Olympia Genealogical Society June Meeting

At the June meeting of Olympia Genealogical Society we will hear Judi Hine, Regent of the DAR Sacajawea Chapter in Olympia, presenting an overview of the Daughters of the American Revolution and what they have to offer all genealogists. Join us on Thursday June 13 at Thurston County Courthouse, Bldg 1, Room 152 at 7 pm.  www.OlyGenSoc.org

Thank-you   JOYCE OGDEN, PUBLICITY

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society May Meeting

May 9—At the May meeting of Olympia Genealogical Society we will “Meet the Daughters of American Colonists: Who, What, and Where”. Three ladies from the local Tumwater Falls Chapter will explain who they are and how to be one, what part they play locally and nationally, and where and how they are active now and will be in the future.  Join us on Thursday, May 9, 7 pm, at the Thurston County Courthouse, Bldg 1, Room 152.  360-754-6230

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net
360) 754-8625

Olympia Gen Soc Hosts Successful Spring Seminar

More than 150 people attended Olympia Genealogical Society‘s sold-out Spring Seminar on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Everyone left heap full of DNA-rich information and resources after hearing renowned DNA expert and author Blaine Bettinger. His topics included:

Blaine Bettinger autographing his book, “Genetic Genealogy in Practice.”
  • Using Autosomal DNA for 18th and 19th Century Mysteries
  • Using Third Party Tools to Analyze Your Autosomal DNA
  • The Danger of Distant Matches
  • Mapping Your Chromosomes Using DNA Painter

Always a first-rate affair, Olympia’s Spring Seminar also included book sales, non-profit organizations’ information tables and fabulous raffle baskets. It was also a great opportunity to welcome and network with fellow genealogists from the area.

Societies: If you’d like to promote your workshop or seminar on the WSGS Blog, send a flyer or paragraph to WSGSBlog@wasgs.org. We’d love to share it with our readers!

Olympia Genealogical Society March Meeting

CIVIL WAR PARLOR TALK presented by the Washington Civil War Association at the Olympia Genealogical Society’s March meeting. Join us on Thursday, March 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152.  www.OlyGenSoc.org  or Kathy Erlandson 360) 754-6230

Thank-you    JOYCE OGDEN, PUBLICITY

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society DNA Seminar

REGISTER FOR OLYMPIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY’S DNA SEMINAR

               Have you taken a DNA test to reveal your genetic origin, but you aren’t sure how to understand that data?  The Olympia Genealogical Society is pleased to have Blaine Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist, as the speaker for our Spring Seminar.  Dr. Bettinger will be presenting four lectures on how to use results from DNA tests to understand your family history. DNA is a powerful tool in genealogy, but it is a challenge to unlock that toolbox. Dr. Bettinger will go beyond the basics of DNA testing. Instead, he will focus on various tools and methods for analyzing your DNA results.

     This year’s Olympia Genealogical Society Spring Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 30 at the Capitol Event Center, conveniently located at 6005 Tyee Drive SW in Tumwater, which offers plenty of level free parking and easy walking access.

     Registration is now open, at $50 for OGS members and $60 for others. Optional lunch is available for $15 extra. Registration details are on Olympia Genealogical Society’s website, www.OlyGenSoc.org

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society January Meeting

  • Featured speaker Ron Barron will share the story of his search for his father at the Olympia Genealogical Society January meeting.  Thursday January 10, 2019 7 pm, at the Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152.  Info, Kathy Erlandson, 360-754-6230.  www.OlyGenSoc.org

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society’s December Meeting

In keeping with our annual tradition, Olympia Genealogical Society’s December  program will consist of 10 minute presentations by several OGS members. This year’s topic is Genealogy’s Oddballs and Quirky Ancestors. It is always fun to hear these personal stories, and we’re sure to have some laughs!

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society November Meeting

OLYMPIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY NOVEMBER MEETING

Nancy Cordell, professional genealogist, biological anthropologist and president of OGS, presents “Why did I take this DNA test? All I see is a pie-chart that doesn’t make sense.” If you are wondering what to do with the results of you DNA test, this program should prove helpful.    Join us on Thursday November 8, 7 pm, at Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 152.

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society October Meeting

Thurston County Home front During World War 1″ will be the topic of Jennifer Crooks’ presentation to the Olympia Genealogical Society’s October meeting. She is a local historian specializing in early 20th century and History Writer for ThurstonTalk.com.  Join us on Thursday October 11 at 7 pm, Thurston County Courthouse, 2000 Lakeridge DR SW, Olympia in Building 1, Room 152.

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net

Olympia Genealogical Society Ask the Experts

Now through September 22–

For fans of “Genealogy Roadshow”, Olympia’s own version called “Ask the Experts” from Puget Sound Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists is coming Saturday October 27 to the Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NW from 10 am to 2 pm. By registering BEFORE September 22 with only the $20 Olympia Genealogical Society member registration fee at www.OlyGenSoc.org  you, too, can ASK THE EXPERTS.   360-754-6230

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Joyce T. Ogden
jtogden@comcast.net