Seattle Genealogical Society

Launching SGS's Centennial Year

On October 18, 1923, a group of eight individuals got together in Seattle with the purpose of establishing a society dedicated to genealogy. As we approach the centennial of that ambitious undertaking, we can't help but wonder what the founders would make of the Seattle Genealogical Society today, meeting by Zoom, engaged in DNA research, and able to connect with cousins worldwide with a few clicks.
Look for our yearlong celebration of this milestone anniversary to kick-off in January!
  • On January 14, 2023, Dr. Bill Woodward, SPU emeritus history professor, will open the 2nd Saturday Series speaking on this century of change, Will the 2020s Roar Like the 1920s? See the Event Calendar for the Zoom link.
  • The Centennial Family History Writing Contest will center around the centennial with winning essays published in the SGS Journal. It will be announced the next issue of the SGS Journal, with prizes announced and distributed in the October Centennial event. 
  • In early spring, we hope to offer a writer's retreat for those working on their family histories, certification portfolio, and/or other writing projects.
  • Denise Levenick, The Family Curator, will be our speaker for a special summer seminar focusing on preserving your family history; from caring for physical artifacts to managing your digitial files.
  • The October event will be held on the 20th of October. Mark your calendar! There will be a keynote speaker you will not want to miss!
  • The year will wrap up with a special program and reception in October at a unique and picturesque Seattle location.
That's not all we have planned! To keep abreast of our Centennial activities be sure to subscribe to the bimonthly eNews!