Olympia Genealogical Society

Community Events

OGS hosts several different types of events. Click on any of the links below to learn more about each type of event and the schedules for each:
  • General Membership Meetings -- OGS members normally meet the 2nd Thursday of the month, September through June, at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held at the Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW (Olympia), Bldg 1, Room 152, unless noted otherwise. Non-member guests are welcome.
  • Drop-In Genealogy Help -- Are you wondering how to get started? Or if you've started, are you now wondering where to go next? Come to one of our DIG Help sessions; OGS members will be on hand to help you. These free informal sessions typically are offered twice a month on the 3rd Thursday and the 3rd Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Olympia Timberland Library.
  • Spring Seminar - This is OGS's premier event featuring one or more distinguished speakers for a full-day paid seminar. Registration in advance is required. This event has been held annually for many years (except 2006 and 2001).
  • Beginners Workshop - This is a free beginning genealogy research class typically offered once a year. The class includes steps for research, places to gather information, and ways to document your family history.
We look forward to seeing you at our events. If you need a ride to any of these events, please reach out to another member.
Also see REGIONAL EVENTS for information on selected regional and national genealogical events.