Pre-Publication Sale

For a printable flyer: Pre-Publication poster Final


Spring Workshop – April 10, 2021

CeCe Moore

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Virtual (Online) Conference
10:00 AM to 3:45 PM CDT

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Autosomal DNA
Theory: The Dos and Don’ts of Genetic
Genealogy – company algorithms, what constitutes
genetic evidence
. This session will focus on
understanding key concepts necessary to go to the
next level with autosomal DNA research. This will
include the scope of atDNA and realistic expectations
of the depth of coverage, randomness of inheritance,
expected percentages versus observed ranges, and the
pros and cons of segment triangulation.

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM – Resolving Unknown
Parentage Mysteries with DNA.
Adoptees and
other individuals without knowledge of their
genealogy are enjoying significant success using DNA
testing to discover their roots. Techniques used in this
quest will be explained and explored through case

12:45 PM to 1:30 PM – Break for lunch

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Genetic Genealogy Case
. Step-by-step case studies demonstrate the use
of all four types of DNA in conjunction with traditional
research to solve genealogical mysteries and showcase
the exciting possibilities this work offers.

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM – Real Life Cases from the
Desk of a DNA Detective
– DNA testing is
revealing unexpected surprises in the family trees of
many individuals, involving both immediate and more
distant ancestors. These surprises often lead to
fascinating stories that could never have been
unearthed without DNA and this newfound
knowledge has taught us that our family trees on
paper may not always be the same as our true genetic
genealogy. After learning of its potential to reveal and
unravel complex family relationships, many are
flocking to DNA testing to solve their own family
mysteries. We will explore the research behind some
of CeCe’s high profile cases, including law
enforcement applications.

For a flyer email Cookie at, or click here for a downloadable PDF.

Member Meetings

NOTICE:  The GOGS Board of Directors has cancelled many GOGS activities until further notice.   This includes the following:
     Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings
     Saturday training classes at the Mormon Trail Center
Membership meetings will be held via ZOOM until further notice. Members will receive invitations and further information on these meetings as necessary.

Are you interested in joining the society?

Membership Form Jan 2021

Click on the link above for the membership form and meeting information.  For any questions you can email

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.

Funeral pamphlet database 6-1-19

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.

See us on Facebook!

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

Colorful “Omaha Newspapers” Chart

Now Available for Download

Society member Karen Tippets, whose microfilm extraction work is responsible for most of the almost 120,000 listings that appear on the Omaha Obits  web site, has put together and made available for download, a colorful “Omaha Newspapers” chart. This horizontal bar chart is in PDF format, and lists all 48 newspapers that have been published in Omaha since 1852 to the present. The chart also shows the years that each of the 48 papers were in publication. (Trivia: Omaha’s first newspaper, the “Western Bugle”, was in business from 1852 to 1853.)

To view or download this chart, click  Small green HERE.