Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 Genealogy Events in Nebraska

Nebraska genealogists have a lot in store in 2012 with classes, workshops, meetings and conferences. The toughest decision for me is choosing between Beth Santore's workshop in Lincoln on gravestone symbolism and the Spring Conference of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society. Both are scheduled for April 28 and I want to attend both!

If your Nebraska society has an event to add to this list, please email me. Hope to see you around the state this year!



Date & Location
Description
January 8, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, NE

Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society Monthly Program -Exploring Our LLCGS Website
Presented by Al Harlow
Come see the unveiling of the new LLCGS web site. Informal gathering for members to share information between 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


January 15, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society – education opportunity
Providing Information for Surname Research – another Genealogical Tool, presented by LLCGS members. There will be an opportunity to post on the LLCGS web site the surnames you are researching, location where ancestors lived and the dates they were there.


January 18, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Great Room
Chatelaine,
6201 Normal Blvd
Lincoln, NE
Genealogy Discussion Group: The Best Genealogical Research Advice I Ever Got
Presented by Lila Garner
Opportunity to meet with new and experienced researchers and exchange questions, ideas and discoveries.


January 18, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 S. 80th St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society meeting
Program to be announced.


January 21, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society class: Tell Me About My Family: Getting Started With Family History – discussion of forms organization, first places to find the essentials to track a family, the whys and wherefores of a documented family history. Free class.


January 22, 2012
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln City Libraries
Learning More About DNA as a Genealogical Tool
Using DVDs and other resources to learn more about scientific discoveries regarding DNA helpful in our genealogical research.


January 28 – March 3, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Home Economics Building
University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus
1650 N. 35th St
Room 121
Lincoln, NE

Climbing Your Family Tree: How To Get Started With Your Family History
Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI)
Presented by Phyllis Erickson and Rayma Shrader
Contact Judi Cook for more information.


January 29, 2012
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, NE
Features of the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society web site
Learn about resources, practice locating information in databases, review records; make the web site work for you.


February 3, 2012
Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, NE
GO-PAF Meeting
Program to be announced


February 12, 2012
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society monthly program: Ethnic Dances and Clues to Ancestry
Presented by Eva Bachman and Folk Dancers
Enjoy the fun and tradition of folk dances as you learn about clues to ethnic ancestry in music, lyrics, colors, clothing designs and portrayals of historic events.


February 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 S. 80th St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society meeting: George Custer’s 24 Hours in Omaha; presented by Jeff Barnes, author of The Great Plains Guide to Custer.


February 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society free class: Vital Records for the Vital Events of Their Lives: Birth, Marriage and Death Records.


March 2, 2012
7:00 p.m.
LDS Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, NE
GO-PAF Meeting
Program to be announced


March 11, 2012
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society Monthly program: Blogs as a Genealogical Tool
Presented by Susan Petersen
Learn how blogging can help with genealogical research.


March 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society free class: Making Sense of the Census.


March 21, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 S. 80th St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society meeting: program to be announced


April 6, 2012
7:00 p.m.
LDS Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, NE
GO-PAF Meeting
Program to be announced


April 10, 2012
7:15 p.m.
Dick Administration Building
Union College
3800 S. 48th St
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society monthly program
Tracing Custer’s Men: Finding Michael Madden and Other Survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Presented by Douglas Scott


April 18, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 S. 80th St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society meeting: program to be announced


April 21, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society free class: Searching the World’s Records Without Leaving Omaha


April 28, 2012
Sponsored by Southeast Community College
Lincoln, Nebraska
Lecture by Beth Santore of Grave Addiction; $40 fee includes continental breakfast, lecture, materials and tour of Wyuka Cemetery.


April 28, 2012
All day
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society Spring Conference; speaker to be announced


May 4, 2012
7:00 p.m.
LDS Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, NE
GO-PAF Meeting
Program to be announced


May 5-6, 2012
Mid-Town Holiday Inn
Grand Island, Nebraska


May 8, 2012
7:15 p.m.
Dick Administration Building
Union College
3800 S. 48th St
Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society monthly program: Genealogical Research Related to Cemeteries
Presented by Gail Blankenau
Pointers for genealogical research related to cemeteries encourage providing data and photos to help other genealogists.


May 16, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Crown Pointe Retirement Center
2820 S. 80th St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society meeting: program to be announced


May 19, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society free class: Where’s the Dirt? An Overview of Land Records; Uncle Sam Wants You: Using Military Records


May 20, 2012
Homestead National Monument of America
8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice, Nebraska
150th Anniversary of the Homestead Act
The Homestead Story covers 270 million acres, is tied to 93 million Americans, spanned 123 years and is directly tied to the development of the largest agricultural superpower in the history of the World! Furthermore, this law attracted the imaginations of citizens of the world as it offered free land to most anyone willing to move to our Nation in search of an opportunity at the American Dream! May 20, 2012 our Nation will observe the 150th Anniversary, in what has been said is one of our most significant laws ever created in the history of the United States; the Homestead Act of 1862!

A program marking this historic event will be held at Homestead National Monument of America. President Obama along with other dignitaries and special groups have been invited to attend this Anniversary.


June 1, 2012
7:00 p.m.
LDS Family History Center
11027 Martha St
Omaha, NE
GO-PAF Meeting
Program to be announced


June 16, 2012
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Mormon Trail Center
3215 State St
Omaha, NE
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society free class: Finding Family on the Internet: Is It Accurate?; There’s More in the Courthouse than Vital Records





List compiled and maintained by Susan Petersen, LongLostRelatives.net. To add or update your listing, please email me sooznebr@gmail.com

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