Sunday, April 15, 2012

Orientation to Ancestry: A Class for Beginning Genealogists

The Redmond Library hosts a variety of programs across ages and interests, and classes on genealogy are always popular!

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On Thursday, April 26th at 7 p.m. join Bob Barnes from Eastside Genealogy Society to learn how to navigate like a pro. With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, is the world’s largest online family history resource. Savvy researchers can accomplish so much without ever having to look beyond this single resource.

In addition to seminars at the library and other community centers, you can find volunteers from the Eastside Genealogical Society at the Bellevue Regional Library. Volunteers are in Room 6 on the second floor and are available the first Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. For anyone, volunteers answer questions and give advice about using the Bellevue Library and other resources in the library but do not conduct any research.

The Eastside Genealogical Society was founded in 1978 and chartered in 1982 and is a member of the Federation of Genealogy Societies.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Join the Library Board!

The Library Board of Trustees consists of five volunteers from the City of Redmond.  Our terms are five years and they are offset each year, so every year, by design, one position expires.  We are allowed to serve two terms, so we don’t always have a vacancy every year, but this year we do. (You’ll see my thank you post to our outgoing board member shortly, he started this blog back in 2008….)

If you are interested, please read the release from the City of Redmond below, we’d love to see your volunteer application!


Redmond, WA – Are you passionate about libraries and the role the Redmond Regional Library plays in the Redmond community? The Redmond Library Board of Trustees is seeking interested Redmond residents to volunteer for a Board vacancy.

The Board advises the Mayor and City Council on library policy, represents Redmond’s interests to the King County Library System and promotes local interest in the library. Members are appointed to five-year terms with a two-term limit. Meetings take place at 7 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Redmond Regional Library.

Interested residents living within Redmond city limits should contact the Mayor’s office at 425-556-2101 or download a community service application form.

Mail the completed application to the Office of the Mayor, City of Redmond, P.O. Box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710 or fax to 425-556-2110. If possible, include a summary of related experience.

Applications will continue to be accepted until the vacancy is filled. All board and commission members are volunteers.