Seattle Genealogical Society
Celebrating 100 Years of Genealogical Service

Members and friends! Come to the SGS Library for the in-person and online
‚ÄčSGS Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 12:30 pm
followed by a live screening of the Second Saturday program, online at 1:00 pm
"The 'Push' & the 'Pull,' Decision-Making of the 19th Century Immigrant"
with Jill Morelli
or call us at (206) 522-8658 to add your name to the in-person list.


Saturday, June 17, 2023  9:00am - Noon 
Sunday, June 18, 2023  1:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration Fee $25, Free to SGS Members

SGS Centennial Membership
Join the Seattle Genealogical Society today and become a charter member for our second century!
If you are already a member, it's time to log in to your account and renew your membership for 2023-24 to continue the celebration of our 100th year.
Participate in special Centennial Events 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 the 2023 Centennial Year and until May 31, 2024. 
Join online with a credit/debit card or print a membership application and send it together with your dues payment to SGS. Better yet, come by the SGS Library and join in person!

Find out more about membership at Join SGS.


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Visit the SGS Library

Good Shepherd Center   
As the Seattle Genealogical Society celebrates its 100th year, our library is open at an historic building in the Wallingford neighborhood:
Suite 302 at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
Get Directions                    Take a Virtual Tour
Hooray! As of 9 May 2023 the building elevator is back in service.
The SGS Library is usually open for research Tuesday through Saturday. If weather conditions are poor and 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


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.

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Second Saturday: The 'Push' & the 'Pull,' Decision-Making of the 19th Century Immigrant
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June 12
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June 12
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