Click on the link above for the membership form and meeting information. For any questions you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Hamilton was a long time Omaha historian. He was born Dec. 5, 1934 in Wisconsin and passed away in November of 2020. In some of his collections, were hundreds of funeral pamphlets and obituaries. We have made an index of his funeral pamphlets along with other pamphlets that have been previously donated to W. Dale Clark Library and GOGS. The obits are being incorporated into the obit cards down at the Library and the large obits are being put into binders alphabetically. The funeral card index is listed below.
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
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.)