Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

Spring 2011 Seminar
Fall City Cemetary
Wedding Photo
Photos in Cigar Box
Ladies Reading Family Tree
Kids in Wagon Pulled by Goat
The Seattle Genealogical Society, founded in 1923, is an educational organization devoted exclusively to furthering genealogical research, promoting interest in family history, and preserving records. The Seattle Genealogical Society's mission is to serve as a community resource for quality genealogical research and education.
We conduct meetings, offer classes and seminars, compile and publish research materials, and maintain a computer-equipped, 15,000-item library open to the public for researching family history. Wherever your ancestors lived, please consider joining us. Visit our library and check out our resources covering every U.S. state and many countries. Check out our Calendar to see the range of programs and classes we offer.

SGS 2019 Spring Seminar with Diahan Southard - Registration is open now!

Register for the Seminar online  


Print out a Seminar registration brochure  and send your registration to: SGS, PO Box 15329, Seattle, WA  98115.

SGS Bylaws Changes 
The SGS Board has recently reviewed the Bylaws and found a need for some updating. Bylaw changes require a vote of the membership. Below is a link to the proposed changes - we will be asking the membership for a vote on these changes sometime before the next election period.  Please take a moment and look them over and stay tuned for more information regarding your vote!
SGS is a Family Search Library!
The Seattle Genealogical Society recently became an Affiliate Library for When you are inside our Library either using your own computer or our patron computers you will be able to access the "locked" records on 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. We are very excited about this affiliation with The service is available during normal hours at our research library.  We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 3 PM; Sundays 1 pm to 3:30 PM.
Call for Articles
Do you have an interesting genealogical story to tell?

The SGS Publications Committee invites you to submit articles to the Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society. We look for articles about genealogical research and family history that are of interest to our members. We welcome submissions from all areas of genealogy. Some possibilities include memoirs, research articles, how-to and problem solving articles, and genealogical technology. Book reviews, historical photographs, and blog posts are also welcome. Help is available for inexperienced writers!  Submissions or questions to:

Volunteer Appreciation
April 7 - 13 is Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Thank you to all of our SGS volunteers. Following is a partial list of the tasks our dedicated volunteers do on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis:

Greet our library visitors and keep our doors open to the public; represent SGS at community events; plan and present educational programs; facilitate our Special Interest Groups; manage our library collections; maintain our building; write and edit ENews! and SGS Journal; serve on a committee or as a Board Member; conduct research and archival work; tech support; write and submit grants.... and much more!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Email today!