Changes to Ordering Birth and Death Certificates
"Olympia, An Origin Story" - Nov 12
Our November General Membership meeting will feature a presentation about Olympia by a Tacoman! Tacoma transplant Chris Staudinger isn't a NW native, but he has come to love all things Puget Sound and its history. His fresh perspective will reveal new twists to old history.
What was Olympia before it was our state's capital? How did it rise to power, and how was it betrayed? These questions and more will be answered in this tour of historic Olympia presented by Chris Staudinger, operator of Pretty Gritty Tours
in Tacoma. Chris will tell the history of downtown Olympia’s bumpy beginnings, taking us down its streets and alleys and showing us cool things to do in downtown Olympia's historic district. You’ll hear the tales of the indigenous hunters, railroad tycoons, brewmasters, lawmakers, and artists that called Olympia home.
The Zoom link for this meeting will open at 6:30 pm for a "Happy Half Hour"!
The Salem Witch Trials - Oct 8 OGS General Meeting
October is the month of colder weather, hot cider and Halloween! In preparation for the holiday, OGS member Jerri McCoy will talk to us about “The Witches of Salem.” We of the twenty-first century are aware that witches do not fly across the sky on brooms, but in 1692 charity and mercy – and plain good sense – were all cast aside in persecution of suspected witches in colonial Massachusetts. The Witch Hunt would swell and burn through Salem Village and neighboring towns. How were witches identified? What happened to them? And who were those who were executed that terrible year? Learn a little bit about them and their meddling neighbors at our general meeting, October 8 at 7 pm via Zoom.
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The Olympia Genealogical Society's website is designed to allow our members to engage with each other as they trace their ancestors, fill out their family trees, and discover their family histories. We want to make this site a dynamic experience where members can share with and learn from one another. Here are just a few ways to engage on this site today:
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