Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Civil War Conference

Celebrate the nation's independence on the 4th of July, then come to Alliance, Nebraska to learn about the Civil War on July 8th and 9th. "Remembering the Civil War" ... 150 years later will consist of 17 presentations over two days. There will be classes, lectures, portrayals and demonstrations.

This great conference will be held at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center, 908 Yellowstone Ave., Alliance, NE; 308-762-2384; The state of the art museum is great in itself for a self-guided tour, but once we bring the Civil War to it ... the action begins.
You can obtain a full brochure of the conference by contacting

See y'all in Alliance!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Genealogists Can Learn New Tricks

To prove that genealogists can learn new tricks, a great series of summer lectures is being presented by the Family History Expo. It starts off in my home town of North Platte, NE on Thursday, June 16th.

The theme of the Expo is Where Ol' Dogs Learn New Tricks! It is being held at the Holiday Inn Express, 300 Holiday Frontage Rd., North Platte, NE; reservations 888-562-9500. The Expo begins at 4 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m.

Speakers at the Expo as very knowledgeable genealogists and will talk on everything from evaluation of documents to basic sources and finding wills and probate records. A complete list of activities can be found on the Family History Expo website. In addition there will be vendors ... and who doesn't love browsing exhibit halls?

The early bird registration has expired, but you still have time to get a discount if you register before June 15th. You can also register at the door for a higher price. People attending will receive a CD of the syllabus.

Hurry on over to the Family History Expo website to learn more and register. Or you can phone in your registration by calling 801-829-3295. See ya' all there!