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Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Monthly Meetings

TPCGS monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. Generally, monthly meetings will be held at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma (see Map to Bates). Lot 11 is available for parking in the evening.

Meetings begin at 6:00 pm, with an educational session, followed by a brief business meeting. After a break for snacks and visiting, the main presentation begins. Guests are always welcome! Meetings are generally adjourned by 9:00 pm.

Members are also invited to attend Board Meetings, which are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Denny's, 5924 6th Avenue, Tacoma.


Board Meetings:
Wednesdays
  • September 2, 2015
  • October 7, 2015
  • November 4, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • January 6, 2016
  • February 3, 2016
  • March 2, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • May 4, 2016
  • June 1, 2016
 
 
Monthly Meetings, Bates Technical College:
Tuesdays
 

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2014-2015 Monthly Meeting Schedule
September 8, 2015:
Annual Show and Tell ~ Genealogical Discoveries This Summer
Presented by Everyone!
Special Location ~ This Meeting Only:
LDS Family History Center at 12th and Pearl

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October 13, 2015:
Eyes of the Totem, the newly-rediscovered 1927 silent film, filmed in Tacoma,
Presented by Mick Flaaen
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Focused Research, Presented by George Snyder

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November 10, 2015:
A Journey through the history of Genealogy's intersection with Technology,
Presented by George Snyder
Informal Pre-Meeting:
German Genealogy, Presented by Sue Foster

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January 12, 2016:
My yDNA Research or What Not to Do with DNA!
Presented by Bob McDole
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Copyright, Presented by Dusty Gorman

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February 9, 2016:
Washington Digital Archives
Presented by Mike Saunders
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Creating Genealogy Citations, Presented by Dusty Gorman

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March 8, 2016:
Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil War
Presented by Dick Moody
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Computer Organization of family photos and information using Excel, Presented by Glenn Anderson

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April 12, 2016:
Autosomal DNA: Finding Your Cousins
Presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Source Evaluation, Report Brief, Presented by George Snyder
Handout

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May 10, 2016:
FindMyPast
Presented by Jeanie Fisher
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Brainstorming Brickwalls, Facilitated by Dusty Gorman & George Snyder

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Summer 2016:
Summer Break
Our members have three short months to complete a major genealogy project, take a research trip or have the ultimate genealogy experience. Have fun!
 
 

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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.