NOTICE: The GOGS Board of Directors has decided to cancel all GOGS activities until further notice. This includes the following:
Member meetings will be held on Zoom
All Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings
Saturday training classes at the Mormon Trail Center
Click on the downloads tab at the right for a membership form with meeting information included.
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 email@example.com 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.
We have finally added a facebook page. You can find it under “Greater Omaha Genealogy Society”.
Come check it out.
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 .