Thursday, August 11, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Antique values change because retail interests change. Terry Maurer provided a wonderful example using the well-known PBS television program of the “Antiques Roadshow”. The “Antiques Roadshow” aired a special episode on their 15th year anniversary. They showed the original interaction between the antique owner and the appraiser. 15 years later PBS asked the same appraiser (if they could locate them) to redo the valuation of the same item. Terry found it interesting that there was a very close ratio of values had increased, stayed the same, and decreased. He encouraged the audience to understand that antiques are not a good financial investment, but that the collection of antiques can be an enjoyable hobby.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
|Art Kelly, Keith Deaton (as President Lincoln), |
Glenn Allison, and Marjorie Casper
|MidColumbia Chapter of the Sons of the|
American Revolution Color Guard
Sunday, June 26, 2016
John Covey taught the June genealogy class continuing the subject of record selection. He
|John Covey practicing what he teaches|
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
|Kieth Deaton, |
as Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
|Margie Stein Beldin - |
Archived Document Contest Winner
|Loren Schmid -|
Friday, April 22, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
|TCGS Education Chairperson, |
Margie Stein Beldin
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Submitted by Margie STEIN Beldin, TCGS Education Chair:
When I returned home from having lunch with some friends today, I took the time to carefully read a message Renée Tomlinson Petersen had printed for us. The message was written in the early 1900s by Della M. Cummings Wright:
No sooner had I finished, when I looked at my emails and read Legacy News from Legacy Family Tree. Guest blogger Lorine McGinnis Schulze of Olive Tree Genealogy website asked "Why Do We Do Genealogy"? I had never really answered that question myself, but it did give me a reason to pause and think.
After reading Renée's handout and the above blog, can you answer why you do genealogy?
I like that the blog writer's reason for researching her family evolved from what she wanted as a beginning reasearcher to why she continues to research today. I think that may happen to a lot of us.
It's kind of like, we marry for love but over the years that love becomes a bond of security, comfort and contentment which wasn't really present at the beginning.
Doing genealogy makes me content. I don't find watching TV interesting but learning about my family and their life and times does make me pause and ponder. I imagine myself in their place. I have no family stories and just a couple of photos but when I read about someone who lived when my ancestor lived or who lived where my ancestor lived, I can envision my ancestor being there too and what his or her life might have been like.
So, why do you do genealogy?
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
|1853 Ambrotype of Sally Slate's |
|Sally Slate showing Margaret|
Dunn her daguerreotype locket
|Rick Reil helping Art |
Kelly with picture dating
- PhotoTree.com article titled Identifying 19th Century Photography Types at http://www.phototree.com/identify.htm
- Wonderful World of Ladies Fashions 1850-1920s; edited by Joseph J. Shroeder, Jr., c. 1971 This is a terrific book with illustrations from period clothing catalogs and fashion magazines. Richland Family History Center catalog # BK57.609; other photo dating books are shelved with this one.
- Meetings and Events calendar at the TriCity Genealogical Society website at http://www.tricitygenealogicalsociety.org
Monday, March 7, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
|Clay's grandparents Death Certificates|
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
|Pamela Mackey Keller - TCGS Historian|