Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hitin' the Trail to Utah

While there is research to be done right here in Nebraska, there is more to be done at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. My sister-in-law and I are leaving for two weeks in the "genealogy city." I will be gone over three weeks.

Shortly after returning home, I will be presenting lectures at the Family History Expo to be held here in North Platte, Nebraska on Thursday, June 16th. This is a great opportunity for genealogists in the area to participate in a top-notch conference.

If you want to keep up with what is happening while we are in Salt Lake City, read the blog You Go Genealogy Girls. Stay turned for more!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nebraska Book

A year in the planning, my new book, Genealogical Research in Nebraska, has been published by Family Roots Publishing Co. I wrote the book with genealogists in mind ... genealogists with ancestors or relatives who may have settled in Nebraska.

There are many repositories in Nebraska and unique records. The book contains information on the types of records and where to locate them. The following are chapters in the book:

  • Introduction
  • Nebraska Settlement
  • Colonization and Development by Railroad
  • Nebraska Court System and Records
  • Nebraska Vital Records
  • Probate, Guardianships and Adoptions
  • Land Records
  • Naturalization Records
  • Civil and Criminal Court Records
  • County Histories
  • Territorial, Federal and State Censuses
  • Military Records
  • Schools and Records
  • Cemeteries
  • Institutional Records
  • Nebraska Railroads
  • Nebraska Ethnic Groups
  • Religious Records
  • Orphan Trains
  • Cattle Brands
  • Societies, Repositories and Libraries
  • Genealogical Collections in Nebraska Libraries and Repositories
  • Nebraska State Censuses & Substitutes 1854-1976
  • Maps Showing Nebraska County Boundary Changes
  • Nebraska County Records – Alphabetical by county
  • Suggested Internet Web Pages
  • Suggested Reading
  • Notes
Just in time for spring and summer research, the book can be ordered at Family Roots Publishing Co. It will also be available throughout the year at genealogy conferences where Family Roots Publishing Co. is a vendor.