Genealogy Resources

Connect with the Library for help with your genealogy research. Together, we can help you:

  • Locate genealogy items within Kitsap County, Washington

  • Locate obituaries where the place of death is within Kitsap County, Washington

  • Gain access to the microfilm archives at the Bainbridge Island and Sylvan Way branches

  • Explore genealogy-specific resources, including, FamilySearch, Heritage Quest, Fold3 and more

Puget Sound Genealogy Center - Sylvan Way

In partnership with the Puget Sound Genealogical Society, Kitsap Regional Library provides access to the Puget Sound Genealogy Center at the Sylvan Way branch.

Volunteers from Puget Sound Genealogical Society can help you utilize and understand the genealogical resources available at the Library and within their unique genealogical collection housed in the Center. The Puget Sound Genealogical Society also offers monthly classes to help you get started in your genealogical research and presents monthly programs at their general membership meetings. Visit the online calendar to find a list of upcoming events and classes sponsored by the Puget Sound Genealogical Society.

Special Microfilm Collection

Explore documents, fire maps and local newspapers dating back to the early 1900s, including Bremerton News, Bremerton Searchlight, Bremerton Sun, The Bainbridge Island Review, The Kitsap Herald, Port Orchard Independent and Kitsap Sun. Microfilm archives are available at the Bainbridge Island and Sylvan Way branches.

Digital Resources