Greater Omaha Genealogical Society

Mission / Purpose

The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization based in Omaha, Nebraska, whose 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 newsletterWestward 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.

Board of Directors
President: Dean Hayes
Vice President: Diana Faust
Recording Secretary: Sue Kropp
Corresponding Secretary: Linda Leamer
Treasurer: Teri Baer
Publications Director: L. A. Hanson
Programs Director: Gloria Waters
Committee Chairpersons
Conferences: Marcie Garnett
Membership: Diana Faust
Partnerships: Ira Nathan
Publicity/Marketing: Vacant
Research: Vikki Henry
Volunteer Coordinator: Shannon Justice
Website: Shannon Justice
Special Interest Groups (SIG)
All Things German: Dennis Kingery
DNA: Marcie Garnett
Irish: Kevin J. Cassidy
VikingGen: Beth Rosenquist

Meeting Info

GOGS membership meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month of the year except for July, August and December. In August we usually gather for a picnic held at a local park, and in December we gather for a holiday affair. Member meetings are currently held in person at Nebraska Methodist College and on-line via Zoom, starting at 6:30 PM. Directions for attending these meetings are sent to each paid member prior to the meeting date and time. For upcoming event information, visit our Events page!

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Downtown Omaha in 1914 looking eastward from North 30th and Farnam Street