Registration is required for all classes: call 402-444-4826 or go to http://www.Omahalibrary.org. Go to the calendar under “Events & Programs.” Check the calendar for more information and updates! New classes are added all the time. To log into an OPL computer, attendees must have an OPL library card and know their PIN.
First Fridays, 9-11am—Millard Branch—G.O.G.S. helpers.
Second Fridays, 10-noon—Abrahams Branch—G.O.G.S. helpers.
Genealogy Work Groups: Join genealogy enthusiasts to work on your personal research and exchange tips with others. Experienced G.O.G.S. helpers will be on hand to offer help as you explore your family roots!
Finding Your Ancestral Germanic Village—Gail Blankenau. Sunday, Sep. 14, 2:00-3:15pm—W. Dale Clark Library (Rms 2 & 3). Whether your Germanic ancestors were recent immigrants or came to the colonies, sooner or later you will want to “cross the pond” to progress in your genealogy. We will discuss various sources and techniques to help you over your historical hurdles and discover your ancestral village of origin. NOTE: Many of these techniques would also apply to locating origins in other countries! http://host2.evanced.info/omaha/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
New Writers Group!!
Sundays, 1:30pm—W. Dale Clark Library (Room 1)
Writing Family Stories. Join others to learn how to present your family’s story and get ideas from others. Contact: Tricia Piatt at 402-991-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breaking Down a Brick Wall with a Photograph: A Case Study —Nancy Archdekin. Sun., Oct. 12, 2:00-3:15pm—W. Dale Clark Library (Rms 2 & 3). Do you have a brick wall that you’ve found impossible to break down? Learn how looking at the problem from a different point of view can bring you success. A case study approach will demonstrate the process.
Cemetery Art and Symbolism — Donna Thomas. Sat., Oct. 18, 10:00-11:00am—Millard Library. Cemeteries are fascinating places brimming with family stories and rich histories. This event will begin with a presentation by genealogist Donna Thomas involving a genealogy craft for young and old alike. After the craft session, you’ll tour the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, guided by genealogist and cemetery guide John von Dohren. Bring the whole family!
Genealogy Photo Organization & Tips 101 — Phyllis Ericson. Sat., Oct. 18, 2:00-3:00pm—Swanson Library. It’s time to organize all those precious genealogy and family photos. If you have mounds of old photos in boxes and old albums or are overwhelmed with your family’s photos, this talk is for you. You will leave with photo scanning, labeling, editing, back-up and archiving tips you can use.
Researching Native American Ancestry —Janice Schultz.
Sat., Nov. 8, 2:30-3:45pm—W. Dale Clark Library (Rms 2 & 3).
Many people have a family tradition that Native Americans lurk in their ancestral background. Janice Schultz, former manager of the Midwest Genealogy Center, will help you begin your quest to discover your Native American ancestors! Even if you don’t have that heritage, you will find the historical background interesting.