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'''This oldest Puget Sound family history center offers a unique blend of traditional (book), intermediate (microfilm) and contemporary (computer) resources'''. Helpful librarians and long hours help patrons learn to research and preserve their family history. We are particularly interested in helping young people learn about their ancestors and learn how to do genealogy.
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[[Image:Bellevue Washington Family History Center.png|right|300px|Bellevue_Washington_Family_History_Center.png]]
  
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
 
=== Center Contacts and Hours  ===
  
'''Location &amp;&nbsp;Map:'''  
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'''Location Map:'''  
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*[https://goo.gl/maps/r74cFybEddz Location Map]
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'''Address:'''
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*10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Washington, United States, behind the Bellevue LDS chapel, which shares the property and also provides space for monthly meetings of four Eastside Genealogical Society special interest groups. Access is easiest from Bellevue Way NE if you ar not familiar with the area.
  
#''10675 NE 20th Street<br>Bellevue, Washington<br>''* This is not a mailing address. Due to our limited staff we are unable to respond to mail enquiries.<br><br>
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'''Language:'''  
#''We are the building in the SW corner (behind the Church). We have ample parking.<br><br>''
 
#''<small></small>Map to Bellevue, Washington Family History Center<br><br>''
 
  
'''Phone: '''425-454-2690
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*English, with limited assistance in Spanish and Chinese.
  
'''E-mail:''' <br>
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'''Phone:'''  
  
'''''Open Hours:&nbsp;'''''<i><br>&nbsp; </i>Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.<br>&nbsp; Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.<br>&nbsp; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.''<br>'''''We will close when the Bellevue Public Schools close for inclement weather. <br>'''<br>
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*+1-425-454-2690
  
'''Holiday Schedule:'''  
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'''E-mail:'''
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*[mailto:WA_Bellevue@ldsmail.net WA_Bellevue@ldsmail.net]
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'''Open Hours:'''  
  
We will be closed the following days:  
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*'''Tue-Wed-Thu:''' 10:00am-9:00pm
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*'''Fri:''' 10:00am-6:00pm
  
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Training classes may be scheduled on Saturdays by contacting the center to make an appointment.
  
&nbsp;Wednesday November 21, - Monday, November 26, 2012. We will reopen Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 10 a.m.
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'''Holiday Schedule:'''
  
&nbsp;Friday, December 21, 2012 - Tuesday, January 1, 2013. We will reopen Wednesday, January 3, 2013 at 10 a.m.
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Closed in 2017 on Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Tuesday, November 21, to Friday, November 24 (Thanksgiving); Tuesday, December 19, to Friday, December 29 (Christmas);
  
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Closed in 2018 on Wednesday, July 4 (independence Day); Tuesday, November 20, to Friday, November 23 (Thanksgiving); Tuesday, December 18 to Friday, December 28 and Tuesday, January 1 (Christmas); and
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'''Whenever [http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=4337 Bellevue Public Schools] close for inclement weather.'''
  
 
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==== Upcoming Events  ====
 
==== Upcoming Events  ====
  
==== Class Schedule ====
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* '''Nov 2017''' - Italian family history month; Italian flag flies at the center.
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* '''Dec 2017''' - Biblical family history month; Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic and messianic family trees displayed.
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* '''Jan 2018''' - Latin American family history month; South American, Central American and Caribbean countries recognized.
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* '''Feb 2018''' - American family history month; historic U.S. flags rotated at the center.
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* '''Mar 2018''' - Irish family history month; Irish flag flies at the center.
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* '''Apr 2018''' - Mideastern family history month; Arabic, Hebrew and other Mideastern heritage recognized.
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* '''May 2018''' - British family history month; English, Irish, Sottish and Welch flags rotated at the center.
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* J'''un 2018''' - Southeast Asian family history month; Southeast Asian heritage recognized.
  
==== Staff Training Meetings ====
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==== Upcoming Classes ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Upcoming_Conferences '''Upcoming National Conferences''']
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*'''Highlands -''' One-on-one coaching at 8 pm on 4th Tuesdays in Highlands Community Center on the Plateau. Contact Steve Balkman (425.427.9820).
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*'''Kirkland''' - Two classes per month at the Kirkland Family History Center. Contact 425-242-8892 or www.kirklandfhc.org.
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*'''Union Hill -''' Monthly classes at 7 pm on the 1st Wednesdays at 7115 - 224th Avenue NE (Union Hill at 224th). Contact Keith Brooks (425.868.2898).
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*'''Sumner''' - Frequent classes at the Heritage Quest Research Library at 1007 S. Main Street in Sumner. Contact 253-863-1806 or HQRL@gmail.com.
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*'''Nov 4, 2018''' - Seattle Family History Fair, Bellevue Stake Center, 14536 Main Street; registration opens in the fall.
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*No classes in the center itself at this time. Contact the center to request or to schedule classes.
  
