"Rum Runner" Roy Olmstead By Doreen Dolleman Roy Olmstead, the famous Seattle rum runner during Prohibition was a descendant of the Connecticut Olmstead’s. He was born 18 September 1886 in Beaver City, Nebraska, the son of John Wesley Olmstead and Sarah Abby Rose. He was the fifth of six children: Florence, Frank, Ralph, Sallie, [...]
As we got this new website up and running along with the Facebook page, I said I would place a monthly update on the news page for those that do not use Facebook. In June I sent out 670 emails announcing this website and Facebook page. 107 of them had bad email addresses. (My counts [...]
The Civil War Veterans page was published today http://www.olmstead-family.org/contents/patriots/civil-war/ is the direct link. I started with a listing of 65 extracted by Bob Olmstead of Greenville, SC that he extracted from the 1912 Olmsted genealogy. I added to it with submission from others and a few that I had found. There are 79 in the [...]
Getting a website up and running and adding content takes a lot of time. The real challenge for me was learning to use Facebook which I still don't quite understand. Activity on the website in June has primarily been in the development of pages listing military veterans. Thus far World War I (The Great War), [...]
At 9pm Friday, April 28th the announcement of this new website was made on Facebook. The first like was recorded within the hour.