Monday, September 27, 2010

Bones & Stones: Reno Cemeteries on The Move

Arline LaFerry, NSGS member, will present Bones & Stones: Reno Cemeteries on the move at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia Street (UNR). Arline is very busy !

She will also present “Lost Records and Forgotten Souls” at the Gold Hill Hotel, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Gold Hill Nevada. The venue is an historic building with a buffet dinner and show - neat setting !

Friday, September 24, 2010

ICAPGen Annual Conference "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist"

The International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) will be holding their annual conference October 22-23 in Salt Lake City, UT at the Downtown Radisson Hotel.

The conference, "Becoming an Excellent Genealogist" will provide two full days of tracks on regional and international research, skill-building, technology, and professional development. The conference usually attracts a wide variety of attendees, including individuals preparing for accreditation, students on the verge of entering the workforce, and seasoned professionals.  Registration includes syllabus and lunch both days.  As a convenience to participants, the Family History Library will remain open until 11:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 22.
See link below for more information:
http://www.icapgen.org/icapgen/events

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Digitized Sanborn Maps for Nevada Pre-1900 to 1923

Sanborn Maps (old fire insurance maps) are available in color at the Nevada Historical Society in books.  The Washoe County Public Library Reno (downtown) branch has some on microfilm that are in black and white but the microfilm is not in the best condition.  However, the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) has some of these maps digitized and on line.  They are pre-1900 to 1923 for Nevada cities, including Reno.  Thank you to Marc Tiar at WCPL Reno branch for the above information.
http://www.delamare.unr.edu/maps/digitalcollections/nvmaps/sanborns/

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lisa Louise Cooke Workshop

Check out this info from the California State Genealogy Society on a workshop that Lisa Louise Cooke is giving in Oakland, CA, on Saturday 30 October, entitled "Google All The Way."

http://blog.californiaancestors.org/2010/09/google-all-way-with-lisa-louise-cooke.html

Friday, September 17, 2010

Free Classes through the Reno Family History Center

Workshops are lead by Calli Smith and last approximately one hour.

22 September---11am “Using probate records to break through brick wall.”

27 October-- 11am "Begin writing a Family History or Your Life Story."

Location:
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Reno Family History Center
4751 Neil Road, Reno
(Located at the NW corner of Neil Road and Filbert Road. Entrance is off of Filbert.)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Family History Day at the California State Archives

Free classes, tour the State Archives and research in the Root Cellar Library!  9 Oct 2010 in Sacramento, CA. 8:30 am -4 pm. Click on link to see the flyer.  A few members of the NSGS are going to make the road trip, how about you?

http://www.rootcellar.org/FHD2010FlyerR.pdf

Confirmed Speakers and Classes
https://acrobat.com/#d=oVVbZlnJk0iQPf*qGTRoBg

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Membership Dues for 2010-2011

Membership dues for the new NSGS year (1 Sept.- 31 Aug) are:
Single membership: $15.00
Including Spouse: $20.00

Make Checks Payable to:
Nevada State Genealogical Society

Mail to:
Sandy Kattelman, Treasurer NSGS
P.O. Box 20666
Reno, Nevada 89515