Welcome to another G.O.G.S. site.
Recently we were able to locate a cache of Omaha marriage records from the early 1940s that were not microfilmed. Working with the folks from Douglas County Historical Society, we have scanned and are indexing these marriages so that even more information can be made available for people to find ancestors. The records were hand written which also contributes to slower indexing in an effort to get the spellings as correct as possible. When we are done, we will be making the indexed images available at the W. Dale Clark Library and Douglas County Historical Society as well as through the Genealogy Society. During the indexing process, if you find something you want, contact the Genealogy Society or the Gen Lady. Usual rates apply.
This site is an index to marriage licenses at the W. Dale Clark library on microfilm. We find people have come here from all over the country to marry, and they are included if they have a license. Even those who got a license, but did not marry are included because there may be critical information on the application.
Indexed marriage licenses will give both the bride & groom’s names, sometimes their ages, the month &, year of marriage, and when applicable, the marriage license number (be sure to include that number if there is one).
Whether you want a paper copy of the license or an emailed copy, the cost will be $5 to cover our costs. Mail your request, check &; address (email or snail mail) to: Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, PO Box 4011, Omaha, NE 68104.
or 2nd choice: email TheGenLady@gmail.com ($5 per certificate or 6/$25–may be mixed with copies from other counties, or obits.) Requests are usually ready to mail/email by the time your payment arrives. Most of our material gets emailed out for quicker return.
3d choice: You can also contact W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th, Omaha, NE 68102. They charge $5 each for up to 3 copies; limit ONE request of 3 any copies per week.
Please be as specific as possible as to which marriage you want, as there is going to be more than one person with the same or similar name, especially as the site grows. The early years do not include a certificate number, although more recent ones do. Check for nickname forms of the name as well, if you believe someone you’re looking for was married in our area, but not appearing in the index.
We have access to many marriage licenses not yet in our index. We have marriage films up through about 2005. (They aren’t all in the card catalog, but they are here and useable.) There is no index available yet past 1932 other than what you find here, although there is a filmed index prior to 1932. The only newspaper notices for anniversaries available at present are here on line as far as we know. If you have an approximate date, we can look for an anniversary item, but won’t make any guarantees. Not everyone had an announcement, and usually they were milestone anniversaries like 25, 40, 50, etc. Regular GOGS research fees apply. Please understand that some of the unindexed years have several reels of film for a single year, filed numerically instead of alphabetically, so a date is very important for your budget, and our researchers success in finding your certificate(s).
Be aware that while we don’t have indexes for every thing, we also have reels of Washington county, NE, Sarpy county, NE marriages & several other counties, some of which we are indexing, so if you have a date, we might be able to find a license copy for you. Regular G.O.G.S. research fees apply to any not in our indexes. For other Nebraska counties that we have microfilmed marriage records to, go to the http://www.Omahapubliclibrary.org web site and check the card catalog. Again, no indexes at the present time are available.
Some of the anniversary announcements/stories have pictures [pic]. Not all of them do.
NOTE: We’ve run across at least one missing marriage book so far, although it isn’t a total loss. The marriages ARE in a microfilmed index. It will take awhile to pull the appropriate ones out of the index, and they’ll be on a separate page in our index when we get them collected and put together. As the microfilm stands, it gives full name of one person, and only last name of the other, so we’ll often have to wait to be as complete as we want to be before posting names. Repeat, there is no marriage license microfilmed for those individuals in the missing book.
may not be our typographical error, but a clerical error at point of origin. If you do find something you question in spelling, let us know and we’ll check. Although, if we’ve made a mistake, it may take awhile to get it fixed, as we have to go to the library to check.