NSGS Annual Conference Coming Soon
The NSGS Annual Conference is coming soon, so you need to register soon!
If you are mailing it in, please do so as soon as possible. Our deadline is April 10.
The conference is April 21-22 in Kearney, and we have featured speaker Tina Beaird. She will be speaking on sharing and preserving your family history. Our breakout sessions are packed with interesting topics. Friday we have "Involving Youth in Genealogy" or "Kearney's 150 Years: Its History and the Celebration". Both sound great, so it's hard to choose. Friday Tina will teach us how to write our family story, addiing social media to our genealogy repertoire, and how to preserve those family heirlooms. We have a delicious lunch planned and you can socialize with people who love family history, and whose eyes won't glaze over!
Saturday we start the day with our annual meeting where we will vote on some by-law changes. After that, Tina will teach us how to do oral interviews, and then later we get to learn about treasures in Midwest repositories. Our breakout sessions in the morning include preserving cemeteries or Germans from Russia. Our breakout session in the afternoon is audience particpation. We are having discussion groups, so come learn from all those attending. We have board members leading the discussion groups on (a) cemeteries, burial records and land records, (b) beginning DNA and courthouse records or (c) newspaper searching, blogging and writing. We're excited to try this format of sharing our knowledge and learning from attendees!
Lunch is provided both days. For your free time Friday evening, the Archway Monument has agreed to stay open late for our group. If that doesn't interest you, I'm sure we can socialize at the hotel.
We also have door prizes, free books and materials, and vendors!
If you live in Nebraska or northern Kansas and like genealogy (family history), this is for you!
You can register online. Just click on "events" at the left, "annual conference" and then the link in gold.
Please register by April 10th. We have to turn in numbers for meals.
Hope to see you there!