Change of Meeting Site

Starting for this meeting Sept. 21, 2016  6:30

We are moving to the Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) on the UNO campus at 60th and Dodge.  The CEC is located near the UNO Bell Tower; parking is available on the north side of the Bell Tower.  Tell the attendant that you are going to a genealogy meeting and the gate will be opened.

Our speaker will be Debbie Van Hoose, from the Omaha Veterans Cemetery.

8th Annual Genealogy Lock-In Sept. 30

Friday,  September 30, 2016  6:30-9 PM  at the W. Dale Clark Main Library.

Join us after hours to find genealogical treasures online and in the collection. Phyllis Ericson, genealogical speaker and officer of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society, will present “Preserving History – Ghost Towns of Families Past.”

Please be sure to be there before 6:30.   Register now.

Fall Workshop – October 22, 2016

Our Fall workshop this year will be featuring Paul Milner.  The focus will be Finding British Isles Ancestors.  Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at 9 am to 4 pm at the Nebraska Methodist Nursing College.

Classes will be:
Effective Use of England’s National Archives Website
Tips and Tools for Navigating the English Probate System
Tips and tools for Navigating the Scottish Probate System
Finding the Correct Place: Maps and Gazetteers for Scottish Research.

For costs and registration form see our flyer  GOGS WORKSHOP Flyer Fall 2016


Virtual Tour Projects

The Mormon Church invites you to see their Virtual Tour Projects available on the web and mobile Devices.  The tours are:  “Crossroads to the West”  “Less They Be Forgotten”  “Mormon Battalion Trail” “Willie Handcart Trail”  The WEB for Personal Computers:  and for Mobile, Phone and Tablet  – Search for Map-N-Tour/MapNTour in the Google Play or App Store – Install the app, download the tour.

Funeral Pamphlets

We have a little project going with the library.  We have started collecting funeral pamphlets and they will be available in the file cabinet in the genealogy room.  Here is a listing of what is available so far.  This is a .pdf file and A thru K are listed.  Funeral pamphlet database

If you have funeral pamphlets that you would like to donate, you can bring them to a meeting or send them to:

ATTN: Karen Jackson
P.O. Box 4011
Omaha, NE 68104-0011

If you live out of town, please email me at and let me know who you are interested in. I have scanned all of the ones on the database and will email them to you for no charge. Check often because I will be updating the list periodically.


Indexing help needed for Omaha Bee

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

See us on Facebook!

We have finally added a facebook page. You can find it under “Greater Omaha Genealogy Society”.
Come check it out.