SGS Centennial Celebration Survey
Fellow Genealogists, and Friends of the Society,
The Seattle Genealogical Society was founded almost 100 years ago (1923) by a group of eight individuals with the purpose of (1) forming an active genealogical society and (2) beginning a library collection available for Pacific Northwest researchers. Despite some rough patches, and a relatively dormant (but still alive!) period during World War II, SGS is still provides quality genealogical education and has one of the most extensive genealogical libraries in our region.
The Board would like to celebrate the 100th birthday of SGS appropriately and are soliciting ideas from the membership on how you would like to celebrate this achievement. Please think about celebratory events you have attended that were fun, and well received. Share your thoughts below.
You can also email your ideas to
Thank you. Here's to another 100!!
Lisa Oberg & Jill Morelli, Centennial Co-Chairs
What events would honor the 100th birthday of SGS appropriately? (Check all that you think would be appropriate for the SGS Centennial.)
Formal social gathering (e.g. catered dinner or luncheon with a keynote speaker)
Informal social gathering (like a reception, picnic or pot-luck)
Themed series of programs for the centennial year
Bigger than usual 2023 Seminar, possibly multi-day, multiple presenters
Exhibition of our history
Special Centennial Edition of the "Journal of the Seattle Genealogical Society"
Major project focused on preservation
Event for descendants of Founders and Past Presidents
Conduct DNA analysis of a local TV personality
Conduct a two or three day institute, highlighting the resources of the PNW.
Write a Seattle/King County/Washington locality guide to genealogical resources
Establish and issue King County Pioneer Certificates
Centennial Fund Drive
A major event focused on the diverse populations of the PNW
We should keep it very simple and low key.
Nothing, we should do nothing special at all
Other celebration ideas:
If you would like to volunteer for an ad hoc Centennial event or task, please let us know. If you answer this question positively, please give us your email address below.
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