Viking Gen – June 28 – -Abraham’s Library

If you have Scandinavian ancestors (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark), come join our group. Get to know other people who are researching in your area. We will be deciding on the direction of our group, research days and speakers to have. We may break down into smaller research groups to do research together.

If you are a beginner, you can learn how to do research and if you are an experienced researcher please come and share your research strategies with the beginners. Research strategies for all of these countries is somewhat similar so you will be able to get hints from each one. Don’t be closed minded.

Wednesday, June 28, Abraham’s Library 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm, the conference room to the right. Please register with Merrily at or call (402) 706-1453, so that we will have enough handouts.

Conquering Genealogical ADD – Sat. Jul 1

Saturday, July 1, 10:00 am
Swanson Branch Library, 90th & Dodge

How do you keep your family history research focused and organized? Does your research feel like a pinball game? Are you constantly distracted, chasing those bright shiny objects but never really accomplishing much?   Martha Grenzeback, Genealogy Librarian at Omaha Public Library, will suggest some ways to establish a solid research plan, keep track of where you have been and where you are going, and bring order to your paper and digital files.

Registration required. Call 402-444-4852 or register online at

No Meeting In July. Back at Josie Harper

Our regular membership meeting will now be back at the Nebraska Methodist Nursing College  (The Josie Harper building) 87th and Burt.  We will still be meeting at 6:30.  The meeting in August will be our off site social.  More information will be posted later.

International Germanic Gen Conference


Registration for the International Germanic Genealogy Conference scheduled for July 28-30, 2017 in Brooklyn Park, MN opens February 1.

Here is a .pdf of their flyer.  new-flyer_2017internationalgermanicgenconference_v4-1 for more information please see their website at:



DNA Interest Group – July 5, 2017

July 5, 2017 – The DNA Interest Group will be meeting at the Millard Library from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Hope to see you there.  If you have any questions, please contact Marcie at

Spring Class January – June 2018

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 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.  We will have the class information here in December.

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.