International Germanic Gen Conference

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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: www.IGGPartner.org

 

 

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 geniemom@cox.net

Spring Class #4 April 15, 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
Class 3 handout:  MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS

Class #4 will be held at the W. Dale Clark Library in the downstairs computer lab.  We will be learning how to search on familysearch.org.

 

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.

http://www.unomaha.edu/business-and-finance/support-services/_documents/visitor-map.pdf

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:  http://www.earlylds.com  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:

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

If you live out of town, please email me at gogsworkshop@radiks.net 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.