The collection of genealogical research materials, formerly located in the Cindy Shawley Spore Memorial Genealogical Research Library in Port Orchard, is now housed in the Genealogy Center, which is located inside the Sylvan Way Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library (KRL) in Bremerton, Washington. The Genealogy Center is open during regular library hours, which are: Mon 1-8pm; Tue & Wed 10am-8pm; Thu 1-5pm; Fri 10am-6pm; and Sat 10am-5pm. This relocation of our collection is the culmination of several years of conversations and planning that resulted in a partnership between PSGS and KRL that reflects our shared vision of providing research, educational, and genealogical information to the community at large.

The genealogical research collection includes books and periodicals from each state and several countries. In addition, family history books, guides and instructions, census data, and various compendia and records round out the collection. Microfilm and microfiche records are also on hand. The entire collection is available at no charge to researchers as a non-circulating reference collection. A database of the collection is available here. The database is sorted by type, meaning, for example, all the books with "Connecticut" in the title are arranged alphabetically together under the type "CT." This is a quick way to find specific localities and follows the same format we used at our former library in Port Orchard. To identify an item's call number that is used in the Genealogy Center, enter the title into the search catalog box on the KRL website (

A listing of all the resource materials added to the collection from January 2012 through September 2013 is available here. This listing includes the call numbers of each new book. An updated list of new acquisitions from September 2013 through March 2014 is now available here. The list will continue to be updated periodically.

Research Forms

Printed copies of these Research Forms are found in the Resource Aids binder in the Genealogy Center.

Genealogy Center Volunteers
The Genealogy Center is staffed by PSGS member volunteers. If you would like to contribute your time to help us in this effort, please contact the Genealogy Center Volunteer Coordinator/Trainer, Charlotte Long-Thornton. 

Click here to e-mail the Genealogy Center Volunteer Coordinator

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