategies and tips offered here can be modified to apply to any immigrant ancestor.


Speaker: Janet O’Conor Camarata, a member of Eastside Genealogical Society and South King County Genealogical Society, has over 25 years of experience in genealogy. She is an instructor in genealogy at Pierce College, a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington, who takes advantage of the latest technology and staying mobile with the latest computing tools.


Speaker: Dorothy Pretare started collecting family history in 1995 and is active in 2 local genealogical societies, leader of the EGS German Interest Group and a member of 3 societies in Minnesota.  In 2008, she visited her ancestral villages in old East Germany and present day Poland.


Speaker: Melanie Matway was fortunate to have learned her immigrant ancestors’ villages first-hand with one exception.  The quest for a great-grandmother’s village of origin has taken her to Ohio and Pennsylvania and has been a learning experience utilizing a variety of records and non-familial sources of information.


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Irish & Scots-Irish Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the Crossroads Mall Community Room, Bellevue.
Italian Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at the LDS Church (Relief Society Room) at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue, at 1:30 PM.
Legacy Meets the 3rd Friday of each month at at the LDS Church (Relief Society Room) at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue from 11:30 AM to 1:30pm.
England/Wales Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at at the LDS Church (Relief Society Room) at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue at 1:00pm.
The Unofficial TMG Discussion Group We meet on the third Wednesday of the month. Please see SIG page for location & time.

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