Call Us : 801-829-3295
Cart: 0 Items / Price: $0.00  |   Checkout


Scandinavian and German Research Expo

Event Location Address

Nebraska Prairie Museum
2701 Burlington (1/2 mile north of Holdrege on Hwy 183)
Holdrege , Nebraska 68949

Click Here to view the Nebraska Prairie Museum website.

Event Date/Time

August 25, 2016 10:00 AM   -   August 27, 2016 04:30 PM

Description and Highlights

Join Famly History Expos and the Holdrege Area Genealogical Club for this wonderful Family History Expo to be held in Holdrege, Nebraska. Attend in person or join us online from your personal computer, laptop, or smart phone. 

For those attending the event in person at the Nebraska Prairie Museum, click here to download the flyer with details.

For thos attending the event online, email updates with login information will be coming to you as the event gets closer. This event will be broadcast on Central Daylight Time.

For those who purchase the printed Research Guide for $24.95, the Guide will be shipped two weeks before the event. If ordered after August 15th, it will be shipped as soon as possible. If you purchase the printed Research Guide for $15.00, you will get it at checkin, it will not be shipped in advance (if you fail to pick up your Research Guide at the event a $10 shipping and handling charge will be required before shipping after the event). For those attending the event virtually, a PDF will be available to download during the broadcast only.

For attendees who register early, before August 15th, can sign up for a free research consultation with Ruth or Holly, all consultations will be held in person at the museum. Call Robin to schedule your consultation: 308-995-4110.

Research Professionals

Ruth Ellen Maness, AG 35+ years experience in Germanic & Scandinavian records, former Senior Consultant at the FamilySearch Family History Library; Co-author, German and Scandinavian Research Guide; German Research Guide: Sources Strategies, & Methodology; Scandinavian Research Guide: Sources and Strategies; Locating Ancestors in the Old Country: A Research Guide; and Passport to Paradise: The Copenhagen "Mormon" Passenger Lists, Legacy of Sacrifice. She is frequently a lecturer at the National Genealogical Society annual conferences, Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conferences, Brigham Young University Genealogy Conferences and many other regional & local conferences; Maness is the former Instructor/Track Coordinator at the Salt Lake Institute. Maness is the author for, Scandinavia – Questions & Answers in Everton’s Genealogical Helper magazine. Maness spends at least 6 weeks each year doing field research in Scandinavia, Europe, Germany, and Poland. She also has done field trips in England, South Africa, and Eastern/Southern/Mid-Western United States of America.

Holly T. Hansen President and founder of Family History Expos, Inc., has been instrumental in helping thousands understand the principles, strategies, and sources they can use to trace their roots in today's ever-changing technological environment.

She is the mastermind behind more than 50 Family History Expos, held across the United States, and numerous Retreats at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and repositories in diverse cities. She is dedicated to helping individuals and families, one-on-one, with their personal research needs. Currently, she is involved in creating podcasts, webinars, and video presentations to help people move forward in their family history endeavors.

Holly’s titles include author, lecturer, editor and publisher. She has produced more than 100 unique syllabus and class handout books for Family History Expos attendees. Hansen is a former editor of Everton's Genealogical Helper magazine, and editor of the 10th and 11th editions of The Handybook for Genealogists, with more than one million copies sold. She has also authored The Directory of North American Railroads, Trekking for Ancestors, co-authored a series of 16 family history interview books entitled Celebrating and Capturing the Memories and 20 in-depth Research Guides for many aspects of family history research.

Holly and her husband, Chris P. Hansen, have been married for 38 years and are the parents of five remarkable children. Holly received an Honors BA in History from Weber State University and continues to dedicate time to education on a daily basis.

Maps & Menus

Event Lodging

  • Super 8 Holdrege - Double Queen or Single Queen - $68.00

Event Agenda

- Click on a class title to read the class description
- Click on a speaker name to read their bio
- All classes are based on local time
- Agenda is subject to change without notice



Scandinavian and German Research Expo Agenda

Thursday, August 25, 2016

10:00 am Personal Research Consultations 10:00-12:00
2:00 pm Personal Research Consultations 2:00-5:00


Scandinavian and German Research Expo Agenda

Friday, August 26, 2016

10:00 am Personal Research Consultations 10:00-12:00
2:00 pm Personal Research Consultations 2:00-5:00
6:00 pm Check-in online or onsite
6:30 pm Research Class #1
7:35 pm Research Class #2
8:45 pm Research Class #3


Scandinavian and German Research Expo Agenda

Saturday, August 27, 2016

8:00 am Check-in online or onsite
8:30 am Research Class #4
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Research Class #5
11:00 am Research Class #6
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm Research Class #7
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Research Class #8
4:30 pm Expo Officially Ends. Be Safe and We Look Forward to Serving You Again Real Soon!

Event Sponsors

Show Sponsor
Family History Expos, Inc.  
Holdrege Area Genealogy Club  

Supported By
LifeStory Productions, Inc,  Heritage Collector Software & 'How To' Books  

Event Contact

For more information contact:
Robin Davis

Follow us On

Free Newsletter