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2024 Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) Annual Conference

Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27, 2024 
Check-in opens Friday at 8:00 AM • Event closes Saturday at 4:00 PM

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, 265 33rd Avenue, Columbus, NE 68601

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Registration will remain open until capacity has been reached.

Paid registrants are guaranteed admittance.

Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

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Featuring Blaine Bettinger

 

Event Schedule
Friday, April 26, 2024
8:00 AM - Check-In Opens
8:00 - 8:45 AM - Check In and visit with vendors (we ask that all guests be in their seats by 8:45 AM)
8:45 - 9:00 AM - Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Using Y-DNA and mtDNA to Explore Your Ancestry - Blaine Bettinger
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Break and visit with vendors 
10:30 - 11:30 AM - Shared Matches and Genetic Networks - Blaine Bettinger
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch and visit with vendors
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Breakout Session 
1A: Preserve Your Family Photos: Both Print and Digital - Christie Johnson
1B: Germans from Russia - Ruth Boettcher
2:00 - 2:30 PM - Break and visit with vendors
2:30 - 3:30 PM - Identifying and Examining DNA Outliers - Blaine Bettinger
5:00 - 7:00 PM - Optional Evening Activity - after hours at the Platte County Historical Society and Museum hosted by the Platte Valley Kin Seekers
 
Saturday, April 27, 2024
8:00 AM - Check In Opens (for Saturday only attendees)
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Check In and visit with vendors
8:30 - 9:00 AM - NSGS Annual Meeting
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Building Research Trees and Tracking the Living - Blaine Bettinger
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Break and visit with vendors 
10:30 - 11:30 AM - Breakout Session 
2A: Case study "Tracking a Bigamist: How newspapers, marriage records, census records and prison records revealed the story of John Franklin Shane, his aliases and his victims" - Teresa Shane
2B: Marriages, Murder and Vigilantes: A Frontier Odyssey - Gail Blankenau
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch and visit with vendors
1:00 - 2:00 PM - Breakout Session 
3A: Sharing Research with Non-Genies - Sue Schlichting
3B: Life in a Sod House & Solomon Butcher Photos - Tammy Hendrickson
2:00 - 2:30 PM - Break and visit with vendors
2:30 - 3:30 PM - Understanding Ancestry DNA’s TIMBER and SideView Tools - Blaine Bettinger
3:30 - 4:00 PM - Door Prizes and Closing
 
 
Be a Vendor!
Attendees will have the opportunity to visit vendor tables before and after presentations and during breaks. To promote your business or event at this conference for as little as $15, complete the Vendor Registration Form and submit payment via mail, postmarked no later than April 10th, 2024, or pay your registration fee via PayPal.