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Surname Directory 2013-2014
Obit RequestsTo submit an obit request, go to: www.omahaobits.wordpress.com (there is a link below that will take you there). Once on the site, and under the sidebar heading "Obit Index" click on the link "How to obtain obit copies" and follow the instructions.
DownloadsScroll to the downloads box below. There, you can download free genealogy aids, a membership form to join Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, and other useful stuff. Hover your cursor over an item to see its full name.
The PCGS is embarking on a joint project with the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County: Oral History interviews of Pott. Co. veterans, in compliance with the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. Volunteers will also conduct oral history interviews of older Pott. Co. residents who were not in the military. Interview training will be provided. Just think—besides preserving our elders’ important historical recollections, this experience can help you collect information from your own family members. If you’re interested, contact Merrily at 402-706-1453 or email@example.com, or Bob Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This can be done from home through Chronicling America! The index will go on our website (since we also have these newspapers on microfilm at the library). Contact Merrily at 402-706-1453 or email@example.com
Kearney, Nebraska—Holiday Inn & Convention Center Lots of presenters and a variety of topics, including Scandinavian and New England research, Family Search, technology, military records, and many more! Save $20 by registering before the event. For more information, call 801-829-3295, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.familyhistoryexpos.com/viewevent/index/72.
The Center, 714 S. Main St., Council Bluffs—8am-3:30pm
• “Finding Females in Your Family Tree,” by Martha Grenzeback,
Omaha Public Library Genealogy Department
• “Genealogy 101,” by Beverly Repouille, Council Bluffs Family History Center
• “Tracing Family Trees: Techniques and Technology,” by Terry
Latey, Mormon Trail Center
• “The Family Tree Detectives,” by Dennis & Tammy Bell,
long-time family historians, teachers, and cemetery indexers.
Pre-registration is $20; at the door is $25. For information and forms, call 712-323-5995, ext. 226, or email PSgenealogy@aol.com .
Download a flyer from the download box below.
Library Lock-in — Friday, September 26, 6:30-9:00 pm
The 6th Annual Library Lock-in at the W. Dale Clark Library downtown will feature a class by Robbi Ryan, a local professional genealogist. She will talk about organizing your research—useful for beginners and experienced family historians. The Lock-in is held after regular library hours so participants can use all the library’s computers for Ancestry Library Edition and other research, and get help from experienced researchers in using the thousands of references in the genealogy book room and microfilm room. There will also be a talk/tour of the book room in case you’re not familiar with all of its goodies. And refreshments will be served.
Because the library will be closed to non-participants, you must register with the library so your name will be on the admission list, and you must arrive by 6:30 p.m. to be admitted! The doors will be locked after everyone is admitted (you can leave whenever you want, but you will not be able to re-enter the building).
To register, go to the library website (www.omahalibrary.org) event calendar or call 402 444 4826. This is a fun event—who knows, you may connect with someone who is researching the same family, and even discover a cousin! http://host2.evanced.info/omaha/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
We have finally added a facebook page. You can find it under “Greater Omaha Genealogy Society”.
Come check it out.