King and Pierce Counties
Eastside Genealogical Society
Mail: P.O. Box 374, Bellevue, WA 98009-0374
~~Meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 7 pm at the Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Ave Ne Bellevue. Networking begins at 6:30pm. No meetings in July, August or December.
EGS is a WA Non-Profit Corp. They provide genealogical resources for the Bellevue Regional Library. A catalog of these resources is available on the King Co. Library website. They have a number of special interest groups; Computer, Czech/Slovic, Family Tree Maker, German, Irish/Scots, Italian, Legacy Family Tree and The Master Genealogist. Research services are available to those living outside of King Co. A fee is charged for non-members. Service area (East of Greater Seattle) includes; Bellevue, Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Redmond, Newport Hills, Mercer Island, Renton, Issaquah, Carnation, Fall City, Duvall, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and North Bend.
Fiske Foundation and Genealogy Library
1644 43rd Ave E, Seattle, 98112-3222 Phone: 206-328-2716.
~~Hours: Mon & Sat, 10a-3p; Wed, 12-6p; Thurs 1-6p; Fri by appt. for groups only; Sun, 2nd & 4th of month, 1-4p
The library is located on Lake Washington, on the south side of Madison Park. It is in the lower level of the Washington Pioneer Hall. Use the stairwell on the north side of the building. The Seattle Metro Bus #11 comes right to the library, catch it at Pine & Westlake (downtown Seattle). Fiske Foundation, a Non-Profit, charges a fee for access to the Library, $5.00 daily or $50.00 annually (membership). The library catalog can be access from their website.
Heritage Quest Research Library and Bookstore
1007 Main St, Sumner, WA 98390-1412. Phone: 253-863-1806
~~Hours: Mon – Sat, 10a – 4p. Closed Sun. Check website for education classes & on-going events. Library Management Team meets on the 3rd Wed, 1:30pm at the HQRL, meetings open.
The HQRL is a WA Non-Profit Corp. The library contains over 15,000 volumes and microfiche. They provide a bookstore which provides all genre of genealogical resources. The bookstore sales help maintain the library and can be found at the library and at many genealogical events. The website includes an online catalog and other local resources.
Jewish Genealogy Society of WA State
4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (The Latter Day Saints Factoria Building)
~~Meets 2nd Monday of the month, Sept. – June. Check the website for location, it may vary. Doors open at 6:30p for networking, meeting begins at 7:15p. The JGSWS library of Jewish resources is located in the LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (in Factoria, just off I-90 and I-405). The catalog of their holdings can be accessed from their website.
Special Projects: Indexing all of the Jewish Cemeteries located in Washington State; Indexing Vital Records (birth, bar/bat mitzvah, marriage, and death announcements that were printed in the Jewish Transcript and other Jewish newspapers during the past 80 years).
Puget Sound Chapter; Association of Professional Genealogists
~~Meeting locations and dates vary, so check the website under Meetings.
This organization is the local chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. The website offers membership applications and contacts with Professional Genealogists.
Seattle Genealogical Society
Information and notices: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleGenealogicalSociety
Networking: https://www.facebook.com/group sgsnetworking
Mail: 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98103-6955
General membership meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the public. Check website for meeting schedule and location.
The Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) was formed in 1923 and is one of the oldest continually active societies on the west coast. The society’s focus is on member education and preserving critical genealogical information. SGS holds major seminar programs twice a year as well as a full schedule of monthly classes, meetings, workshops, and Special Interest Groups. Most of the educational programs are accessible remotely. The SGS Library, located at in the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302, Seattle, Washington, contains 5,000 volumes and has online databases (Ancestry.com, Fold3, and American Ancestors) available for use onsite. It is also an affiliate library for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and FamilySearch.org. Research requests can be made through the SGS website. Genealogical products and publications are available onsite and online. Some databases are available online for members. Visit the SGS website for library hours, an activities calendar, and further contact information. Service area: the greater Seattle area and beyond.
South King County Genealogical Society
http://www.skcgs.org Mail: PO Box 582, Auburn, WA 98071 Facebook: SKCGenealogy
~~Meets 3rd Sat. of month, 9:30am social, 10am-12pm program followed by business meeting (except July, Aug & Dec) at Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn, WA in 2nd floor Assembly Room. Meetings are open to the public.
SKCGS is a WA Non-Profit Corp. They have a unique library system. The majority of their holdings were donated to the King Co. Library System and are available to the Auburn Branch at 1102 Auburn Way South, Auburn, WA. The remainder of their holdings are in a circulating library, which is available at monthly meetings. A link to the circulating library catalog on the website for ordering books. Special Collections include: Memorial Records of So. King Co., Black Diamond Cemetery Records, King Co. and Kent area Marriages, King Co. and Kent area Obituaries from early newspapers, Obituaries from the Renton Record/Chronicle Newspaper 1927-1932, South King Co. Obituaries 1991-2007. The SKCGS website includes searchable online databases. Service area includes: Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Burien, Covington, Des Moines, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Ravendale, Renton, SeaTac and Tukwila.
Swedish Finn Historical Society
~~Meets annually, 2nd Sat. in March at the Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Ave. North, Seattle, WA. Meetings are open to members and invited guests.
The Swedish Finn Historical Society is a WA Non-Profit Corp., associated with the Swedish Club. They maintain a genealogical resource library and provide research services. Hours are: Mondays, 9am-12:30pm; Wednesdays, 2pm-5pm; Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm and the 1st Sunday of the month, 10am-2pm. Online databases are available on the website for members. Special Collections include; DEE Database (Document Every Emigrant) with over 38,000 entries, digitalized "Leading Star" newspapers, Order of Runeberg Lodge records, 14,000 Obits of Swedish Finn immigrants, Emmaus Lutheran Church records and a photo database with names.
Tacoma – Pierce Co. Genealogical Society
http://tpcgs.org Mail: PO Box 1952, Tacoma, Washington 98401-1952
~~Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, (except July & Aug.) 6:30 pm, at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Building E, Tacoma. Parking available in Lot 11.
Special Collections include; Online Index to Pierce County Records published in the “Researcher” from 1969-2013, which includes records from; Bibles, Cemeteries, Census, Churches, Courts, Funeral Homes, Land, Military, Naturalizations, Probate Abstracts, Schools, Taxes, Vital Records, Voter Registration, WA Pioneers and other misc. records. The website provides indexes of cemeteries; Pierce Co. schools and Veterans Graves in Pierce Co. The Society offers look up’s from their indexes, research services and copies of obituaries for a fee. A list of published local genealogical resources is available for sale on the website. A Genealogical Collection of Resources and Obituaries are available in the Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library. Service area includes; Tacoma, Ruston, University Place, Lakewood, DuPont, Roy, Parkland, Spanaway, Elk Plain, Sumner, Prairie Ridge, Carbonado, Buckley, LaGrande, New Reliance, Elbe, Ashford, Ohop, Kapowsin, Graham, South Hill, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Orting and Fairfax.