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Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

2017 Spring Seminar

April 28 & 29, 2017

Our speaker will be Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL.

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her motherís side and entirely in Germany on her fatherís side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical Lecturer℠.

Her blog Ė chosen as one of the American Bar Associationís top 100 for the past four years — appears at The Legal Genealogist website.

Breaking News! Judy Russell's been voted the Superstar Genealogist for 2016. Check it out at: 2016 Superstar Genealogists on John Reid's Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog.

Meet Judy & Cyndi!

Friday Evening, April 28th, 2016
6 pm to 8 pm
Dessert Buffet provided by LaQuinta @ $10 each

This is your chance to meet our speaker, Judy Russell, along with Cyndi Ingle (creator of Cyndiís List). Judy will present the following topic:

  • Blackguards and Black Sheep Ė The Lighter Side of the Law
    No, actually, our ancestors didnít behave any better back then than we do today, and the records they left behind documenting their missteps and misdeeds are among the priceless — and hilarious — gems for genealogists to find.

    This event limited to first 75 registrants; the limit has now been reached; registration is closed.


Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29, 2017


La Quinta Inn and Suites, 1425 East 27th St, Tacoma, WA. A limited number of rooms will be available at a special rate for seminar attendees. Call them at (253) 383-0146 for more information, and choose option #6.



Friday Evening Dessert Buffet $10. This event limited to first 75 registrants; Pre-registration required.

Saturday Conference: Members $35; Non-Members $40; Postmarked by April 22, 2017. No mail-in or online registration after April 22nd.

Day of Event add $5 late fee. Day of Event Payment by Cash or Check only. Lunch availability cannot be guaranteed.

Box luncheon provided by LaQuinta: $15.00. Lunches include whole fruit, chips, cookie, and soft drink.

  1. Classic Cobb — Julienne turkey breast, crisp crumbled bacon, mixed greens, tomato slices, green onions, and hard boiled eggs, topped with crumbled bleu cheese and Italian herb vinaigrette.
  2. Roasted Turkey Wrap — Thinly sliced turkey, shredded mozzarella, sliced tomato, and shredded lettuce, with cream cheese and cranberry spead wrapped in a garlic herb tortilla.
  3. Ports of Call Deli Sandwich — Deli sliced ham and oven roasted turkey with cheddar and Swiss cheese, shredded lettuce and sliced tomato on a soft hoagie roll.

Raffle Tickets:

$1.00 tickets for sale at the door and during the seminar. A number of donated items will be offered as Raffle Prizes for this always popular activity.

Door Prizes:

All attendees will be eligible for Door Prizes. Must be present to win.

Prize List

Click here to view a list of the wonderful prizes that will be available.

No mail-in or online registration after April 22nd.
Day of Event add $5 late fee.
Day of Event Payment by Cash or Check only.
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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.