July 16 – Fremont, Nebraska

Discover your Family  – Keene Memorial Library – 1030 N. Broad (Hwy 77) Fremont, Nebraska  10 am – 2:30 pm  July 16, 2016.

DNA – Social Media – Web sites – Church Records- Digital Newspapers – Library Resources – Census – Military Records – Centennial Histories. For Beginners and Advanced. FREE Workshop sponsored by Eastern Nebraska Genealogical and Keene Memorial Library. More information will be available later.

May 18, at the Love Library, UNL

Genealogy & Family History Day

Register to attend the 2nd annual FREE Genealogy and Family History Day. Learn about resources and processes to start the journey to find your diverse ancestors. Cultures featured include: Native American, African American, Germanic, Colonial & 19th Century American Genealogy.
May 18, 2016 – 8:30-4:30 Due to limited seating, preregistration is required All sessions will take place in Love Library South Auditorium Room 102. For more information see http://libraries.unl.edu/genealogy-family-history-day

Roots Tech – Family Discovery Day

Saturday, April 30, 2016, Admission is Free
Classes 8:15 am – 4 pm – Brown Bag Lunch Provided
12009 S. 84th Street, Papillion, NE 68046
PRE-REGISTER: http://www.alturl.com/raqq5
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/familyhistoryfair
Area Presenters – Recorded Rootstech Sessions – Family History Consultants

All Things German members

Go to the Members Only section on this site for information about an upcoming ATG (All Things German) event!

GOGS Spring Workshop – May 7, 2016

Back by popular demand, John Colletta will be our speaker! His topics are:

  • U.S. Passenger Arrival Records, 1820-1930s:
    Sources and Strategies for Challenging Cases
  • The 17,000,000 Stories of Ellis Island: What’s Fact?
    What’s Myth?
  • Our National Archives: The Astounding Institution and
    How to Use It
  • State Archives: What They Are and How to Use Them

Registering as early as possible really helps the Workshop Team in their planning, so get those registrations in as soon as you can!  Flyer:   GOGS 2016 Spring Workshop

FREE Genealogy Classes

Every third Saturday of the month from January to June

Mormon Trail Center
3215 State Street, Omaha
9:15 to noon  (doors won't open until 9:00)

Please register at genclass@aol.com or call Merrily at 
402) 706-1453  The classes are free, we just need to know 
how many handouts to make.

January 16, 2016 Class #1
Getting started or re-motivated:  If you are just 
starting out, have hit a brick wall, or waiting for 
something to get you re-motivated, then maybe getting 
back to the basics will help.  Missed the class? Here 
is the handout:  2016 class 1

February 20, 2016 - Class #2
Part 1:  Vital records for the vital events of their 
lives.  Vital records are some of the best and most 
essential records for a well documented family history.  
Part II:  Substitutes for vital records.  Where to go 
when vital records aren't available.  Missed the class?
Here is the handout:  Feb Class Handout VITAL RECORDS

March 19 - Class #3
Making sense of the census - Using U.S. & International 
censuses to map a family's progress.  Federal and state 
censuses can fill in the gaps when vital records don't 
exist, and show how your ancestors moved from place to 
place.  Missed the class?  Here is your handout: 

April 16 - Class #4
Part I:  Familysearch.org and the Familysearch Family 
Tree:  becoming the world's go-to place for family history.  
Learn how to use the vast materials of the LDS Family 
History Library.
Part II:  Our favorite websites:  We will go over some 
of the websites that we use the most.

May 21 - Class #5 Hands on Genealogy Research in books 
and film.  This class will be held on the third floor at 
the W. Dale Clark Library.  215 S. 15th Street.  Learn 
what is available in the downtown library.  Not everything 
is on the internet.  We have almost 9,000 genealogy books 
and lots of microfilm to do research in.

June 18 - Class #6 Hands on Computer Searching Techniques  
The library's computer Lab to be determined later.  We 
will learn techniques on how to search for those elusive 

To download a flyer: - 2016 GOGS Class flyer.

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 genclass@aol.com