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.


Taking Lena Home


Taking Lena Home

If you would like more information, here is a larger flyer.  Taking Lena Home2


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:

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.


No Meetings in July

There won’t be any meetings in July for GOGS, but keep an eye out for more information on our August meeting.  We are planning to take a tour of the Channel 7 Burlington Station, if things don’t change.  We will post all the directions and times later.

Have a good summer.

FREE Genealogy Classes

Every third Saturday of the month from January to June

Mormon Trail Center
3215 State Street, Omaha
9:15 to noon  (doors won't open until 9:00)

Please register at or call Merrily at 
402) 706-1453  The classes are free, we just need to know 
how many handouts to make.

January 16, 2016 Class #1
Getting started or re-motivated:  If you are just 
starting out, have hit a brick wall, or waiting for 
something to get you re-motivated, then maybe getting 
back to the basics will help.  Missed the class? Here 
is the handout:  2016 class 1

February 20, 2016 - Class #2
Part 1:  Vital records for the vital events of their 
lives.  Vital records are some of the best and most 
essential records for a well documented family history.  
Part II:  Substitutes for vital records.  Where to go 
when vital records aren't available.  Missed the class?
Here is the handout:  Feb Class Handout VITAL RECORDS

March 19 - Class #3
Making sense of the census - Using U.S. & International 
censuses to map a family's progress.  Federal and state 
censuses can fill in the gaps when vital records don't 
exist, and show how your ancestors moved from place to 
place.  Missed the class?  Here is your handout: 

April 16 - Class #4
Part I: and the Familysearch Family 
Tree:  becoming the world's go-to place for family history.  
Learn how to use the vast materials of the LDS Family 
History Library.
Part II:  Our favorite websites:  We will go over some 
of the websites that we use the most.
Missed the class- here is the handout:  
Search Tips For Finding Historical Records at Familysearch-2016

May 21 - Class #5 Hands on Genealogy Research in books 
and film.  This class will be held on the third floor at 
the W. Dale Clark Library.  215 S. 15th Street.  Learn 
what is available in the downtown library.  Not everything 
is on the internet.  We have almost 9,000 genealogy books 
and lots of microfilm to do research in.

June 18 - Class #6 Hands on Computer Searching Techniques  
We will meet at W. Dale Clark Library in the computer lab downstairs.  
The library opens at 10:00.  We will learn techniques on how to 
search for those elusive ancestors.

To download a flyer: - 2016 GOGS Class flyer.

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

See us on Facebook!

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