Seattle Genealogical Society
Celebrating 100 Years of Genealogical Service

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It's the Giving Season!

As 2023 wraps up and we reflect on our centennial year, we also want to look forward to the future. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the work of the Seattle Genealogical Society and Library. 
If you have a Paypal account, you may donate to SGS via the Paypal Giving Fund and their transaction fee will be waived.  Here's the link: Paypal Giving Fund - SGS.
 Thank You 


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
The SGS Library is usually open for research Tuesday through Saturday. As of May 9th the building elevator is back in service. If 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. 
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Did you miss it?
Records to enhance your research
Judy Russell, CG®, CGL℠,
Annette Burke Lyttle,
Lisa Gorrell, CG®,
Nicole Dyer, and
Gregory Gardner, MD, MACP
Although the seminar has concluded, all five presentations were recorded and may be viewed online by paid registrants: Sessions 1 and 2 until Monday, December 11, 2023, and Session 3 until Monday, December 18, 2023.
If you have not previously registered you may still register to view the presentation videos and obtain the syllabus.

Keep up to date with the SGS eNews! sent to your email the first of each month. Learn more ...


SGS Centennial Membership
It's not too late to join the Seattle Genealogical Society today and become a charter member for our second century!
Already a member? If your membership has expired, then log in to renew today.
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 or renew in person!

Find out more about membership at Join SGS.


Family Search LogoFamilySearch Affiliate Library
The Seattle Genealogical Society is an Affiliate Library for the FamilySearch 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 To view the locked records you will be prompted to sign in to your own account. If you don't already have an account you may create a free account through


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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 7
12:00 pm
American Ancestors by NEHGS (FREE Webinar)
  Applying to Revolutionary War Lineage Societies with Lindsay Fulton, presented by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.   With the 250th anniversary of the ...

December 9
1:00 pm
Second Saturday: City Directories
  City Directories Federal census records were only reported every ten years. With city directories, you can discover where your ancestors lived, their occupations, their ...

December 11
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 11
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 11
7:00 pm
Write It Up (Virtual)
  Are you looking for inspiration to write up your family history research? This group meets online the second Monday of the month at 7PM ...