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  • 28 Oct 2020 by APG Webmaster

    The Great Plains Chapter is pleased to announce its first scholarship recipient. The chapter awarded a one-year membership to the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) and registration for the GOGS virtual conference held October 10th, featuring Michael Lacopo, to Halee Dischinger. She is interested in verifying her family stories and legends. Halee believes that she can recover the stories of her ancestors, especially the women who have been lost to time, through genealogy.


    The Omaha Public Library’s genealogical programs helped her pursue that interest during the past two years. Halee said it was “nice to find other people like me” at the conference and that she wants to attend future conferences. Her favorite session was Lacopo’s lecture about Pennsylvania, from which she learned about the important of land records. Her biggest takeaway was to always double-check information to make sure it is accurate. For her next project, Halee hopes to find her grandfather’s birth family.


    She is currently studying cybersecurity at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. When Halee is not working on her family tree, she enjoys sewing, baking, reading, and ghost hunting.


    For more information about the Great Plains Chapter, see

  • 15 Oct 2020 by APG Webmaster

    APG Free Webinar – Chart Your Own Course: Education Plans for Genealogists

    Date: 19 Oct 2020
    Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

    Register for this upcoming free webinar at

    Do you find you've become more of a genealogical teacher than learner? Have you been sharpening your skills in some areas but ignoring others? Nothing increases research quality and productivity more than thorough knowledge, and yet many accomplished genealogists worry about spending time and/or money on their own education. Exploring the wide range of today's new learning opportunities can not only help you broaden your own professional reach but also help you provide up-to-date educational advice for clients. If you are newer to genealogy, this is a great time to create the best education plan for you.


    About the Presenter: Diane MacLean Boumenot is a New England genealogist with a degree in History from Wesleyan University. The author, with Maureen Taylor, of the 2018 NGS Research in the States volume on Rhode Island, Diane has lectured through Legacy Family Tree Webinars and at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference. She is a graduate of ProGen 28 and Coordinator of ProGen 40. Diane has had a long career in association management and also volunteers with several New England genealogical societies.