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    The Olympia Genealogical Society normally meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, September through June, at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Courthouse, Bldg 1, Room 152, unless noted otherwise.

    Scheduled Programs

    10 Sep 2015
    "Genealogy In Scouting"
    Presented by Marcy Kludt Belles and Scouts from the Capital Area District.

    8 Oct 2015 "Focus On Our Members"
    Many of our members have made great strides in their research and will tell us about it.

    12 Nov 2015 "The History of Old Glory - How America got its First Official Flag"
    Presented by Art Dolan, Sons of the American Revolution.

    10 Dec 2015 "Fitting the Pieces Together in Family Search: The Role of Arbitration in Solving Genealogy Puzzles"
    Presented by Merry and Godfrey Ellis.

    14 Jan 2016 "Researching In Newspapers"
    Presented by Joyce Ogden.

    11 Feb 2016
    Special Event
    Special Location
    Annual Dinner

    10 Mar 2016
    Presented by Rob Harper

    14 Apr 2016 No meeting. Attend our annual seminar on April 9th instead.

    12 May 2016
    "Making Corrections on FamilySearch"
    Presented by Godfrey and Merry Ellis

    9 Jun 2016 "Breaking Brick Walls Using Land Records"
    Presented by Jerri McCoy

    Links to handouts from previous programs

    Brick Walls - Eileen Dodge
    Family interview tips - Eileen Dodge

    PowerPoint 101 - Jerri McCoy

    Genealogy Treasures in the Olympia Timberland Library - Sara Peté

    Records Generated By Military Service - 18th and 19th century conflicts - Dick Moody
    Military Records Links
    Revolutionary War
    War of 1812
    Civil War

    Researching English Records - Godfrey and Merry Ellis

    Genealogy via Newspapers - Joyce Ogden

    The Harpers of Oakham - Rob Harper

    Newspapers - the Good, Bad, and the Ugly - Roger Newman

    Correcting Errors in Family Search - Godfrey Ellis
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    Breaking Brick Walls With Land Records - Jerri McCoy