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Discover Your Family HIstory Course
Wednesday, September 4 through Wednesday, October 9
Discover Your Family HIstory Course  (Educational Opportunities)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Lower Level, Union College Library, 3745 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE
"Discover Your Family History" 
6-week Genealogy course offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
Tracing your family history is like a search for pieces of a puzzle. These classes will offer insights into where to look and how to fit the puzzle pieces together.   You will learn how to discover your ancestors' names, the places they lived and their stories.
Topics include:
  • Getting Started with Family Information and Charts. 
  • Getting Organized - Using Technology.
  • Branching Out  - Locating Vital Records; Searching the Census and Other Government Records. 
  • Best Genealogy Websites. 
  • Using Other Resources e.g. Library Research and DNA. 
Whether you are new to genealogy or have been researching your family's history for years, these classes are for you.
Instructor:  Phyllis Ericson, phyllis.ericson@gmail.com; 
Coordinator: Judi Cook, judiology41@gmail.com
OLLI Course #20141CR  Discover Your Family History    $30 Registration Fee
Wednesday evenings, Sept 4 - Oct 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Lower Level, Union College Library, free parking
For more information:  call the OLLI office 402-472-6265, olli@unl.edu
Registration T Aug 20 - F Aug 30.  Registration form attached for your convenience.
 
 


Sunday, September 15
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
Help Sunday: Attend this session to get help or to help others. We welcome everyone from beginners to experts. Please bring your electronic devices. If you are coming for help, please bring your family tree information for the branch for which you are seeking help. These sessions are free and open to the public.


DNA - Clues to Your Heritage
Monday, September 16
DNA - Clues to Your Heritage  (Community Presentation)
7:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, Activity Center, 1551 South 70th Street, Lincoln, NE
Presented by Phyllis Ericson, Past President of Norden Club and Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society.  
DNA - Clues to Your Heritage
Over 1000 years ago, the Vikings were a dominant force in the world. Were they our ancestors? Did you inherit Viking DNA?
In this program, we’ll
  • Discover what DNA is and how DNA results can predict ethnicity.
  • Learn how your DNA results can connect you to cousins and reveal recent ancestors.
  • Decide which DNA test and testing company is best for you.
Whether you have or haven’t taken a DNA test, either way this program is for you!  
Come learn about DNA and what it can tell you about your family history.
6:30 p.m. Doors open, Meet and Greet with refreshments.
7:00 p.m. Presentation
Sponsored by the Norden Club of Lincoln.  The public is welcome.


September Business Meeting
Thursday, September 19
September 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 following program. 
 
Camp Creek Threshers: Not for everyone, but you'd be surprised at what we are all about!
 
LLCGS member Peggy Brown and her sister, Pat Yahnke of Waverly will explain the Camp Creek Threshers organization and their goal to preserve agriculture history. What people don't know is it's not all about tractors. Buildings have been added through the years and just this past year, the 100-year-old Waverly jail was relocated and this year will be open to the public full of history. Peggy has been searching for ancestors for 20 years but recently discovered that buildings had stories to tell.


Nebraska Interest Group
Sunday, September 22
Nebraska Interest Group  (Nebraska Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2

Joan McKay will join us to talk about her Nebraska jaunts.  She was featured on Lance’s Journal in June 2018 and has made exploring small-town Nebraska into a great adventure for herself and has the documentation to prove it!

Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group led by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook. This session is free and open to the public. All visitors are welcome.

 


British Isles Seminars
Monday, September 23 through Friday, September 27
British Isles Seminars  (Educational Opportunities)
on-line
Learn how to find your ancestors in British Isles records.
Join on-line with patrons attending the Family History Library week of genealogy topics on British Isles research.
Remember to add an hour to adjust for Mountain Time on the schedule.
The Schedule is attached to download below for easy printing and webinar access.
If the links below don't work for you, go to 
2019 British Isles Research Seminar
IN-PERSON CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN THE MAIN FLOOR CLASSROOMS B & C.
Some of the classes will also be broadcast live. Click on the hyperlinked title to join remotely.
TIME
Monday, 23 September: IRELAND
Tuesday, 24 September: SCOTLAND
Wednesday, 25 September: BRITISH ISLES
Thursday, 26 September: ENGLAND
Friday, 27 September: WALES
9:00-10:00 AM MDT
Irish Research on the Internet
Dwight Radford
Craig Foster
Craig Foster
Dan Poffenberger
Darris Williams
10:30-11:30 AM MDT
Dan Poffenberger
Kori Robbins
Phil Dunn
Dan Poffenberger
Darris Williams
1:00-2:00 PM MDT
Craig Foster
Phil Dunn
Dan Poffenberger
Todd Knowles
Elder Rawlins
2:30-3:30 PM MDT
TBA
David Rencher
Raymon Naisbitt
Phil Dunn
Kori Robbins
Elder Rawlins
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, September 27
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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.


Swedish Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, September 29
Swedish Genealogy Workshop  (Genealogy Workshop)
Lindsborg, Kansas
Enjoy 2 days of Swedish Genealogy education and hands-on practice for beginners and advanced researchers at America's "Little Sweden", Lindsborg Kansas. Learn new research techniques for searching Swedish websites and databases.
Topics include:
  • Using ArkivDigital
  • Swedish Church Records
  •  Name Searchable Registers
  • Estate & Military Records
  • Finding Living Relatives
  • Planning Heritage Trips
  • New! Explore Your DNA
Registration Deadlines for Early Bird rates: Aug 1 and Sept 12.


