Changes to Ordering Birth and Death Certificates
"Olympia, An Origin Story" - Nov 12
Our November General Membership meeting featured 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 revealed 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 were answered in this tour of historic Olympia presented by Chris Staudinger, operator of Pretty Gritty Tours
in Tacoma. Chris told 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. This included the tales of the indigenous hunters, railroad tycoons, brewmasters, lawmakers, and artists that called Olympia home.
A recording of this presentation is now available to OGS members who log in to this site; see Community Events / Recordings*.
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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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