Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society

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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 Website has Moved!
SGS is excited to announce our new website. Click the URL to check out our new look. Be sure to update your bookmarks!
Members will will be receiving login information via email very soon.
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 is excited to announce our new website will be launching this month.  Members will receive information about our new web address and how to log in to the new site. Watch this space!

Dissecting a Civil War Pension Record--Union and Confederate - presented by SGS President Jill Morelli

Have you identified a Union or Confederate Civil War soldier in your ancestry? Lucky you. These records are the most accessible of all military records. We will discuss the history of these records, who was included and excluded, and the changes in the law. Typical contents will be reviewed of examples of each. 

Saturday, June 22nd from 1 - 3 p.m. at the SGS Library.  Free



SGS Members! Thank you for your participation in our all-volunteer, non-profit organization. We look forward to your continued support during our 96th year as we face the challenges of maintaining our public research library, preserving records and providing educational programs and activites for our community. Your annual membership expires May 31, 2019. Please use one of the links below to renew your membership for 2019-20.
Join or Renew Online

Print out a Membership Application 


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.

SGS Library Hours

Beginning May 1, 2019 the SGS Library has new hours. We are open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm. We will open at other times, including evenings and Sundays when we hold events. Check our calendar to see what's coming up!…/month

SGS Bylaws Changes 
The proposed Bylaw changes, including electronic voting has been approved by the membership. 

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: