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Introducation To Genealogy And Genealogy Resources In Omaha, Nebraska

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A brief introduction to genealogy and information about genealogy resources in Omaha, Nebraska.

A brief introduction to genealogy and information about genealogy resources in Omaha, Nebraska.


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    • 1. Introduction to Genealogy & Genealogy Resources in Omaha Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Librarian Omaha Public Library 444-4800 [email_address]
    • 2. Genealogy Rule Number 1
      • Start with yourself and work backwards to your parents, grandparents, etc.
      • Interview older relatives and get as much information you can from them about their siblings, other family members, where they immigrated from, stories, etc.
    • 3. Genealogy Rule # 2
      • Genealogy without proper documentation is Mythology so document, document, document where you get your information!
        • - Karen Tippets, GOGS Genealogy Expert
    • 4. Omaha Public Library’s Genealogy Room W. Dale Clark (Main) Library-3 rd Floor
    • 5. OPL’s Genealogy Room
    • 6. Obituary Clipping Files 1977-2008
    • 7. OPL has the Best Genealogy Collection between Chicago & Denver!
      • Free access to 7,000 genealogy resources
      • Census microfilms and mortality indexes
      • Omaha newspapers back to 1860s
      • Place name directories and maps
      • Obituary Clipping Files (1977-2008)
      • GOGS volunteer research assistants
      • Tours available by appointment
    • 8. Popular Print Resources
      • Nebraska County Histories
      • Omaha City Directories 1866-Present
      • Filby’s Passenger and Immigration Lists
      • Prospect Hill and other Cemetery Burial Records
      • Rosters of Soldiers & Sailors from Nebr.
      • Index to 1913 Atlas of Douglas, Sarpy, Washington Co. NE, and Mills & Pottawattami Counties, IA
    • 9. Microfilm Room- 2 Digital Reader Printers
    • 10. Microfilm Readers
    • 11. Microfilm filing cabinets
    • 12. Popular Microfilm Resources
      • Douglas Co. Marriage Licenses 1856-2005
      • Douglas Co. Birth 1874-1910
      • Douglas Co. Death 1873-1915
      • Cemetery Records
      • Census Records 1790-1860 complete
        • Nebraska complete through 1930
      • City Directories
      • Church Records (7)
    • 13. Popular Subscription Databases @ OPL
      • Heritage Quest
        • Available remotely from home with valid Omaha Public Library card at www.omahapubliclibrary.org
      • Ancestry Plus
      • -NOT available remotely
      • -Available at any Omaha Public Library
    • 14. Heritage Quest www.omahapubliclibrary.org/research
    • 15. Ancestry Plus Available at any Omaha Public Library
    • 16. Other Good Online Resources
      • Cyndi’s list http://www.cyndislist.com/
      • Since 1996 she has been collecting the best genealogy sites found on the Internet
      • www.usgenweb.org – search by state/county
      • www.FamilySearch.org – LDS site
    • 17. LDS Family History Libraries 11027 Martha St Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States Phone: 402-393-7641 Hours: T,W,Th 9:30am-2:30pm; 7pm-9:30pm Closed: Sat-Mon, 1st Tue eve.
    • 18. Douglas County Historical Society www.omahahistory.org
    • 19. Douglas County Court House
      • Public Records
      • Vital Statistics- Room 402-$11 search
      • County Court (probate/estate records)
      • County Clerk (marriage records)
      • District Court (divorce actions)
      • Register of Deeds (Real Estate Records)
    • 20. Greater Omaha Genealogical Society http://gogsmembers.wordpress.com
    • 21. Omaha Obituaries Index http://omahaobits.wordpress.com
    • 22. Omaha Area Marriages & Anniversaries Index http://omahamarriages.wordpress.com/an/
    • 23. GOGS PROJECTS
      • Cemetery Readings
      • Obituary Extracting from OWH
      • Typing for various marriage and obituary indexing projects
      • Volunteering at W. Dale Clark Genealogy Room
      • Collecting local annuals and creating index for annuals
      • Host Spring and Fall Genealogy Workshops & teach Beginning Genealogy
    • 24. GOGS Beginning Genealogy Classes
      • Taught by Karen Tippets
      • Greater Omaha Genealogical Society
      • Mormon Trail Center
      • 3215 State Street
      • January – June
      • 3 rd Saturday - 9-Noon
      • 706-1463 or genehelper@aol.com
      • http://gogsmembers.wordpress.com/
    • 25. Beginning Genealogy Class Covers
      • Tool, rules and tricks
      • Vital records and substitutes
      • Overview of U.S. Census from 1790 to 1930 (every one asks different questions)
      • Searching The World’s Records
      • Name Game, changes
      • Local records
      • Military records
    • 26. Get Involved! GOGS Meetings
      • MEETINGS are held at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December) at Crown Point Retirement Center, 2820 S 80th, (just south of Center St.) Omaha, NE   68124.  Enter through the front door of the building for the dining rooms. A picnic or other activity is held at a location to be announced in the newsletter in August.
    • 27. More questions?
      • Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh
      • Omaha Public Library
      • 215 South 15 th Street
      • Omaha, NE 68102
      • 402-444-4800
      • www.omahapubliclibrary.org
      • Thank you for your attention!