Seattle Genealogical Society

Support SGS with a Donation

Seattle Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization, registered in the state of Washington. Contributions to SGS are tax deductible. We depend upon the generous support of our members and friends to fulfill our mission. Please fill out a Donation Form and mail it with your contribution directly to SGS. Or donate now online with your credit/debit card. 
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Make a contribution from your IRA
If you are 70 ½ or older an IRA qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a terrific way to make a tax-exempt gift to SGS. Ask your IRA administrator to send your gift directly from your IRA account to the Seattle Genealogical Society.
Arrange for a Matching Gift
Many employers offer to match all or a portion of a contribution you make to SGS. Check with your personnel office to see if your employer will match your gift with an additional gift to SGS. We are registered with and eligible to receive matching gifts from several local employers, including Boeing, Boeing Employees Credit Union (BECU), and Microsoft.
Donate during a fundraising campaign
Throughout the year there are opportunities to contribute something extra to fund SGS programs and activities. Occasionally we may call for donations to acquire specific new equipment or library materials. Watch the SGS eNews! for fundraising announcements and plan to participate in these annual campaigns:
Membership Renewal - Membership dues alone are not adequate to sustain our library and activities. During the membership renewal period, May through June, consider including an additional contribution with your annual dues payment
Annual Appeal - Each year in December SGS conducts an Annual Appeal to solicit contributions from members and friends in the community. The holiday season provides many opportunities to make a donation to SGS - like "Giving Tuesday", the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Vendors may offer seasonal incentives for contributions made through their portals. For example, SGS receives an extra 1% match from the Paypal Giving Fund, and service charges are waived, for amounts you donate online through your personal Paypal account: Paypal Giving Fund
Use a vendor affiliate
The following vendors will donate a small percentage of your purchase amount to SGS, if you use the links below to sign in to your vendor account or to place your order. 
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Click AmazonSmile, log in to your Amazon account and choose Seattle Genealogical Society as your charity. Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase price to SGS.
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Purchase apparel and merchandise displaying the SGS logo. 

Make a donation of research materials

Did you know that nearly all of the materials in SGS Library were donated? The community benefits in multiple ways from your donation of genealogical research materials to the library.


Our library collections feature Seattle, King County and Washington State, and we especially welcome donations of genealogical books, periodicals or maps pertaining to these areas. Our large Family Research collection covers many geographical areas and we accept donations of family genealogies, research and manuscripts.


We do not accept fiction, history books without genealogical information, photographs or memorabilia. Donated materials that duplicate or are not relevant to the library collections are exchanged with other libraries or sold at our fundraising book sales.


If you have a large collection that you would like to bring in all at once, please contact the Director of Library in advance:



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Seattle Genealogical Society, PO Box 15329, 6200 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115-0329

Seattle Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization,
registered in the state of Washington. Tax ID #91-0850085. Contributions are tax deductible.