No Class Saturday Jan. 19, 2019

Because of the weather the Mormon Trail center won’t be open until noon.  So we will move the class to next Saturday.  Same place – Mormon Trail Center.  Same time.

Be sure to have a little extra time to stay and see their quilt display.

Any questions, call Merrily at 402-706-1453.



FREE Genealogy Classes Jan. – Jun.

January through April classes will be held at the Mormon Trail Center, 32nd and State, Omaha.  May and June Classes will be at the W. Dale Clark Library,  14th & Douglas, Omaha.

Class 1 – Jan. 19 – Getting started or re-motivated.
Class 2 – Feb. 16 – Vital Records & Sustitues.
Class 3 – Mar. 16 – Making Sense of the Census.
Class 4 – April 20 – Familysearch & Familysearch Family tree
Rest of classes at W. Dale Clark library
Class 5 – May 18 – Hands-on Genealogy Research in Books and Film
Class 6 – June 15 – Hands-on Computer Searching Techniques

Please register so we know how many handouts to prepare. Call Merrily Staats at 402-706-1453 or email at

Our flyer: GOGS Spring classes 2019 FLYER

Regular Meeting – January 16, 2019

Come join us for our regular monthly meeting.  Our topic this month is “How to set up some SMART goals for our genealogy.”

Save the Date – April 6, 2019

On our Spring 2019 Workshop  we will have Luanna Darby speaking on The Virginia State Library, West Virginia and Scots-Irish in North Carolina.

Flyers will be available in February.

Memorium for two of our past presidents.

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TippetsTerry R. Sep 3, 1946 – Apr 4, 2018 Survived by wife, Karen; children, Daniel, Shoshana Claes, Nathaniel (Anne), Sara Argyle (Kory), Miriam; 10 grandchildren; numerous siblings, nieces, nephews and host of friends. Terry was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Family will receive friends Monday, April 9, 5-7pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 14680 California Street. FUNERAL SERVICE is Tuesday, April 10, at 10am at the Church. Private Interment. Memorials may be directed to the family. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER, WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900



Dec. 30, 1946 – Jun 11, 2018.  Preceded in death by her parents, John and Freya (Overby) Sutherlin: and brother, John Sutherlin.  Survived by her sons, Andrew (Margot Bachman) Green, and John Sutherlin Green.  Active member of Prospect Hill Cemetery, the Greater Omaha Genealogy Society and the Rotary Club.  Celebration of Life, Sunday, June 24, 2 pm at Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Chapel.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 F Street  402-731-1234

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
Funeral pamphlet L – R
Funeral pamphlet S – Z

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.