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2023 Kearney
2023 Kearney: Conference
NSGS Library Collection
NSGS Library Collection
2019 Conf
2019 Conf: Blaine Bettinger

About NSGS

The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) was established in 1977 as a nonprofit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among those interested in genealogy and family history. 
We welcome beginners to advanced researchers. If you are a beginner, we have many experienced researchers to help you get started in your goals. An Area Representative would be glad to help you find a local group to connect. We support individuals and local Nebraska genealogy groups and societies. 
Genealogist of the Year:  Local genealogy societies nominate an outstanding genealogist for recognition as our genealogist of the year. The NSGS board votes to attain a winner. All nominees receive a certificate and recognition at our annual conference. 

To review member benefits and become a member, please go to Membership on the menu. There you will see a list of benefits and find the online membership form. You may pay using PayPal or mailing a check. Within a week or so of receiving your information and payment, you will be emailed a log in and password to this site from a board member. 
We appreciate your support and interest in NSGS. 

Operating Year: June 2024 - May 2025

Executive Officers
President: Laura Mattingly
Vice President: Beth E. Sparrow
Secretary: Kay E. Wolfe
Treasurer: Shannon Justice
Area Representative Chair: Beth E. Sparrow
Ancestree Editor: Shannon Justice
Book Sales: Tammy Hendrickson
By-Laws: Beth E. Sparrow
Conference Chair: Beth E. Sparrow
Family Recognition: Catherine Renschler
Librarian: Catherine Renschler
Membership Chair: Rosalee Swartz
Microfilm Library Chair: Floyd Smith, III
Special Publications: Tammy Hendrickson
Web Site: Rosalee Swartz
Area Representatives
Area 1 (Out of state): Beth E. Sparrow
Area 2 (Panhandle): Floyd Smith, III
Area 3 (North Central): Tammy Hendrickson
Area 4 (No. Platte area): Elyse Bohling
Area 5 (Southwest): Sherrie Dack
Area 6 (Kearney-Lex): Kay E. Wolfe
Area 7 (South, Hastings): Victoria Kathman
Area 8 (Central, GI): Vicki R. Wilkinson
Area 9 (Northeast): Ruth Boettcher
Area 10 (East central): Beth E. Sparrow
Area 11 (Lincoln area): Rosalee Swartz
Area 12 (East, Omaha): Dan J Davis
Area 13 (Southeast): Mrs. Misty Dawn Stokes Fech

Other NSGS Opportunities

For a map showing the counties of each area, please click here.
Annual Conference: Our annual conference is held in the spring each year. The conference features a nationally known speaker and a variety of sessions with regional and local talents. Exhibitors are on hand with an array of genealogical resources and products. You do not need to be a member to attend, but members may receive a discount at registration. Click on "Annual Conference" under "Events" at the left to find more information and to register!
Family Recognition Certificates: If you can prove descent from a Nebraska ancestor in one of the following categories you may apply for a Family Recognition Certificate suitable for framing.
   FIRST FAMILY  -  Must have settled in Nebraska by 1867
   PIONEER FAMILY  - Settled in Nebraska between 1868 and 1879
   CENTURY FAMILY—Settled in Nebraska 100 years or more prior to application.
Anyone (not just members) may apply for a Family Recognition Certificate, but only members are able to access the scans of previous certificates located here on our web site. 
Publications: The NSGS has numerous publications available for purchase that contain information on early Nebraska residents including census, cemetery, marriage, confirmation and baptismal records, excerpts and abstracts from early Nebraska newspapers, and publications for several counties. The publications catalog can be found on this site by selecting "Publications for sale" or a paper copy may be requested.