News From Our Special Interest Groups

Here’s some news from some of the Special Interest Groups (SIG) of the Eastside Genealogical Society:

  •  Czech/Slovak Special Interest Group. The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th, 9:30 a.m. to Noon, at the usual meeting place, Firehouse #22 in Kirkland (6602 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033). Rosie Bodien, who founded the group in 1995, and has been its leader all these years, passed away on Christmas Day, after a two year battle with Ovarian Cancer. This next meeting will focus on how best to move forward.
  • The Italian SIG has a new website, in addition to a page on the EGS website. You can find their website at
  • The Family Tree Maker SIG will be meeting February 19, 2016 at the Newcastle Library at 10:30 a.m. We will start out discussing what we have each heard read about the MacKiev buy out of FTM.
    Here are a couple of links that one should have a read at


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