Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

2018 Spring Seminar

April 27 & 28, 2018

Our speaker will be be J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA.

J. Mark Lowe describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border.

Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for ‘Research in the South’ at IGHR (moving to University of Georgia, Athens GA in 2017), and also directs a Southern course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG-Utah Genealogical Association). Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are?, Follow Your Past (TravelChannel), and UnXplained Events. (A&E)

Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers’ Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is a former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Mark is a member of the Kentucky-Tennessee Research Associates, whose website can be found at http://www.kytnresearch.com/.

Meet Mark & Cyndi!

Friday Evening, April 27th, 2018
6 pm to 8 pm
Dessert Buffet provided by LaQuinta @ $10 each

This is your chance to meet our speaker, J. Mark Lowe, along with Cyndi Ingle (creator of Cyndi’s List).

Mark will present the following topic:
  • Do They All Look Like Me?
    A laughable look at the traits passed down from our families.
  • This event limited to first 75 registrants


Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018


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 21, 2018. No mail-in or online registration after April 2ist.

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

Ports of Call Deli BuffetPorts Buffet provided by LaQuinta: $15.00
Soup du jour, sliced lean roast beef, ham, and turkey, assorted domestic cheeses; Wheat, white, and sourdough bakery breads, assorted condiments, tossed green salad with dressings, red potato salad, and sliced seasonal fresh fruit,fresh baked cookies, fudge brownies, and assorted dessert squares.

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.

No mail-in or online registration after April 21st.
Day of Event add $5 late fee.
Day of Event Payment by Cash or Check only.
Mail-in and online registrations are now closed!
Walk-ins are welcome, however, lunch availability cannot be guaranteed.
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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.