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=== Center Resources  ===
  
=== Center Resources ===
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==== Collection Links ====
  
==== Collections  ====
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:'''Microfilms &amp; Microfiche''':
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:*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bavailability%3A%22Bellevue%20Washington%20Family%20History%20Center%22 '''Bellevue Family History Center Films Only''']
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:**Catalog of all microforms on permanent loan to the Bellevue FHC.
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:*[http://www.bellevuewafhc.com/donated-films '''Bellevue Family History Center Donated Films Only''']
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:**Catalog of microforms donated to the Bellevue FHC; not in the main FamilySearch catalog.
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:* [https://familysearch.org/catalog-search '''FamilySearch Films at All Locations''']
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:** Catalog of all FamilySearch microfilms; can be filtered by any location; films are no longer shipped to family history centers.
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:'''Books and Journals''':
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:* [http://www.bellevuewafhc.com/books '''Bellevue Family History Center Books Only''']
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:** Catalog of our books, journals and pamphlets on family history methodology, sources and technology; U.S. census, land, migration and military records; ethnic Afro-American, native American and Quaker records; U.S. states, especially New England, Pennsylvania and Washington; and foreign countries, especially Germany, the British Isles and Scandinavia.
  
:*[https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog '''Family History Library Catalog:'''] <br><br>
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:*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search S'''alt Lake Family History Library''']  
:*''(List additional collections you have such as the types of books and microfilm you have on indefinite loan; though you will not want to list every single item you have. Just give visitors to this page a general idea of your resources.)''
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:**Catalog of all FHL books; can be filtered by author, title, subject and keyword
  
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
 
==== Databases and Software  ====
  
:*[http://fhc.familysearch.org/ '''FHC Portal:'''] This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.&nbsp;
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:*'''[[FHC Portal]]''' This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page, which gives free access in the center to many premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.&nbsp;
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==== Guides and Handouts ====
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*'''Family Tree'''
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAcWJtbng3emdLLUU/view?usp=sharing Adding and Attaching Sources to Family Tree]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAUHUyVWRaQW52bVk/view?usp=sharing Attaching Historical Records to Entire Families]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAVmY3WDFQR2s1cVU/view?usp=sharing Family Tree]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAUENiWFJLbHh3Sm8/view?usp=sharing Fixing a Looping Pedigree in Family Tree]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAZWh6Z3FSQ2NwMzA/view?usp=sharing Memories: Adding Photos, Stories, Documents and Audio]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAT25lS1JPUHdidE0/view?usp=sharing Merging Duplicate Records in Family Tree]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAYTM2ZmpHVVZzR0k/view?usp=sharing Reserving Temple Ordinances]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAbkJ6WVBJNHZ2ZnM/view?usp=sharing Search Tools in Family Tree]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAR3JFT2tVZEFPTms/view?usp=sharing Searching with FamilySearch]
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**[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1_1g7j-PaGAR3lZaFk2WXJuZlU Sharing Information between Ancestry and FamilySearch]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAYi1ldjVWY3NkRDQ/view?usp=sharing Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances]
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*'''Research'''
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAZWVTeHFMaHctdms/view?usp=sharing Census Headings, U.S. 1790-1930]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAczk5Zjd1S0ZRak0/view?usp=sharing Descendancy Research]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAeGhnZVdhekg4QnM/view?usp=sharing Finding Ancestors Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAV21ERENYdXNDWU0/view?usp=sharing FamilySearch Catalog]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAbFNveWgwREUtOFk/view?usp=sharing FamilySearch Genealogies and Books]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGASC0zSEp0aUZpOTQ/view?usp=sharing Google]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGATHVyTmQtUVoxTnc/view?usp=sharing Great Research Sites]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAWndqcFh0OWFMdTg/view?usp=sharing Preparation for Trek]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAVURKM216elBjdlU/view?usp=sharing Research Log - Internet Searches]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAaFFxNTc5R2ViWFU/view?usp=sharing RFSL Research Training Guide]
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**[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1_1g7j-PaGAbkJ6WVBJNHZ2ZnM Search Tools in Family Tree]
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**[https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1_1g7j-PaGAR3JFT2tVZEFPTms&authuser=0 Searching with FamilySearch]&nbsp;
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGARVVfS3ZtdTRBUVk/view?usp=sharing Tree Connect from RecordSeek]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGASWU2M2htWi1qYjA/view?usp=sharing U.S. Census Records]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAQlp0QlVUQjRYM2c/view?usp=sharing U.S. Record Selection Table]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGANzE3RUtlaHk2YU0/view?usp=sharing Websites for England Ancestry]
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*'''Technical'''
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGANEZ4ZS1DZU0yTW8/view?usp=sharing Creating Fan or Other Charts with TreeSeek.com]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGANF9xZUtDYU9FMEU/view?usp=sharing Creating a GEDCOM File]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAOEF1OTE0aFB3T0k/view?usp=sharing Using IrfanView]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAQk43V3RUSHlUeFk/view?usp=sharing Register for or Recover an LDS Account]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAYlhnNnk0MWZXa1E/view?usp=sharing Using Dropbox]
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*'''Partner Sites'''
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAZ2xfaC03aktvLWs/view?usp=sharing Ancestry.com Overview]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGANUI5YUt3S3Zoem8/view?usp=sharing findmypast.com Overview]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAV0FiX05LdlVQc3M/view?usp=sharing MyHeritage.com Overview]
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**[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1_1g7j-PaGAV1pHQWxlbGpRLVk/view?usp=sharing FamilySearch Indexing]
  
