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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, Building E. (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 Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at either Denny's, 5924 6th Avenue, Tacoma, or Ben Dews Clubhouse Grill, 6501 6th Ave, Tacoma. Contact a board member for further information.


 
 
Monthly Meetings, Bates Technical College:
Tuesdays
 

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2016-2017 Monthly Meeting Schedule
September 13, 2016:
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 11, 2016:
My Family Cookbook,
Presented by Liz Osborn

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November 8, 2016:
The “Push” and “Pull”: Decision making of the 19th Century Emigrant,
Presented by Jill Morelli

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January 10, 2017:
Special Location ~ This Meeting Only:
Lakewood Library, 6300 Wildaire Rd SW, Lakewood WA. The Library is just south of Lakewood Towne Center on Gravelly Lake Drive.
How to Do Swedish Research
Presented by Dusty Gorman
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Latest information on the Northwest Room and how the TPCGS connects, Presented by Jean Fisher, Librarian, Northwest Room, Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch

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February 14, 2017:
Tacoma’s Pauper Cemetery
Presented by Bill Habermann, Funeral Director with Piper Morley
Informal Pre-Meeting:
More on yDNA (male DNA) research, Presented by Robert McDole, TPCGS member

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March 14, 2017:
Did Your Ancestor Own Slaves?
Presented by Janice Loveless, well known genealogist and accomplished speaker
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Discussion about the Pre-Meeting format, lead by Liz Osborn

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April 11, 2017:
Land Records
Presented by Claudia Breland
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Using the Legacy Family Tree Genealogy Program

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May 9, 2017
START WRITING – Your Ancestor’s Legacy Depends upon YOU!
presented by Steve Morrison
To some genealogists ‘the hunt’ is everything. Learn how to shift gears and to write a cohesive story about your ancestor. Writing helps you refocus your thinking. You might even surprise yourself, realizing you’ve bagged your ancestor without knowing it!
Steven Waltz Morrison has been a professional genealogist since 2006. He is president of the Puget Sound chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists for 2017-18, and a past president of the Olympia Genealogical Society, in Olympia the capitol of Washington State. Steven attained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College, where he taught as an adjunct faculty in the graduate program (1987-1994). In recent years, he has advanced his genealogical education by attending now eleven genealogical institutes including: the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the British Institute at Salt Lake City.
Informal Pre-Meeting:
Bring Your Brickwall!

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June 13, 2017
Special Meeting!
Patriot or Not?: Using the GPS on a Closed DAR Line
presented by Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
This case study, concerning a man who is currently a patriot on a closed DAR line, goes through four questions in which the audience determines if the conclusions follow the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). The Colglazier family was said to be of Pennsylvania, but were they? Following each step of the migration backward from where they settled in Indiana to Ohio to their origins through land, probate, military, census, and tax lists, each question is laid out and analyzed through several analysis techniques.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, is a Pennsylvania researcher and co-director of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP). She is a past-president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists and coordinator of the IGHR “Professional Genealogy” course since 2007 She was an instructor for Boston University’s Genealogical Research Certificate course (2008-2016) and co-coordinator of SLIG’s 2013 “Credentialing: AG, CG, or Both?” course. She has also served as president of two local societies and has volunteered on society boards for over 25 years.

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Summer 2017:
Summer Break
Our members have two short months to complete a major genealogy project, take a research trip or have the ultimate genealogy experience. Have fun ~ And come back and tell us about it!
 
 

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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.