Tri-City Genealogical Society News

For those of you who were unable to attend our Zoom meeting last week, you missed two very informative presentations.  

Ryan Bennet, one of our speakers, is allowing me to share his slide presentation regarding the East Benton County Museum and Historical Society with you. 

Although there is no audio, the pictures speak for themselves.

I had no idea they could host recitals or had an Escape Room! 

If you are interested in any of these activities or for more information, the phone number is on the third slide.

TCGS Presentation 9/14/2022 – Google Slides

Our second speaker, Veronica Anguiano, said she would also share her slides on Southern Research for those of you who have an interest in that area of research.

DON’T FORGET ~

Next month’s general meeting will be an Open House at the newly relocated Richland Family History Center and TCGS Library.  The facility is now on the lower level of our previous location.  The entry is on the south side of the building, facing Dairy Queen.

The Open House will be held on October 12th and 13th from 6-8 pm in the lower level of 1314 Jadwin in Richland.  The entry is on the south side of the building, facing Dairy Queen.

The new phone number is 509-241-8310.

The news hours are:  

Tuesday  10 am – 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm

Wednesday  6 – 9 pm

Thursday 10 am – 4 pm 

Friday  10 am -1 pm

Please join us!

Sandra

Sandra Meacham Floberg

TCGS Librarian

Tri-City Genealogical Society September 14th Meeting

Tri-City Genealogical Society Meeting Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

  There will be two presenters at the September TCGS General Meeting.  The first presenter will be Ryan Bennett who is a volunteer at the East Benton County History Museum.  He will be speaking on the resources available at the museum.  The museum is located at 205 West Keewaydin Drive in Kennewick.

  The second presentation will be by TCGS member Veronica Anguiano who will be speaking on Southern Land Records.

  There will be time after the presentations for questions and discussion.

  The Richland Family History Center has reopened.  See Sandra Floberg’s email sent on the evening of September 2 for details about the hours and the new entrance.   In the planning stage is an open house at the Family History Center for the October General Meeting.

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Tri-City Genealogical Society Richland Family History Center Now Open!!!

TCGS Members and Guests:

After being shut down for two years due to COVID, opened on a limited schedule for a few months, and then totally closed for renovations, the Richland Family History Center is now open!!!

Not only are we in a new location, but we also have a new phone number and a new schedule.  

The entry to the new location is on the south side of the building, facing Dairy Queen, at the end of the delivery ramp.

The new phone number is 509-241-8310.

The news hours are:  

Tuesday  10 am – 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm

Wednesday  6 – 9 pm

Thursday 10 am – 4 pm 

Friday  10 am -1 pm

Additional hours may be added as becomes necessary.

The general meeting will be held on September 14th at 7 pm.  The program will include a short overview of the Benton County Historical Society and Museum by Ryan Bennett and Southern Land Records by Veronica Anguiano.

Dan will be sending out the Zoom link next week.

We are excited to invite you to an open house for the newly renovated Richland Family History Center. The dates are tentatively set for October 12th and 13th. More information will be coming soon.

Based on the respondents to my last questionnaire, some people are excited to start meeting in person. The opportunity to meet in person or in a hybrid (a combination of both in-person and Zoom) meeting will be coming soon.  We are trying to find a suitable, safe location.

It’s not too late to respond to my previous questionnaire.  

The responses I have received show me you are still interested in genealogy and family research and even meeting in person but the TCGS Board can only do so much by itself.  We need your input and your help!

Please let me know what kinds of programs you are interested in, who your favorite speakers are, or better yet if you would be willing to present a program. 

As I was reminded the other night, everyone has something they can share ~ friendship.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Sandra

TCGS Librarian

Tri City Genealogical Society Planning for the Upcoming Year

TCGS Members:

The Tri-Cities Genealogical Society (TCGS) is trying to make plans for the upcoming year, and we need your input on some very important items.

Are you comfortable meeting in person or would you rather we continue our meetings through Zoom? 

If you have not joined us through Zoom because you are not confident using video conferencing, would you like help understanding how it works?

What kind of programs are you interested in? We not only have local speakers available but also the ability to bring in guest presenters from just about anywhere via Zoom to speak on any number of topics.  

There are also training sessions from Ancestry, Family Search, and My Heritage as well as Legacy Family Tree webinars.

We need to know what you want to know!

Upcoming programs for September will include a short overview of the Benton County Historical Society and Museum by Ryan Bennett and Southern Land Records by Veronica Anguiano.

We are excited to invite you to the open house for the newly renovated Richland Family History Center. More information on that will be coming soon.

