Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Legacy SIG

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society

Legacy Family Tree SIG Meeting Oct 4th, 2022, 7:00 pm

This week we will begin reviewing a medium length video presented by Geoff Rasmussen

 that is free and available from the Legacy Family Tree Webinars site.  The direct link to the video is listed below its title:

Legacy Family Tree – Beyond the Basics

Please take some time this week to review the “FREE” videos available on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars site and bring your list of videos you would like to review back to the group next Tuesday.

We hope to see you this coming Tuesday, Oct 4th!

******************* NOTE CHANGE OF SCHEDULE FOR LEGACY MEETINGS********************

Starting September the Legacy SIG will only meet the 1st Tuesday of each month


Our meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm until 8:30. The link to the reoccurring Zoom Meeting is located at the bottom of this page.

The first half of each meeting we will work thru training videos, watching, and then pausing to talk about the section we just watched before moving on to the next section.  The second half will be used for open discussion of topics related to using Legacy. This could include any questions or problems we are having with the program or tips and features we have discovered.  If you think of something you would like to bring up, please write it down so you can share it with the group.

1st Tuesday of Month Meeting Link:


As always if a hyperlink is not active just copy and paste it into your browser.

Clallam County Genealogical Society Are You Really My Ancestor?

Saturday, October 8

Clallam County Genealogical Society  (Local society meetings)

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


The featured speaker for the Clallam County Genealogical Society meeting will be “Are You Really My Ancestor? Getting Unstuck, Working Through Research Problems” with Claire Smith. She tells us “When you find a name match for an ancestor, it’s tempting to believe you’re related.  A name isn’t enough to prove the relationship, especially if you have a common surname – like mine!”  In this session you’ll learn what it takes to prove a lineage, and how to handle conflicting information or multiple potential matches. To hear this delightful speaker, or for more information about our programs, contact CCGS.  Phone:  360-417-5000; webpage: www.clallamcogs@askus.org or email:  clallamresearcher@gmail.com

We will send you the Zoom meeting number and passcodes.  You can always join us at our large Research Facility: 403 E 8th St., Port Angeles. There is no charge for this program and all are welcome.

Let’s Talk About: Grandma Ethel’s Diary

The year was 1909. Mary Ethel Leverich lived in Danville, Illinois, and was 22 years old, when she and her maiden aunt took a trip “out west” and to Yellowstone National Park.  We are blessed to have her diary of that trip:As you read this, imagine the amount of clothes Ethel was wearing and the likely dressy shoes. Riding in an open coach, no doubt. 

26 Jul 1909  —  Left at 8AM in stage for Norris (Geyser Basin). Rode 20 miles in the rain before lunch. Saw many beautiful things. Passed from God’s Country into the other fellow’s land. After lunch, guide took us to see the geysers and Devil’s Washbowl. The formations were beautiful. This PM rode 20 miles to Fountain Hotel. Failed to see bears. Here is the Firehole Geyser. Whole trip 195 miles.

27 Jul 1909  —  Still raining. Rode to O.F. (Old Faithful) Inn. Very rustic. Passed Morning Glory Pool, Crystal Lake, Three Sisters, Emerald Pool, Paint Pots, Devil’s Punch Bowl. After lunch will go with the guide. Gov. of New York is here. Walked about 6 miles after lunch. Stumbled and was caught by a doctor from Wis(consin). Saw the Castle Play. Morning Glory Pool was beautiful. Dr. was not in favor of my going out tonight. Saw the geysers by search light.

28 Jul 1909  —  Clear day, ready to start for Lake Yellowstone! 9325 feet altitude, 7 miles from the hotel. Saw Lake, Natural Bridge, Knotted Forest, Sleeping Giant, Kepplar Cascades, Continental Divide, Blue Ribbon Spring……place where 18 coaches were held up last year and got $1800 and jewels. Shoshone (?) Lake. 

30 Jul 1909 —  After lunch drove 21 miles to the M.H.S. (Mammoth Hot Springs) Hotel. Left for Seattle at 6:30 from the hotel. Mike bade us goodbye. Mr. Gehender, Miss Galley and Mrs. Newmeyer left for the east.

31 Jul 1909  —  Day is hot and dusty (**trains had open windows, no AC). Had hard time to get into the diner. Reached Spokane about 5 o’clock. Many people went there to register for homestead lands. Will receive a card from Mr.Oswald.

