Good evening, I just wanted to let you know that the “Preserve the Past and Present Photos for the Future” has been cancelled until October 2020, due to coronavirus. We will be letting you know when it is rescheduled as soon as we have a date. Please keep “Walking with Ancestors” July 4 and we will be sending out information the closer we get to that date! Thank you for your help in getting the word out. We will see you in July! WE HOPE!!!!
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. Jane Irish Nelson, TPCGS Co-Chair
The EWGS Seminar scheduled for April 4th has been postponed till May 2nd. If you have already paid and can not make the May date you can get a refund, or the money carries over for the May Seminar. Saturday, May 2 Enhancing Your Genealogy Repertoire (Seminar) 9:30 pm to 3:30 pm Prince of Peace Lutheran – 8441 N Indian Trail Rd. Spokane, WA 99208
Based on all the current information, the WCGS board decided it is best to postpone our April 4 seminar. We have been in touch with both speakers about a date in the future that would work for both of them and have settled on Sat., Aug. 29 in the morning, using the same format as previously published. We have also contacted Bishop Place and put it on their calendar so the venue will be the same as previously published. It’s not too early to mark your calendar for this informative and, what we think, is an exceptional mini-seminar with very well-known and much in demand speakers. We thank both Bob and Steve for their flexibility in working with us to re-schedule their presentations at a later date. Monica Peters, WCGS Corresponding Secretary
For questions or more information contact WCGS President, Sue Kreikemeier at: 509-635-1303 or email@example.com. Please RSVP to Sue or firstname.lastname@example.org by March 28 to accommodate handouts & refreshments. The seminar is free, but donations are welcome at the door.
Directions: Turn off Bishop Boulevard onto Klemgard
Ave., follow Klemgard Ave. up the hill and turn left at the top. Do
not go into the front entrance, but turn right, continuing up the hill
and turn left at the white car ports. Find an appropriate parking
place, enter the building through the main doors and go straight ahead
to the Social Room.
OF SPRING SEMINAR SPEAKERS
King’s biography includes the following:
E. King grew up in Pullman where he graduated from WSU with degrees
in Anthropology and History. He completed his Ph.D. at the
Univ. of Pennsylvania in Anthropology (specialty: Ethnohistory &
Archaeology) and since 1981 has worked for the Bureau of Land
Management in Alaska. He has been the BLM’s State Archaeologist
in Alaska for over 33 years, with his work taking him to much of the
state. He has a strong interest in federal land laws including
homesteading, and has spoken and written on this subject for several
years. Currently, he writes a guest monthly column on the
history of homesteading for the Homestead National Monument of
America’s electronic newsletter. Locally, he is best known in
Whitman County as a frequent contributor to the “Bunchgrass
Historian,” having authored over 30 articles in the past nearly
25 years on a variety of topics. He is also an avid genealogist
and has co-written several books on various families, with some of
his relatives settling in Whitman County in the 1870s. He
maintains homes in both Anchorage and Pullman.
Branting’s biography includes the following:
2000, many of this country’s leading history, geography and
preservation organizations — including the American Association for
State and Local History, The History Channel and the Society for
American Archaeology — have honored Steven Branting for the depth,
scope and variety of his research and field work.
was nominated for the American Historical Association’s prestigious
William and Edwyna Gilbert Award, which recognizes outstanding
contributions to the teaching of history through the publication of
journal articles. Branting has written eight (8) books on the history
of Lewiston. Branting’s articles have appeared in, among others,
Idaho State Historical Society conferred upon him the 2011 Esto
its highest honor, citing his leadership in “some of the most
significant preservation and interpretation projects undertaken in
Idaho.” Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter awarded him that year’s
Outstanding Cultural Tourism Award for showcasing Idaho’s heritage.
2013, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
awarded Branting its coveted Historical Preservation Medal. In 2015,
Lewis-Clark State College selected him for the Marion Shinn Lifetime
Achievement Award, and in 2016 he was awarded the President’s
Medallion for his efforts to safeguard the heritage that the college
and community have shared since the 1890s.
2018, the Lewiston
published 104 of his columns highlighting events and people who
featured greatly in the history of Lewis-Clark State College, which
was celebrating its 125h anniversary and for whom Branting holds the
office of “Institutional Historian,” the first since Henry
Leonidas Talkington in the 1940s.
Lewiston book — The
Words That Were Our Names
— was released in October 2019.
This year’s Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar is scheduled for April 24th and 25th, at Totem Yacht Club, 5045 North Highland, Tacoma, WA 98407. Our speaker will by Judy Russell, also known as the Legal Genealogist. Friday evening she will present a talk on The Rest of the Story. Her presentations on Saturday will be: Dower and Dowry: Women, Property, & Legal Records; The Discriminating Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence from Bad; Through the Golden Door: Immigration After the Civil War; and NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives If you are interested in attending, please register early as attendance is limited. For more information and a registration form, visit our website at: or http://tpcgs.org/seminar.html