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.
If you would like more information, here is a larger flyer. Taking Lena Home2
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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:
MAKING SENSE OF THE CENSUS
April 16 - Class #4
Part I: Familysearch.org 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have finally added a facebook page. You can find it under “Greater Omaha Genealogy Society”.
Come check it out.