Hunting for Family History

The Seattle Genealogical Society is an educational organization devoted exclusively to promoting interest in family history and helping people learn how to use resources.  The office of SGS is located on Sand Point Way NE at NE 62nd Street near the Pagliacci Pizza.

On Sunday, August 18 from 1 to 3 PM, SGS will have a “Breaking Through Brick Walls” seminar at which three case studies will be presented.  Each case will highlight a specific genealogical problem where the researcher at first “got stuck.”  The seminar, held informally around a large conference table at the SGS office, will tell of strategies to break through “brick walls.”  If you are not a member of SGS, a donation of $5 is requested; pre-registration is not required.

Directly across Sand Point Way NE from the SGS office is the Seattle branch of the National Archives which contains records from courts and from federal agencies.  There is a free, publicly-accessible research room with computers where you can do family history research.  You can call for an appointment to have a volunteer show you how to access databases such as the census and Civil War records.

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