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 at Newcastle Library at 10:30 AM.
German Meets the 1st Friday of each month (except July and August) at the LDS Church (Relief Society Room) at 10675 NE 20th St, Bellevue from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

September meeting:

What I Wish I Had Known . . .  before I started researching my ancestors.  Members of the interest group will share their experiences and lessons learned in researching in Germany – the importance of understanding law, the importance of location, the importance of siblings, understanding time period differences, dealing with data differences and brick walls.  Come learn from experienced genealogists who are willing to share their research adventures.


Facilitated by Janet Camarata

Janet O’Conor Camarata is a genealogist with over 25 years experience. She is a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington and supported genealogy by volunteering in a variety of ways – seminar presenter, educator, newsletter editor, program coordinator and past-president of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS).   She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the North Carolina Genealogical Society and is a graduate of the University of Washington Genealogy and Family History program.  She has a B.A. (Education) degree from Central Washington University and a Master’s degree from Antioch University.  She also taught within The Boeing Company and at the University of Phoenix.

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. (Beginning in November)
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