Thank you,

Sandra M. Floberg

TCGS Librarian

Tri City Genealogical Society Richland FHC Closing while Remodeling

The Richland Family History Center is going to be downsized.  We will be closing the FHC on May 20st to allow the remodeling of the building.  

On Saturday, May 21st  starting at 9 AM, there will be a free Parking Lot giveaway of the excess equipment, furniture, shelving, and miscellaneous materials that we will no longer be able use or store in the Family History Center.   There will be several boxes of duplicate books.  Come see if you can find something to help in your family history research.
If you have any microfilm that you previously ordered and want to keep it available, please contact Wayne Ross (509-531-2728) before the 20th. 
Most microfilm is now available online and most of our inventory will be returned to FamilySearch in Salt Lake by May 20th. 
We don’t know when we will be able to reopen at this point.

Tri-City Genealogical Society April Meeting Restoring Headstones

  Please join with the Tri-City Genealogical Society on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. on Zoom (see below for link). 

  TCGS member Susan Peterson will be presenting on Restoring Cemetery Headstones.  This should be an interesting presentation.

  Thank you to everyone who has joined the TCGS for 2022.  For those who would like to join or renew please see http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/join/join_renew/ or http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/wp-content/uploads/TCGSBrochure.pdf

Topic: Restoring Cemetery Headstones

Time: Apr 13, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Tri-City Genealogical Society meets Wednesday March 9th

  Please join with the Tri-City Genealogical Society on Wednesday March 9 at 7 p.m. on Zoom (see below for link) for our March general meeting.  We will start with a round table discussion on what presentations people most enjoyed and/or found informative from the recent RootsTech 2022 event.  We may then share some of these presentations at future meetings.

  The main presentation will be by Mags Gaulden entitled Using WikiTree’s DNA Features in Your Family History Research.  Mags is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy as founder of Grandma’s Genes in Ottawa.  WikiTree is one of the Global family Trees available online that works collaboratively to have an accurate, single-family tree. You may have heard of WikiTree, but did you also know that WikiTree does DNA as well? WikiTree has very robust DNA features which can identify testers who may match you in the DNA connections section of an ancestor’s profile. We will work the features and show you how to further your family history research using WikiTree and its DNA features.

  Thank you to everyone who has joined the TCGS for 2022.  For those who would like to join or renew please see http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/join/join_renew/ or http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/wp-content/uploads/TCGSBrochure.pdf

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Tri-City Genealogical Society’s February General Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. for the Tri-City Genealogical Society’s February General Meeting.  The meeting will feature an update on the scheduled release of the 1950 US census by TCGS research chairperson Veronica Anguiano.  This will be followed by a presentation entitled What’s New in the MyHeritage Photo World by Tal Erlichman.  See below under Join Zoom Meeting for the link.  For instructions on using Zoom for first time users see

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RootsTech 2022 will run from March 3 to March 5 and is 100% free and 100% virtual.  Per email from FamilySearch “You already know how awesome RootsTech is. It is going to be even bigger and better in 2022! We would love to see you there. You’ll be inspired by amazing keynote speakers, learn from dedicated experts, and discover the innovative expo hall with incredible new technology when you attend this year. We can’t wait to connect with you!”  Registration can be found at https://www.familysearch.org/en/blog/rootstech-2022-registration or https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/next/

Tri-City Genealogical Society January 12th Meeting

Please join us on Zoom for the Tri-City Genealogical Society’s January General Meeting at 7 p.m. on January 12.  Wayne Ross, director of the Richland Family History Center, will be discussing the resources that are available at the Center for researching your family’s genealogy.

  Thank you to everyone who has joined the TCGS for 2022.  For those who would like to join or renew please see http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/join/join_renew/ or http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/wp-content/uploads/TCGSBrochure.pdf

Dan Metzger is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TCGS General Meeting Wednesday January 12 at 7 p.m.

Time: Jan 12, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Tri-City Genealogical Society New Hours at the Richland Family History Center.

Wayne Ross announces that the Richland Family History Center is expanding its schedule to help you with your family history activities.  We are also planning a presentation for the January TCGS month meeting on the premium sites available at the FHC.  Our experienced genealogists can help you with your research.  We do require masks when working close to another individual but no longer require appointments. You can call 531-2728 for special needs or to schedule group visits.   Our new schedule beginning when we open January 4th:

Tuesdays 10 AM-4PM

Wednesday 6 PM-9 PM

Thursdays 10 AM-4PM and 6 PM-9PM

Fridays 10 AM-1 PM