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.
|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
|12 Feb 2015
|12 Mar 2015
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
|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
|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.