Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Publications For Sale

To order publications, print and complete the form, and send it with your check payable to TPCGS, including the appropriate postage and handling charges, to:

Publications Chairperson
PO Box 1952
Tacoma, Washington 98401

Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. You may want to include a phone number and e-mail address in case there is a question about the order. In your order, please mention that you learned about these books from the TPCGS web site.

Prices are listed with each publication below. Postage and handling charges are $2.50 US per each $10.00 of your total order. Sales tax will also apply for Washington state residents.


See the complete list of publications currently available from TPCGS below.


To all members:We need volunteers!

TPCGS has many projects in the works and can always use help from members who have computers and a bit of spare time.

If you are interested in helping out, contact the TPCGS Projects Chairman, Janet Baccus at JanetGB@comcast.net or at (253) 537-8288.




Publications for Sale:
 
Army Post Condemnation, Camp Lewis, Pierce County, Washington
Case #4165, 24 July 1918 and Case #1288142, 11 October 1941

Indexed by Maxine Alexander and Janet Baccus, April 1998. 66 pages w/index of 38 pages.
$14.00 US
Buckley-King Mortuary Records, Vol. I of Mortuary Records
Extracts from records of first undertaking firm in Tacoma, WA Territory, 1883 and continuing to 1888 (now owned by Gaffney, Cassidy and Allen). (June 1889 - Dec. 1927 in book). Contains 14,500 names in Section I, 1,400 family names (survivors) in Section II, and 6,500 surnames in Section III. 463 pp. Velobound. 1984. Reprint 2012.
$45.00 US
Calvary Cemetery, Pierce County Cemeteries, Vol. III
Tacoma's Catholic Cemetery includes all stones from Pioneer Catholic Cemetery from 1850 - 1905. Adjoining property, all stones from 1905 - 1983 in Calvary Cemetery. Also old cemetery office records from 1905 - 1939 for Calvary Cemetery. 263 pp. Velobound. 1985. Updated 2013.
$30.00 US
Delayed Birth Certificates of Pierce County, Washington $14.00 US
Gig Harbor Area Cemeteries, Pierce County, Washington
Alphabetical list of all people buried in 15 different cemeteries in the Peninsula area of Pierce County. A location and history of each cemetery is also given. Includes name, birthdate, death date, burial date and code for cemetery and survivors. Updated and Reprinted 2013.
$20.00 US
History of Pierce County - 3 Volume Set by W.P. Bonney
The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society is proud to announce re-publication of William P. Bonney's History of Pierce County. Here is the opportunity for you to obtain Bonney's definitive three-volume history. Published in 1927, the original set has long been in the rare book category and virtually unobtainable.

W.P. Bonney's authoritative History of Pierce County has become a collector's item. Out of print for many years, his history has recently sold for as much as $600 a set. Now The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society has arranged for re-publication of the original complete with every word of the text and lavishly illustrated with more than 100 early-day photographs. Plus, as an extra bonus, a complete index listing every one of the thousands of Pierce County residents whose names appear in the text, as well as a complete topical index. Beautifully printed and handsomely bound in library buckram, richly stamped in gold, this will be one of your most prized literary treasures. Bonney's credentials are impressive. He was born in Steilacoom in 1856 when his family fled there for safety during the Indian Wars. His family crossed the plains in 1852 and his mother taught the first school in Steilacoom in 1854. He served for many years as secretary of the Washington State Historical Society and as curator of the Ferry Museum (now Washington State Historical Museum).

His history ranges from the founding of Fort Nisqually in 1833 by the Hudson's Bay Company to the bootleg days of the 'twenties. He tells of the 1841 Wilkes Expedition, the Indian Wars of 1855-1856, the hanging of Chief Leschi, coming of the railroad, expulsion of the Chinese, and all of the other events which constitute the fascinating history of this area.

The founding of county towns and cities is reviewed, including Puyallup, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, South Prairie, Buckley, Eatonville, and many others. Early donation claims are listed. Names of pioneers and prominent men around in the third or biographical volume with over 600 biographies and many photographs of individuals. Anyone with "roots" in Pierce County will find these volumes of special and personal interest.
$168.00 US

