All Things German Interest Group of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society
 
Type: Non-profit
 
Purpose:
THE GREATER OMAHA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to ((1) unite those persons interested in the pursuit and study of genealogy and family history; (2) encourage the preservation of records; (3) foster the use of sound genealogical practices, and (4) promote programs of education for the further growth and development of these fields. The All Things German Interest Group’s goals are to study the history and culture of the various German regions and share research techniques and ideas.  The All Things German Interest Group’s goals are to study the history and culture of the various German regions and share research techniques and ideas.
 
Contact Information:
Membership:  Downloads page
  • Annual Individual:  $20.00
  • Annual Family:  $25.00
Membership Benefits:
  • Newsletter Westward Into Nebraska published 10 times per year
  • Ezine - emailed (news and lots of links)
  • Access to Surname File
  • Expert help from members with experience in many national backgrounds
  • Access to four special interest groups:  All Things German, DNA Interest Group, Irish Interest Group, Viking Gen Interest Group and writer’s groups
  • Discounts on Annual Spring and Fall workshops
  • Informative programs at meetings
  • Lots of volunteer opportunities
Events:
  • Ten monthly meetings with interesting speakers
  • Annual Spring and Fall Workshops with nationally known speakers providing a variety of continuing education opportunities for genealogists
  • Annually provide six free genealogy classes, January through June for beginners to advanced researchers
  • Co-sponsor Annual Genealogy Lock-in with the Omaha Public Library
  • Occasionally provide special purpose seminars
Research (or Focus) Areas:
GOGS focuses on helping beginners as well as advanced researchers in all areas of family research. We have a variety of research/index projects throughout the year which add to our growing databases/publications and available for members use.
 
Research Services:
GOGS members are available to help beginners (or others) to get started with family history or provide guidance on difficult research problems.  GOGS “helpers” volunteer at the Omaha Public Library’s on Friday morning workshops at the Library.  GOGS members also provide look-up’s in area resources for a small fee.
 
Special Projects:
For many years, GOGS has provided both financial and volunteer support for the Genealogy Room and the Omaha Public Library.  This support has transformed the Genealogy & Microfilm Rooms into a major research library in the Midwest, with the W. Dale Clark branch being designated as a satellite Family History Center location.
 
Publications:
GOGS has several publications with respect to the Midwest.