Using the Family History Center and FamilySearch and Northern Moravia Special Interest Group
Sunday, September 29
Using the Family History Center and FamilySearch and Northern Moravia Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gere Library, 2400 S 56th St, Lincoln MEETING Room #1 (NOT at Walt Library)
NOTE - Not at Walt Library
 
Tina Wells, Director of Lincoln’s Family History Center, will present information about the Family History Center and some of the newest features of FamilySearch. She will include information and tips of which many genealogists are unaware. Tina will also present information on collected research about German-speaking emigrants who left northern Moravia (formerly part of Sudetenland and Silesia) with a focus on the immigrants to Nebraska.
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



Sunday, October 6
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
Help Sunday: Attend this session to get help or to help others. We welcome everyone from beginners to experts. Please bring your electronic devices. If you are coming for help, please bring your family tree information (for the branch for which you are seeking help.) These sessions are free and open to the public.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, October 11
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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.


GOGS Fall Conference: New England and Canada
Saturday, October 12
GOGS Fall Conference: New England and Canada  (Conferences)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N 87 St, Omaha NE
Join other area genealogists and learn about New England and Canadian research from the expert, Michael J. LeClerc, CG.  Box Lunch included. Brochure attached. Early bird rate due before Sept 19. Topics include: 
  • Finding Your Family in Canada,
  • New Englan Town Records,
  • New England Repositories
  • Key Collections and Sources for New England Research. 
 


Sunday, October 13
DNA analysis  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
 
The first hour will be a presentation by John La Duke on DNA Basics from the biological perspective.  If you want to more about the science of DNA, not DNA Kits and analysis, this session is for you.  Tom McFarland will host the period from 3-4.  It is under development.  More will be announced later when planning is finalized. This session is free and open to the public.


October Business Meeting
Thursday, October 17
October 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. 
 
Probate Records will be the topic for the presentation after the Business Meeting.


British Interest Group
Sunday, October 20
British Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To be announced
 
The topic for this week is "Finding Ancestors in Scotland." We will focus on locating the records using helpful websites. With about 1/3 of Americans claiming British ancestry, the chances are that at some point, you will need to extend your research "across the pond."  Bring something to share with the group about your British Isles ancestors or research. Beginners welcome. These sessions are free and open to the public.
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, October 25
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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.


Free On-Line Genealogy Course
Sunday, October 27
Free On-Line Genealogy Course  (Educational Opportunities)
Future Learn
Genealogy Course:  Researching Your Family Tree
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and share the results – with this free 6-week online course.
Offered by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland

 

 



Sunday, October 27
The Goodwin Family of Hell's Kitchen, New York City: A case study tracking an Irish-American family  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
 
This is a special session by Kevin Cassidy.  It will include multiple ways to identify a parish of origin. It will also cover how to search church records, census, and vital records and determine the correct family in spite of similar family names, and other family experiences.  Hosted by John La Duke.  This session is free and open to the public.



Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, November 1
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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, November 3
Special Lecture  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #2
 
Lois Wille, from Family Search, will be our speaker.  Details to follow. Please check this calendar 1 week before the event to confirm location and topic.
 
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Sunday, November 10
Family Tree Maker Software Users  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #2
 
Bimonthly meeting of Family Tree Maker Software (Bob McQuistan). People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use this software program. These sessions are free and open to the public.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, November 15
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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.


Female Ancestors and Voting Rights for Women
Sunday, November 17
Female Ancestors and Voting Rights for Women  (Nebraska Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2

Where were your female ancestors living when women earned the right to vote?  We’ll review the potential for female ancestors to be recognized as citizens in various countries and U.S. states. What were the policies in your ancestor’s country of origin?  Learn how in some instances earning statehood required refusing to allow women to vote.  Explore the news articles related to this topic and glean ideas of where you can find more information about female ancestors and what they may have experienced.

Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group led by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook. This session is free and open to the public. All visitors are welcome.

 


November Business Meeting
Thursday, November 21
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.  The Program will include summaries of National Genealogical Society meetings from the past year.  Tips and experiences will be shared.


Sunday, November 24
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Typically at Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Confirmed one month before event
 
Germanic Interest Group led by Dennis Schulte.
Presentations and discussions would be of interest to those tracing their German heritage.  Please join us for this session and bring a friend!  Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.
 
Rooms and details of each session will be confirmed as we get closer to the date.



Sunday, December 1
No Meeting  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting - Post Thanksgiving


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, December 6
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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, December 8 through Sunday, December 8
Special Lecture  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gere Library, 2400 S 56th St, Lincoln Both Rooms (NOT at Walt Library)
 
Beth Sparrow will present on Cemeteries. Details as we get closer These sessions are free and open to the public.
 


British Interest Group
Sunday, December 15
British Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
 
The topic for this week is "Our Ancestor Stories."  This Special Interest Group will be of interest to anyone researching relatives from England, Ireland, Scotland, or Wales. These sessions are free and open to the public.
 


December Business Meeting
Thursday, December 19
December 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, December 20
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, 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.