Using DNA to Find Family Apr. 1, 2017

It’s no joke.  Our 2017 Spring workshop will be Apr. 1, 2017.  Diahan Southard will be speaking and it should be a great time.  The lectures will be:

1. Genetic Genealogy: A Get to Know You Guide
2. Five Tips to Make Sense of Your DNA
3. The Y-DNA Test Should be Your Favorite
4. How DNA Made a Family Out of Strangers

For more information, see our flyer:  2017-spring-workshop

International Germanic Gen Conference


Registration for the International Germanic Genealogy Conference scheduled for July 28-30, 2017 in Brooklyn Park, MN opens February 1.

Here is a .pdf of their flyer.  new-flyer_2017internationalgermanicgenconference_v4-1 for more information please see their website at:



All Things German Jun 25, 2017

NEXT MEETING June 25, a Sunday at Abraham’s Library from 1:30-3 p.m.  We are having Sherry Pawelko, Executive Director of the American Historical Society of Germans From Russia.  Sherry will be telling us about their museum, library and research facilities and services they offer.

DNA Interest Group – Mar 22, 2017

March 22, 2017 – The DNA Interest Group will be meeting at the Millard Library from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Hope to see you there.  If you have any questions, please contact Marcie at

Spring Class #3 March 18, 2017

Join us for our Free Spring Classes.  They run the third Saturday January – June.  January thru April will be held at the Mormon Trail Center 32 & State.  And the last two will be held at the W. Dale Clark Library.

For more information see our flyer:  gogs-spring-classes-2017-flyer-fin-10-13-16

Did you miss the first class?
Here is the handout.  karens-class-1-handout
Class 2 handout:  feb-class-handout-vital-records

March’s class will be on “Making Sense of the Census”  plus “On-Line Trees: Fact or Fiction”

Change of Meeting Site

For this meeting  of March 15, 2017   6:30

We have moved 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.

David Hendee, Omaha World Herald reporter will be our speaker at Wednesdays’ meeting.   He will speak about his book, ‘Nebraska 150 years told through 93 counties.’  This book was put together especially for the sesquicentennial year..

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.