Now the wonderful family story is that Mary Ethel married John Peter Oswald in 1911! Aren’t we lucky to have this diary? Might one be lurking in a box of your family stuff somewhere?

Heritage Quest Research Library Open House Party

We’re having a PARTY! Heritage Quest Research Library is Celebrating 40 Years of Family Research.

1007 Main Street
Sumner, WA 98390

Sunday, October 9, 2022
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join us in the library for
Food, Drink & Friendship

RSVP: 253-863-1806

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Let’s Talk About: Funnies

·        Trees do not walk. They lumber. (Sign in Port Angeles, WA)

·        Mistakes are good because we can learn from them; I must be a slow learner because I repeat most of mine.

·        I’m wrecked on the lee shore of age.

·        Definition of a volunteer: Someone who didn’t understand the question.

·        The grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence; it’s greener where you water it.

 * What has more letters than the alphabet? The Post Office.

* You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead.

* Definition of a lobster:  An ugly, overgrown, insect-like-puny-brained crustaceon for which we pay $25 to eat.

* Junk is the stuff we throw away; stuff is the junk we save.

* Sign for a bra store: “Where no cup runneth over.” 

* When life gives you LIMES, change them to a SMILE.

* News flash! Did you know that chocolate makes our clothes shrink??

* Maybe that’s why our ancestors aren’t smiling in those old photos….. they had no chocolate in their lives. 

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society DNA SIG

Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society DNA Special Interest Group Meeting Tue. September 27th at 7:00 pm PST   Please join us as we discuss the use of DNA in genealogy.   We will begin studying Genetic Genealogy in Practice by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne, starting with the chapter on Ethics.   This book is available from The National Genealogical Society (the publishers):  https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/genetic-genealogy-in-practice/   From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Genetic-Genealogy-Practice-Blaine-Bettinger/dp/1935815229   From your local public library or via Inter-Library Loan. Check WorldCat to see what libraries may have copies: https://worldcat.org/title/959825550

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Tri-City Genealogical Society News

For those of you who were unable to attend our Zoom meeting last week, you missed two very informative presentations.  

Ryan Bennet, one of our speakers, is allowing me to share his slide presentation regarding the East Benton County Museum and Historical Society with you. 

Although there is no audio, the pictures speak for themselves.

I had no idea they could host recitals or had an Escape Room! 

If you are interested in any of these activities or for more information, the phone number is on the third slide.

TCGS Presentation 9/14/2022 – Google Slides

Our second speaker, Veronica Anguiano, said she would also share her slides on Southern Research for those of you who have an interest in that area of research.


Next month’s general meeting will be an Open House at the newly relocated Richland Family History Center and TCGS Library.  The facility is now on the lower level of our previous location.  The entry is on the south side of the building, facing Dairy Queen.

The Open House will be held on October 12th and 13th from 6-8 pm in the lower level of 1314 Jadwin in Richland.  The entry is on the south side of the building, facing Dairy Queen.

The new phone number is 509-241-8310.

The news hours are:  

Tuesday  10 am – 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm

Wednesday  6 – 9 pm

Thursday 10 am – 4 pm 

Friday  10 am -1 pm

Please join us!


Sandra Meacham Floberg

TCGS Librarian

German Interest Group of the Eastside Genealogical Society German Church Records

When: Friday, October 7, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm PDT (Virtually)

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/ye262t7k  

Topic: “Discovering German Church Records at Matricula Online”

Obtaining German church records can be challenging unless you know where to find them. Discover the abundance of these Catholic records at Matricula Online. This lecture will show you how to effectively use the Matricula Online website for locating German Church records.

Presenter:  Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM)

Dana specializes in lineage society applications, publishing family books, and Midwestern research – specifically Ohio. In addition to her client work, she reviews military repatriation cases, and is part of the Mayflower Silver Books team.

More information: Visitors are always welcome.  Our website is https://egsgermangroup.wordpress.com/

Lower Columbia Genealogical Society Heirlooms, Trinkets and Treasures


Celebrating your family history


And former Volunteer of the year, has chosen this topic for her presentation on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The meeting is a free Zoom meeting starting at 6:30 pm for announcements and greeting guests. The program will start at 7:00 pm. The public is invited.

For a Zoom llink contact lcgsgen@yahoo.com