Tri-City Genealogical Society January Meeting

Dear Members and Guests:
Don’t forget to attend our next TCGS meeting which will be this coming Wednesday, January 10th as our guest speaker, Heather Murphy will give a presentation on Tracing Female Ancestors.
 
Place: Benton County PUD Auditorium at the corner of Hwy #395 and 10th Street in Kennewick
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Genealogy Class: 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. (Why Finding the Original is so Important)
Genealogy Book Sale – bring your checkbook or a supply of one dollar bills as we will not have the means to provide change.
As with each TCGS meeting, we encourage you to invite a friend and to help spread the word about TCGS.  If you have any questions, please call 943-9322.
Art Kelly
Tri-City Genealogical Society V.P./Program & Publicity Chair

Tri-City Genealogical Society January Meeting

TCGS Social Media Websites:
Genealogy Book Sale: We plan to resume our genealogy book sale at the Jan 10th meeting. For purchases, we ask that you either write a check or bring one dollar bills as we will not have any money to provide change for you.  Also, if you have any genealogical books/magazines and related history books that you would like to donate, this would be wonderful. Please be advised that we may want to give priority to such books for inclusion in the TCGS Library.
TCGS Board Meetings:
Members are encouraged to attend the TCGS Board Meetings which are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Richland Family History Center.
Membership Renewal Dues:
Today is the last day to take advantage of the special 2018 membership renewal dues discount. Please consider doing this today online if you haven’t done so already. Visit our website for this transaction:
To renew your membership, login and visit the My Profile.

Dupus Boomer’s Prefabulous Richland

Dear TCGS Members and Guests:

Note that our own TCGS member, Connie Estep will be a co-presenter tomorrow night on:

Dupus Boomer’s Prefabulous Richland

Thursday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Richland Public Library

“What happens when you take a secret WWII project, add a booming population, and build a city in the desert? You have to ask Dupus Boomer all about the Prefabulous Richland. Join Terry and Connie as they use Dupus (a blue-collar Dilbert of the 1940s) to introduce the people and the places of the atomic pioneers in Richland, WA.”

Tri-City Genealogical Society December Meeting

Gentle Reminder – Don’t forget our Dec 13th meeting

SHOW OFF YOUR HERITAGE
 
1. Bring your ancestral photographs, documents, memorabilia, antiques, heirlooms, and samples of your own hobbies and collections to display
 
2. Bring your homemade or store bought Christmas goodies to share
 
3. Invite a guest
 
4. Renew your membership at a 10% discount – this offer expires on 12-31-17
 
Beginning Genealogy Class:  6:15 to 6:45 (Genealogy Education)
 
Program: 7:00 p.m. (see above)
 
This will be a fun evening to socialize with members and guests alike and to view the special items that people will display.
 
We hope to see you Wednesday night at the Benton County PUD Auditorium in Kennewick (corner of Hwy #395 & 10th)
 
Art Kelly

Tri-City Genealogical Society December Meeting

 

Our December 13th meeting will be at the Benton County PUD Auditorium in Kennewick on the corner of Hwy #395 and 10th Street.
Beginning Genealogy Class: Genealogy Education – 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.
Show Off Your Heritage
 
Members and guests are asked to bring items about your family heritage/history as well as what you interests you have.
1. Photographs
2. Documents
3. Family heirlooms, antiques
4. Hobbies, collections or recreation interests
Your legacy will one day be handed down to your children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren and they will want to know what hobbies and collections you had as a child/teenager or as an adult. So, bring whatever you use to collect or still collect or photographs or a sample of what you use to collect as a kid/young adult.
You can display your family photographs and documents on a poster or a tri-fold or on the table.
This will be a fun event for everyone to have a glimpse of your family history as well as the antiques/heirlooms, hobbies and collections that you either inherited or have or previously engaged in.
Heather Murphy will bring her “ShotBox” to demonstrate as well as for anyone to use, so please bring your own cell phone or a smart phone which may be even better. Please bring your own photos/small items to be photographed. For more information/description of the ShotBox, please see their website:
Sandra Floberg will bring her “Flip-Pal” to demonstrate which is another “must see” tool. You can visit the website which is:
Refreshments:
Please bring homemade or store bought cookies, candies, fudge, muffins, quick breads (banana, zucchini, apple, pumpkin), cake, etc.  Beverages of water and/or 7-up/Sherbet will be provided.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your continued interest in TCGS.
Art Kelly

Tri-City Genealogical Society Tip of the Week

Timelines: How to Get More Out of What You Know

Whenever you start researching an individual or family one of the most helpful things to do is make a timeline, or chronology, for them. By creating an outline of what you know you can gain ideas of where to search for the additional information you need and identify conflicts with the information you already have.  Timelines are especially useful with families that have not lived in the same place…

Heather Murphy

TCGS Social Media Manager

Tri-City Genealogical Society Tip of the Week

If you are doing research in North Carolina for a possible Revolutionary War Ancestor, you may want to take advantage of this free upcoming webinar on the National Genealogical Society (https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/event_calendar)
website.
This recorded Webinar will be freely available to the public from 1-3 December 2017 (12 am Friday to 12 pm Sunday, EST)
Art Kelly

Tri-City Genealogical Society December Meeting

Hello TCGS Members and Guests:

Would you like to highlight and display something about your ancestral history?

Would you like to display a collection that you inherited from one of your ancestors?

Would you like to display an heirloom, antique or vintage item that was handed down from your ancestors?

Would you like to display a personal hobby or a collection you had from the past or currently engaged in?

 

If so, this is what our December 13th meeting will be all about. We want you to share with us via photographs, documents and a display of family anitques/heirlooms and hobbies and collections. Hobbies and collections of the past are very much part of your ancestral legacy, but your personal past/current hobbies and collections will also become a family legacy to your descendants.

Please consider what you would like to bring to this meeting to display. This will be fun to get to know more about you or your ancestors.

Also, we are asking each of you to bring either homemade or store bought Christmas cookies, candies, fudge, muffins, or breads (banana, zucchini, apple, pumpkin, etc.) to share with one another.

If you have any questions about what to bring, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for supporting TCGS.

Art Kelly

 

 

https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=586

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

 

Tri-City Genealogical Society Tip of the Week

With the end of the year comes opportunities to gather together generations of family.  Why not take advantage of that to share with your living family the people who came before them?  Remember to keep your ideas simple and brief to not overwhelm family members with too much information.  Pick out little pieces of interesting information to share and don’t explain distant relationships in detail because most won’t be able to follow you…