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TELOS - Exploring Your Family History  

Researching your genealogy has never been easier or more convenient. Many on-line databases can be accessed for little or no cost at your local library or even from your own home. This class will offer an introduction to basic genealogical techniques and guide you to the most productive resources that are readily available (computer access will be provided).

Bob Barnes
Professional Bio: Education: MS Water Resources, UW; BS Chemistry, UW. Certificate in Russian, Defense Language Institute West Coast. Career in Environmental Science and Water Resource Management. Community volunteer (1992-2012) in Boy Scouts of America. Genealogy Research assistant at Bellevue Regional Library, 2007-present and volunteer Librarian, Bellevue Family History Center, 2012-present; member of Board of Directors, Eastside Genealogical Society (EGS), 2007-present, VP/Pres. EGS 2008-2011, Education Chair (2009-present).

Personal Bio: I have been actively involved in genealogical research for over 20 years and I am currently a member of the Eastside Genealogical Society, Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) and a supporter of the Fiske Genealogical Library Foundation. I have given genealogical programs/classes for the EGS, SGS, Family History Expo and the King County Library System. I have taught genealogy classes at Telos for the past several years. I am a Washington native, a Vietnam Veteran and have two adult children. In addition my passion for genealogy I enjoy reading, fly-fishing, gardening and duplicate bridge.


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