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Nebraska 150th Celebration - Painting and Photo Exhibits
Wednesday, March 1 through Sunday, June 4
Nebraska 150th Celebration - Painting and Photo Exhibits  (Other)

 

Painting Exhibit: The Legacy of Nebraska by Todd A. Williams a traveling exhibit of 122 paintings is currently on display in the new 3rd floor gallery of the Nebraska History Museum on Centennial Mall through June 4, 2017.
 
Photo Exhibit:  Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,”  The photos of 93 counties are on display at Seward Civic Center June 1  through  July 28, 2017.
 



2017 Annual Nebraska State Genealogical Society Conference
Friday, April 28 through Saturday, April 29
2017 Annual Nebraska State Genealogical Society Conference  (Conferences)
April 28-29, 2017 at Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln, NE
Featured Speaker:  D. Joshua Taylor
You may have seen Josh on TV on the PBS “Genealogy Roadshow”.
He is also the current President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. 
Come celebrate Nebraska’s 150th Anniversary and
NSGS’ 40th Anniversary with us!
Watch the web site www.NSGS.org , our Facebook and Twitter pages for more info.
Questions? Email conference@nsgs.org


Sunday, April 30
"Saving Memories" by Ronnie Reid  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
No LLCGS session at Walt Library on Sunday, April 30.
 
Our speaker for 2:00, Ronnie Reid of Kearney currently has some family health issues so we will select another Sunday for her to come. 
 
 

 



Sunday, May 7
Using Photoshop Elements to Enhance Your Photographs  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Photo editing software can help to clarify images, identify and label persons or objects, mend tears and many other actions to enhance and preserve your photographs. Keith Deiml will lead this session to identify what the software can do and demonstrate how to perform some of the basic functions of a powerful software program.
Join us if you want to know what this software can do for you, or if you already own it and wants some tips on usage.


Friday, May 12
"Time Travelers" Writer's Group  (Educational Opportunities)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writer’s Studio, Union College Library, NE of 48th & Prescott.
 
Group meets in the Lower Level Writer’s Studio, Union College Library, NE of 48th & Prescott.
This  group provides an encouraging and supportive atmosphere to practice, develop, and share writing skills. Facilitated by Ruth Briney.  Contact Ruth at grambyruth@yahoo.com for additional information.  Group meets twice monthly.  


Sunday, May 14
Mother's Day - no event planned for this date  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
    
 
The RootsMagic Group and Legacy Group will not meet in May.  Next session will be in July.
Mother's Day
There is no session scheduled at Walt Library for this date. 


Thursday, May 18
Business Meeting - election of officers  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th, Lincoln, NE
LLCGS Business Meeting including the election of next year's LLCGS officers.
 
Join us for the presentation "Ancestor Stories - Tales from Time Travelers".
Several members of the Time Travelers writers group will share memories they have recorded and verbally shared within their group. Tonight they will honor us by sharing those memories and jogging our memories of things in our own lives. You might even be inspired to write your memories to share with your descendants. This promises to be a fun and enjoyable meeting.
 


Sunday, May 21
Locating Lancaster County Abandoned Town Information  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln NE
Sarah S.Hartzell will be our speaker.  Sarah formerly worked with Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department and currently is a staff member of Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.  Sara is very familiar with the accessibility of public information that is available online regarding former communities in Lancaster County.  Our Nebraska Interest group invites anyone interested in helping to locate and preserve information about former communities in this area so that we can preserve and share that information for genealogists and family historians to come to Walt Library.
Sara will demonstrate online sources that will include early drawings of street plans, plat plans and other valuable historical information.
Nancy Eckles will review the latest activities related to gathering and documenting information about former Nebraska communitities as part of our observance of Nebraska's 150th anniversary.


Sunday, May 28
No LLCGS meeting : Library closed  (Other)
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
 
                           Memorial Day weekend. Lincoln Libraries closed.
 



Sunday, June 4
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
 
Those folks searching for ancestors from the Germanic regions of Europe will want to attend this session led by Chris Effken. He wants this group to be interactive with questions and success stories that benefit individuals as well as the group.  Dr. Peter Reinkort will be a speaker on June 4.
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Saturday, June 10
Researching at Ne State Historical Society  (Field Trip)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Nebraska State Historical Society Library/Archives
Saturdays in June have been good options for a field trip to the NSHS Library/Archives.
This year we especially invite folks who are researching information regarding Nebraska Communities of the Past...townsites that may be in our ancestral stories, but no longer appear on Nebraska maps.


Sunday, June 11
Family Tree Maker software  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
User groups are good places to find others with an interest in software to use in researching and organizing our family tree information and preserving it on our computers.  In bimonthly sessions you will have an opportunity to learn how to effectively use RootsMagic, Legacy or Family Tree Maker software. 
 
Bob McQuistan will lead a hands-on session using Family Tree Maker (FTM) software on June 11th. This session is for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of FTM. Bring your PC and join the group in asking and answering questions.
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Thursday, June 15
LLCGS presentation "The History and Importance of Nebraska Waterways"  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th, Lincoln, NE
LLCGS Business Meeting and refreshments followed by a presentation by Glenn Johnson (retired Manager of Lower Platte South NRD), "The History and Importance of Nebraska Waterways". Please join us to learn more about why our water sources were critical to the location and survival of our ancestors and are equally critical to our survival today. 


