Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
April 27, 2013
Speakers: Leland Meitzler & William Dollarhide
Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest Magazine in 1985, and has been the Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (www.FamilyRootsPublishing.com), edits the twice-weekly Genealogy Newsline, writes daily at GenealogyBlog.com, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour (now in its 28th year), and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.
William Dollarhide began pursuing his family origins in 1971, and became involved professionally by founding the Dollarhide System for Genealogical Records in 1980. He developed and marketed software systems for organizing genealogical records. Since 1985 Bill has conducted seminars for over 700 genealogical societies in 45 states. A Seattle native, Bill currently resides in Layton, Utah, and writes on genealogy subjects for books and magazines.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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.
Your Ancestor Didn’t Burn in the Courthouse Fire
Courthouse fires are the bane of much genealogical research. With so many document repositories having gone up in flames, what is the genealogist to do? Learn to analyze the extent of the disaster, and receive a multitude of places to locate substitutes for missing courthouse records.
The X Files – Dealing with Black Sheep in the Family Tree
Every family has its black sheep – those folks who may have left a few blemishes in the bark of the family tree. This lecture details how to locate these more colorful characters in the family tree. Also discussed will be what makes up a family scandal – and how families have traditionally dealt with these issues. Finally, recommendations are made as to how the “scandal” is handled within your family story – and how you may want to handle the documentation of which you are the “secret keeper.”
Using Deeds to Trace the Trails of Your Ancestors
This is a review of the genealogical results from using deeds to identify land ownership; confirming a particular name, date, and place; and clues to an ancestor’s travels. Based on the article, “Retracing the Trails of Your Ancestors Using Deed Records,” in the Genealogy Bulletin, issue No. 25.
Civil War Era Genealogy
This is a review of the resources available during the period 1861-1869: civil war soldier lists, state censuses, special statewide tax lists, pension records, and more. Based on the book, Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era.
Before April 20, 2013: Members, $35; Non-Members, $40 (become a member now and save!); Students, $20 (Under 25 with Student ID). Lunch (sandwich and salad bar), $17. After April 20th, add $5 late fee.
$1.00 tickets for sale with registration and also at the door and during the seminar. A number of donated items will be offered as raffle prizes for this always popular activity.
Attendees will be eligible for Door Prizes, including a Grand Prize. Must be present to win.
As always, TPCGS publications will be available for sale. In addition, Leland Meitzler will be bringing a selection of books from the Family Roots Publishing Company.
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