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Welcome to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society where our mission is Preserving the Past for Future Generations. The LLCGS was founded by 4 friends in 1975 over donuts and coffee. We are a volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting genealogy, engaging members, and preserving records. Whether you have Lancaster County connections or not, we invite you to join us in exploring your family history.
 



Thursday, November 15
November Business Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
 
Our program this evening, by Jessica Richard, is ‚Äč"Straining the Melting Pot: How Gilded Age Political Cartoons Portrayed America's Immigrants".  “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words ring as true now as it did then regarding the pride of the American’s noble forefathers. Despite this pride, the immigrants who became the bedrock of this country have often faced scrutiny and mockery from those who consider themselves ‘original’ Americans. During this talk, we will explore how each wave of emigration was viewed through 1800s political cartoons from the pens of those of Thomas Nast, Harper’s Weekly and Puck. Catholic or Protestant, Native Tribe or Slave, Irish or Chinese: The multiple waves of demographics that span from Lady Liberty to the Golden Gate tell us about our own national identity. When we look through the lens of nativism, we will find that it is easy to accentuate the differences of the feared foreigner, but that time eventually turns all foreigners into fellow Americans claiming their own rights to the Land of the Free.
 
Before each monthly meeting, beginning at 6 pm, we hold a 45-minute Help Session. Please come with genealogy problems that you would like to have us take a look at. And come ready to offer other peoples’ research a fresh look. Bring your laptops or other genealogical devices so we can investigate resources that you may not have used. Prudence Sadler will facilitate this session.
 



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Upcoming Events
Thursday, Nov. 15th
November Business Meeting
Please attend our monthly business meeting and the program that follows. Our program this evening, by Jessica Richard, is; "Straining the Melting Pot: How Gilded Age Political Cartoons Portrayed America's Immigrants".  “Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” Franklin D. ...
Friday, Nov. 16th
Time Travelers Writing Group
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  Ruth Briney, facilitator.   Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories?  This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories. Please note the change in location! The group is no longer meeting at Union College. The new meeting place is ...
Sunday, Nov. 18th
Nebraska Interest Group
Sharon Kennedy from History Nebraska will present on a recent collaborative exhibit which focused on Nebraska immigration. She will provide insights as to why people came to the United States and to Nebraska when they did, in part taking a historical perspective as to world events.   Participate with the ...
Sunday, Nov. 25th
No Meeting today - Thanksgiving Weekend
No session is scheduled for this Sunday
Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Advanced DNA Tools
Tom McFarland will lead this session discussing some tools and techniques that help with analysis of our DNA test results. Please join us to better understand how to make use of those DNA results.
Friday, Dec. 7th
Time Travelers Writing Group
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  Ruth Briney, facilitator.   Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories?  This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.