9 AM at the Mormon Trail Center in Omaha
Sponsored by the Omaha Public Library and the Greater Omaha Genealogy Society
The first class is an introduction to family history and will discuss
getting started and working on documentation from the beginning.
February 21: Vital Records and Substitutes for Vital Records. A discussion
of what might be found on vital records, how to find them, and what types of
records will give the same information if you are working in an area earlier
than vital records began.
March 21: Making Sense of the Census will discuss the US and other censuses
as a an important resource to identify family (and often extended family) in a
time period that vital records may be either scarce or restricted.
Apr 18: Will have two classes: Jumping the Water which will give you ideas
on how to find out where in the Old World your American immigrants came from
(narrowing it down from just Germany, or Italy or Poland, or wherever you
find in a census.) The second half will be: Black, White and Read All Over:
Researching in newspapers. Did you know that the W. Dale Clark Library in
Omaha has an extensive collection of Douglas county (& very early Pottawatomie co
IA) newspapers, with some from Papillion as well?) What kind of things can
you get out of a historic newspaper, even if your ancestor wasn't from here?
May 16: Searching the World's Records without leaving Omaha is an overview
of the Mormon Family History Library's collection, how to access it, and
what's going on that is going to revolutionize how we do family history research.
We will also spend some time on Cemetery research...what are the additional
clues that we can get from the sexton records, from the marker, etc.
June 20 will conclude our series with "I Found it on the Internet", a
discussion of internet resources and their relative value. And What's in the
courthouse, besides the vital records?
These classes are free to everyone, but we do ask that people pre-register
so that we know how many handouts to prepare (or if you can't come after all,
let us know that so we won't waste quite as many.) We have a lot of fun and
hope you will join us. 706-1453 or _Genehelper(a)aol.com_
(mailto:Genehelper@aol.com) to register. There are flyers at the Omaha libraries.
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