|13 Sep 2014
|"FamilySearch - Part 2"
Presented by Godfrey and Merry Ellis, and Connie Bailey.
A continuation of the purpose and philosophy of the new familysearch.org website, access to it, and what it means for our personal data. They will also talk about the FamilySearch indexing projects.
|9 Oct 2014
||"The New Census"
Presented by Rhonda Perozza of the Office of Assessment, Planning and Improvement at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
Rhonda is an expert on the 'new census.' She'll give a short review of the census, its purpose and the governing laws, then tell us what changed and why. Lastly, what will it look like and can genealogists glean data from it for their research?
|13 Nov 2014
||"Records Generated By Military Service" - Part 1
Presented by Dick Moody.
How does the military run during wartime for drafting, induction, deployment and separation? Each of these functions generates forms and paperwork that can potentially be accessed by genealogists. Dick Moody will present on 18th and 19th century conflicts and the records available. He'll be back in 2015 to bring us 20th and 21st century conflicts and records.
|11 Dec 2014
||"Planning a Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City"
Presented by Jerri McCoy.
Jerri will provide suggestions on what to do before your trip, what it will cost, what you will find in the library, and making a plan to effectively use the library resources.
|8 Jan 2015
||"Researching Your English Ancestors On the Internet"
Presented by Godfrey and Merry Ellis
Can't go to England? Godfrey and Merry Ellis will introduce you to some Internet tools to research your English ancestors without having to actually go to England.
|12 Feb 2015
"Massachusetts on the Fly in the Fall"
Presented by Ann Olson
Salem witches, Mayflower pilgrims, Boston's Freedom Trail and other highlights.
|12 Mar 2015
||"Records Generated By Military Service" - Part 2
Presented by Dick Moody.
How does the military run during wartime for drafting, induction, deployment and separation? Each of these functions generates forms and paperwork that can potentially be accessed by genealogists. Dick Moody will present on 20th and 21st century conflicts and records.
|9 Apr 2015
||No meeting. Attend our annual seminar this month.
|14 May 2015
Panel discussion led by Jerri McCoy.
How can you, personally, benefit from membership in a lineage society, and what can you bring to the organizations.
|11 Jun 2015
||"Genealogy Resources at the Tacoma Public Library"
Presented by Jean Fisher a librarian in the Tacoma Public Library’s Northwest Room
This talk gives an overview appropriate for both beginning and experienced genealogists on what's available in the Northwest Room of the Tacoma Public Library. Topics covered include how to find and access print and electronic resources, using the collection for research, and services available at the library. This presentation should give you a good starting point to plan a successful research trip to the Northwest Room.
|Links to handouts from previous programs
Brick Walls - Eileen Dodge
Click here for a copy of Eileen's program handout.
Click here for a copy of Eileen's family interview tips.
PowerPoint 101 - Jerri McCoy
Click here for a copy of Jerri's program handout.
Genealogy Treasures in the Olympia Timberland Library - Sara Peté
Click here for an overview of Sara's program.
Records Generated By Military Service - 18th and 19th century conflicts - Dick Moody
Military Records Links
War of 1812
Researching English Records - Godfrey and Merry Ellis
Click here for a copy of Godfrey and Merry's program handout.