Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society March Meeting

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting is
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Is it time to make changes to the monthly meetings?  In the 2017 member survey there were many comments and suggestions about the “pre-meeting” and what it should or shouldn’t be.  So, let’s talk about.  Starting at 6, there will be a discussion about what you, the members (and guests), would like to see, hear, or learn about during that time slot.

Then, after a short business meeting, Janice Lovelace will discuss “Did Your Ancestors Own Slaves?” – Do you have Pre-Civil War ancestors?  Might they have owned slaves?  This presentation discusses researching prewar censuses, wills, court proceedings, business records and newspapers for information. What economic impact did owning slaves have on your family?

Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in family history research as well as academic work in the area (Genealogy and Family History certificate at University of Washington in 2012, certificate program in genealogy at Boston University in 2013, ProGen 18). A member of Seattle Genealogical Society for a number of years, she joined the SGS Board as Vice-President in 2014. She is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and National Genealogical Society. In her work life, she is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in child and family therapy and has been a private practice therapist and a faculty member teaching psychology

TPCGS monthly meetings are held September – May at Bates Technical College, South Campus, Building E, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma.  Meetings are from 6pm – 9pm.  In between the two talks, there will be a short business meeting along with a social time and light refreshments. Visitors are always welcome, so bring a friend! Find more information at www.tpcgs.org