OGS logo Meetings
    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

    13 Sep 2014
     
    "FamilySearch - Part 2"
    Presented by Godfrey and Merry Ellis, and Connie Bailey.
    A continuation of the purpose and philosophy of the new familysearch.org website, access to it, and what it means for our personal data. They will also talk about the FamilySearch indexing projects.



    9 Oct 2014 "The New Census"
    Presented by Rhonda Perozza of the Office of Assessment, Planning and Improvement at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.
    Rhonda is an expert on the 'new census.' She'll give a short review of the census, its purpose and the governing laws, then tell us what changed and why. Lastly, what will it look like and can genealogists glean data from it for their research?


    13 Nov 2014 "Records Generated By Military Service" - Part 1
    Presented by Dick Moody.
    How does the military run during wartime for drafting, induction, deployment and separation? Each of these functions generates forms and paperwork that can potentially be accessed by genealogists. Dick Moody will present on 18th and 19th century conflicts and the records available. He'll be back in 2015 to bring us 20th and 21st century conflicts and records.


    11 Dec 2014 "Planning a Trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City"
    Presented by Jerri McCoy.
    Jerri will provide suggestions on what to do before your trip, what it will cost, what you will find in the library, and making a plan to effectively use the library resources.



    8 Jan 2015 "Researching Your English Ancestors On the Internet"
    Presented by Godfrey and Merry Ellis
    Can't go to England? Godfrey and Merry Ellis will introduce you to some Internet tools to research your English ancestors without having to actually go to England.


    12 Feb 2015
    Special Event
    Special Location
    Annual Dinner
    "Massachusetts on the Fly in the Fall"
    Presented by Ann Olson
    Salem witches, Mayflower pilgrims, Boston's Freedom Trail and other highlights.


    12 Mar 2015
    "Lineage Societies"
    Panel discussion led by Jerri McCoy.
    How can you, personally, benefit from membership in a lineage society, and what can you bring to the organizations.



    9 Apr 2015 No meeting. Attend our annual seminar this month.
     


    14 May 2015
    "Records Generated By Military Service" - Part 2
    Presented by Dick Moody.
    How does the military run during wartime for drafting, induction, deployment and separation? Each of these functions generates forms and paperwork that can potentially be accessed by genealogists. Dick Moody will present on 20th and 21st century conflicts and records.


    11 Jun 2015 TBA
     

     


    Links to handouts from previous programs
    Brick Walls - Eileen Dodge
    Click here for a copy of Eileen's program handout.
    Click here for a copy of Eileen's family interview tips.
    PowerPoint 101 - Jerri McCoy
    Click here for a copy of Jerri's program handout.
    Genealogy Treasures in the Olympia Timberland Library - Sara Peté
    Click here for an overview of Sara's program.
    Records Generated By Military Service - 18th and 19th century conflicts - Dick Moody
    Military Records Links
    Revolutionary War
    War of 1812
    Civil War