Seattle Genealogical Society

Library Closure Update (15 June 2020)

 

Due to COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle, the SGS Board has decided to close the SGS Library at 6200 Sand Point Way and not reopen until King County has been approved for Phase 4 of the Washington State plan for recovering from the COVID-19 shutdown.  This action has been taken to help protect our members, guests, and patrons.

Note that only the library facility is closed.  Many Society activities such as seminars, workshops, and SIG meetings are being moved on-line.  See the Calendar of Events and the bi-monthly eNews! SGS electronic newsletter for details.  COVID-19 can close our Library, but it can’t shut down the Society!


 

SGS Members - It's Renewal Time!

Your annual membership expired May 31, 2020, and there is still time to renew for 2020-21. During our 97th year your membership in the Seattle Genealogical Society is more important than ever. 
 
Renew quickly and conveniently right here at the SGS website. Just go to Members Home and log in. Then open your Member Profile and click the green “Renew Membership” button. You will be able to pay your dues online with a credit/debit card or print out an invoice and mail it with a check to SGS.
 
If you haven’t logged in before or need help, send an email to: membership@seagensoc.org. 
 
Thank you for your participation and continued support of SGS! 
 
Not a member yet? Now is a great time to join SGS and obtain a full year of online programs, discounted class and seminar registration fees, free research requests, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Join SGS Now.
 

 

Women's Suffrage in your Family History
 
This year the Seattle Genealogical Society is commemorating the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage with a variety of programs and events.
Learn more here
 
 
 

 

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Keep up to date with the SGS eNews! sent to your email twice a month.
 

 

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? Visit the SGS Member Surname Registry. Here 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 personal surnames 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 FamilySearch.org. 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 FamilySearch.org. You will be prompted to sign up for a FREE account through FamilySearch.org, 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 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization.

July 7
6:00 pm
Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond
  The Level I-Genealogy Basics and Beyond course is suitable for everyone and covers how to successfully conduct research in census records, vital records, ...

August 22
10:00 am
Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration
    Join the Washington Women's Commission and the Washington State Historical Society for a day-long event at the State Capitol in Olympia featuring speakers, exhibits, ...

September 7
Labor Day
   

September 9
7:00 pm
MAC Computer Interest Group
  Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month from ...

September 12
10:15 am
Family Tree Maker Users Group
  Learn and share tips and tricks for using Family Tree Maker 2017 by Software MacKiev™ .   Chair: Reiley Kidd