Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
|During this time of Social Distancing, all TPCGS meetings will be held remotely. Directions for joining will be emailed to members.|
TPCGS monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, September through May. Generally, monthly meetings will be held at Bates Technical College, South Campus, 2201 South 78th St, Tacoma, Building E. (see Map to Bates). Lot 11 is available for parking in the evening.
Meetings usually begin about 6:00 pm, with member sharing and networking, follwed at 6:30 by a brief business meeting. After a break for snacks and visiting, the main presentation begins. Guests are always welcome! Meetings are generally adjourned by 9:00 pm.
Members are also invited to attend Board Meetings, which are held the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at Denny's, 5924 6th Ave, Tacoma. Contact a board member for further information.
|Parking Permit Requirement|
|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./td>|
|Winter Weather and TPCGS meeting changes|
|Are you wondering if next 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 next Tuesday, 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!|
|Monthly Meetings, Bates Technical College:|
|2019—2020 Monthly Meeting Schedule|
|September 10, 2019:|
Annual Show and Tell ~ Genealogical Discoveries This Summer|
Presented by Everyone!
|Special Location ~ This Meeting Only:|
Tacoma Public Library, Main Branch, 1102 Tacoma Avenue S.
|8 October 2019|
|Photo Identification |
Presented by Melodie Hall.
|12 November 2019|
|Finding Your Ancestors in Fraternal Records
Presented by Steve Dunkelberger .
|11 December 2019|
|This is always a "fun" event. A chance for us to socialize, share some great snacks and play some genealogy games. Bring a friend! This is a great way to introduce family and friends to TPCGS.|
|14 January 2020|
Presented by JoAnn Huber.
|11 Febrary 2020|
Presented by Cyndi Ingle.
|10 March 2020|
|Daughters of the American Revolution, |
Presented by Carol Jean Gaffney.
|14 April 2020|
Presented by Jill Morelli.
|Please note that the April meeting will be presented as a webinar that members can view from home. Registration is required. To register, please email email@example.com.|
|12 May 2020|
|Social Media |
Presented by Claudia Breland.
|11 June 2020|
|Using DNA as a Research Tool, |
Presented by Janice Lovelace.
Our members have two short months to complete a major genealogy project, take a research trip or have the ultimate genealogy experience. Have fun ~ And come back and tell us about it — or write an article for The Researcher!