Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

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Interest Groups

Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups offer breakout monthly sessions on specific topics for SGS members.

Canadian Interest Group
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the SGS library. Email for more information.

German Interest Group
Meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m., following the Irish Interest Group meetings at the SGS library. Email for more information. Led by Jean Roth

Irish Interest Group
Meetings are usually held on the third Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the SGS library. Email for more information.

Writing Groups
SGS is forming new groups for interested writers. In addition, there are periodic Umbrella Writers' Group meetings for all interested genealogy writers. For more information on our Writers' Groups, email

Mac Computer Interest Group
Jointly sponsored by SGS and Fiske, this group meets every other month from October through June on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Fiske Genealogical Library in Madison Park. Meetings are open to the public and will address topics and resources helpful for those using MacIntosh (Apple) computers and the Reunion program in their genealogy research. $3.00 library use fee applies. E-mail Lisa Marker at or Diane Hettrick at for more information.

DNA Interest Group
The DNA group was started in March 2010 due to the passion of SGS member, Jim Gunderson, our first co-chair. Our mission: To enable our members to determine who to DNA test, what DNA test is best for which family member, and how the DNA Test results can assist your family research. Each meeting will include a presentation about “What’s New” and group Volunteers will give a short presentations about their DNA Test Results. Beginning DNA Presentations and Hands on Workshops will also be scheduled topics at some of our meetings. The group meets quarterly at the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church. For more information contact Co-chaired by Cary Bright and Herb McDaniel.

Scandinavian Interest Group 
Meets the second Sunday of most months throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar for dates and times.

Email for more information.