Seattle Genealogical Society

Welcome Back to the SGS Library

Good Shepherd Center   
The SGS Library is 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.
The SGS Library is open Tuesday through Saturday. If weather conditions are poor or if you just want to be sure the library is open, give us a call before you come.
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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. 
Photo credit: Chris Robinson


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A Special Offer for SGS Members

Legacy Family Tree Webinars offers Seattle Genealogical Society members a 50% discount off a first-year Legacy webinar membership. 
Legacy Family Tree Webinars hosts online genealogy programs presented by nationally-known speakers on a variety of genealogy and technology topics. The live webinars are initially free to view for about a week. Then the recordings are placed in the Webinar Library and viewing access is granted through an annual membership ($49.95/year). 
The SGS member discount makes it $24.98 for the first year, valid for new Legacy webinar memberships only.
Included in the webinar membership are:
 Unlimited, on-demand access to all webinars (currently 1,801 classes)
 New webinars every week
 Access to chat logs and speakers’ handouts (currently 6,650 pages)
 Bonus members-only webinars
 Automatic 5% off anything in the store (when logged in at checkout)
 Chance for a bonus subscribers-only door prize during each live webinar
Log in at Members Home to take advantage of this offer.


Remember to Renew!

There is still time to renew your membership for 2022-23 and take part as we begin to celebrate the society's 100th year!
To renew online, log in at Members Home, then click the green “Renew Membership” button. 
If you'd rather renew by postal mail, click print a 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? Join online today and enjoy discounted class and Seminar fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases.
Find out more about membership at Join SGS.


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.

December 10
1:00 pm
Second Saturday: Border Reivers (Virtual/Hybrid)
  Border Reivers: The Beginnings of America’s Scotch-Irish with Craig Gowens   To participate via Zoom, please click here to register in advance for the virtual ...

December 12
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 ...

December 12
1:00 pm
SGS Board of Directors Meeting (Virtual)
Members must be signed in to view Zoom Meeting info.   If you are not currently signed in, do so on "Members Home," then return ...

December 12
7:00 pm
Write It Up
  Are you looking for inspiration to write up your family history research? This group meets online the second Monday of the month at 7PM ...

December 13
10:00 am
Tech Tuesdays
  Drop in on Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, genealogy software, and genealogy-related technical issues. All are welcomed, especially those who are just ...