Welcome to our website!

Our purpose is to stimulate a popular interest in family history, to seek genealogical and historical knowledge, to preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors, to aid and encourage individual members as well as non-members in compiling their family histories, and to collect and publish genealogical source material. 

Meeting Info
TPCGS monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, September through June. During COVID or inclement weather, meetings are held virtually utilizing the Zoom platform. The membership meetings are now in person as well; the location for each meeting will be on the website, and included in the email invitations that are sent to members before the meetings. The Meetings begin at 6:15 pm with a brief business meeting. Then the main presentation starts at 6:30.  
Guests are always welcome! 

Registration for the 2024 Virtual Spring Seminar is now open!
Special Early-Bird Registration through February 28th!
Members & Non-Members: $25.00

Website of the Week:
Gopher Records specializes in the retrieval of Civil War and other 19th-century military records from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), including service records, pensions, medical records, Court Martial records, Bounty Land records, and others. They will duplicate the records of your choice and deliver them faster and at a much lower cost than if you ordered them directly from NARA.  If you need records, they will gopher you!

(Photo courtesy of Jean Findlay)

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.
~Thomas Overbury

Do you have historical photographs of the Tacoma-Pierce County area?
Would you like to see them on our website? If so, please send an email to info@tpcgs.org.



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March 5
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Legacy Family Tree Special Interest Group
This month's topic is: To Be Determined If you have any suggestions for future topics, please send them in.   This is our monthly meeting ...

March 7
7:00 pm
Board Meeting
Are you curious about what goes on at the board meetings and can't wait for the meeting minutes to be posted to the forum? Do ...

March 12
6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
TPCGS Educational Meeting
Following a short meeting, hear the Heritage Detective aka Annette Lyttle, speak to us about our ancestors who called both Canada and the USA home, in ...

March 12
6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
TPCGS Educational Meeting
Border—What Border? Our Ancestors Who Called Both Canada and the USA Home, Speaker Annette Burke Lyttle  Movement from the United States to Canada was unrestricted ...

March 16
4:00 pm
TPCGS Book Club
  Please join us as we discuss a fictional genealogical book, Clamhunger Row by M.K. Jones..   More information at:  Amazon: Clamhunger Row   We will also choose ...
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