Wednesday, May 23, 2012

On the Go Again

The You Go Genealogy Girls have been together to travel ... like in genealogy traveling.  Last week we spent two days in Broken Bow, Nebraska where our ancestors settled and lived for generations.  We stayed overnight in the historic Arrow Hotel in downtown Broken Bow, enjoyed the local home-cooked food and were delighted in our "find" at the Custer County Historical Society Museum.

Located across from the town square, the museum has an excellent research room.  They have a collection of photographs and displays, as well as numerous books, maps, microfilm, family files and indexes.  We were especially interested in the family files and spent two days scanning the contents for those of our ancestors.  The volunteers at the museum allowed us to set up our computers and scanners on a large table.

I was pleased to see so many traveling genealogists there on visits for a few hours, half a day or more.  They came from a lot further than 70 miles down the road.  I hope they had good luck in locating records of their ancestors.

Today I am leaving for the panhandle of Nebraska to visit You Go Genealogy Girl #2.  We will talk and do genealogy, decorate graves and probably do a little shopping.  I can always use some new shoes!

Next week Lil' Red will take me to Colorado Springs to the Family History Expo.  If you live in the area, be sure to take in the Expo.  I'll be presenting two lectures and would delight in having somebody say "hi."

You Go Genealogy Girl #1 -- Ruby

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