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
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:
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.
- Pioneers of the Frontier: Using Online Newspapers to Find Early Settlers
See how free and commercial newspaper databases may help you find early family members. Learn the techniques and tips that will bring you research success.
- Is It Really Online? Finding and Using Original Sources at Home or Library
Take advantage of new online resources while developing your research skills. Learn about simple techniques that can improve your methodology and accomplishment.
- The Migration Triangle: Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee
Discover what prompted our ancestors to follow the Migration Triangle and continue westward. Learn the paths they followed and the process for finding those elusive travelers.
- Using that Brick Wall as a Foundation
Feel like you are at a dead end? By reviewing our research, and taking a fresh approach, we can often see new opportunities for finding our family. Use the very evidence that stops you in your tracks to spring over the wall.
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.
$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.
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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