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Thursday, July 19
LLCGS July Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln
Please attend our July Business Meeting.
Following the Business Meeting we will present a recorded teleconference "Research Resources for Genealogists at the National Archives at Kansas City" presented by Lori Cox-Paul, Director of Archival Operations at NARA-KC.
 
This program is a voice and powerpoint presentation and is an outstanding explanation of what is available at NARA-KC as well as how to access that information.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, July 20
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., Lincoln, NE
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.


Sunday, July 22
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Room #1 at Walt
Dennis Schulte facilitates the Germanic Special Interest Group. Attend this session to hear from Dennis and others that have traveled to Germany for Genealogical research. We'll share some do's & don'ts and some travel experiences, and show some photos of what we saw. Promises to be interesting and informative.
 
Meetings are free and guests are welcome to attend.


Sunday, July 29
RootsMagic & FTM Software Users  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gere Branch Library, 2400 S 56th, Lincoln
Gere Library Rooms 1 & 2
Bimonthly meeting of RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker Software Users (Phyllis Ericson & Bob McQuistan).
People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use these software programs. 
Meetings will be held simultaneously in Rooms 1 & 2 at Gere Branch Library on July 29.
This sessions is free and open to the public.



Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, August 3
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., Lincoln, NE
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.


Sunday, August 5
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln
Help Sunday: Attend this session to get help or help others. We welcome beginners to experts to participate.
Guests are welcome and sessions are free.


What Free DNA Resource Tools Are Available?
Sunday, August 12
What Free DNA Resource Tools Are Available?  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln, NE
Room #2 at Walt 
You have your DNA results … Now What?
Phyllis Ericson will lead a discussion of a variety of resources available online that are free and can help you better understand and/or more effectively use the DNA results you have obtained. Attend this session to learn how you can get the most from your DNA results.
 


LLCGS August Monthly Meeting
Thursday, August 16
LLCGS August Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln
Please attend our August Business Meeting. We will install the Officers and Directors for 2018/2019 and will vote on the proposed 2018/2019 Budget.
PROGRAM
Does it seem you are searching in all the same websites for your ancestors and getting the same results? You know that there is so much more information in libraries but honestly libraries are intimidating; they take time; and you don’t know where to start?
Do you want to be more than just a name and date collector? 
Then come to this session and find out how to maximize your searches whether on the internet or in a library or archive.  Professional genealogist Phyllis Ericson will show us some simple tips for becoming a better researcher and how to discover your ancestors in all the right places.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, August 17
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., Lincoln, NE
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.


LLCGS 2018 Genealogy Conference
Saturday, August 18
LLCGS 2018 Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
SAVE THE DATE
 
Annual LLCGS  Genealogy Conference
 
Kathleen Brandt is the featured speaker and if you haven't had the opportunity to hear her in the past you will be impressed with her genealogical knowledge and speaking ability. Kathleen has extensive experience in genealogical research and has provided background research as well as on-air presentations on television programs like "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Finding Your Roots" with Dr. Henry Gates. We'll enjoy 4 lectures by Ms. Brandt during the day.
Conference check-in begins at 8:30 A.M. and the program will end at 3:30 P.M. Lunch is included in Conference fees.
We'll have door prizes, raffle some great items, have a used book sale and enjoy the company of new and old friends.


Sunday, August 19
Conference weekend - No Session at Walt Library August 19, 2018  (Conferences)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln, NE
No session today.   Enjoy using the knowledge you gained at our conference on Saturday, August 18 to further your Ancestor Quest.


British Interest Group - Making Sense of the Census Workshop
Sunday, August 26
British Interest Group - Making Sense of the Census Workshop  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Room #2 at Walt
What information is hidden British census records?  Why can’t you find your ancestors in the census? Work with actual census records. A case study workshop.



Sunday, September 2
Labor Day weekend - No Session at Walt Library September 2, 2018  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln, NE
No session today.   Lincoln Libraries are closed for the holiday weekend.


