Seattle Genealogical Society
Celebrating 100 Years of Genealogical Service

SGS 2023 Election is coming April 1-30
Nominations for the SGS Board 2023-24          Changes to Bylaws

For 2023 Election information click here
SGS100 Family History Writing Contest!
Submit your story by July 1, 2023.

Did you miss the live seminar?
Register to view the recorded presentations
available until Monday, April 10, 2023.

SGS 2023 Spring Seminar
Diana Elder AGⓇ and Nicole Dyer
"Learn to Research Like a Pro"
was held online March 10 - 11, 2023

Shop for T-shirts, mugs, and more at the

Visit the SGS Library

Good Shepherd Center   
As the Seattle Genealogical Society enters its 100th year, our library is open for research at an historic building in the Wallingford neighborhood:
Suite 302 at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
Please note that the building elevator is currently out of service.
The SGS Library is usually open Tuesday through Saturday. If weather conditions are poor or you want to be sure that the library is open or 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. Three library computers offer subscription databases Ancestry, Fold3, Newspapers Extra, and American Ancestors, and FamilySearch Affiliate records may be viewed on any Internet-connected computer within the library. 
Photo credit: Chris Robinson


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SGS Centennial Membership
Are you thinking about becoming a member of SGS? Join today and become a charter member for our second century! 
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 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 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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   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.

April 1
10:15 am
FamilySearch SIG
  No Foolin'. Discover the many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research.   We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. ...

April 2
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 ...

April 3
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 ...

April 5
10:00 am
Fiske Genealogical Library Classes (Free!)
  The Fiske Genealogical Library continues its Winter virtual classes in 2023. All classes will be by video meeting. All classes are Wednesdays, 10-noon, ...

April 6
12:00 pm
American Ancestors by NEHGS (FREE Webinar)
  Pennsylvania Genealogy: Go-To Published Resources with Ann G. Lawthers, presented by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.   Since its founding, Pennsylvania has seen ...