Solve family history mysteries with PBS Genealogy Roadshow’s D. Joshua Taylor

Solve family history mysteries with PBS Genealogy Roadshow’s D. Joshua Taylor

March 13, 2017: Lincoln, NE. The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) announces its 2017 Spring conference Tales and Trails, Searching for our Ancestors to be held April 28-29 in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel with nationally known genealogist, D. Joshua Taylor.

NSGS President Rosalee Swartz says they have pulled out the stops for this 40th anniversary celebration of the state society as well as 150 years of Nebraska statehood. With Taylor and other popular speakers, “Participants will discover many new ideas, research strategies and trends they can apply to their family history research.”

Taylor will demonstrate how to solve family history mysteries and uncover genealogical treasures. Topics will include genealogy and historical society sources and online research techniques. Break-out sessions will feature experts in homesteading, Scandanavian research, Germans from Russia, and getting the most out of archives. Registrants by March 1 can send their own genealogy research problem for consideration as Roadshow case studies. Professional genealogists will present those chosen in three case study sessions.

While here, researchers may want to explore the rich genealogical sources in the area. The Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society have partnered to plan optional excursions Thursday and Sunday in eastern Nebraska. Email Judi Cook to reserve a space to visit the “best of the best” sites in the area.

Geared toward researchers of all levels, the cost of the two-day event is $109 for NSGS members and $119 for non-members, including lunch. Single day (Friday or Saturday only) registration with luncheon is $60 for NSGS Members and $70 for non-members. The Friday evening banquet, featuring historian Sara Crook, Ph.D., is $30.00.

Registration information, hotel recommendations, local area research opportunities, as well as session details are available online at

About the Nebraska State Genealogical Society

The Nebraska State Genealogical Society was founded 40 years ago in 1977, to serve genealogical communities, with membership across Nebraska and the U.S. Our conferences, website, publications, courses and our vibrant local member societies present continuing learning opportunities, from beginner to advanced family historians.

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