Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Monthly Meetings

TPCGS monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. Generally, monthly meetings will be held at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma, Building E. (see Map to Bates). Lot 11 is available for parking in the evening.

Meetings usually begin about 6:30 pm, with a brief business meeting. After a break for snacks and visiting, the main presentation begins. Guests are always welcome! Meetings are generally adjourned by 9:00 pm.

Members are also invited to attend Board Meetings, which are held the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at Denny's, 5924 6th Ave, Tacoma. Contact a board member for further information.


 
 
Monthly Meetings, Bates Technical College:
Tuesdays
 

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2017—2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule
September 12, 2017:
Annual Show and Tell ~ Genealogical Discoveries This Summer
Presented by Everyone!
Special Location ~ This Meeting Only:
LDS Family History Center at 12th and Pearl

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October 10, 2017
Most researchers admit to collecting and gathering an assortment of information from a variety of sources either inherited, downloaded from genealogy databases, copies from books, and research notes. So, what happens next? Learn several techniques and tools to stay organized, extracting the data from the record, analyzing what's found, citing the source and the first steps in identifying research questions, presented by Janet O’Conor Camarata, a member of South King County Genealogical Society (SKCGS) has over 25-years of experience in genealogy. She is the leader of the SKCGS's Technology User Group, an instructor in a 6-week course in genealogy at Pierce College, and a seminar presenter and trainer in genealogy societies across Washington, a newsletter editor for Kittitas County Genealogical Society.
Sharing Time: Come early and talk with your friends your haven't seen in a while, share a story of a brick wall your knocked down, or ask a question to help with that wall that is still standing.

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November 14, 2017
Are You Afraid of Spreadsheets? Are you afraid of spreadsheets because you don’t know how or where to start? Or are you comfortable with spreadsheets but think there might be a trick our two out there that you don’t know? In this talk, Mary will get the beginners up to speed, and share with experienced users tricks she’s learned in more than 25 years of spreadsheet use as an accountant, a writer and a genealogist, present by Mary Roddy, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a certificate from the Genealogy and Family History program at the University of Washington. She speaks frequently in the Western Washington area and at regional and national conferences. Mary is a regular contributor to YourGenealogyToday and Internet Genealogy magazines and a webinar presenter with Legacy Family Tree Webinars. Her background in accounting has influenced the way she uses spreadsheets and forensic research in her genealogy.

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December 12, 2017
HOLIDAY GALA!
Test your genealogical knowledge with Genealogy Jeopardy, while getting to know other members of the society, and sharing holiday treats and memories.

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January 2018
How to Use FamilySearch.org, presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy

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13 February 2018
I've Had My DNA Tested — Now What?, presented by Jill Morelli

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13 March 2018
To Be Announced

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10 April 2018:
How to get the Most out of a Genealogy Seminar, presented by Cyndi Ingle

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8 May 2018:
Reasonably Exhaustive Search: The Online Component, presented by Janet O’Conor Camarata

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12 June 2018:
Preserving Genealogical Records and Becoming a Scribe, presented by the Washington State Archives

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Summer 2018:
Summer Break
Our members have two short months to complete a major genealogy project, take a research trip or have the ultimate genealogy experience. Have fun ~ And come back and tell us about it!
 
 

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Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1952, Tacoma, Washington 98401, USA
Updated Monday, 07 May 2018, 07:38:16 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.