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.
|8 Sep 2016
Three of our members will take us along as they each dig into a single ancestor.
|13 Oct 2016
||"Visiting Your Ancestral Town"
Presented by Carolyn Schott, author of the book by this name. Walk in the footsteps of your ancestor. Experience the places where your family lived and get the most out of your trip to seek out family roots. The book will be available for purchase at the meeting
|10 Nov 2016
||"A Troubling Resource: The Eugenics Record Office"
Presented by Carol Ballard
Carol says, "Finding a handwritten "Record of Family Traits" filled out by my ancestors for inclusion in 'a good index of the natural traits of the better American families' was both disturbing and enlightening. This little-known resource may provide interesting insights into personal family history as well as a dark moment of American history."
|8 Dec 2016
||"Writing Your Memoirs"
Presented by Delores K. Nelson
|12 Jan 2017
|9 Feb 2017
|9 Mar 2017
|13 Apr 2017
||No meeting. Attend our annual seminar instead.
|11 May 2017
|8 Jun 2017
|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
War of 1812
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
If you don't have PowerPoint, you can download and install the free
PowerPoint Viewer here.
Breaking Brick Walls With Land Records - Jerri McCoy