Seattle Genealogical Society
Celebrating 100 Years of Genealogical Service

Visit the SGS Library

Good Shepherd Center   
The SGS Library is located in
Suite 302 at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
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The SGS Library is usually open for research Tuesday through Saturday. If you want to be sure that the library is open or that the elevator is available, give us a call before you come: (206) 522-8658.
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
In addition to the library book collection, wireless Internet access is available. FamilySearch Affiliate records may be viewed on any Internet-connected computer within the library. Three computer workstations offer subscription databases Ancestry, Fold3, Newspapers Extra, American Ancestors by NEHGS, and New! Historygeo a database of historical maps and landowners covering 29 US states and pre-statehood Texas. 
Photo credit: Chris Robinson

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The Seattle Genealogical Society is an Affiliate Library for and the FamilySearch Library in Salt Lake City. 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 To view the locked records you will be prompted to sign in to your own account. If you don't already have an account you may create a free account through


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Join now for extended membership thru May 2025!

During January 1st through March 31st, 2024, you may join the Seattle Genealogical Society with a membership that extends through May 31, 2025.
Enjoy a year and a half of discounted class and seminar registration fees, free research requests, and online access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Dues are $60 individual, $75 dual. Click here for more information about membership or


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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.

February 26
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 ...

February 27
10:00 am
Tech Tuesdays (Virtual via Zoom)
  Drop in (virtually) on Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, hardware, software, and virtually all genealogy-related issues. All are welcomed, especially those who ...

February 28
9:00 am
Utah Genealogical Association (FREE Webinar)
  Solving Complex Problems with Indirect Evidence: A Midwestern Case Study with Jénna Smith, presented by the Utah Genealogical Association   This webinar will demonstrate ...

February 28
10:00 am
Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)
  The Fiske Genealogical Library continues its Winter virtual classes in 2024. All classes will be by video meeting. All classes are Wednesdays, 10-noon, ...

March 2
10:15 am
FamilySearch SIG
  Discover the many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research.   We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will ...