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40 Years of NSGS!

The first NSGS conference was held in May 1978. We celebrated our 40th year with two special activities.  Both ended May 31, 2018. However we have variations still available. 
  • NSGS Family Recognition Certificates have been newly designed. A sample is below. You can find information about them--and the application--in downloadable documents.
  • Photo/Family Story Campaign.  Photos and the stories behind them can be submitted by members.  Selected photos/stories will be featured in future issues of the Nebraska Ancestree. Photos will be on the cover and the corresponding stories will be printed in the respective issues.  Photos may be put in the rotation on the header of the NSGS website. 
    Submit photos and stories one of the following ways:
    1. Scan photo (300 dpi) and story and email them to
    2. Mail photo and story to NSGS Photo Campaign, PO Box 5608, Lincoln, NE 68505-0608.
We had a great NSGS Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Grand Island with Blaine Bettinger, the DNA expert. The next one will be in Columbus April 24-25, 2020 with Tom Jones. Find more information under the "Events" tab. 
Send any of YOUR Nebraska genealogy related events to a board member or email Please send at least 1 month in advance. 
WELCOME to the Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) web site. NSGS was established in 1977 to increase interest in and raise the standards of genealogical research through educational programs, workshops, and the publication of genealogical data. 
On this website you will find information for members and non-members. Membership allows you full access to the web site databases as well as the quarterly publication Nebraska Ancestree and The New Brass Key (newsletter). The Members Only section is where you can manage your account and renew your membership. Members also have full access to the Family Recognition files that have been digitized. 
We extend our support to individual genealogists, societies, archives, and libraries.  
The NSGS moved to a new website host and look when our previous website was compromised. Some features from our previous website are still being completed, but we also have some new features as well. We truly appreciate your understanding in this time of rebuilding. Please take some time to look around the site and send us your comments and ideas!
The "Cemetery Records" section is currently just searchable and viewable. With other cemetery sites being so successful, we have not discussed whether we will continue to add to this. 
An Ancestree index will be built so they are searchable and will be added. 
**Family Recognition Certificates are searchable by name in the members only section, and more will be coming as time allows for scanning.  
The "County Resource" page is now ready for volunteers to sign up for a county to contribute to. Please contact us if you would like to help.  
A page with a list of NSGS charter members is listed in members only. 
PUBLICATIONS: We NOW have our list of publications back on the website with directions on how to order. Then hopefully later in 2019 we can link it to PayPal so you can make your selections and pay from your computer. 
MICROFILM: A list of our microfilm is online. It can be rented by members for a mailing fee. It can also be used in Scottsbluff at no charge. 
QUESTIONS: Please use the "contact us" page under the ABOUT section. Thanks for stopping.