Seattle Genealogical Society
SGS 2022 Spring Seminar
Land and Maps and Deeds, Oh My!
Presented Online
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - June 3-5, 2022
Register today! Click here.
See calendar entry for more details. Please register by Wednesday, June 1st. 


The SGS Library is Open
Good Shepherd Center   
Our new SGS Library is now open for research at an historic building in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle:
Suite 302 at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
We have the same phone number as before: (206) 522-8658.
New! SGS is now open Wednesdays. Open hours are:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
In addition to the library book collection, wireless Internet access is available. Three library computers offer subscription databases, Fold3, Extra, and American Ancestors. FamilySearch Affiliate records may be viewed on any Internet-connected computer within the library. 
Welcome Back!
Photo credit: Chris Robinson


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Take a look at our Surname Registry

Do you want to collaborate with SGS members? Have you wondered if a member has a research area similar to your own? To find out, visit  the online database SGS Member Surname Registry at the link below. You will find a searchable list of research names added exclusively by our members.

For each entry you can view more details by selecting the "eye" icon, or you can write a message to the member by selecting the "envelope" email icon. Follow the instructions to send the message on our secure website system. (Note, you will not have access to the member's name or contact information unless they choose to reply, and we cannot guarantee that you will receive a response.)

Members, if you would like to view or edit your research names list, log in and go to your Member Profile page. Then click on the "Surnames" tab.


Family Search LogoFamilySearch Affiliate Library
The Seattle Genealogical Society is an Affiliate Library for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and This means that when you are inside the SGS Library either using your own computer or our Patron Computers you will be able to access the "locked" records at You will be prompted to sign up for a FREE account through, or to sign in to your own account and then you can access the records. The service is available during normal hours at the SGS research library. 


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   Seattle Genealogical Society and Library
   4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302, Seattle, WA 98103-6955     (206) 522-8658
Seattle Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization.

May 17
10:00 am
Family History Writers' Group
  Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing.   Please note: The Writers' Group is at the maximum ...

May 18
10:00 am
Brags and Bricks
  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists.    Meets ...

May 21
10:00 am
Irish SIG
  Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.   To register for this event, click here. You only need to register once for all Irish SIG ...

May 21
1:00 pm
German SIG
  Share information and discuss German ancestral research. This month's topic is "Finding German-Speaking Ancestors in Other Countries” by Judith Culver.   To register for this ...

May 22
1:00 pm
Japanese American SIG
  Jointly sponsored by SGS and Densho, this group meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific). Meetings address topics and ...