Seattle Genealogical Society
Celebrating 100 Years of Genealogical Service

Friday, October 20, 2023
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Dunn Gardens 
with Knute Berger our keynote speaker
Your optional registration helps us plan the event:


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. 
Photo credit: Chris Robinson


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SGS Centennial Membership
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.
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 or renew in person!

Find out more about membership at Join SGS.


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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.

September 30
10:00 am
  To participate you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at to join.    Chair: Cary Bright and ...

October 1
1:00 pm
DNA Workshop
  To participate you need to be on the SGS DNA Interest Group email list. Contact Cary Bright at to join.    Chair: Cary Bright and ...

October 3
10:00 am
Scandinavian Interest Group
  IN PERSON at the SGS library! Workshop your Swedish ancestors with Karen. Workshop your Norwegian ancetors with Kathi..   Heads up! It's a ...

October 4
10:00 am
Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)
  The Fiske Genealogical Library continues its Fall virtual classes in 2023. All classes will be by video meeting. All classes are Wednesdays, 10-noon, ...

October 7
10:15 am
FamilySearch SIG
  CANCELLED!  SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER..   We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will be time for Q & ...