October General Meeting

The topic for the October 14, 2015 GOGS member’s monthly meeting will be on “Religions in Omaha”.

7th Annual Library Lock-in!

Friday September 25th at the W. Dale Clark main library, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Special treat this year: Enjoy “The History of Nebraska as told by Peter Sarpy” presented by living history re-enactor Darrel Draper  (photo at left), a Humanities Nebraska speaker.  You may sign up for the lock-in on the library’s web site by clicking HERE (green).  For more information, you can view, then download the flyer, by clicking HERE (green).

*GOGS Fall Workshop Oct. 23 & 24*

Fall Seminar & Workshop — Fri and Sat, Oct 23-24, 2015

Our Fall Seminar and Workshop are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24. Our speaker will be James Beidler (pronounced “Bīdler”). He specializes in researching German ancestry and Pennsylvania (both 18th and 19th century immigrant waves).  As many of us have Pennsylvania roots, this should be very informative!

Friday Oct. 23, 2015 Seminar  (2 classes)  
Download flyer:  GOGS SEMINAR Flyer Fall 2015 8-18-15 final

Starting at 4:05   Hints and Helps: My List of “Top Tens”
Starting at 5:15  “Time and Place” – Using Genealogy’s “Cross-Hairs”

Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 – 4 Workshop  (4 classes)
Download flyer:  GOGS WORKSHOP Flyer Fall2015 internet
Classes include:
Contrasting German Migrations: 18th Century vs. 19th Century Waves
German Research Online
Beginning a search for Pennsylvania Roots
Digging Pennsylvania Roots from your Desktop

Members Only site – Password Change

July is the beginning of a new year for the society, which means that access to the Members Only site has a new password as of today (6 Jul 2015). Members will want to renew their membership soon, as they will receive the new password upon renewal.

Pottawattamie County Oral History Project needs volunteers

The PCGS is embarking on a joint project with the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County:  Oral History interviews of Pott. Co. veterans, in compliance with the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.  Volunteers will also conduct oral history interviews of older Pott. Co. residents who were not in the military. Interview training will be provided.  Just think—besides preserving our elders’ important historical recollections, this experience can help you collect information from your own family members.  If you’re interested, contact Merrily at 402-706-1453 or genclass@aol.com, or Bob Anderson at omahabob@cox.net.

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

See us on Facebook!

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