Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

About the Society:

Located in Washington state, the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society consists of a diverse group of members — those whose families were early settlers in the area and still live here; those who live in the area now, but have few if any familial connections here; and those who no longer live here, but whose ancestors did at one time.

The purposes of TPCGS are to stimulate a popular interest in family history, to seek genealogical and historical knowledge, to preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors, and to collect and publish genealogical source material of Pierce County and the Puget Sound Region.

Monthly Meetings:
Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Come meet other Pierce-County genealogists and listen to great speakers.

History of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society:
The society was organized in the spring of 1961 and began with 6 members, ending its first full year with 54 members. There are currently around 150 members in the society, many of whom live in the Tacoma-Pierce County area of Washington state, as well as many other areas of the United States.

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Winter weather and TPCGS meeting changes
Are you wondering if a TPCGS meeting will be cancelled at the last minute, due to the weather? Check the school closures. If Bates Technical College and/or Tacoma Public Schools are closed next Tuesday, we will not meet. Of course, if your neighborhood streets are bad, or you are not comfortable driving in “iffy” weather, we understand. Instead, you might want to spend that meeting time doing some research or organizing your genealogy files! All that being said, I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Cyndi Ingle’s talk on how to use timelines to further our research promises to be both educational and entertaining – because, Cyndi!
D Becker, President
We have a new parking permit requirement at Bates. I have attached a copy of the permit. Please print off a copy and place in on your dash for each meeting. The permit is good for all meetings so keep it in your car. If you misplace your copy or cannot print one, copies will be available at each meeting.
Parking Permit

The 2018 Researcher has recently been published. Member should be receiving their copies at this time. We hope you enjoy this collection of interesting articles, and consider writing one for the next issue. Our thanks to George Osborn as editor — since he is now resigning from this position, we are looking for a new editor to step in.

This year's TPCGS Spring Seminar was held on April 26th & 27th. Our speaker was Michael Lacopo. Next year we look forward to having Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL is our speaker. Please plan on joining us!


Books & Blogs

Genealogy blogs may be authored by corporate entities, genealogical societies, professional genealogists, or hobbyests. Sometimes several people with a common interest will share a blog. Or one person may combine multiple interests on one blog.

The following blogs will help keep you up-to-date on news from the world of genealogy:


Local Resources


Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1952, Tacoma, Washington 98401, USA
Updated Saturday, 29 June 2019, 12:53:01 PM CDT
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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.