"Member Stories" - Oct 14 Monthly Meeting
A number of our members shared spooky stories about their families and unexplained phenomena! When we finished these creepy tales, we had an open mic for members to share interesting family finds, confounding research questions, eccentric cousins and solved mysteries.
We also had breakout rooms for several potential additional SIGs including Legacy software, RootsMagic software, MyHeritage.com, and FindMyPast.com.
A recording of the program will be available soon.
Photo Credit: Ancient-origins.net
"Analyzing Photos" - Sep 9 Monthly Meeting
We looked at the mysteries that our family photographs hold and how we might unravel them. Our expert guest was Maggie Cogswell from the Washington State Archives.
A recording of this presentation is available for OGS members who are logged in to this site. After logging in, see Community Events / Recordings*. PDF resources mentioned in this presentation can be found with the video link. Members logged in can also access pdf's by clicking on Publications/Files, Downloadable Files, Program Materials, "Cogswell...." Two pdfs are posted.
Photo credit: Kerry McHugh Upton's collection, title: Rev Schubert's Funeral. Location possibly, Adams Co, Illinois
New OGS Membership Year Began Sept. 1
Dues-paying OGS members (except those who joined after June 1 this year or who already have renewed) may renew on-line after logging in to this site. After logging in, please follow the directions to renew your membership. A link to the referenced "Member Profile" page can be found in the menu in the left column under "Members Login". The membership renewal grace period ends Oct 31.
Special Interest Groups 2021-2022
With the beginning of the new year, our SIGs are getting started up again. SIGs are open to all current members. Feel free to contact the facilitator to learn more about a group. More information is shared on the SIG pages and the related Forums once you have logged onto the OGS website. Access to the SIGs and Forums is a benefit of membership; if you aren't a member yet, join up and start taking in all that OGS membership offers!
We have a few changes to this year’s SIG line-up. Our current line-up of SIGs and facilitators is as follows:
- Ancestry.com – Greg Nordlund; meets 4th Saturday 11am-1pm
- DNA – Nancy Cordell; meets 2nd Tuesday 6:30 pm
- Family History Writing – Laura Carroll; meets 1st Monday at 6pm
- FamilySearch.org – Carolyn Gibbons; will start meeting in January 2022
- FamilyTreeMaker – David Abernathy; meets 4th Thursday 10am
- Italian (NEW) – Greg Nordlund; schedule TBD. Contact Greg if you are interested in attending.
- Legacy (NEW) – Jerri McCoy; schedule TBD.
- MyHeritage.com (NEW) – Jan Wells-Minzel; meets 3rd Wednesday 6:30 pm beginning in October.
A special thanks to the above SIG facilitators!
Spring Seminar 2022:
DNA: Today's Matchmaker
Our Spring Seminar
featuring Diahan Southard, CG® CGL®
is scheduled for Sat., April 9, 2022.
SAVE THE DATE!
Washington State Genealogy & Family History group
Queries are welcome! Also welcome are notices of upcoming Washington State genealogy society meetings, historical society and museum events, resources and meetings, local library news, and anything else related to Washington state genealogical research and family history.
Changes to Ordering Birth and Death Certificates
Important changes have been made to the ordering of birth and death certificates effective 1 Jan 2021 as a result of a new vital records law. See WA Dept. of Health FAQ web page
for more info.
1950 U.S. Federal Census Data . . .
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:
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