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!