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 purpose of this nonprofit Society shall be 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. 

Operating Year: January - December 2024

President: Tim Ward
Vice President - Programs: Melody Stepp
Vice President - Research: D Becker
Policies & Procedures: Judith Line
Membership Chair: Diane Bertram
Recording Secretary: Patricia W. Gwin
Treasurer: Karen Englund
Historian: Lorraine Graeber
Library Liaison: Debbi Wigen-Noble
Newsletter Editor: Shelby Holland
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
Assistant Editor: Tonya Strickland
Spring Seminar
Seminar Chair: Jane Irish Nelson

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!