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"Digitizing CCC Photos" - May 13 Monthly Meeting

"Mopping Up," 1931-1937, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938, SP10, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 2 May 2021.Maggie Cogswell from the Washington State Archives will share her adventures completing the massive, 11-year project of digitizing and cataloging photos of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The CCC was a huge work-relief program for Americans coming out of the Depression and the collection of 2,396 photographs shows some of the work conducted on Washington state parks from 1933 to 1938. We'll learn about what goes into a huge digitizing project like this, how technology may affect future projects and when we might expect other collections to appear online. You'll also learn a little bit about the work of the CCC and it may give you clues to how your ancestors may have been involved all over the country.
 
Photo: "Mopping Up," 1931-1937, State Parks and Recreation Commission, Photographs of Park Development, 1933-1938, SP10, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov, accessed 2 May 2021.

OGS Spring Seminar 2021: Land & Military Records

Rick Sayre
 
 
 
Our Spring Seminar
featuring Rick Sayre, CG® 
was held Sat., April 24, 2021.
 
 

"War of 1812" - Apr 8 Monthly Meeting

OGS member, Judi Hine, presented on the War of 1812 and the National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812 at our April General Membership meeting.
 
A recording of this presentation is available for OGS members who are logged in to this site. After logging in, see Community Events / Recordings*.

Washington State Genealogy & Family History group

A new group dedicated to Washington State genealogy and family history research now has been formed at https://groups.io/g/Washington-State-Genealogy. Please join if you want help or can offer help, and spread the word to your cousins and colleagues. Join on the website or send a blank email to Washington-State-Genealogy+subscribe@groups.io
 
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. 

"Genealogy Tech Talk" - Mar 11

See Publications/Files / Downloadable Files / Program Materials for a copy of Thomas MacEntee's handout; requires OGS member login to this site.

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.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

OGS Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are open only to OGS Members as a benefit of membership. For more information on the five current SIGs, please see SIGs.

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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OGS Newsletter


May 11
DNA SIG
Facilitator:  Kerry McHugh Upton Zoom Online Platform.  Log onto OGS website, Click on SIGs on left handside green banner, click on DNA for Zoom link.  ...

May 13
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Maggie Cogswell from the Washington State Archives will share her adventures completing the massive, 11-year project of digitizing and cataloging photos of the Civilian Conservation ...

May 18
Monthly Board Meeting
OGS members in good standing are welcome.

May 22
Ancestry.org SIG
OPEN to all members. Contact Greg Nordlund for more info or SIG group info page.   Zoom Online Platform.  Log onto OGS website, Click ...

May 27
Family Tree Maker SIG
Faciliator:  David Abernathy  Zoom Online Platform.  Log onto OGS website, Click on SIGs on left handside green banner, click on FamilyTreeMaker for Zoom link.  Can ...
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