Sunday, September 9
RootsMagic / FTM Software Users  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Bimonthly meeting of RootsMagic Software (Phyllis Ericson) and Family Tree Maker Software (Bob McQuistan).
People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use these software programs. Sessions are held simultaneously in Rooms 1 and 2 at Walt Library.
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Sunday, September 16
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Please join us as Judi Cook walks us through the History of Nebraska Settlers.  This is compiled from the recent exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum.  It covers the timeframe from 16,000BC to present-day Nebraska.  Some fascinating tidbits you may not know about our state.
 
This session is free and open to the public. All visitors are welcome.
 


Thursday, September 20
September Meeting - Installation of new Officers/Board of Directors  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
Please attend this meeting and congratulate the Society Award winners of 2017/2018 as they receive their awards.


Sunday, September 23
Topic for this date not confirmed yet  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
TBD


Sunday, September 30
Palatine History and Other German Facts of Interest  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln, NE
Germanic Interest Group led by Dennis Schulte.
Please join us for a presentation by Dr. Peter Reinkordt as he discusses the history of the Palatine peoples from Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany and information about other Germanic peoples. Dr. Reinkordt's sessions are always interesting, informative and a lot of fun. Please join us for this session and bring a friend!
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



Sunday, October 7
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln
Help Sunday: Attend this session to get help or to help others. We welcome beginners to experts to participate.
Guests are welcome and sessions are free.


Promise in a New Land - speaker Cherrie Beam-Callaway
Sunday, October 14
Promise in a New Land - speaker Cherrie Beam-Callaway  (Community Presentation)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln, NE
Cherrie Beam-Callaway is a storyteller and educational speaker who enjoys bringing the 1800s to life for 21st-century residents. She has been giving programs for over 30 years and is one of the most requested Humanities NE speakers.
Please join us for her presentation: Promise in a New Land
Mariah Monahan with her Irish brogue and period dress is a Nebraska settler between 1847 and 1870. Based on historical facts, Mariah captivates the audience in a first-person presentation. Through a spellbinding performance, viewers are transported in time to sail the ocean, walk the wagon trail, live in a dugout, feel the loneliness, and fight the prairie fires. Laugh and cry with stories of owning land, successful crops, hard work, dancing, diphtheria, losing loved ones, grasshoppers, and becoming an American.
Humanities Nebraska (HN) provides major funding for this program. HN receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Nebraska State Legislature, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and private donations.
 


Thursday, October 18
LLCGS October Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
Please join us for our October Business Meeting.
An interesting program will follow the meeting.


British Interest Group - Discovering Ancestors on Passenger Lists
Sunday, October 21
British Interest Group - Discovering Ancestors on Passenger Lists  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Your ancestors may have traveled more than you thought.  Come to see how Passenger lists can help you track the travels of your roaming ancestors. 
General information.  British ancestors not required.  Everyone welcome.  


Sunday, October 28
RootsMagic / FTM Software Users  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Bimonthly meeting of RootsMagic Software (Phyllis Ericson) and Family Tree Maker Software (Bob McQuistan).
People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use these software programs. Sessions are held simultaneously in Rooms 1 and 2 at Walt Library.
These sessions are free and open to the public.



Sunday, November 4
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Dennis Schulte will lead the Germanic Special Interest Group as they help individuals find out more about their Germanic ancestors. Meetings are free and guests are welcome to attend.


Sunday, November 11
No Meeting today - Library closed  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Lincoln Libraries closed in observance of Veterans Day.


Sunday, November 18
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group led by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook. Meetings are free and the public is welcomed.


Sunday, November 25
No Meeting today - Thanksgiving Weekend  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
No session is scheduled for this Sunday



Sunday, December 2
Advanced DNA Tools  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln, NE
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.


Sunday, December 9
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln
Help Sunday: Attend this session to get help or to help others. We welcome beginners to experts to participate.
Guests are welcome and sessions are free.


British Interest Group - Using Parish Records Workshop
Sunday, December 16
British Interest Group - Using Parish Records Workshop  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Parish records can take a family tree back to the 1500s.  Learn how to find the baptism, marriage and burial records for your ancestors in parish records. A case study workshop.