Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
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:|
|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
|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.|
|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.|
|December 12, 2017|
|Test your genealogical knowledge with Genealogy Jeopardy, while getting to know other members of the society, and sharing holiday treats and memories.|
|How to Use FamilySearch.org, presented by Mary Kathryn Kozy|
|13 February 2018|
|I've Had My DNA Tested — Now What?, presented by Jill Morelli|
|13 March 2018|
|To Be Announced|
|10 April 2018:|
|How to get the Most out of a Genealogy Seminar, presented by Cyndi Ingle|
|8 May 2018:|
|Reasonably Exhaustive Search: The Online Component, presented by Janet O’Conor Camarata|
|12 June 2018:|
|Preserving Genealogical Records and Becoming a Scribe, presented by the Washington State Archives|
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!