Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nebraska State Genealogical Society conference set for May 6 - 7 2011

The 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society will be held May 6 - 7 n Nebraska City, Nebraska. The conference will be hosted by the Otoe County Genealogical Society and the featured speaker will be Gail Blankenau.

Gail Blankenau is an experienced genealogist and photo historian who shares her research and advice in a variety of genealogy publications. Genealogists who crave a unique perspective and a fresh point of view will find new inspiration and ideas in her engaging and high-energy presentations.

Her presentations will be:
  • Introduction to German Parish Records
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses . . . and Smiths
  • Using Land Records
  • Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors
Dr Sara Crook is professor of Political Science and History at Peru State College. She will be portraying Barbara Kagi Mayhew and discussing the Mayhew family's activities with the underground railroad. A tour of the Mayhew cabin museum will be part of the Friday evening activities.

Curt Wolbert is a founding member and first president of the Otoe County Genealogical Society. His presentation will be "Research at the Nebraska State Historical Society Library."

Dean Podoll is a member of the Otoe County Genealogical Society and the Historical Societies of Cass and Sarpy counties. He is a volunteer teacher in the Omaha Public Schools and works with third grade students at the Chandler View Elementary School in Bellevue. His topic will be "Notable Nebraskans During the Civil War."

Registration for both days is $75. Single day registration is $40 each. NSGS is accepting PayPal for online registration. Download the conference flyer and registration form.

Source: adapted from the Nebraska State Genealogical Society web site.

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