Seattle Genealogical Society

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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
Get Directions                    Take a Virtual Tour
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
Good News!
The SGS Library has added Find My Past
to our collection of subscription databases!
Come in soon to access a wealth of records for the United Kingdom.
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. Four computer workstations offer subscription databases Ancestry, Fold3, Newspapers Extra, Find My Past, American Ancestors by NEHGS, and Historygeo a database of historical maps and landowners covering 29 US states and pre-statehood Texas. 
Photo credit: Chris Robinson

Family Search LogoFamilySearch Affiliate Library
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 some of 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


Remember to Renew Your Membership!

SGS memberships expired May 31st. To renew online, log in at Members Home then click the green “Renew Membership” button. 
If you'd rather renew by postal mail, fill out the printable membership application and send it together with your dues payment to SGS.
Or better yet, come by the SGS Library and renew in person!

Not a member yet? Join online today and enjoy discounted class and Seminar fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Your membership will extend through May 31, 2025.
Find out more about membership at Join SGS.


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   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.

June 21
10:30 am
EGS Family Tree Maker SIG
  Join Eastside Genealogical Society and SGS to learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker by Software MacKiev.  The meetings open about 15 ...

June 22
9:00 am
Registration Opens for SLIG 2025 Classes (Virtual Event-$$)
  SLIG 2025 (virtual) courses run daily, January 27–31 from 7:30 to 3:00 pm PST; some will include homework and other sessions outside those ...

June 22
1:00 pm
Registration Opens for SLIG Spring Virtual 2025 (Virtual Event-$$)
  SLIG Spring Virtual 2025 (formerly SLIG Academy for Professionals) runs February–April 2025.  Classes meet weekly, and course days/times will vary. Students may be ...

June 24
10:00 am
Brags and Bricks (Virtual)
  Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just come to chat with other genealogists.    Meets ...

June 24
4:00 pm
FREE! GRIP Evening Presentations
GRIP evening programs are open to the public, but seats are limited.  For more information about GRIP's free presentations, visit https:/   GRIP evening ...