Sunday, September 25, 2011

Genealogy Events in Nebraska - October 2011


October is Family History Month and there is no shortage of genealogy and history activities to participate in.

I am looking forward to the Genealogy workshop and research opportunities at the Cass County Historical Society and Museum in Plattsmouth next Saturday, October 1. Gail Blankenau will be doing two sessions.

The next day, October 2, is the Family History Fair sponsored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society. More than 25 exhibitors and society members will be sharing tips and resources for genealogists. I'll be sharing information about genealogy blogging and how easy it is to get started sharing family history information by blogging. I'm also going to bring along my Flip-Pal scanner for those who haven't seen this handy little device yet.

October 15 will be the fall conference for the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society. Paul Milner will be the featured speaker, discussing English and Scottish ancestry.

Other upcoming events for Nebraska genealogists are included on this page. Please email me if you have events to add to the list.

Just Added for October:
October 22, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Gravestone Witching Workshop

Memorial Park Cemetery
W. J and W. 14th Sts
McCook, Nebraska



Date & Location
Description


September 30, 2011
6:30 p.m.
W. Dale Clark Library
215 S. 15th St.
Omaha, Nebraska
Third annual Genealogy Lock-in presented by Greater Omaha Genealogical Society. During this after-hours event, library staff and society members will be available to help participants open the doors into their families' pasts by discovering genealogical treasures in the library's collection.


October 1, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main St
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Genealogy Workshop with Gail Blakenau
Genealogy 101 and Genealogy 102
Research opportunities at the Museum – newspapers on microfilm, family history files, scrapbooks and history books. Gail and the museum staff will be able to help you.
$20 for Cass County Museum Members (includes lunch – Subway sandwiches);
$35 for non members
402-296-4770
ccohsm@windstream.net


October 2, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
College View
Seventh Day Adventist Church
48th & Prescott
Lincoln, Nebraska
Family History Month Fair
Organizing and preserving our work was a topic receiving many votes on our survey. We'll collect favorite techniques and display them at a fair for genealogists to exchange ideas during Family History Month.


October 6, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Thursdays through Oct 20.
Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center
301 S. 68th St Place
Lincoln, Nebraska
Taught by Marcia Stewart
See Page 24 of course catalog


October 6, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Thursday evenings through November 17
Lefler Middle School
1100 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE
History of Lincoln, taught by Jim McKee
From 1854 – World War II.


October 7, 2011
LDS Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, Nebraska
GO-PAF meeting
Program to be announced


October 11, 2011
12:00 noon
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Brown Bag Series: The Cass County Militia; speaker: Harlan Seyfer
The locally raised militia was created in August 1862, by several Cass County citizens who later rose to prominence in the territory and state. After it was officially recognized by the territorial government, the militia only existed for a few weeks. Mr. Seyfer will explain the reasons for the militia and its demise.


October 12, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Wednesday evenings through November 9
Lefler Middle School
1100 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln’s Suburbs, taught by Jim McKee
From 1854 – World War II.


October 15, 2011
Nebraska Methodist College
N. 87th and Burt Sts
Omaha, Nebraska
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society Fall Workshop
Featuring Paul Milner

Topics:
Scottish Emigration to North America:  Before, During and After the Rebellions
Learn the reasons for emigration from Scotland to the U.S. and Canada and how it was influenced by events on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn where the emigrants settled, what records they created, and what tools are available for tracing your Scottish ancestors.

Finding Your Scottish Ancestors The Big Five
We will examine available indexes, how to access and interpret the five primary records groups for Scottish research: civil registration, census, church records, probate, and land records. These are the primary records you need when searching for anyone from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century.

Finding Your English Ancestors:The Big Four 
We will examine available indexes, and how to access and interpret the four primary records groups for English research: civil registration, census, church records and probate.  These are the primary records you need when searching for anyone from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century.

Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest
The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest. This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers.



October 19, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 S. 80th St
Omaha, Nebraska
Early Residents in Omaha-Council Bluffs (1800-1835) and their Descendants. Speaker: Kira Gale


October 20, 2011
12:00 Noon
Nebraska History Museum
15th and P Sts
Lincoln, Nebraska
Presenter: Linda Hein


October 23, 2011
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Departing from general Crook House, followed by appetizers, wine and ghost stories.
$40
Tombstone Tour of Omaha Cemeteries: Forest Lawn, Prospect Hill and Holy Sepulchre
Sponsored by Douglas County Historical Society
This popular tour sold out early last year, so sign up now if you want to attend.


October 25, 2011
12:00 noon
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Brown Bag Series: The Battle of Whitestone Hill; Speaker: Dean Podoll
The Battle of Whitestone Hill took place in September of 1863 in southeastern North Dakota. The 2nd Nebraska Calvary, under the leadership of Co. Robert Furnas, fought in that battle.


On Exhibit through October 30, 2011
Cass County Historical Society Museum
646 Main Street
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
The Civil War and Cass County; Farm Life and Harvest; Remembering the Kass Kounty King Korn Karnival, Photographs and Memorabilia; Floods of our Past


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