Whether you're a Seattle resident or sitting at a computer thousands of miles away, you can benefit by membership in the Seattle Genealogical Society.
• Work side by side with highly experienced and skilled genealogists to gain exposure to valid methods of proving family facts.
• Attend educational programs to help hone your skills and introduce new techniques and resources.
• Volunteer to help create Washington data resources that will be used by generations of genealogists and family researchers. “Pay it back” to thank the volunteers who have preceded us and who contributed so greatly to our knowledge of our families’ histories.
• Research several areas of the country under one roof at the SGS Library.
In addition to the camaraderie, education, resources and knowledge benefits of membership in a genealogical society like SGS provides, you receive benefits that can make your membership fee pay for itself!
|Member Benefit or Feature||Members||Non-Members|
|Full access to the SGS Library, including use of paid subscription databases--Ancestry World Explorer (includes Fold3 and Newspapers.com), NEHGS's American Ancestors, Heritage Quest-- and Internet wifi||Free||Free|
|Multiple programs per month of interest to genealogists, including lectures, special interest groups, workshops||Free||Free|
|Classes to help get you started or improve your genealogy research skills||Free||Not Available|
|DNA testing - collaboration with Family Tree DNA||Significant cost savings||No discount|
|Subscriptions to the SGS Bulletin and SGS Newsletter||Free||Not Available|
|Two queries per year published in the SGS Bulletin||Free||Not Available|
|Two all-day genealogy-related seminars per year||Discounted||Full price|
|Opportunities to share ideas & issues with other family history researchers||Free||Not Available|