Seattle Genealogical Society

It's All About Education

Seattle Genealogical Society strives to provide educational resources that can be found in the collective knowledge of our members and entire genealogical community. Nearly every week there is a variety of programs and workshops available to the public at the SGS Library or other locations in the Seattle area as well as our growing number of classes held online by local experts. Check the Calendar of Events for details about upcoming programs from other organizations around Puget Sound.
membership meetingClasses and Workshops
SGS presents a variety of classes to guide the family historian at all levels of experience to open up new generations to explore. How to's, tools, resources and demographics are just some of the educational resources found at SGS. Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming programs.
Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, pool the collective knowledge of all participants through discussion and interaction. SGS has an assortment of SIGS for tools, DNA and specific regions of interest. Learn more about the individual SIG's and check the Calendar of Events for upcoming meetings. 
Online Classes
SGS has a growing number of online classes and workshops for beginners to those seeking expert certification. This includes the award winning Certification Discussion Group as well online classes for all levels of experience. Most online classes require pregistration, so check the Calendar of Events for upcoming sessions.
Our Spring and Fall Seminars are a great time to learn from the experts, and interact with fellow genealogists. Each features a nationally known speaker for one or two days of presentations and workshops as well as round table discussions in areas of interest to you. Watch the Calendar of Events for more information about upcoming seminars.
Special Events
SGS maintains a presence at special events around the Sound as well as membership meetings and volunteer recognition. Calendar of Events
Elsewhere Around the Sound
There are many programs of interest sponsored by other organizations in the Puget Sound Region. Check the Calendar of Events and see what other events are available to all genealogists.
Special Programs
Featuring Women's Suffage Program in 2020. 
Suggest a program
Do you have an idea for a program or class you'd like to see? Or perhaps you have a program or research finding you would like to present? Send your suggestions to the Director of Education: