Spring Seminar—Fri. April 25 / Spring Workshop—Sat. April 26
Our Friday afternoon seminar, Genealogy on the Internet, with Gary M. Smith, will begin at 4pm with “It’s Not Your Father’s Internet—Where Are We Now?”, followed at 5:15 by “Effective Use of Your Time—Let Search Engines Do the Heavy Lifting.” No food will be served at the Seminar. Early bird cost is $10 for members, and you get a $5 discount if you attend both the Friday Seminar and the Saturday Workshop.
Our Saturday Workshop, Researching Your Scandinavian Ancestors, features Diana Crisman Smith. Sessions include:
Beyond the Sea: An Overview of Scandinavian Migration to America
Basic Scandinavian Research
Niels, Ole, and Sven: Understanding Scandinavian Patronymics and More
Remote Scandinavian Research: Finding Records Online
Member’s early bird cost for the workshop is $35, and the early bird registration deadline is March 26. Remember, you will get a $5 discount if you attend both the seminar and the workshop! The discount is taken on the Seminar registration form.
Download forms (in the box at lower right on screen), or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a form mailed.
Our presenters will be Diana Crisman Smith and her husband, Gary M. Smith, both nationally known genealogy speakers, writers, and researchers (see the flyers for details). Among many other articles, Diana also wrote “Chapter 4: Scandinavia” in The Family Tree Guidebook to Europe: Your Essential Guide to Trace Your Genealogy in Europe (2013).
We are building a member’s only link on this page. When we have figured out all the details, we will let you know what’s available and the password for it.
Our Speaker will be Dennis Kingery. He will demostrate making photobooks using Shutterfly.
The surname directory has been updated. We have over 2,300 entries. To contact the Surname editor, please use the contact box at the bottom of the pages. No queries will be seen by the public.
The Spring classes will be starting up again. 3rd Saturday, January – June, from 9:15 to Noon. Mormon Trail Center, 3215 State Street, Omaha. Classes are free, but pre-registration is requested; call 402.706.1453 or email email@example.com
18 Jan 2014 – Getting Started: Basics of collecting and storing family
data. Organize from the beginning.
15 Feb 2014 – Part 1: Vital Records: the ideal records
Part 2: Substitutes for Vital Records: Where to go when vital
records aren’t available.
15 Mar 2014 – Making Sense of the Census: from 1790 to 1940 (and
beyond). Federal and State censuses to fill in the gaps when vital
records don’t exist. A few looks at international censuses.
12 Apr 2014 – This date is changed due to Easter.
Part 1: Searching the world’s records without leaving
Omaha (or wherever your home is). Using the vast materials
of the LDS family History Library – in local centers, or in your own
home on the internet.
Part 2: The name Game: figuring out naming patterns &
customs to get clues about the previous generation.
17 May 2014 & 21 Jun 2014: Attendees of the first class will get to choose from a list of classes what will fit their needs the best.
We have finally added a facebook page. You can find it under “Greater Omaha Genealogy Society”.
Come check it out.
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!
Holiday Ornaments for Genealogists—Donna Thomas—
Heritage Accordion Family Folder
Saturday, Mar 15 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. W. Dale Clark Library This pocket sized folder could include photographs of family or friends. Make your own special project by including each person’s name and date. Bring your own photo reprints, never your originals.
Cherchez la Femme! Researching Your Female Ancestors, Saturday, March 22, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Meeting Room 2-3. Presented by Martha Grenzeback, Omaha Public Library. Description: Having trouble tracking some of those anonymous female ancestors who apparently had no names of their own—other than “Mary”? Celebrate Women’s History Month by breaking down the maiden-name brick wall and learning how to flesh out those unknown women’s lives.