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 starts April 1st!
Irish week volunteers needed!
Volunteers are needed to staff the SGS Booth, pass out brochures, and answer questions at the Irish Week Festival at Seattle Center Armory on Saturday, March 16 & Sunday, March 17
. Each volunteer will be scheduled for a 2 hour stint in the booth. If you can help on either day, please contact Jean Roth at 206 782-2629 or email@example.com
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 now a Family Search Library!
The Seattle Genealogical Society has just become an Affiliate Library for FamilySearch.org.
This means that 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 FamilySearch.org.
You will be prompted to sign up for a FREE account through FamilySearch.org
, or to sign in to your own account and then you can access the records. We are very excited about this affiliation with FamilySearch.org.
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 5 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.