TriCity Genealogical Society Webinar


FREE DNA WEBINAR! Reveal Your Unique Story through DNA and Family History will be broadcast LIVE from New York City on Saturday, September 23rd, 11:00 am Eastern. Join Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems and DNA expert Diahan Southard along with Beth Forrester of Animoto in this 90-minute webinar. Here’s what you’ll learn:
•Your DNA Guide will dispel the myth that there’s just on DNA test. There are more options, and possible outcomes, than you might think! Diahan will walk you through the choices.
•Creative ideas for filling in the gaps in your family’s story. Lisa will who you online tools for you that go well beyond names and dates. Then we’ll expand your story in unexpected ways by finding DNA connections.
•Share the story you’ve uncovered through awesome video. Lisa & Beth will show you how easy it is to tell your story like a pro!

Click HERE to register – via Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems

TriCity Genealogical Society News

The End of Family History Library Microfilm Rental and How a Visit to the Richland Family History Center Could Help With Your Research

Have you heard that the Family History Library in Salt Lake City is ending their film rental program?  Find out why that is a good thing.  Also, some highlights on how a visit to the Richland Family History Center could help you with your research.
Heather Murphy
TCGS Blog Editor

TriCity Genealogical Society September Meeting

Sept 2017

Dear Members and Guests:

I hope you will be planning on attending our upcoming September 13th program on Researching Probate Records by John Covey as this will be most informative.

Also, don’t forget that the Beginning Genealogy Class will start at 6:15 p.m. and this session will be a presentation on City Directories… You will want to attend both programs.

See the enclosed attachment. TCGS Sep 2017 Flyer

Thank you for supporting TCGS.


Art Kelly
TCGS Program Chair/V.P.

TriCity Genealogical Society Seminar Door Prizes


The seminar is getting closer and here is another incentive to go the seminar.




  1. FindMyPast   1 year Premium Membership
  2. Genealogy Gems   1 year Premium Membership
  3. Findmypast 30 day free access
  4. Findmypast 30 day free access
  5. RootsMagic 7 software
  6. Your Genealogy 1 year free subscription
  7. Internet Genealogy 1 year free subscription
  8. 3 subscription cards for  Your Genealogy 1 year $20 subscription
  9. Internet Genealogy 1 year $20 subscription
  10. Internet Genealogy 1 year $20 subscription
  11. A year subscription to my video tutorial series. Diahan Southard
  12. TCGS Membership

To sign up click here

TriCity Genealogical Society One on One With Diahan Southard

The day before the seminar and the evening after the seminar Diahan Southard will be having One-on-One sessions with individuals.  These will be 20 minute sessions for $25.
There are 12 slots available, so sign up soon.
Also for a reduced rate she is offering her regular personal consultation package for $84 after the seminar.
Go to this link for more information:
John F Covey
TCGS 2017 Seminar Chair

TriCity Genealogical Society Tip of the Week

Finding Family History Magazines Locally

Did you know that Barnes and Noble in the Columbia Center Mall carries the following family history magazines:

Who Do You Think You Are?
Associated with the TV show of the same name, based in United Kingdom, 13 issues/year

Your Family History
Based in United Kingdom, 13 issues/year

Family Tree Magazine
Based in United States, 7 issues/year

Irish Roots
Based in Ireland, 4 issues/year

Thanks to Art Kelly for sharing that information.

Also, you can find the last two years of Family Tree Magazine at the Kennewick (Union) library.  If you are a member of Mid-Columbia Libraries you can use their e-magazine service, Zinio, to download digital issues of Family Tree Magazine.  You can borrow issues indefinitely and can receive a notice when the next issue is available for download.

TriCity Genealogical Society October Seminar

The 2017 TCGS Seminar on October 14 is only about 2 months away, have you registered for the seminar yet?


Maybe this will help, there are over 20 silent auction items for the seminar with more to come.  Below is a list of some of the items.



  1. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society – 2018 membership
  2. National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers – 2 year subscription
  3. Sons of the Spanish American Veterans – 2018 membership
  4. Mid-Columbia Symphony – two tickets
  5. Columbia Point Golf Certificate – 2 (18 holes green fees & one cart)
  6. Ten Piece Candle Set
  7. 3 Quilts and 1 wall hanging quilt
  8. Glazed Pottery Terrine
  9. Set of 6 Travel Plates

Tri-City Genealogical Society Tip of the Week

1 Aug 2017

Dear TCGS Guests:

Please be advised that Legacy Family Tree is providing free webinars in August on the following topics:

Tracing Your West Country Ancestors

A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy

Using Pictures With Legacy Family Tree

Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders To Identify Enslaved Ancestors

Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories

How to do Mexican Research and be Successful

Getting Started With Evidentia


Have fun viewing whatever you choose. Thanks.


Art Kelly

Tri-City Genealogical Society Program Chair/V.P.