Mission / Purpose

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.

Operating Year: January - December 2023

President: Liz Osborn
Vice President - Programs: Melody Stepp
Vice President - Research: D Becker
Policies & Procedures: Judith Line
Membership Chair: Diane Bertram
Recording Secretary: Michael Jones
Treasurer: Karen Englund
Library Liaison: Vacant
Newsletter Editor: Kari Overson
Projects: Vacant
Publication Sales: Vacant
Publicity: Tim Ward
Researcher Editor: Jean Findlay
Webmaster: Jane Irish Nelson
Researcher Committee
Editor: Jean Findlay
Assistant Editor: Diane Bertram
Assistant Editor: Sandra D. Johnson
Assistant Editor: Jane Irish Nelson
Assistant Editor: Gary Robbins
Spring Seminar
Seminar Chair: Jane Irish Nelson

Meeting Info

TPCGS monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. During COVID or inclement weather, meetings are held virtually utilizing the Zoom platform. Email invitations are sent to members before the meetings. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a brief business meeting. After a short break, the main presentation begins. Guests are always welcome!