Registration open for genealogy and family history day

Registration open for genealogy and family history day

Registration is open for the University Libraries' genealogy and family history day, which is June 10.
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Registration is open for the University Libraries' genealogy and family history day, which is June 10.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries will host its third annual genealogy and family history day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 10 in Room 143 of the College of Business Administration building, 12th and R streets. This year's theme is "Family History Research through Life's Stages."

The event is free, but seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. A full program and registration information are available here or by emailing Joan Barnes at jbarnes3@unl.edu or Tom McFarland at t_m@unl.edu.

Participants can learn about resources that reveal information about a person's life from birth, school, adulthood and death. Presenters will highlight a diverse range of resources available through courthouses, county government offices, historical societies and libraries. Professional genealogists Gail Blankenau and Marcia Stewart will give talks on citing sources and using church records, respectively.

Participants can attend the entire day or specific sessions. They can bring a lunch or purchase lunch at a downtown restaurant.