Welcome to the Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society


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Researching Family Histories All Over the World

From our Beautiful Island in Puget Sound

Next Monthly Program

Evelyn Roehl

Friday, April 19 @ 10AM

Evelyn Roehl

will present 

at the Bainbridge Library and on Zoom

Pledging Allegiance - the Paper Trail to Naturalization Records

Everyone Welcome! 

No Membership Necessary


Our informal genealogy coaching sessions are now available either in-person at the Bainbridge Public Library or Online via Zoom

Want help getting started on your family tree? Need some ideas to build on what you already know? Either stop by the library or arrange for a zoom session. Either way you can meet with some of our member coaches who will help you build out that tree.

Special Interest Groups

Friday Forum / Great Britain

Click on a title to read the article

Pat's Prompts

Don't put off reading this one!

DNA Ditties

Lots of DNA matches? Part 1 was so helpful. Now, you can read Part 2!


Make It Quick!

Read all about it!

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Searching for Native American Records?
Check out the resources at the National Archives

We appreciate Barbara Gorham Johnson from the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society for the following:

For those of you who have discovered you have (or think you might have) Indigenous ancestry, the National Archives has a “deep dive” into Native records. You may have to scroll patiently through this article. It is chock full of information about 200 years of records with digitized records of treaties, maps and reservation data. You can download the article and read it bit by bit. (Click the title below.)

This is a wonderful resource to learn more generally about 200 years of history, in addition to particular Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) records. There is an amazing breadth and depth which sheds light on this aspect of our history. And it has generally useful information about searching the National Archives (scroll toward the end of link to find “Hints and Tips about searching the National Archives Catalog.”

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