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 2020 Spring Seminar CANCELLED
It is with deep regret that TPCGS has decided that it is in everyone's best interests to cancel our 2020 Spring Seminar. We hope to be able to reschedule it at a future date. All registrations that we have already received will be refunded.
Thank you for understanding.

We hope you have all enjoyed reading the latest issue of The Researcher. Have any of the articles in it inspired you or reminded you of something you’ve come across in your research? Like the editors, do you have Earthquake Memories you would like to share? Now is the time to write and submit your articles – this year’s deadline in August 15th.

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

Please send you articles to the Researcher Committee:

Winter weather and TPCGS meeting changes
Are you wondering if a TPCGS meeting will be cancelled at the last minute, due to the weather? Check the school closures. If Bates Technical College and/or Tacoma Public Schools are closed on a meeting night, we will not meet. Of course, if your neighborhood streets are bad, or you are not comfortable driving in “iffy” weather, we understand. Instead, you might want to spend that meeting time doing some research or organizing your genealogy files!
We have a new parking permit requirement at Bates. You will need a 2020 parking permit; so if you do not have one, we will have some extras at the sign in desk.

The 2019 Researcher has recently been published. Members should have received their copies. We hope you enjoy this collection of interesting articles, and consider writing one for the next issue.

This year's TPCGS Spring Seminar will be held on April 24th & 25th. Our speaker will be Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL! Please plan on joining us!

The following announcement was just made by RootsWeb:

From RootsWeb Administration rwmailinglists@ancestry.com
Tue 1/7/2020 9:36 AM

Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.

Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb.

As an alternative to RootsWeb Mailing Lists, Ancestry message boards are a great option to network with others in the genealogy community. Message boards are available for free with an Ancestry registered account. Thank you for being part of the RootsWeb family and contributing to this community.

The RootsWeb team


Books & Blogs

Genealogy blogs may be authored by corporate entities, genealogical societies, professional genealogists, or hobbyests. Sometimes several people with a common interest will share a blog. Or one person may combine multiple interests on one blog.

The following blogs will help keep you up-to-date on news from the world of genealogy:


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Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1952, Tacoma, Washington 98401, USA
Updated Thursday, 04 June 2020, 06:16:08 PM CDT
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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.