Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nebraska Event News

Mark your calendars for a genealogy event in October, which is Family History Month. You will enjoy attending!

The North Platte Genealogical Society will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 16th in the North Platte Public Library, 120 West 4th Street, North Platte, NE. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us in the genealogy collection on the second floor of the library for informative guidance through the books at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. "Begin Your Genealogy" will be presented by Ruby Coleman in the meeting room at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. In addition, there will be genealogy displays in the meeting room. The North Platte Genealogical Society will be serving cookies, coffee and tea.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Good Friend and a Genealogy Friend

While I have many genealogy friends, Charlene was a special genealogy friend. There was nobody quite like her. From the first time I met her, I knew that she was a determined genealogist, zealous to not only discovering her own ancestry, but that of others. I first met Charlene about thirty years ago.

Charlene became interested in answering queries about people who had lived in Lincoln Co., Nebraska. She was active in the North Platte (NE) Genealogical Society and until her health began to fail she was johnny-on-the-spot to help with projects and never missed a meeting. Charlene amassed a great collection of information and documents on the history and genealogy of Lincoln County. If somebody had a question, they asked Charlene. She spent a good deal of time over the last few years researching historical characters for the cemetery tours. Most recently she had helped with information on the Civil War soldiers buried in the North Platte Cemetery.

She was born 25 September 1932 to Clyde and Gladys Nation Graham in North Platte and passed away on 5 September 2010 here in North Platte. She leaves children and grandchildren, great grandchildren and other relatives. In addition, Charlene leaves a void in our genealogy society and the hearts of all of us. We'll miss you Chod!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Civil War Weekend

In conjunction with Rail Fest in North Platte, NE, there will be Civil War activities. The theme for 2010 cemetery tour is Civil War Treasures Cemetery Tour, sponsored by the North Platte Public Library Foundation. In addition there will be a Civil War Re-Enactment and Demonstrations. What a fun filled weekend this will be! Tickets can be purchased at the North Platte Public Library, 4th & Vine in North Platte. They are $10 for adults 16 and older; children free with accompanying adult ticket purchase. At the event they are $15 for adults 16 and older; children free with accompanying adult ticket purchase. These are the events:

Thursday - September 16, 2010 7 to 9 p.m. Non-walking tour presentation
North Platte Community College, south campus on State Farm Road

Sunday - September 19, 2010 1 to 5 p.m. Walking Tour at North Platte Cemetery
Rodeo Road

Saturday - September 18, 2010 1 to 5 p.m. Civil War Re-Enactment and Demonstrations
Gettysburg, The First Day
Lincoln County Historical Museum, 2403 N. Buffalo Bill Ave.
ticket to cemetery tour gets free admission to the re-enactment

Come to North Platte for a glimpse of the Civil War past! It should be a fun filled weekend.