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

 

 

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    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…

Tri-City Genealogical Society Annual Dinner Meeting

This is a reminder about the annual dinner.
Please note that the TCGS Annual Dinner Meeting (no-host dinner) will be held at the Isla Bonita Restaurant in Richland on November 8th.  The banquet room will be open at 5:30 p.m. and you may order dinner by 6:00 p.m.
A $2.00 coupon is offered by Isla Bonita via the following website, so you may want to take advantage of this offer. Also, this website will show you the address, telephone number and a map for directions.
Thanks for your continued support of TCGS and we hope to see you on November 8th.
Sincerely,
Art Kelly
Tri-City Genealogical Society V.P./Program/Publicity Chair

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Tri-City Genealogical Society David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection

As genealogists, knowing where things happened in the lives of our ancestors is vital to being able to learn more about those events.  Another great feature of combining technology and genealogical research is the ability to not only find current maps of the places we research, but also historical maps that were created closer to the time period in which we are searching.  The David Rumsey Map Collection is an amazing collection of maps that is worth using to gain a sense of place for your research.
Heather Murphy

Tri-City Genealogical Society Annual Dinner Meeting

Please note that the TCGS Annual Dinner Meeting (no-host dinner) will be held at the Isla Bonita Restaurant in Richland on November 8th.  The banquet room will be open at 5:30 p.m. and you may order dinner by 6:00 p.m.
A $2.00 coupon is offered by Isla Bonita via the following website, so you may want to take advantage of this offer.
Also, this website will show you the address, telephone number and a map for directions.
Thanks for your continued support of TCGS and we hope to see you on November 8th.
Sincerely,
Art Kelly
Tri-City Genealogical Society V.P./Program/Publicity Chair

Tri-City Genealogical Society Finding Place Names

Have you ever come across a place name in your research you aren’t sure still exists? What about a post office name given in a census that isn’t the main town? A town in a country you know little about? Looking for cemeteries near your ancestral home? The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and NGA GEOnet Names Server (GNS) can help with each of these.

Keep Reading click here

( https://tcgs1961.blogspot.com/2017/10/finding-place-names-using-gnis-and-gns.html )

Tri-City Genealogical Society Research Logs

Heather Murphy wrote an interesting blog post on Research Logs.

Have I Been Here Before? How Research Logs Keep You From Going in Circles

With shaking leaves and record hints showing up in many websites it is easy to hop from link to link looking for more records.  How often do you take a couple extra minutes to note the record collections you search so you don’t find yourself looking at the same thing a few months later?  Research logs aren’t one of the “fun” parts of research, but if you spend a small amount of time creating them you can save yourself time in the future.

Tri-City Genealogical Society October Seminar

25 Sept 2017

Dear TCGS Members and Guests:
The Seminar will be here very shortly, but you only have 5 more days to register for this DNA seminar if you want to have the lunch and the syllabus included with your registration. After September 30th, unfortunately, your registration will not include the lunch or the syllabus; however, you can still register up to the day of the seminar, and the syllabus will be available for $5.00 at the registration table.
So, please give some serious thought about activating your registration this week.  Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you at the October 14th Seminar (“Understanding Your DNA”).
Sincerely,
Art Kelly
TCGS Seminar Publicity Committee

TriCity Genealogical Society October Seminar

 

Understanding your DNA

with Diahan Southard

Diahan Southard

Saturday Oct 14, 2017, 9 am – 3:30 pm

Registration 8-9 am

Shalom United Church of Christ, Richland, WA

Cost: $40, provides seminar, buffet lunch and syllabus. Lunch & syllabus not included after Sep 30.

Maximum Seating: 120

On site consultation with Diahan, Oct 13 or 14

Topics:

  • Let Your DNA Tell Your Story
  • Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA Testing
  • Organizing Your Genetic Genealogy
  • Try Your Hand at Genetic Genealogy

Register for the seminar

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Out of Town Attendees

The Shilo Inn in Richland is offering a seminar rate of $84 plus tax.  When you contact them tell them that you are associated with the Tri-City Genealogical Society and would like the special rate.