Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nebraska Genealogy Events - May 2011

Many events are in store for Nebraska genealogists in May! If you have an event you would like listed, email me. For a full listing of upcoming Nebraska genealogy and history events, click here.

Date & Location
May 5 – 12, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Southeast Community College
Continuing Education Center
301 S. 68th St Place
Lincoln, Nebraska
Intermediate Genealogy: Research Your Family Tree

Taught by Marcia Stewart and Cynthia Monroe


SCC Course Catalog (see page 21): note: the catalog incorrectly lists this as a morning class.

May 6, 2011
7:00 p.m.
LDS Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, Nebraska
GO-PAF User Group

May 6 – 7, 2011
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Annual Conference

Featured speaker: Gail Blankenau
Introduction to German Parish Records
Keeping Up With the Jones …and Smiths
Using Land Records
Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors

Also on the program:
Dr. Sara Crook
- She will be portraying Barbara Kagi Mayhew and discussing the Mayhew family's activities with the Underground RR.  A tour of the Mayhew cabin museum will be part of the Friday evening activities.
Curt Wolbert – Research at the Nebraska State Historical Society
Dean Podell – Notable Nebraskans During the Civil War

$75 for both days; $40 for single day admission

May 10, 2011
7:15 p.m.
Lower Level Theater
Dick Admin. Bldg.
Union College Campus
3800 So. 48th St. Lincoln, Nebraska
Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society: Tour the LLCGS Library, a treasure worth exploring.
LLCGS members have added useful resources that are being combined with gifts from the Nebraska State Historical Society and placed among Union College references available at the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library. Bring along a notebook to jot down references you'll want to come back and check after our tour. We'll divide up into groups to facilitate group sizes where everyone can see and hear. We'll learn about books, periodicals, atlases, indexes and a variety of resources.

May 18, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 South 80th St
Omaha, Nebraska

Program to be announced

May 19, 2011
12:00 Noon
Nebraska History Museum
15th and P Sts
Lincoln, Nebraska
Presenter: Dr. James Hewitt

May 21, 2011
9:15 a.m. – noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State Street Omaha, Nebraska

Part 1: Black & White and Read all over: Using newspapers and interlibrary loan to research your family. Part 2: Jumping the Water: Hints for finding just where in the old country your ancestors came from, using US records.

May 21, 2011
1:30 p.m.
West Nebraska Family Research and History Center
1602 Avenue A
Scottsbluff, NE

Nancy Sato - Japanese culture and migration to western
Nebraska and a review of Rev. Hisanori Kano’s book,
Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains

May 26, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Knight Museum and Sandhills Center
908 Yellowstone Avenue
Alliance, NE

Heritage Seekers
Gleaning Information from Death and Cemetery Records.

Presented by museum directo  Becci Thomas. As caretaker of most of the Box Butte County genealogical records, Becci will cover the many aspects of using the different types of death records and why they are so important to the genealogist and historian alike. Contact:   or   Cheri Hopkins:

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