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Unlock the past at Omaha Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In

Unlock the past at Omaha Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In
September 13, 2013
Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections between Chicago and Salt Lake City by attending a program designed for anyone interested in genealogy. The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) and Omaha Public Library will host the 5th annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Sept. 27, 6:30-9 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. 

Library staff and GOGS members will be available to help participants open the doors to their family’s past by discovering genealogical treasures in the Library’s collection and online. Tours will be offered and refreshments will be served. The event will include a presentation called "Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Family History" by professional genealogist Nancy Archdekin. Learn about resources available to help flesh out what you already know about your family, and explore attention-grabbing techniques for sharing your family research with others. 

“Omaha Public Library has resources for everyone from serious genealogists to family tree hobbyists,” said Gary Wasdin, Omaha Public Library executive director. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to pursue a link to their past, but maybe never knew how.” 

Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and flash drives if desired, and a valid Omaha Public Library card. Those who are not residents of Douglas County should arrive before 6 p.m. to purchase a $2 guest pass if they plan to access Internet resources. Registration in advance is required, and space is limited! To register, visit or call 402.444.4826. For more information, visit  

Visit for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations. 

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