Seattle Genealogical Society

Seattle Genealogical Society and Library

We moved in November 2021. Now located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle,
visit us at the historic Good Shepherd Center.
 
 
New address: 
Seattle Genealogical Society
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98103-6955
 
 
 
 
The SGS Library is open for research in Suite 302 at the Good Shepherd Center.
 
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Hours
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
 
Call ahead:  (206) 522-8658
 

 
The Seattle Genealogical Society (SGS) is an all-volunteer, non-profit educational organization devoted exclusively to furthering genealogical research, promoting interest in family history, and preserving records. 
 
The mission of the Seattle Genealogical Society is to provide educational opportunities and to collect and disseminate quality genealogical information for family history researchers in our community.
 
We conduct meetings, offer classes and seminars, compile and publish research materials, and maintain a computer-equipped library open to the public for researching family history. Visit the library and check out our resources covering every U.S. state and many countries. In addition to subscription databases such as Ancestry.com, Fold3, Newspapers.com Extra, and American Ancestors, library computers offer digitized indexes and records unique to SGS. Wireless Internet access is available and FamilySearch Affiliate records may be viewed on any Internet-connected computer within the library.
 
SGS publishes a semi-monthly newsletter, the SGS eNews!, with upcoming events and articles of interest to the genealogical community. Membership in SGS is not required to receive the newsletter. Learn more and sign up to our e-mail list.
 
  Classes at SGS
 
SGS publishes the Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society (formerly the SGS Bulletin) twice each year. Online access to current and recent issues is limited to SGS members; older issues of the SGS Bulletin are available to the public in a searchable database through the Seattle Public Library. Find out more about the Journal of the SGS.
 
Membership in SGS is open to anyone interested in the pursuit of genealogy. Wherever your ancestors lived, please consider joining us. Seattle roots are not required! Read more about becoming a member of SGS.
 

Board of Directors
President: James Secan
Vice President: Ms. Carolyn Ladd
Secretary: Ms. Alanna Marie Stanton
Treasurer: Karen Knudson
Director of Communications: Vacant
Director of Education: Cecellia Rogers
Director of Library: Kathi M
Director of Membership: Christine Schomaker
Director of Operations: Vacant
Director of Publications: Lisa White
Director of Technology: Vacant
Director of Volunteers: Vacant
Past President: Jill Morelli
Seattle Public Library Liaison: Mahina Oshie
 
Trustees
Library Trustee: Julia Marconi
Library Trustee: Caitlin Yuriko Oiye Coon
Library Trustee: Helen Shawcroft
 

SGS Bylaws and Policies

All Society actions are governed by our bylaws. Our current bylaws took effect in June 2020 after approval by the SGS membership.
 
The Seattle Genealogical Society is proud to be a member of 
  
National Genealogical Society
Washington State Genealogical Society
Association of King County Historical Organizations
 
 
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries
 
 
The Seattle Genealogical Society would like to thank our generous supporters: 
 
4 Culture Logo
 
  4Culture - the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington
 
 
 
Seattle Public Library Logo
 
   The Seattle Public Library