Seattle Genealogical Society

Library Closure Extended

Due to Covid-19 outbreak in Seattle, the SGS Board has decided to close the SGS Library at 6200 Sand Point Way and to cancel all meetings and gatherings scheduled there at least until 5 July 2020. There is no known contamination, but this is a pro-active move to avoid possible person-to-person transmission of the virus. This action is being taken to help protect our members, guests and patrons.


There will be no programs or groups meeting until the end of June.


We certainly hope that you are safe and well. Our thanks go out to the scientists at the UW, Fred Hutch, the CDC and other institutions who are working overtime to tame this beast.  In the meantime, Say Home, Stay Safe and flatten the curve!


And thank you for your support.


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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


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 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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May 30
Deadline for Women's Suffrage Centennial Family History Writing Contest
  Share the story of your  female ancestor 100 or more years ago. Submit your story by May 30, 2020. Read our guidelines before submitting your story. Winners will ...

May 30
10:00 am
DNA Interest Group
  SGS DNA Special Interest Group General Meeting is meeting via Zoom. To be included you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list and get ...

May 30
10:15 am
Irish Interest Group - Canceled due to continued closure.
  Share information and discuss Irish ancestral research.   Chair: Jean Roth

May 30
1:00 pm
German Interest Group - Canceled due to continued closure.
  Share information and discuss German ancestral research.   Chair: Jean Roth

June 6
10:15 am
FamilySearch Interest Group
  Discover the many ways to use Family Tree and FamilySearch on is external)We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There ...