Otoe County
Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 465
Syracuse, NE 68446

About Us

Our society meets monthly on Saturday mornings. We alternate our meeting sites between the Unadilla Community Center Resource Room, Syracuse Public Library, and the Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City.

Our society is a member of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)and is sponsored bythe Morton-James Public Library in Nebraska City, Syracuse Public Library, Talmage Public Library, Palmyra Public Library,  and the Unadilla Community Library in Unadilla, Nebraska.

Our Mission

1.  To collect and preserve all available Otoe County, Nebraska genealogical material, and to share ideas with anyone interested in genealogy.

2.  Assist in preparing and completing family lines, to be filed for future reference and to further genealogical research.

3.  Gather by degrees, a library for the use of the Society, composed of all obtainable books, monographs, pamphlets, manuscripts, etc., related to genealogy.


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Otoe County Genealogical Society.  Donations make it possible for OCGS to fund projects that are above and beyond our normal operating costs.  We are a tax-exempt society under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations made by contributors to the society are tax-deductible.

If a donation is made to our General Operating Fund , then those funds are used by the society to help augment our annual operating costs, which ultimately helps us to keep our membership fees low.  But if a donation is made to our Cemetery Preservation Fund , Rural Schools Signage Project , or Microfilm Reel Procurement Fund , then 100% of the donation goes into that particular project.  Please designate on the donation form which fund you would like your donation going into, and also if you would prefer that your donation go towards a particular cemetery or rural school, then please annotate that preference on the donation form as well.

To make a donation, please complete the donation form located on the left side of this page and mail it along with your donation to:

Otoe County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 465
Syracuse, NE 68446

Or click on the PayPal Donate Button.

All donators($35.00 or more) will receive a tax-deductible receipt from the society once their donation is received.

Executive Board

Volunteers NEEDED!

President: Barbara Wilhelm

Treasurer: Louise Vedder

Secretary: Kathy Schroeder

Media/website updates:  Mary Hanke