No DNA meeting May 27th

Because of the Memorial Day weekend, there will not be a meeting.

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Come join us – May 16, 2018

Program:  Dave Wells will be talking about the first Memorial Day.
Location: Josie Harper building of Nebraska Methodist Nursing College  87th & Burt.  Starting at 6:30 pm.

Spring Class January – June 2018

GOGS Spring classes 2018 FLYER

Join us for our Free Spring Classes.  They run the third Saturday January – June.

We talk about the forms to use to help you keep track of the information you have.   What and where to find vital records, all the information you can find on the census and why you should use them.  We learn how to use familysearch.org and basic searching techniques to help you in all the websites you visit.  Plus we will go down to W. Dale Clark library for a tour of where to find all the tidbits of information you will need for your research needs.  Please pre-register so we will have enough handouts.

Class #1  Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 – Getting started or re-motivated.
Handout: karens-class-1-handout

Class #2 Saturday  Feb. 17, 2018 – Vital Records for the vital events of their lives. Part II: Substitutes for vital records.  Feb Class Handout VITAL RECORDS 2018

Class #3 Saturday Mar. 17, 2018 – Making sense of the census.
MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS – 2018
Part II: On line trees, fact or fiction.

Class #4 Saturday Apr. 21, 2018 – Familysearch.org and Family Tree.

Class #5 Saturday  May 19, 2018 – Hands on genealogy research in books and film.

Class #6 Saturday  June 16, 2018 – Hands on computer searching techniques.

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
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:

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.

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.