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Save the Date – March 10, 2018 – Family Discovery Day – Free

Family Discovery Day will be held on March 10, 2018.  This one will be held at 12009 S. 84th St., Papillion.  From 8:30 to 12:00

Classes and more information to be announced later.  Streaming replays of Rootstech sessions available at http://www.rootstech.org.

 

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Surname index has been updated

I apologize for this not getting done for two years.  But it is updated now and I will be updating it again after Nov. 1, 2017.  So if you would like to have your names included, please send your names to Karen Jackson at GOGSworkshop@radiks.net   You do need to be a member of the society.

To figure out which code you are – the letter is the first initial of your last name.  Look at some of the surnames that you would have entered and from there you should be able to figure out the number part.  Or email me at the address above and I’ll let you know what your code is.

Save the date – March 15, 2018 – Irish workshop

We are going to try something different for our Spring 2018 Workshop.  March 15, 2018 we will be presenting an Irish workshop with the Ulster Historical Foundation from Ireland.  There will be 2 sessions.  There will be one session in the afternoon and the other in the evening.  The workshop will be held at The Thompson Center on the campus of University of Nebraska Omaha.

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1956 to promote interest in Irish genealogy and history.  The Foundation is one of the leading genealogical research agencies in Ireland and a major publisher of historical, educational and genealogical source books.

Watch your newsletters and check the website and Facebook page for more information as we approach March of 2018.

Dec 13 Christmas Party

We will be meeting at Valentinos at 6:00 on Dec 13.  They are located on the North side of 102nd and Maple.  This will be Dutch treat.  Come and join us for eating, visiting and fun.

Spring Class January – June 2018

GOGS Spring classes 2018 FLYER

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 familysearch.org 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.

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:

GOGS
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.