Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

About the Society:

Located in Washington state, the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society consists of a diverse group of members — those whose families were early settlers in the area and still live here; those who live in the area now, but have few if any familial connections here; and those who no longer live here, but whose ancestors did at one time.

The purposes of TPCGS are to stimulate a popular interest in family history, to seek genealogical and historical knowledge, to preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors, and to collect and publish genealogical source material of Pierce County and the Puget Sound Region.

Monthly Meetings:
Guests are always welcome at our meetings. Come meet other Pierce-County genealogists and listen to great speakers.

History of the Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society:
The society was organized in the spring of 1961 and began with 6 members, ending its first full year with 54 members. There are currently around 150 members in the society, many of whom live in the Tacoma-Pierce County area of Washington state, as well as many other areas of the United States.

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During this time of Social Distancing, all TPCGS meetings will be held remotely. Directions for joining will be emailed to members.

TPCGS 2022 Virtual Spring Seminar

Plans are underway for our Annual Spring Seminar, which will be held virtually again next year, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Our speakers will be The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith. For more information, visit the Spring Seminar page.

The 2021 issue of The Researcher will be mailed out to members very shortly. We hope you enjoy the variety of articles included. And maybe, one of them will spark an idea for an article of your own — it is never too early to been writing!

The Researcher Guidelines can be found on the TPCGS website at ResearcherGuidelines.pdf

Please send you articles to the Researcher Committee:

We are currently working on a new website, which will be unveiled soon. Stay tuned for more information!



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PO Box 1952, Tacoma, Washington 98401, USA
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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.