Tuesday, March 24, 2009
VISITING OUR HISTORICAL SOCIETY
In the spring of 2008, The You Go Genealogy Girls packed the little red car and headed for Lincoln, Nebraska for the Nebraska State Genealogical Society meeting. Our other goal while in the capital city of Lincoln was to visit the NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY to do some research. I was to have a lesson in how to use the research library from You Go Girl #1. It was great fun and the library staff was friendly and helpful. Sister-in-law, #1, showed me how to find and use the microfilm files and readers and then I was on to check out the photo section. The Historical Society houses many great old cabinet cards and photos of people and places in Nebraska. I put on the clean white gloves and looked through the many boxes of photos from my home county of Box Butte. There were many treasures to have copied and added to my personal collection.
Our wonderful Historical Society Library/Archives Research Room is closed at this time (2009) to undergo a major renovation, but the You Go Genealogy Girls are looking forward to another trip to this facility when it re-opens to the public in late 2010.
Now would be a great time to go online and spend some time on the Society's website. Get to know the facility and study their catalog to see what they offer for your genealogy/history research. They have a lot of great information online, enough to keep you busy on a snowy, spring day. If you can't wait to travel and want to start your trip today, then consider a virtual tour of some of the Nebraska Historical Societies network of historical facilities:
Chimney Rock National Historic Site
The Historic Fort Robinson museums
John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
Museum of Nebraska History
Willa Cather State Historic Site
Pres. Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
or the Neligh Mill State Historic Site, just to name a few.
Whether you live in or outside of the state of Nebraska be sure to visit the NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY website. Use it to help plan your next genealogical/historical trip to Nebraska.
The You Go Genealogy Girl #2, Cheri
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