Tacoma Pierce County Genealogical Society Meeting

TPCGS will hold our monthly meeting this Tuesday, March 12th, at Bates Community College, South Campus.

6:00 pm Member Networking and Sharing6:30 – 8:30 pm Business Meeting and Program

PROGRAM: German Lexicon and free German websites. Meyer’s Orts- und Verkehrs- Lexicon includes all place names as they were designated during the time of the German Empire (1871-1918). It is an invaluable tool in doing German research. The online version is important in locating the place where the records of your ancestors were recorded. The locations of the microfilmed/digitized records of the Family History Library are based on this Gazetteer.
The free German web site https://compgen.de/ is a gold mine for German research. This web site of the Society for Computer Genealogy, Inc. is divided into two sections: 1) information (history, archives, links to regional family history groups and repositories and 2) databases for records of people and places. Translation into English allows non-German speakers to take advantage of a massive amount if information. 

SPEAKER: Sue Foster (nee Ursula Kaiser), who immigrated at age 10 to the U.S. after her father died as a German soldier during World War II. She has researched her family tree to the early 1600s. She was a Family History Center Director from 1990 to 2004. In 2007 she received her bachelor’s degree in Family History from Brigham Young University. From January 2017 through June 2018 she served as a patron helper in the International Zone of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializing in German research. Reading old German documents, printed or handwritten, is her specialty.
Hope to see everyone there!
TPCGS monthly meetings are held September through June from 6 pm to 9 pm, usually at Bates Technical College, South Campus, Building E, 2201 South 78th St., Tacoma.
Guests are always welcome, so bring a friend! For more information check our website at www.tpcgs.org.
Please note that we hope to reschedule to cancelled Timelines presentation by Cyndi Ingle in the fall.

Jane Irish Nelson, TPCGS Webmaster