Introducation To Genealogy And Genealogy Resources In Omaha, Nebraska


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  • Introducation To Genealogy And Genealogy Resources In Omaha, Nebraska

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