The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS) was established in 1977 as a nonprofit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among those interested in genealogy and family history.
We welcome beginners to advanced researchers. If you are a beginner, we have many experienced researchers to help you get started in your goals. An Area Representative would be glad to help you find a local group to connect. We support individuals and local Nebraska genealogy groups and societies.
Nebraska Ancestree: The Ancestree is a quarterly magazine which contains a variety of genealogical and historical source material related to Nebraska and Nebraskans. Society members may submit free queries to be included in a publication. Members may also submit articles for publication, as long as they relate to Nebraska.
New Brass Key: An online newsletter featuring genealogical hints, aids, news, upcoming events, information about publications, our library acquisitions and other resources. Recently we have been emailing this out to members.
Microfilm Rental: The Nebraska State Genealogical Society has a selection of microfilm available for rent to members, for a nominal fee. A catalog detailing the film and ordering instructions are available. Soon ordering online will be available.
Member Access to our web site: Members can access our membership list, index and scans of our family recognition certificates, the 1860-1885 census, a PDF of the latest conference syllabus, and are able to post their surnames for a possibly cousin connection and more to come!
NSGS Library: Our library collection is housed in the beautiful Beatrice Public Library, 100 N 16th St, Beatrice, NE. NSGS members are allowed to rent materials from the collection for a fee for postage. Our library holdings include a vast collection of resource materials for most counties in Nebraska as well as many local and family histories and limited source materials for states adjoining Nebraska and along the great migration trail.
Visit the Beatrice Public Library website for a listing of hours and additional resources:
If you are unable to visit the library, a catalog of the holdings and rental instructions is available by clicking on "Library" on the menu at the left, or by contacting our librarian.
Genealogist of the Year: Local genealogy societies nominate an outstanding genealogist for recognition as our genealogist of the year. The NSGS board votes to attain a winner. All nominees receive a certificate and recognition at our annual conference.
If you wish to become a member, please use the Online Membership Form. You may pay using PayPal or mailing a check. Within a week or so of receiving your information and payment, you will be emailed a log in and password to this site from a board member.