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Registration: Federation of Genealogical Societies Virtual 2020 Conference
Wednesday, July 1 through Saturday, August 15
Registration: Federation of Genealogical Societies Virtual 2020 Conference  (Conferences)
on-line
For all genealogists and society leaders, this conference is for you!
FGS Family History Virtual Conference
Early Bird Registration is Now through August 15, 2020




Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, August 14
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, August 16
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Scots-Irish 
 
Many people do not realize their ancestors were Scots-Irish.
The Scots-Irish are one of the most fascinating groups that colonized America.
They are some of the original American settlers and they had a huge impact on U.S. history and culture. 
"Zoom" in Sunday as we explore the Scots-Irish, who they were, and how to find them in the records.
 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020.   
Register in advance for this meeting.  Click:    British Interest Group
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


August Business Meeting
Thursday, August 20
August Business Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Session
Please attend our monthly business meeting and a little research sharing.  We will be installing new officers, saying a hardy thank you to our outgoing board of officers, conducting a normal society business review and then our outgoing President, Mike George, will share some of his findings during his stay at home time this past spring.
 
All members will receive meeting credentials for particpating in the virtual meeting in an upcoming events email the week before this date.  Also you can email Nancy Eckles, programs@llcgs.info   if you want to receive meeting credentials.
 
This meeting is free and open to the public.
 
 
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, August 28
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info  for more information to join the group.


Search Engines
Sunday, August 30
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
Using GoogleBooks, Internet Archive and WorldCat.
Are you finding all the printed materials that might help you in your research?   These ONLINE resources can help you access records, as well as finding supporting information about your ancestors in a time and place.   Nancy Eckles will demonstrate using GoogleBooks, Internet Archive and WorldCat as part of your research toolbox.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!



Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, September 11
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info  for more information to join the group.


Census
Sunday, September 13
Census  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson presents, "Making Sense of the Census".
U.S. Census records offer a unique look into the past.  With census information, you can discover valuable details about your family's history.  There are a variety of census records available to us today.
Come learn how to find details hidden in the Federal Census, 1790-1940 and State Census records.  Discover the information in special census records, e.g. the Veteran, Slave, Mortality, and Agricultural Schedules.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Germanic Special Interest Group
Sunday, September 20
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
Building upon what we learned during the March 1st educational opportunity about using newspapers in genealogy, Dr. H. Peter Reinkordt, Professor of German, Emeritus with Doane University, will talk about the history of German-American newspapers in Nebraska. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, September 25
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info  for more information to join the group.


Using the FAN club in your research
Sunday, September 27
Using the FAN club in your research  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us as Marcia Stewart presents a program on how to use "FAN" club in your research.  Using Friends, Associates & Neighbors can be an important tool in furthering your research.  This technique can really help get past brick walls or enhance your family story.  
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!
 



Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, October 9
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info  for more information to join the group.


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, October 18
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Loyalists
  • Learn about the history and geography affecting these early settlers.
  • Look at the major record sets and resources available to research this difficult time period.
  • Discuss research strategies for locating genealogical information.
  • Share member experiences and stories as we discover our British ancestors.
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020.  
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
British Interest Group
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, October 23
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.



Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, November 6
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.


Newspapers
Sunday, November 8
Newspapers  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us as Martha Grenzeback, Genealogy and Local History Librarian for OPL, presents on how newspapers can lead to all kinds of information about our ancestors.  Martha has a passion for genealogy and is an engaging speaker about all things genealogy!
 
Yesterday's News: Researching Family History in Old Newspapers - Think beyond just obituaries!  Historical newspapers are full of stories that bring your ancestors to life.  Learn how and where to find those gems, and what they can contribute to your family history research.
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Educational Session
Sunday, November 15
Educational Session  (Monthly Meetings)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
TBD - Currently unable to book a location
 David Wells will present one of his programs for us to enjoy.
 
 
This program is free and open to the public.
 
 


Germanic Special Interest Group
Sunday, November 15
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
Memorial Day has been observed by Americans since the Civil War to honor those who died while serving in the military.  Visiting and decorating gravesites over the Memorial Day weekend is commonplace, many times preceded or followed by family gatherings.  Did our ancestors have similar traditions?  In this session,  Dr. H. Peter Reinkordt, Professor of German, Emeritus with Doane University, will discuss cemetery history in the old country. 
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Thursday, November 19
November Business Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
Please attend our monthly business meeting and the program that follows. 
 
Each month there is a program following the busness meeting.  The program is typically announced and listed here at least one month before the scheduled meeting.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, November 20
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.



Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, December 4
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.


September Business Meeting
Thursday, December 17
September Business Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
TBD
Please attend our monthly business meeting and the program that follows. 
 
First Al Harlow will review all the databases and records that are available through the LLCGS website.  We ran out of time in January, so we will complete this website overview at this monthly meeting.
 
 "Show and Tell": Join Marian Malone and bring a favorite heirloom you want to show the group and tell its story. The theme for your heirloom is jewelry or an accessory.  Accessories might be pocket watches, gloves, hats, buttons, hair combs, bags, etc. Bring an item to share or just attend to appreciate the items and stories others will share. A guaranteed trip down memory lane.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome! 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, December 18
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.