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Welcome to the Eastside Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Eastside Genealogical Society web site. Here you will find “official” information (officers, by-laws, publications), our monthly calendar of events and meetings, archives of program presentations, information about our special interest groups, and research assistance, as well as local resources and links.

You are invited to attend our meetings, held the second Thursday of each month, except July, August, and December. Visitors always welcome.

Click on Membership to learn how you can join and to fill out an application. Members receive a monthly Bulletin covering many aspects of genealogy, new research books in the Bellevue Regional Library, interesting websites, and more.



Next General Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2015

7:00 PM

Welcome New Members
6:45 PM


Bellevue Regional Library


The "Push" and the "Pull:" Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant


Jill Morelli

Speaker: Jill Morelli is a professional genealogist who has traced her Scandinavian and German families for over 30 years. She now lectures and writes on her family's ethnic groups, methodologies for successful problem-solving and general topics of interest. She blogs regularly at "Genealogy Certification: A Personal Journey." ( In 2014 and 2015, she attended SLIG (Advanced Methodologies & Advanced Practicum) and is a graduate of ProGen. Currently, Jill is the Publications Director for the Seattle Genealogical Society and the Puget Sound chapter representative for the Association of Professional Genealogists. Jill is an architect and works for the UW School of Medicine.

About the Program: Why did our ancestors risk everything to come to this country? What were their motivations? Learn the Px4 approach to understanding the complexity inherent in the "push" and "pull" approach to emigration. Multiple case studies will be studied for motivations.


Visitors Welcome!
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Next Meeting
May 14, 2015
Bellevue Regional Library

Eastside Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 374
Bellevue, WA 98009-0374


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