April 6, 2019 Spring Workshop

To download the flyer:  spring 2019 registration darby final (1)

Virginia Research, North Carolina Scots-Irish and The Wilderness Trail

by Luana Darby, MLIS, AG

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Digging Into the Past – Finding Hidden Treasures in the Library of Virginia
– The Library of Virginia holds so many records and resources, that sometimes it is hard to find what you really want – that key to unlocking your family mystery. Use the same techniques that reference librarians employ – to connect the dots in your family history and identify those missing or “unknown” records in the collection. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your visit, whether long-distance or on site.

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM – My Ancestors Knew Daniel Boone – Did Yours? Researching Along the Wilderness Trail – Daniel Boone’s migration along the Wilderness Trail can help us plot our ancestor’s westward migration. Learn what records can be found along the trail. Online and onsite resources will be covered. Learn how to turn that brick wall into an amazing success story.

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Break for lunch

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM – From Ulster to North Carolina – The Scots- Irish Settlers – Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the North Carolina Scots-Irish. We will focus on who these people were, where they came from in the British Isles and where they settled in the New World. Where to find repositories and records of this unique population will also be covered.

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Drawings for door prizes and raffles

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM – My Old Virginia Home – Records and Resources That Open Closed Doors
Many of Virginia’s records have been lost to fire, war and time, the greatest loss during the Civil War, making it difficult to connect families. Discover how to use alternative records and methods to fill in the gaps created by this loss. Learn why specific records were created and how you can use them in your research to break down your toughest brick walls. Unique tips to find these sources and tricks to understand and use them effectively in your research will also be covered.

Registration info: Email gogs.workshops.omaha@gmail.com
or call 402-289-5733.  For a flyer, see the top of this article.


FREE Genealogy Classes Jan. – Jun.

January through April classes will be held at the Mormon Trail Center, 32nd and State, Omaha.  May and June Classes will be at the W. Dale Clark Library,  14th & Douglas, Omaha.

Class 1 – Jan. 19 – Getting started or re-motivated.
Class 2 – Feb. 16 – Vital Records & Sustitues.
Class 3 – Mar. 16 – Making Sense of the Census.
Class 4 – April 20 – Familysearch & Familysearch Family tree
Rest of classes at W. Dale Clark library
Class 5 – May 18 – Hands-on Genealogy Research in Books and Film
Class 6 – June 15 – Hands-on Computer Searching Techniques

Please register so we know how many handouts to prepare. Call Merrily Staats at 402-706-1453 or email at genclass@aol.com

Our flyer: GOGS Spring classes 2019 FLYER

Regular Meeting – April 17, 2019

Come join us for our regular monthly meeting.  Our topic this month is:

Memorium for two of our past presidents.

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TippetsTerry R. Sep 3, 1946 – Apr 4, 2018 Survived by wife, Karen; children, Daniel, Shoshana Claes, Nathaniel (Anne), Sara Argyle (Kory), Miriam; 10 grandchildren; numerous siblings, nieces, nephews and host of friends. Terry was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Family will receive friends Monday, April 9, 5-7pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 14680 California Street. FUNERAL SERVICE is Tuesday, April 10, at 10am at the Church. Private Interment. Memorials may be directed to the family. HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK- CUTLER, WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805 W. Center Rd. 402-391-3900 http://www.heafeyheafey.com



Dec. 30, 1946 – Jun 11, 2018.  Preceded in death by her parents, John and Freya (Overby) Sutherlin: and brother, John Sutherlin.  Survived by her sons, Andrew (Margot Bachman) Green, and John Sutherlin Green.  Active member of Prospect Hill Cemetery, the Greater Omaha Genealogy Society and the Rotary Club.  Celebration of Life, Sunday, June 24, 2 pm at Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Chapel.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home
5108 F Street  402-731-1234

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:

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