Fall Conference 2016
 
 
 

 
Our Guest Speakers
 
Bill Lock—A Nebraska historian and owner of Badger Booksellers featuring historical books. He will speak about using old maps, newspapers, and other historical and current records to rediscover and preserve stories of ghost towns of Nebraska.
 
Dennis Zabel—A well know Nebraska photographer. He will discuss using photography to “capture” transient history with his photos of ghost towns, cemeteries, and homesteads.
 
Phyllis Ericson—Current Nebraska State Genealogist and presenter of genealogical programs. She will lead a fun activity to show how town histories connect with your family history. She will also have a display in the vendor area of creative ways to preserve your genealogical and family history research.
 
Ed Zimmer—Historic Preservation Planner for the City of Lincoln NE. He will demonstrate the genealogical research methods he uses to collect, preserve, and distribute information related to local history. 
 
Jacob Friefeld, Ph.D.—Project Directory of History Harvest and the Digitization programs of UNL History Department. He will point out the growing number of genealogical resources available in academic research programs.
 
Tammy Hendrickson—Curator of the Custer County Museum and NSGS board member. She will demonstrate using land records and research techniques for locating information about hard to find family members and describe a current case study she worked on with John Carter from NSHS involving Civil War orphans.
 
Linda Hein and Mary Rabenberg—Linda Hein and Mary Rabenberg saw a need to collect information involving Nebraska Orphan Train children.  They will tell how they volunteered time and skills in locating and documenting information and making it accessible.  They worked with NSHS to organize the data and make it available to other genealogists. 



 



                           
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Upcoming Events
Friday, Sep. 30th
"Lock In for Genealogists" at Dale Clark Library
Friday Sept 30, 6:30 - 9:00 pm This has become a favorite activity for local genealogists. . Phyllis Ericson will be providing a presentation as part of the event.  
Saturday, Oct. 1st
Annual Conference: Discover Your Swedish Roots
  Attend another great workshop filled with lectures by experts, hands-on computer time and social time. Topics for beginners to advanced researchers, opportunities to work on your genealogy projects and one-on-one help from experts.
Sunday, Oct. 2nd
Calligraphy class (currently filled)
  Please note:  This class was organized at an open session on Sunday, Aug. 7.  There were enough people interested on Aug. 7 who commited to a class lasting for at least 6 weeks and meeting at Walt Library from 12:15 p.m - 1:30 p.m. prior to the regular LLCGS open ...
Sunday, Oct. 2nd
Using Pinterest for Genealogy and Idea Exchange
  Linda Conroy recently added a Pinterest link to our LLCGS website. She and several LLCGS members have Pinterest accounts and have enjoyed the ideas suggested for crafts. We learned of some of those last Christmas season.   More and more people, including Linda, are also exchanging ideas related to preserving and ...
Thursday, Oct. 6th
First Thursday Discussion Group
  Discussion groups are great for motivation, idea exchanges and specific questions related to our genealogical research.  Our leaders welcome simple as well as complex questions and strive to assist folks who attend.  Frequently we learn as other share their discoveries and experience a sense of shared success in our quests ...
Sunday, Oct. 9th
Calligraphy class (currently filled)
  Please note:  This class was organized at an open session on Sunday, Aug. 7.  There were enough people interested on Aug. 7 who commited to a class lasting for at least 6 weeks and meeting at Walt Library from 12:15 p.m - 1:30 p.m. prior to the regular LLCGS open ...