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
 
==== Hardware and Equipment  ====
  
:*8 networked computer workstations with printer access
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:*8 networked desktops and 4 networked laptop locations
:*Paper copier
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:*1 networked printer/scanner, 2 networked printers and 1 flatbed scanner
:*8 microfilm readers  
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:*1 networked microfilm reader/printer, 4 microfilm readers and 2 microfiche readers
:*1 microfiche readers  
 
:*1 microfiche/film scanner
 
:*1 flatbed scanners
 
 
 
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==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
 
==== Staff Research Specialties  ====
  
''(Include sections for any other services your center provides. Add additional sections for those services. See the [[Mesa Family History Center|Mesa]] and [[Logan Utah Family History Center|Logan]] FHC pages for examples.)''
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All staff librarians help patrons search catalogs, locate books, load microfilms and search databases; but some are more experienced than others. Please contact the [mailto:WA_Bellevue@ldsmail.net center] to schedule foreign language or complex research assistance.<br>
  
 
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=== Resources in the Local Area<br> ===
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=== Resources in the Local Area  ===
  
''(This section is to highlight other resources in your area that will be helpful for individuals doing research there in your location, if there are any, such as government offices, historical societies, etc.)''
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'''The Eastside Genealogical Society uses our family history center for monthly meetings of its Legacy, English-Welsh, German and Italian special interest groups'''. SIG leaders have unique expertise and can hep family history center patrons, if scheduled. We can also call in those with Chinese and Spanish language skills. The Seattle Genealogical Society and the Northwest African American Museum have received donations of excess materials from and cooperate with us.  
  
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=== Key Links  ===
  
=== Links  ===
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:*[http://www.bellevuewafhc.com/books '''Bellevue FHC&nbsp;Books Catalog''']
 
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:*[http://www.kcls.org/ '''King County Library System''']
''(Include links to other websites of interest to those who visit your center such as links to the city, county and state wiki pages where your center is located.)''  
 
 
 
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=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
 
=== Volunteer at the Center  ===
  
''(Include information here about the volunteers you are looking for.)''
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'''The center is looking for librarians who can help patrons''' search catalogs, locate books, load microfilms and search databases. Librarians work four-hour shifts each week, after becoming trained. '''Semimonthly or two-hour shifts '''can be made available, especially for youth who are learning the ropes of family history and genealogy. Please [mailto:WA_Bellevue@ldsmail.net contact us] if you are interested in volunteering.

Latest revision as of 22:58, 30 November 2017

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.


This oldest Puget Sound family history center offers a unique blend of traditional (book), intermediate (microfilm) and contemporary (computer) resources. Helpful librarians and long hours help patrons learn to research and preserve their family history. We are particularly interested in helping young people learn about their ancestors and learn how to do genealogy.