British Interest Group
Sunday, June 18
British Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
TOPIC:  Obtaining Civil Registration (Birth, Marriage & Death) Records
British, Scottish, Irish, Welsh ancestry?  
This group meets to research, discuss, and share genealogy tips for researching our ancestors from the British Isles. Please join the group as we explore our British heritage.
 


Sunday, June 25
Sharing our Heirlooms  (Discussion Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Sunday, June 25
Walt Branch Library
Sharing our Heirlooms
 
We all have those family heirlooms that may not have great market value but are priceless to us. It's rewarding to show those items we consider special and fun to see what others bring to share. We invite each attendee to bring an item to show to the group and explain what it means to you. The focus for this session is "items from the kichen". Marian Malone will facilitate the group and suggests that items might include pictures, pitchers, various utensils and more. This will be a fun session!



Sunday, July 2
What can DNA tell you?  (Community Presentation)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Sunday, July 2
Walt Branch Library
What Can DNA Tell You?
 
Please join us as Tom McFarland facilitates this session to discuss some of the latest options available using DNA to determine ancestral homelands, migration paths and more using resources such as the new "Genetic Communities" on Ancestry.com and other on-line options.
 
As usual, we anticipate many questions and comments about the various resources available to analyze our DNA and which one(s) might be best for you. It's always rewarding to hear attendees share a break-thru they have encountered thanks to DNA. We hope to see you at this session.
 


Sunday, July 9
No event planned for this date  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
The meeting rooms at Walt Library are not availablle on July 9. No session planned for this date.
The RootsMagic and Legacy Groups have been rescheduled to meet on July 30 at Walt Library.
 


Sunday, July 16
Nebraska Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
 
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Please join Judi Cook and Nancy Eckles in discussions of various topics related to Nebraska history, geography, natives, immigrants, resources, and more. Topics and speakers will vary at each bimonthly meeting. 


Sunday, July 23
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
 
Those folks searching for ancestors from the Germanic regions of Europe will want to attend this session led by Chris Effken. He wants this group to be interactive with questions and success stories that benefit individuals as well as the group.
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2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference
Friday, July 28 through Saturday, July 29
2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference  (Conferences)
Minneapolis Marriott Northwest; 7025 Northland Drive North; Brooklyn Park, MN 55428


Sunday, July 30
RootsMagic and Legacy User Groups  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
 
User groups are good places to find others with an interest in software to use in researching and organizing our family tree information and preserving it on our computers.  In bimonthly sessions you will have an opportunity to learn how to effectively use RootsMagic, Legacy or Family Tree Maker software. 
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Phyllis Ericson will lead a session for people using RootsMagic.
Corinne Jacox will discuss how to add media such as photos and documents for those interested in using Legacy Software.
 
You can receive help, ideas, and more from other software users in our area.



Sunday, August 13
Family Tree Maker software  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
User groups are good places to find others with an interest in software to use in researching and organizing our family tree information and preserving it on our computers.  In bimonthly sessions you will have an opportunity to learn how to effectively use RootsMagic, Legacy or Family Tree Maker software. 
 
Bob McQuistan will lead a hands-on session using Family Tree Maker (FTM) software on August 13th. This session is for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of FTM. Bring your PC and join the group in asking and answering questions.
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British Interest Group
Sunday, August 20
British Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
TOPIC:  Going Back in Time with Parish Records
British, Scottish, Irish, Welsh ancestry?  
This group meets to research, discuss, and share genealogy tips for researching our ancestors from the British Isles. Please join the group as we explore our British heritage.
 



Sunday, September 3
No LLCGS meeting : Library closed  (Other)
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
 
                           Labor Day weekend. Lincoln Libraries closed.
 


Sunday, September 10
RootsMagic and Legacy User Groups  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
 
User groups are good places to find others with an interest in software to use in researching and organizing our family tree information and preserving it on our computers.  In bimonthly sessions you will have an opportunity to learn how to effectively use RootsMagic, Legacy or Family Tree Maker software. 
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Phyllis Ericson will lead a session for people using RootsMagic and Corinne Jacox will lead a session in another meeting room at Walt Library for those interested in using Legacy Software.
Famiy Tree Maker software users will meet with Bob McQuistan on second Sundays of alternate months.
 
You can receive help, ideas, and more from other software users in our area.


Sunday, September 24
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
 
Those folks searching for ancestors from the Germanic regions of Europe will want to attend this session led by Chris Effken. He wants this group to be interactive with questions and success stories that benefit individuals as well as the group.
                                                      Image result for german maps 
 



British Interest Group
Sunday, October 15
British Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
TOPIC:  Parting Wishes - Locating Probate Records & Wills
British, Scottish, Irish, Welsh ancestry?  
This group meets to research, discuss, and share genealogy tips for researching our ancestors from the British Isles. Please join the group as we explore our British heritage.