April is the month genealogists come out of their cocoon. While winter doesn't seem to be completely over here in Nebraska, it still a good time to plan on attending one or more of the great events being held in April right here in our state.
April 2nd and April 9th (Thursdays) - Classes at the Family History Center, 3000 Old Cheney Road in Lincoln, Nebraska. Each class begins at 7 pm and will be free, but pre-registration is requested. April 2nd - "Correspondence" ... learn how to network to research your family history
April 9th - "Using Multimedia In Your Family History Research" ... Internet resources, saving documents and photos and sharing them
To register, call 402-423-4561 or e-mail Tina Wells, FHC Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 4th (Saturday) - Grand Opening of the new location for the Southwest Nebraska Genealogical Society (SWNGS), 1 p.m. The society and their library and computers are now located in the Merit Building, Suite M3 in downtown McCook, Nebraska. It is on C Street between West 1st and Norris Avenue; parking lot within walking distance. Patrons should enter on the north side of the building on C Street and take the elevator to the M level suites.
April 18th (Saturday) - Genealogy Seminar at Mid-Plains Community College, South Campus on State Farm Road in North Platte, Nebraska; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., presented by Ruby Coleman.
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. "Dot to Dot ... Effective Research" (evaluating research needs; class participation in solving research problems)
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. "Tracing Ancestors Through Migrations" (study of migrations and learning where to locate your ancestors)
More information 308-534-1940 or email@example.com
Pre-registration is recommended 308-535-3600 (ask for Tom Gorman's office)
April 25th (Saturday) - Spring Workshop presented by the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society; doors open at 8:15 a.m. and workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N. 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska
Featuring Roger P. Minert, professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His topics will be Civil Records in Germany; Communicating With Agencies and Individuals in Europe; Church Records in Germany; Avoiding "Self-Defeating Behaviors" in German Family History. Download a flyer for this workshop at their web page.
April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd - Scottsbluff Nebraska -- annual Nebraska State Genealogical Society Conference - featured speaker Julie Miller, C.G. Her topics are The 5 Steps of a Genealogical Proof; Lost in Translation: How to Cite Genealogy Sources; Chasing the Link: Passenger Arrival Lists; Firing up the Next Generation of Genealogists!; When Grandpa Went Off to War: U.S. Military Records. Events will be held at the Harms Advanced Technology Center, 2620 College Park in Scottsbluff. Download a brochure at the state web page.
Hope to see some of you at these great events!