About Us

THE GREATER OMAHA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is a non-profit organization whose purpose is (1) to unite those persons interested in the pursuit and study of genealogy and family history; (2) to encourage the preservation of public and private records; and (3) to promote programs of education which support the growth and development of these fields.

MEETINGS are held at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at Nebraska Methodist College (Josie Harper Campus)  720 N. 87th Street  (87th & Burt)  Omaha, NE.  Enter through the front door on the east side of the building. We are on the third floor where we have our workshops. A  picnic or other activity is held at a location to be announced in the newsletter in August and we usually go to a restuarant for our Christmas dinner.

NEWSLETTERWestward Into Nebraska is published ten times each year.  The newsletter  contains queries, calendar of events, historical data and news items.  Queries for missing ancestors are published free of charge as space permits.

SURNAME FILE:  Each member is encouraged to complete a pedigree chart for inclusion in the Surname File which is available to members.  The file allows members to learn who is interested in researching like surnames.

 MEMBERSHIP:  Open to everyone interested in genealogy (need not have Omaha ancestry.)  Annual membership dues are set by the Society’s Board, subject to the approval of members.  At the present these dues are $20.00 for a single membership and $25.00 for a family membership (two persons at the same address).  The fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30.  Dues are payable in May or June and become delinquent as of June 30th.  A late renewal charge may be added to cover the mailing costs of shipping back issues of “WIN”.