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History of Southeastern Pierce County
Besides history of Eatonville, Ohop Valley, Longmire, Ashford, National, Elbe, Alder and LaGrande, also includes 154 photographs, an every-name index to text and photographs and the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Eatonville Dispatch. 252 pp. Velobound. 1989. Reprinted 2012.
$30.00 US
Marriage Records of Pierce County, 1890-1903.
Indexes both brides and grooms giving name, spouse-to-be, page reference, certificate of license number, certification of marriage number, and date of marriage. Information on how to purchase the original documents. 240 pp. Perfect Bound, 1998.
$20.00 US
Marriage Records of Territorial Pierce County, 1853-1889
This book indexes both brides and grooms giving name, spouse-to-be, page where found in original records, certificate of license number, certification of marriage number, and date of marriage. Also gives information on how to purchase the original documents. 85 pp. Velobound. Updated and Reprinted 2013.
$16.50 US
Oakwood Hill Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
Covers written records 1874 through 1929 and stones through 1982. 177 pp.
Perfect Bound $30.00 US
Library Hard Bound $42.50 US
Origins of Pierce County Place Names
Bound volume by Gary Fuller Reese. Gives the origins of all place names in Pierce County since its earliest settlement. 142 pp.
$20.00 US
Pierce County, Washington, Auditor's Census 1889, 2 Volumes
The census that determined statehood.
SALE! 2 Vol. for $25.00 US
Pierce County, Washington Territory, Auditor's Census Extractions for 1878 and 1879 $18.00 US
Pierce County, Washington, Auditor's Census - 1892. Because of the Klondike Gold Rush in 1887, there was great movement into the Puget Sound area from all over the country. This census of over 60,000 people is very valuable. 419 pp. 2003. Perfect Bound $40.00 US
Library Hard Bound $52.50 US
Piper Funeral Home Records, Tacoma, Washington
The records in this volume begin with the first service in December 1908 and ends with records in 1929. These records were extracted by two members of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society and originally published in installments by year in The Researcher. They have been corrected, alphabetized and now include an index to all surnames from the survivors column. Many records list the person's place of birth, indicate father and mother's names and places of birth as well as any other survivors.
$14.50 US
St. Peter's Church and St. Luke's Church,
Tacoma, Washington Territory; Parish Register and History
$14.00 US
Sessions Funeral Home Records, Kirkland, Washington - 1916-1937 $16.50 US
Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington, Birth Records, 1887-1892
58 pages of individual records, 58 per page. Includes name, birthdate, sex, mother's name & age, father's name & age, city, and source. 2013.
$15.00 US
Tacoma-Pierce County, Washington, Death Records, 1884-1907
Reprint with more information included. 341 pgs with 58 individual records per page. Includes Name, death date, age, birthplace, sex, status, misc survivor information, Cemetery and Source of information. 2013.
$30.00 US
Tacoma Public Schools Census of 1909, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
Every public school in Tacoma in 1909, listing parent or guardian, child from 4 to 21, birthdate, sex, school they attended (including private schools, colleges, etc, home address, and adult's signature. Also includes a photo of each school, public or private. 2013.
$35.00 US

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The Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society also offers for sale a series of four special volumes on the history of Pierce County. Postage and handling for these volumes differs from the costs above and is listed next to the price for each volume below.
A History of Pierce County, Vol. I.      OUT-OF-PRINT - A COLLECTOR'S ITEM
Volume I includes 476 pages of county history, family histories, ads, 865 photographs, memorials, and a surname index of 5000 surnames. 476 pp. Hardbound. 1990
 
A Pictorial History of Pierce County, Vol. II.
Volume II includes 80 pages of 451 photographs from communities all over the county. Also indexed by community, business, organization and surname in Volume I. 80 pp. Hardbound. 1990.
$20.00 US (includes tax)
(Shipping $3.00)
A History of Pierce County, Vol. III.
Vol. III includes 755 photos, a surname index of 5500 names, family histories, organizations, churches, schools, as well as business histories. Completely different than Volume I. 391 pp. Hardbound. 1994.
$45.00 US (includes tax)
(Shipping $4.00)
A Pictorial History of Pierce County, Vol. IV.
Volume IV includes 259 photos of school, school classes, the theatre district, old businesses, World War II on the Homefront, interiors of medical and dental offices, churches and many other interesting photos with full captions (all indexed totally by surname in Vol. III, A History of Pierce County). 80 pp. Hardbound. 1994.
$20.00 US (includes tax)
(Shipping $4.00)

To order publications, print and complete the form, and send it with your check payable to TPCGS, including the appropriate postage and handling charges, to:

Publications Chairperson
PO Box 1952
Tacoma, Washington 98401

Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. You may want to include a phone number and e-mail address in case there is a question about the order. In your order, please mention that you learned about these books from the TPCGS web site.

Prices are listed with each publication. Postage and handling charges are $2.50 US per each $10.00 of your total order. Sales tax will also apply for Washington state residents.



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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.