Monday, October 18, 2010

Omaha Fall Workshop

The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) will be conducting a fall genealogy workshop on Saturday, October 30th at the Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N. 87th St. in Omaha, Nebraska. The workshop begins at 9:15 a.m.. If you register before October 20th it is $30 for non-members and $20 for GOGS members. After that date or if you walk-in it is $40 for non members and $30 for GOGS members. An interesting slate of programs will fill the day.

Land Records - presented by Lynne A. Farr, PhD. and Emeritus Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Oral Histories by storyteller Lucille Saunders

Organizing Your Files by Cyndy Salzmann

What You Can Do With a Digital Camera by Jeff Ramsell of Rockbrook Camera in Omaha

If interested in the workshop, contact Merrily Staats of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, 4617 N. 93rd Street, Omaha, NE 689134 or e-mail

Monday, October 11, 2010

Family History in Alliance NE

In celebration of Family History Month, the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center's Heritage Room will have volunteers available to help visitors each Tuesday in October from 1 to 5 p.m. The Heritage Room is a great place to begin your research if you are interested in Alliance, NE, Box Butte County or even the panhandle of Nebraska. The museum is located at 908 Yellowstone Ave. in Alliance.

From 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 28th the museum will provide table space for people to bring and share their family treasures, memorabilia, old photographs and genealogy items. It will be interesting to see all of the items that spell out family and genealogy! The entry area of the museum already contains memorabilia and signs about the events.

At 7 p.m. Ruby Coleman (that's me!) will be speaking about "The Sisters Next Door." Actually the title of my speech is "Writing About Ancestors, Neighbors, Friends and Murderers." Focus will be placed on a recent article that I wrote for Internet Genealogy which pertains to the unique and mysterious story about two former residents of Alliance, NE.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about genealogy and share in what can be accomplished, how to research and have a lot laughs and fun the evening of October 28th.