Seattle Genealogical Society

Welcome to Our New and Improved Website

With a fresh look and feel, our new website is designed with you in mind. This new website means that visitors can benefit from our online content that is easier to navigate and share with others.
For our members, the site provides easy access to the login page, support functions, and research databases.
The new site is hosted by Easy Net Sites (ENS) which provides a suite of web-based tools designed for genealogical, familial and historical societies. Over 125 societies nationwide have used ENS to build their websites.
Once again we would like to welcome you to our new website and invite you to explore what SGS has to offer!81-9/30
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Library Recovery

Wet books
Wet books were temporarily stored on tables in the library.

Thanks to our volunteers the damage in the SGS Library due to the November water leak was minimized. The damaged books that could not be salvaged will be replaced and the others were dried and cleaned. The books are being returned to their correct places on the shelves. We are very thankful that most of the damage was reversible.

Meanwhile, over the holiday break our volunteers installed newly donated workstations and chairs. The computer stations have more room and there are more work areas available. We are also scheduling new lighting for the computer area. Come by the library and take a look, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

As a volunteer-led, donation-driven organization we appreciate all that our members do for the Society.


Not a member yet? Join now for 1 1/2 years!

During January 1st through March 31st, 2020, new members may join the Seattle Genealogical Society with a membership that extends through May 31, 2021. Obtain a year and a half of discounted class and event registration fees, free research requests, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases. Dues are $60 individual, $75 dual. Read more...


New on our Website - A Surname Registry

Have you ever wanted to collaborate with other SGS members? Have you wondered if another member has a similar research area?

Our new website has a great feature: SGS Member Surname Registry. The registry is viewable by both members and non-members, but only SGS members may add to the list by going to their profile and looking under Surnames. Just click on the "plus" icon to create a surname record.

The Registry is listed under Research and Databases, SGS Member Surname Registry. Here you will find the growing list of surnames added by our members. You can view more details for any entry by selecting the "eye" icon, or you can message the member by selecting the email "envelope" icon. Follow the instructions to write a message on the secure website system. (We cannot guarantee that you will receive a response.)

SGS Members - When a researcher finds a matching name in the registry, they may send an email to you through the secure website system. They will not have access to your name and contact information unless you reply. 8/23-10/31


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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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January 20
Martin Luther King Day

January 21
11:00 am
Family History Writers' Group
  Create your family history and share with others in an effort to improve your writing. Please note: the Writers' Group is at the maximum number ...

January 25
10:00 am
DNA Interest Group
  Quarterly meeting. Come early for the Beginner Session 9:30  - 10:00 am. Note that this meeting takes place in the fellowship hall at Wedgwood ...

February 8
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 ...

February 8
1:00 pm
Second Saturday: “The Price of Love: American Women, the Cable Act and Lost Citizenship”
  American women proselytized and protested for more than 70 years to finally win the right to vote. And yet, the victory wasn't complete with ...