Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tri City Genealogical Society April Meeting

The Tri-City Genealogical Society would like to announce our upcoming April 12th meeting which will feature the Sons of the American Revolution Flags, Uniforms, Weapons and researching S.A.R. records.  Thank you for your continued support.

Art Kelly
TCGS Program Chair

Monday, March 6, 2017

What You Missed March 4, 2017 EWGS Meeting

March is Women's History Month and so our topic was Finding Women Ancestors by Kim E. Morgan.
Kim is an author and here she is holding her book.
She started out with three people from the audience playing  To Tell The Truth, where each lady said she was Nancy Jane Justice, and each had references to prove that she was the real Nancy Jane Justice. And after several questions and even having her husband trying to tell the correct Nancy Jane Justice proof came from the probate of her father, and it turned out all three ladies were Nancy Jane Justice even though the sources seemed to make a case that there was three different ladies.

Andrew Chanse the Library director also came to inform us about the upcoming Library Levi that will be on the April 25th ballot extending the Library Levi for seven years this time at the same rate as it has been for three years. He told that it has helped keep the East Central, Hillyard and Indian Trail libraries open 8 hours a day 5 days a week, and that if the levi fails the library board might have to cut the hours at these three branches or even close a branch. So if you are a city resident please support the library levi.
Andrew Chanse and EWGS President Pat Bayonne-Johnson

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar

TPCGS Spring Seminar 2017
April 28 & 29, 2017

Speaker:  Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL – also known as The Legal Genealogist
Emcee: Cyndi Ingle

Saturday Topics: No Vitals? No Problem! — Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
“Don’t Forget the Ladies” — A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law
Beyond X and Y: The Promise and Pitfalls of Autosomal DNA Testing

Friday Evening Topic: Blackguards and Black Sheep – The Lighter Side of the Law

Location: La Quinta Inns and Suites, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, Washington
A limited number of rooms will be available at a special rate for seminar attendees.
Additional Information available on the TPCGS website at:

Raffle Tickets – Door Prizes – Vendors – Book Sale

We hope to see you there!