Saturday, May 10, 2014

On The Road Again

For the first time in over a year, the You Go Genealogy Girls are going to be traveling together.  This will be fun and interesting.  We have actually not been together to talk genealogy (other than e-mails and on the phone) for months and months.

I will be leaving for western Nebraska tomorrow afternoon.  Lil' Red will be loaded with my suitcases, genealogy bags, computers, projector, along with boxes of books.  Hang in there Lil' Red, you can rest once I get there!

You Go Genealogy Girl #2 and I plan some research jaunts before leaving on Thursday of next week for the Black Hills.  On Friday we will arrive in Rapid City, South Dakota to check into the hotel and get ready for the Family History Expo that officially starts the next morning.  I will be presenting two lessons ... Prose on the Prairie and Welcome to America; the Immigrant Woman.

We will return to Nebraska in time to decorate graves of loved ones.  I will present the Welcome to America; the Immigrant Woman program on the evening of Tuesday, May 20th at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center in Alliance, Nebraska.  This is a fantastic museum and research center with excellent facilities for conferences and presentations.

Turning Lil' Red east and heading home two days later.  You Go Genealogy Girl #2 will be arriving at my house to present a program for the North Platte Genealogical Society on Swedish Research.

Oh ... about those boxes of books.  I will be selling books along the way.  Haven't you heard?  I have spent the winter of 2013-2014 writing books.  I couldn't stop with just one.  My book, Iowa Genealogical Research, came off the press the end of January.  I immediately started working on a revised edition of Genealogical Research in Nebraska.  It came off the press on Thursday of this week.  They are both large books with everything you need to know about doing genealogical research in those two states.  The Iowa book contains 416 pages and the Nebraska book contains 537 pages.  They are both spiral bound.  Who needs weight lifting when you can lift and carry those books around to venues?  You can learn more about purchasing the Iowa book on my web site, Genealogy Works.  At the same web site you can learn more about purchasing the Nebraska book.

This is going to be so much fun.  There is the Internet and then there are all the good times of being around genealogists to talk and share ideas.  I am looking forward to meeting old friends and making new genealogy friends ... and particularly seeing You Go Genealogy Girl #2 again.

You Go Genealogy Girl #1 --- Ruby

Monday, May 5, 2014

The President!

A short note of congratulations!

 You Go Genealogy Girl #1, Ruby Coleman, was recently elected as the new incoming President for the Nebraska State Genealogical Society.  The new Vice President will be Rosalee Swartz,  the Secretary is Kay Wolfe and the Treasurer is Dennis Norvell. The new officers' duties begin on June 1st.

 In speaking with Ruby, I know she has some great ideas for the Society as it re-groups and moves forward. We are all looking forward to a renewed and forward thinking Society that will fill the needs of all genealogists within our state as well as welcoming those who are seeking out their ancestors who may have once called Nebraska their home.


With help from long time and loyal supporters, local societies, volunteers, and new members, I know that Ruby and her leadership team will do a fine job guiding the Nebraska State Genealogy Society as it spreads it's wings over Nebraska.

Congrats go out to "You Go Genealogy Girl #1"

My thanks go to the outgoing President, Trish Collister, Vice President Floyd Smith III and their NSGS officers for all their loyal and continued hard work for our society this past year.


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