Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

2011 Queries

What are Queries?
Queries, in genealogical publications, have traditionally been similar to classified ads. They are short paragraphs, with specific details about a person or family, usually complete with a specific question or "query" about that person or family. These days, queries are published in magazines, newsletters, journals, newspapers, e-mail mailing lists and on web sites. The queries found here on the TPCGS web site are submitted by members and non-members who have research in this area of the world. The queries submitted are published in the society's quarterly and on this web site. If you are looking for research help besides this type of query, see the following pages for further options:

Index to TPCGS Queries Online

To Respond to Queries:

Please write to the mailing address or e-mail address given for the individual who posted the query in each section. Please mention that you found the query on this TPCGS web site.

To Submit Queries:

Any society member may submit queries for publication in The Newsletter and on the society's web site. Non-members who are doing research in the Tacoma-Pierce County area prior to 1930 may send queries which will be published at the discretion of the Queries Editor. You must include your full mailing address, as well as your e-mail address if appropriate. Send queries only by postal mail or e-mail to:/

TPCGS Ancestor Exchange & Queries Editor
Frank Weihs
4815 N. 16th St.
Tacoma, Washington 98406-3309
frankw@harbornet.com


Abbreviations Used In Queries:

anc-ancestors, ancestry; b-born; bro-brother; ca-circa (about); ch-child, children: dau-daughter; des-descend(ants, -ed, -s); div-divorced; fam-family; fa-father; hus-husband; info-information; m-married; mo-mother; par-parents, parentage; poss-possibly; res-resided; s-son; sib-sibling, sis-sister; wi-wife; wid-widow, y-years.

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2011 Queries


Bohrer, Downing, Gibson, Irish, Jennings, Kingston, Kent, Lathom, Palmer, Mann, Reed, Sailer, Whitlatch.
Researching these names.
Contact: Sharon Irish
irishnibarra@aol.com


Hinton
My sister is an apartment manager in Steilacoom. A while back one of the tenants found a headstone in a field near one of the company's properties. They said it looked like it was tossed there, and my sister would like to get it to its proper place. She called the police department for help, and was told to just toss it. I have searched on line for this name and date hoping to find where this poor man is buried to no avail. What should we do? I do not want to be disrespectful. His name is Robert Hinton and the date on the stone is 1896-1935.
Contact: Helen Wyrich
wyrichhelen@hotmail.com


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