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Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Family Line Research

A unique, research service of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Researchers seeking information of family in Tacoma or Pierce County, Washington records may avail themselves of a unique research opportunity provided by TPCGS researchers.

Family Line volunteers will conduct approximately a two-hour search of the records you select (listed at the bottom of this section). Or, based on your questions we will research material that we think will assist in answering your inquiry. Our donation fee schedule for this service is $20 US ($25 US for requests from outside the US). Copies of birth, marriage or death certificates require an additional fee of $20 US.

Funds generated by this research service will be used to purchase genealogical source materials or provide for member and community outreach.

To Begin the Research Process:

  1. Send a copy of your Family Group Sheets along with your specific questions.
  2. If you do not have Family Group sheets, complete the attached form and send it along with your specific questions.
  3. Indicate the sources you wish to have our researcher use.
  4. Include your full mailing address, email address and telephone number so we can contact you if questions arise.
  5. Include a SASE (#10 Envelope - self addressed and stamped).
  6. Include a check made out to TPCGS (Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society) for the research fee.
  7. Address your research requests to:
    Family Line Research Chairman
    Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 1952
    Tacoma, WA 98401

Upon receipt of your request, a volunteer will be assigned to do the work. Upon completion of your project, a report will be mailed to you along with any documents we find. While we make no guarantee that the search will be successful, we will do our best to find something about your family members. The more information you provide, the better we will be able to complete your request. If there is additional cost involved, your researcher will contact you directly and alert you to the probable cost.

We also suggest that you might want to put a Query in our Newsletter or The Researcher (our yearly publication). Sent your query to: Query Editor - TPCGS - PO Box 1952 - Tacoma, WA 98407. There is no charge for Queries.


TPCGS Family Line Research Form

Print out a copy of this form, fill it out and mail it to the society as instructed above:




E-mail address:__________________________________________________


Date of your request:______________________________________________

Ancestor's name:__________________________________________________

Birth date and place:_______________________________________________

Marriage date and place:____________________________________________

Death date and place:______________________________________________

Spouse's name:___________________________________________________

Spouse's birth date and place:________________________________________

Spouse's death date and place:________________________________________




Additional information you have on your ancestor:






What is the specific information you are seeking on this ancestor?






Resources to be used in Family Line searches:


Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1952, Tacoma, Washington 98401, USA
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The Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society (TPCGS) is a registered nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code using EIN 91-1180097. In addition, the TPCGS is a registered nonprofit corporation in the state of Washington under WAC 458-20-169 using UBI 600444975. As such, your donations and contributions may be tax deductible and are greatly appreciated. Fundraising activities are occasionally held for the benefit of the TPCGS.

The purpose of the TPCGS is to stimulate popular interest in family history, to seek genealogical and historical knowledge, to preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors, to aid individual members in compiling their family histories, and to collect and publish genealogical source material.