Greater Omaha Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society!

Thank you for visiting the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) website as part of your genealogy adventure! Our Society is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and is dedicated to assisting genealogists of all levels in achieving their goals, no matter how much or how little is known about one's ancestors. We invite you to become a member, which has its own privileges in resources and other research helps.Our purpose is to:
Unite persons interested in the pursuit and study of genealogy and family history,
Encourage the preservation of public and private records,
Encourage the use of sound genealogical practices, and
Promote programs of education for further growth and development in these fields.
Society membership is open to anyone interested in genealogy. Annual membership dues (currently $20 for a single membership or $25 for a family membership) are payable in May or June for the following year and become delinquent as of July 1. The fiscal year is from 1 July to 30 June of the following year. Click here to join today!
The Society publishes a bi-monthly newsletter – Westward into Nebraska. Members have the option of receiving an email newsletter or a printed newsletter.  Please include an additional fee of $8 to cover printing and postal costs for the printed newsletter.
On this page we will also show announcements of events, including meetings and conferences, and others of importance to genealogists.

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September 30
GOGS Fall Conference: The DNA Geek, Leah Larkin
Featuring Leah Larkin presenting Taking Your DNA to the Next Level. Sessions included: From Madness to Method: Making Sense of Your DNA Results Working With ...

October 18
6:30 pm
GOGS Member Meeting
We’ll be meeting in small groups to explore the new GOGS website, RootsMagic (software), working your paper trail, and using familysearch. You might want to ...

October 22
1:30 pm
Let's Explore Genealogy - Educational Class

November 15
6:30 pm
GOGS Member Meeting
Dr. Mary Ann Vinton, Professor of Biology & Director of Enviromental Science at Creighton University and James Leighter, Assoc. Professor in Communications Studies at Creighton ...

November 26
1:30 pm
Let's Explore Genealogy - Educational Class
Downtown Omaha in 1914 looking eastward from North 30th and Farnam Street