Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

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Programs are held monthly on a variety of topics of interest to the beginning and intermediate genealogist alike. Programs typically are 1-2 hours in length, and are open to members and the public at no cost. Advanced registration is generally not required, unless otherwise specified. All programs are held at SGS unless otherwise noted.

Brick Wall Panel

Got a serious research problem you’ve not been able to solve? Generate new leads by sharing your brick wall with others. Come prepared to describe your problem and resources you’ve used, and chime in with advice for your fellow members. These are great brain-storming sessions!

Computer Software

Learn more about software tools to aid in your research or database management. We also focus on delving into specific websites of interest to the genealogists in these programs.

Ethnic Research

We occasionally have programs relative to particular ethnic groups, including Swedish, Norwegian and German-Russian genealogy topics. If you have expertise about a particular ethnic group that you’d like to share, contact

Technology Programs

Learn about various technology topics relevant to your genealogical research.

Intermediate Research

We began this series of programs in 2010 as a response to feedback from members, almost all of whom identified themselves as Intermediate-level researchers. If you're looking to deepen your knowledge about working with specific records, then consider attending one of these excellent programs.