In 1978 some avid genealogists organized the Nebraska State Genealogical Society. It has been going strong since and is a source of help and support for people doing research in Nebraska.
Membership in the society runs from June 1st to May 31st of the following year. Members receive a subscription to the quarterly magazine, Nebraska Ancestree and to the quarterly newsletter, NewBrassKey. They can also borrow microfilm and books from the state society's collection. For more information about the types of memberships, fees and also the advantages of becoming a member, go to the Nebraska State Genealogical Society web page.
The society has a Family Recognition program. A First Family certificate is available to those who have an ancestor settling in Nebraska by 1867. The Pioneer Family certificate is available for those who prove lineage to an ancestor settling here between 1868 and 1879. The Century Family certificate is for those who settled 100 years prior to the application. Samples of these are on the society's web page.
The Members Only area of their web page is being developed. You can also access their book catalog through the web page. The annual state conference will be held April 30-May 2, 2009 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. You can read about this and sign up by going to the web page.
Support the state society ... join now and enjoy the fun!