TCGS Library Recataloging and Renumbering Team Awarded 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Honor

Since 2003, the Washington State Genealogical Society has recognized over 500 outstanding volunteers and teams, nominated by their local society or genealogical organization for their service and dedication. These volunteers are the backbone of their local society, giving their time and expertise, to the organization and the field of genealogy. In the coming months, you will be introduced to each of the 2017 award recipients and learn why they received the 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer and Team Award.

Today we’re introducing the Tri-City Genealogical Society’s Recataloging and Renumbering Team. The team was comprised of Sandra Floberg, Veronica Anquiano, Linda Stephens, Dan Metzger, Mikal McKinnon and Margie Beldin.

This team spend hundreds of hours cataloging over 3,000 individual volumes of books jointly held by the TCGS and the Richland Family History Center. The team disposed of duplicates, reviewed holdings, developed an electronic catalog, renumbered the holdings using the Salt Lake Family History Library schema and provided the listing for review by the Salt Lake Library. Once approved, the volumes will be relabled.

The Library Recataloging and Renumbering Team has dedicated their time and dedication so anyone doing online genealogy research through the Salt Lake Library will be able to identify the holdings in Richland and visit to access them. Their efforts demonstrate that they richly deserved being a recipient of a 2017 WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award.

For more information on the WSGS Outstanding Volunteer Award program, visit the Recognition page of the WSGS website or contact Roxanne Lowe, Interim Recognition Chair, at