March is not just about sports! This March, family historians can go wild for a different reason. March 11 is National Genealogy Day - a great time to think about memorializing our families and recording their stories; and this year, Omaha Public Library and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, opens a new window (GOGS) are joining forces to celebrate family history for an entire week of open-house activities!
Mayor Stothert is proclaiming the week of March 5-11, 2023, as Omaha Genealogy Week. Every day during this week, library staff will be assisted by GOGS volunteers in the new Genealogy & Local History Room at 3020 S. 84th Street to help researchers at all levels of expertise delve into their family histories. Whether you are just getting started on this addictive hobby or trying to break down a decades-old brick wall, visit the Genealogy & Local History Room for friendly and expert assistance!
During Omaha Genealogy Week, visitors will enjoy scavenger hunts, history-themed button-making, puzzles, free decorative genealogy charts (while supplies last), changing displays of archival resources, door prizes, and more! See what a real Sanborn map atlas looks like, or leaf through an old Sears catalog; find your family in a 19th-century county history or in local church records; learn how to use a microfilm scanner, browse city directories, or just enjoy networking with other researchers. It is all waiting for you during Genealogy Week at the Genealogy & Local History Room.