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    The Olympia Genealogical society was founded in 1974, to promote the study, interest and research of family and local histories, and to encourage assistance, cooperation and guidance to members, friends, and the community. (Bylaws)

    Proceeds from our annual seminars have enabled us to purchase many books and resource materials for the genealogy collection of the Olympia Timberland Library. The collection has grown to a substantial size, and we encourage all to make use of it.

    The society has transcribed and published many of the available Thurston County records of interest to genealogists. Many have been published in our Quarterly journal, some as individual books, and now we're expanding onto the Internet.

    We hope that interested genealogists will join us at our regular meetings, annual seminars, beginner's workshops, and other events sponsored by the society.