Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society and Library

We are located at the historic Good Shepherd Center in Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood.
Seattle Genealogical Society
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98103-6955
The SGS Library is open for research in Suite 302.
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Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Call ahead:  (206) 522-8658

The Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization devoted exclusively to furthering genealogical research, promoting interest in family history, and preserving records. 
The mission of the Seattle Genealogical Society is to provide educational opportunities and to collect and disseminate quality genealogical information for family history researchers in our community.
We conduct meetings, offer classes and seminars, compile and publish research materials, and maintain a computer-equipped library open to the public for researching family history. Visit the library and check out our resources covering every U.S. state and many countries. In addition to subscription databases such as, Fold3, Extra, and American Ancestors, library computers offer digitized indexes and records unique to SGS. Wireless Internet access is available and FamilySearch Affiliate records may be viewed on any Internet-connected computer within the library.
SGS publishes a semi-monthly newsletter, the SGS eNews!, with upcoming events and articles of interest to the genealogical community. Membership in SGS is not required to receive the newsletter. Learn more and sign up to our e-mail list.
  Classes at SGS
SGS publishes the Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society (formerly the SGS Bulletin) twice each year. Online access to current and recent issues is limited to SGS members; older issues of the SGS Bulletin are available to the public in a searchable database through the Seattle Public Library. Find out more about the Journal of the SGS.
Membership in SGS is open to anyone interested in the pursuit of genealogy. Wherever your ancestors lived, please consider joining us. Seattle roots are not required! Read more about becoming a member of SGS.

Board of Directors
President: Kathy Weber
Vice President: Lisa A Oberg
Secretary: Cybele O'Brien
Treasurer: Betsey Cotter
Director of Education: Cecellia Rogers
Director of Library: Kathi M
Past President: James A Secan
Seattle Public Library Liaison: Mahina Oshie
Committee Chairs
Membership Chair: Christine Schomaker
Publications Chair: Ms. Laura Sandidge
Technology Chair: James A Secan
Volunteers Chair: Melanie K Moser
Library Trustee: Melinda McRae
Library Trustee: Claire Gebben
Library Trustee: Helen Shawcroft

SGS Bylaws and Policies

All Society actions are governed by our bylaws. Our current bylaws took effect in June 2023 after approval by the SGS membership.
The Seattle Genealogical Society is proud to be a member of 
National Genealogical Society
Washington State Genealogical Society
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries
The Seattle Genealogical Society would like to thank our generous supporters: 
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  4Culture - the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington
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   The Seattle Public Library