Bellevue_Washington_Family_History_Center.png

Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

Address:

  • 10675 NE 20th Street, Bellevue, Washington, United States, behind the Bellevue LDS chapel, which shares the property and also provides space for monthly meetings of four Eastside Genealogical Society special interest groups. Access is easiest from Bellevue Way NE if you ar not familiar with the area.

Language:

  • English, with limited assistance in Spanish and Chinese.

Phone:

  • +1-425-454-2690

E-mail:

Open Hours:

  • Tue-Wed-Thu: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am-6:00pm

Training classes may be scheduled on Saturdays by contacting the center to make an appointment.

Holiday Schedule:

Closed in 2017 on Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day); Tuesday, November 21, to Friday, November 24 (Thanksgiving); Tuesday, December 19, to Friday, December 29 (Christmas);

Closed in 2018 on Wednesday, July 4 (independence Day); Tuesday, November 20, to Friday, November 23 (Thanksgiving); Tuesday, December 18 to Friday, December 28 and Tuesday, January 1 (Christmas); and

Whenever Bellevue Public Schools close for inclement weather.


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 2017 - Italian family history month; Italian flag flies at the center.
  • Dec 2017 - Biblical family history month; Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic and messianic family trees displayed.
  • Jan 2018 - Latin American family history month; South American, Central American and Caribbean countries recognized.
  • Feb 2018 - American family history month; historic U.S. flags rotated at the center.
  • Mar 2018 - Irish family history month; Irish flag flies at the center.
  • Apr 2018 - Mideastern family history month; Arabic, Hebrew and other Mideastern heritage recognized.
  • May 2018 - British family history month; English, Irish, Sottish and Welch flags rotated at the center.
  • Jun 2018 - Southeast Asian family history month; Southeast Asian heritage recognized.

Upcoming Classes

  • Upcoming National Conferences
  • Highlands - One-on-one coaching at 8 pm on 4th Tuesdays in Highlands Community Center on the Plateau. Contact Steve Balkman (425.427.9820).
  • Kirkland - Two classes per month at the Kirkland Family History Center. Contact 425-242-8892 or www.kirklandfhc.org.
  • Union Hill - Monthly classes at 7 pm on the 1st Wednesdays at 7115 - 224th Avenue NE (Union Hill at 224th). Contact Keith Brooks (425.868.2898).
  • Sumner - Frequent classes at the Heritage Quest Research Library at 1007 S. Main Street in Sumner. Contact 253-863-1806 or HQRL@gmail.com.
  • Nov 4, 2018 - Seattle Family History Fair, Bellevue Stake Center, 14536 Main Street; registration opens in the fall.
  • No classes in the center itself at this time. Contact the center to request or to schedule classes.

Center Resources

Collection Links

Microfilms & Microfiche:
Books and Journals:
  • Bellevue Family History Center Books Only
    • Catalog of our books, journals and pamphlets on family history methodology, sources and technology; U.S. census, land, migration and military records; ethnic Afro-American, native American and Quaker records; U.S. states, especially New England, Pennsylvania and Washington; and foreign countries, especially Germany, the British Isles and Scandinavia.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page, which gives free access in the center to many premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Guides and Handouts

Hardware and Equipment

  • 8 networked desktops and 4 networked laptop locations
  • 1 networked printer/scanner, 2 networked printers and 1 flatbed scanner
  • 1 networked microfilm reader/printer, 4 microfilm readers and 2 microfiche readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

All staff librarians help patrons search catalogs, locate books, load microfilms and search databases; but some are more experienced than others. Please contact the center to schedule foreign language or complex research assistance.


Resources in the Local Area

The Eastside Genealogical Society uses our family history center for monthly meetings of its Legacy, English-Welsh, German and Italian special interest groups. SIG leaders have unique expertise and can hep family history center patrons, if scheduled. We can also call in those with Chinese and Spanish language skills. The Seattle Genealogical Society and the Northwest African American Museum have received donations of excess materials from and cooperate with us.

Key Links

Volunteer at the Center

The center is looking for librarians who can help patrons search catalogs, locate books, load microfilms and search databases. Librarians work four-hour shifts each week, after becoming trained. Semimonthly or two-hour shifts can be made available, especially for youth who are learning the ropes of family history and genealogy. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering.