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Greater Omaha Genealogical Society is having the fall kick off for the new
Society year Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Prospect Hill cemetery (32 & Parker) in
Omaha. (A few blocks north of Creighton University, then West on Parker
the brick apartments.) It will be 6:30 to 8:00PM.
2 walking tours: one to visit the people the streets in Omaha were named
after, the other to visit other famous names you will recognize
1 driving tour
a video in the caretaker's house by the entrance (door on the East side by
cake & ice cream will be served.
demonstration on how we get information off of old weathered stones.
information on projects that Society members are undertaking to make
genealogy materials of the Omaha area more available for those who live here
Omaha, and who live out of town.
Come if you can. Membership in the Genealogy Society is not required, but
membership forms will be available.
Hope to see lots of you there.
Flyers are going out this week for the conference to be held Oct 28 here in
Speakers & topics are:
Michael J. Smith, Director/CEO Nebraska State Historical Society will speak
on Genealogy: A Key Tool in Historical Research.
Cindy S. Drake, Library Curator & Statewide Cemetery Registry Coordinator
Nebraska State Historical Society will be speaking on Genealogical Research
the Nebraska State Historical Society in 2006.
(Note: if you don't have Nebraska ancestry, this would still give you some
idea of the kind of projects and materials available through many state
Don D. Snoddy, Librarian Archivist, Douglas County Historical Society is
speaking on "How to get from Here to There for $3 or so" His topic grew
a question someone asked saying that the passenger arrivals mentioned that
14 year old boy traveling alone got off the boat with $3 in his pocket and
made it all the way to Nebraska: "How did he get here with that little?"
Dr. Sheila F. Siegler, Head of Paper Conservation of the Gerald R. Ford
Conservation Center will speak on "Preserving Your Family Documents and
The conference will be held at Methodist College and members of G.O.G.S.
a discount on admission. Some may want to join with their registration for
the conference to qualify for the discount--as they'll also get the
newsletter, the ezine and a discount for the spring conference when we are
planning to bring in a national speaker (we'll know who by this
If you aren't on our mailing list, or didn't contact me earlier about this
conference, let me know your address and we will get a flyer out to you
week when the rest of the flyers go out. We're expecting a fun day, as the
room is large, new and pretty, the speakers promise to be interesting, and
we've always had fun. While we are looking for venders, we will for sure
bake sale, a white elephant sale, and know that we are expecting at least a
few exhibitors of area genealogical societies. Pre-registration qualifies
a discount, whether you're a member or not.
I'm looking forward to it and hope to see you there.