Olympia Genealogical Society

2020 OGS Spring Seminar

Ancestral OriginsTeresa Steinkamp McMillin
Through the Eyes of a German Genealogist
Presented by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin
Saturday, March 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Registration check-in begins at 8 AM)

Registration is required. Capacity is limited; register now to save your seat!

Welcome to Our Website!

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:
  • Go to the Members Only area and log in.
  • Review your Profile and provide any appropriate revisions to your Contact Info and Member Settings.
  • Under the Surnames tab of your profile, add the names of your ancestors.
  • Join a Special Interest Group (SIG).
  • Submit feedback, topic ideas or tips to Webmaster@OlyGenSoc.org.
If you aren’t already an OGS member, please consider joining and engaging with our community. To do so, see Membership in the menu in the left column.

Special Interest Groups

Come One, Come All!  A Special Interest Groups Fair was held at the General Membership meeting on September 13, 2018.  It was a great way to kick off the year with six groups started.  Facilitators gave a brief introduction about their SIGs.  After the introductions, members mingled around the room, spoke with the facilitators and signed up for the groups that they were interested in. Treats and sharing were enjoyed by all.
Special Interest Groups and Facilitators:
  • ANCESTRY -  Greg Nordlund
  • DNA -  Judi Hine & Kerry McHugh Upton
  • FAMILY SEARCH - Carolyn Gibbons
  • FAMILY TREE MAKER - David Abernathy
  • LEGACY - Gayle Strom
  • ROOTS MAGIC - Rosemary Walrod
Special Interest Groups are open to all members as well as visitors.  Meeting location and time to be set with the facilitator.  Please contact the facilitator to learn more about the group. More information is shared on the Forum page once you have logged onto the OGS website, Members Only section.  Access to the Forums is a benefit of membership, if you aren't a member yet, join up and start taking in all that membership offers!
Other committees that were started up last year:
  • Cemetery Project -- Members will update our Cemetery page, working with the local cemeteries. It's been 40 years since OGS has added to the content of the cemeteries database! If you're interested in learning more about this project, contact Eileen or Norman Dodge.
  • Outreach -- The Outreach committee will share to the community about the Olympia Genealogical Society via local community events, schools, and other opportunities the group identifies. Please contact Kathy Erlandson or Greg Nordlund.

OGS Newsletter

February 24
Family Writing SIG
Open to anyone interested in writing their family story. Any questions feel free to contact Cindy Neff.

February 27
Family Tree Maker SIG
Address: 6500 Mullen Rd SE Facilitator: David Abernathy Contact: (360) 464-7480   Please see FTM SIG page for more information.

March 3
Topic: 23and Me review   Thunderbird Neighborhood Community Room 706 Dennis St SE, Space 10 Tumwater WA. Facilitator:  Kerry McHugh Upton   Directions: Going south ...

March 12
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Program: OGS member Dee Bright will present “Who is Dorothy Bright?” Dee’s mother, Dorothy, was born in 1909, adopted as an infant, but did not ...

March 17
Monthly Board Meeting
OGS members in good standing are welcome.
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