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-to the Tri-Cities, Washington, comprising Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and the surrounding communities of West Richland, Benton City, Prosser, Othello, Connell and Hermiston, Oregon. We are located in the southeast corner of Washington State ([[map]]) at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima Rivers. +Our website has been updated.  Visit the [[http://tricitygenealogicalsociety.org/q/|main page]] and refresh your bookmarks.
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-===== Who We Are ===== +
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-The Tri-City Genealogical Society was founded in 1961 as a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate members and the public on the purposes and methods of genealogical research, and to research, record, and report materials of genealogical value for the people of, and those researching in and around, the Lower Columbia Basin region of eastern Washington state. +
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-Our Society is non-sectarian and visitors are always welcome at our functions. Our extensive collection of research materials (books, periodicals and CDs) are located at 1314 Jadwin Ave., Richland (509 946-6637).  See [[tcgs:libraries|TCGS Library Resources]] to learn what we have to offer, check hours, etc. +
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-==== Society's Purpose ==== +
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-    * promote and encourage genealogical research +
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-    * discover, procure, preserve, and perpetuate records and other materials of genealogical value +
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-    * gather and develop a genealogical library +
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-    * foster careful documentation and uphold ethical standards of research +
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-These goals are accomplished through regular publications, numerous educational programs, and specific research activities that focus on genealogy of the Lower Columbia Basin region. +
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-===== More about the Tri-Cities, WA area ===== +
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-The Tri-Cities is Home To: +
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-  * the [[http://www.hanford.gov/|the Hanford Nuclear Reservation]]   +
-  * the [[http://www.pnl.gov|DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory]] +
-  * the former towns of White Bluffs and Hanford +
-  * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennewick_Man|Kennewick Man]] +
-  * the beautiful [[http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/00/earthpulse/columbia/index_flash.html|Columbia River]] made famous through the explorations of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. +
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-===== Membership in our Society ===== +
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-Explore the [[join|benefits of TCGS]]! +
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