Seattle Genealogical Society

SGS Library to re-open November 8th!

Good Shepherd Center
Beginning Monday, 8 November 2021, the SGS Library will be open at our new location in the Wallingford neighborhood:
Room 302 of the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
We will have the same phone number as before: (206) 522-8658.
While we are settling in, open hours will be:
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday
Due to COVID restrictions the total number of people in the library space will be limited to six, and masks will be required at all times while in the building. Please call to see if the library is already at or near capacity before you come down.
NOTE: Although the library will offer our usual wireless Internet access, we may not have our special connection to FamilySearch in place by November 8th. If you plan to use FamilySearch Affiliate to access locked materials, do call ahead to make sure it is available.
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Members - Still time to renew for 2021-22!

Did you forget? It's not too late. Take a few moments now and renew your membership before we open at the Historic Seattle Good Shepherd Center. When you renew online you can pay your dues with a credit/debit card right away, or print out your invoice and mail it with your dues payment to SGS. Log in at Members Home then click the green “Renew Membership” button. If you don't remember your login information you can renew by clicking Join Online and we'll match you up with your previous membership record. Any questions send an email to
Not a member yet? Join online today and enjoy discounted class and Seminar fees, free research requests, special interest groups, and access to exclusive SGS publications and databases.
Find out more about membership at Join SGS.


Take a look at our Surname Registry

Do you want to collaborate with SGS members? Have you wondered if a member has a research area similar to your own? To find out, visit  the online database SGS Member Surname Registry at the link below. You will find a searchable list of research names added exclusively by our members.

For each entry you can view more details by selecting the "eye" icon, or you can write a message to the member by selecting the "envelope" email icon. Follow the instructions to send the message on our secure website system. (Note, you will not have access to the member's name or contact information unless they choose to reply, and we cannot guarantee that you will receive a response.)

Members, if you would like to view or edit your research names list, log in and go to your Member Profile page. Then click on the "Surnames" tab.


Family Search LogoFamilySearch Affiliate Library
The Seattle Genealogical Society is an Affiliate Library for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and This means that when you are inside the SGS Library either using your own computer or our Patron Computers you will be able to access the "locked" records at 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. The service is available during normal hours at the SGS research library. 


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   Seattle Genealogical Society, PO Box 15329, Seattle, WA  98115-0329     (206) 522-8658
   Seattle Genealogical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization.

October 26
10:00 am
Tech Tuesdays
Meeting ID: 860 4547 7900 Passcode: 481629   SGS has reinstituted Tech Tuesdays, the popular informal consult time on DNA, genealogy software, and genealogy-related technical issues. ...

October 27
10:00 am
Brags and Bricks
  Meeting ID: 880 7470 7556 Passcode: 900945   Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just ...

October 30
9:00 am
Out of the House & On the Road (Virtual Event-$$)
Genealogical Forum of Oregon's Virtual Fall Seminar Are you looking forward to getting back to in-person research? Two nationally known speakers will bring you ...

November 3
10:00 am
Brags and Bricks
  Meeting ID: 880 7470 7556 Passcode: 900945   Join us for an informal social gathering. Share your recent genealogical successes and challenges or just ...

November 6
10:15 am
FamilySearch Interest Group
  Discover the many ways to use the FamilySearch website in your research.   We will feature a different aspect of the website every meeting. There will ...