Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Richland FHC Beginning Computer Genealogy Class Begins

Beginning Computer Genealogy  (Using PAF and other computer genealogy programs to record, organize, document, preserve, and print family history information.)  –  7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 22.

This free class will be taught in the basement classroom at the Richland Family History Center.  Please register (so that we can contact you if the class needs to be rescheduled) by calling 946-6637 during library hours (Tuesday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bonus Classes at WSGS Conference

Bruce Buzbee, the creator of RootsMagic, will be conducting two free RootsMagic class:

Using RootsMagic
7pm, Thursday, September 15th
Relief Society Room
LDS Church on Gage Blvd, (same parking lot as LDS Temple)
Richland, WA

Using RootsMagic with new FamilySearch
10am, Friday, September 16th
Primary Room
LDS Church on Gage Blvd (same parking lot as LDS Temple)
Richland, WA

Please Note:
A funeral will be taking place in the building on Friday morning. PLEASE enter the building as quietly as possible. Even better, if you park at the back of the church, you can enter the Primary Room directly thru the back door on the left side of the back of the building.

Questions? Please contact Margie Beldin at mabeldin@gmail.com

Sunday, September 11, 2011

It’s Here! Conference Begins Friday

It seemed so far away and now it is upon us. Yes, the Washington State Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference begins Friday night.

Patricia Walls Stamm has four excellent topics you won’t want to miss:

Friday evening:
     Social Networking for Genealogists

Saturday presentations:
    Death Has Many Faces
     Elements of a Useful Research Road Map
     Discovering Our Ancestor’s Neighborhood

Professional speakers don’t come our way very often; it’s not too late to make plans to come to this once-a-year conference.

Check us out:  www.tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/wsgs2011/index.htm

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dates to Remember

The TriCity Genealogical Society has an exciting line up of meetings coming our way. With this information in front of you and at your fingertips, please mark your calendar and plan on attending these wonderful events.

April 13th we will be meeting at our regular time in our regular location, which is 7:00 pm at Parkview Estates. Janis Littlefield, TCGS Webmaster (among other TCGS hats), will be presenting ‘Computer Age Tools’.

May 4th we will be meeting at the Richland Public Library in the Doris Roberts Gallery. This is on the first Wednesday of the month instead of the second Wednesday of the month. We will be celebrating TriCity Genealogical Society’s 50th Anniversary. The celebrations start at 6:30 pm instead of 7:00 pm.

June 8th we will be meeting at the Franklin County Museum at 305 North 4th Avenue in Pasco. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. The Franklin County Museum is housed in a Carnegie Library and the building celebrates its 100th birthday in June of 2011.

July There will be no meeting in July. This is the month that we take off to enjoy our summer research trips. Have fun!!

August 10th we will be meeting back at Parkview Estates at 7:00 pm, our regular place and time.

There will be no regular meeting in September. Instead, TriCity Genealogical Society will be hosting the Washington State Genealogical Society 2011 Annual Conference. The conference begins Friday night, September 16th with dinner a presentation. Saturday, September 17th will be a day full of activities. To keep updated with the most recent information, check the conference website often at http://www.tricitygenealogicalsociety.org and then click on the link titled ‘2011 WSGS Conference website’.

October 12th we will be meeting back at Parkview Estates at 7:00 pm, our regular place and time.

Mark your calendars now and save these dates.

~Susan Faulkner
President, TriCity Genealogical Society

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Experts are Just a Click Away

So you didn't get to go to RootsTech and you live in a place where there isn't access to top professional genealogists or people who have expertise in your field of research.

The internet can help you overcome these handicaps with just the touch of a few buttons.

Want to hear the latest on technology that was shared at RootsTech? Check out this website and listen to both technology and genealogy innovations for the future. Where is genealogy heading? How is technology going to help us (even when the techies don't know that they are helping us!)

Here's a peek at what RootsTech had to offer and got us excited about the future for genealogists: http://tinyurl.com/4ew2ghn

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March General Meeting

Just a reminder that our general TCGS meeting is this Wednesday, 7pm, at Parkview Estates.

Our own Sandra Floberg will be the presenter. She has conducted her own survey of the 10 most popular reference books we should all consider having in our homes.

Her intention is to help us decide which books we would like Barnes and Noble to stock prior to our fund-raiser in May.

If you like what you hear and decide there are some books you would like to consider buying, be sure to get your requests to Susan Faulkner right away. She will have Barnes and Noble order in the books for you to review. No pressure to buy (although your purchases on that day will benefit TCGS and help fund our Washington State Genealogical Society Annual meeting in September.)

After Sandra's presentation, we will provide more information so that you can prepare for our next big event, the Barnes and Noble TCGS Fundraiser, May 21st.

Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Beginning

Welcome to our blog!
It only seemed natural to create a blog for our society so that we can tell everyone about the exciting events happening this year.
We'll keep everyone up-to-date on the latest events at the Tri-City Genealogical Society located here in the Tri-Cities, Washington.
Come back often to see what's happening.