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Using Maps in your Research
Sunday, February 23
Using Maps in your Research  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
Dennis Schulte will have a workshop on using Google Earth for genealogical work, demonstrate some of David Rumsey's map collection and how to use homestead and land patents in Google Earth.  Bring your laptop or other electronic device to follow along.  Having Google Earth already loaded on your device is a good prerequisite before you come.  Dennis last demonstrated this information back in April 2016, so this is a great session for any new members, but also a great refresher if you have not used these skills in your research.
                                      
This event is free and open to the public.


Monday, February 24
Help from a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library, Room #2
Help Monday: 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. We will have a flatbed scanner and an overhead scanner available, to assist you if you want to create digital images of some of your ancestral items; i.e. pictures, documents, odd shaped items, etc.  
 
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, February 28
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.



Newspapers
Sunday, March 1
Newspapers  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, meeting rooms #1 & #2
Please join us in learning more about using newspapers in our genealogy research.  Members, Corinne Jacox and Pat Mehmken, will discuss newspaper offerings, methodologies and demonstrate how newspapers have furthered their family history story. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.


Swedish Genealogy Workshop - Early Bird Registration
Monday, March 2
Swedish Genealogy Workshop - Early Bird Registration  (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 using ArkivDigital, the primier website for Swedish research.
Registration Deadlines for Early Bird rates: March 2 and Mar 16.
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, March 13
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


Germanic Special Interest Group
Sunday, March 15
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
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. 
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, March 18
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


March Business Meeting
Thursday, March 19
March 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. 
 
"Show and Tell": Join Marian Malone and bring a favorite heirloom you want to show the group and tell it's 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, March 27
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


Newspapers
Sunday, March 29
Newspapers  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, NE
Please join us as Martha Grenzeback, Genealogy and Local History Librarian for OPL, ties together all we have learned this month about using newspapers in family history research.  Martha has a passion for genealogy and is an engaging speaker about all things genalogy!
 
Yesterday's News: Researching Family History in Old Newspapers - Think beyond just obituaries!  Historical newspapers are full of the 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.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!



Census
Sunday, April 5
Census  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson presents, "Making Sense of the Census" workshop.
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.
This is a "hands-on" workshop.  Bring your computer and learn by "doing".
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, April 10
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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, April 12
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, April 15
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Sunday, April 19
Using the FAN club in your research  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, NE
Please join us for our April monthly business meeting, approximately 20 minutes.  The business meeting will be a presentation presented by Marcia Stewart on how to use the "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. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, April 24
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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, April 26
No Meeting - NSGS state conference weekend  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting  - Consider attending the NSGS Conference in Columbus, NE on April 24th & 25th.  The featured speaker is Tom Jones.



Sunday, May 10
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 15
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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, May 17
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
 
Theresa Pella will be leading the Germanic Special Interest Group in 2020.  Check back soon to see what will be happening in this session.  
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, May 20
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


May Business Meeting
Thursday, May 21
May 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.  
 
David Wells will present Memorial Day: Its Origins, Is Heritage, Its Legacy.
This program traces the development of the Memorial Day holiday, beginning with its significance in the wake of the Civil War.  Using slides of holiday momentos and photographs of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies, the presentation shows how the Grand Army of the Republic rallied support for the holiday.  The presentation contrasts the relative insignificance of the holiday today with the mania and reverence of earlier years, seeking to understand why these changes occurred.
 
This program is free and open to the public.
 
 


Sunday, May 24
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 29
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 31
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Virginia Colonists
  • 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.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



Search Engines
Sunday, June 7
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
The next two months are dedicated to using search engines and various genealogy sites.  Please join us for presentations by Diane Kosch and Phyllis Ericson.  Diane will teach us about SoundEx, a tool used by many sites when providing results to your search input.  Knowing how this works can make you a more effective searcher when looking at all types of records.  Phyllis presents, "Using FamilySearch and the Wiki".
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, June 12
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, June 17
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Sunday, June 21
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, June 26
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, June 28
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Quakers
  • 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.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



Sunday, July 5
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, July 10
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


Search Engines
Sunday, July 12
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
Use FindMyPast to Research your U.S., British, Irish, Canadian and Australian ancestors.
FindMyPast provides access to parish records, civil BMD, newspapers, and more. They also have exclusive rights to the Catholic record collections.
If you have British ancestors, FindMyPast will help you discover ancestors you didn't know you had.
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson demonstrates key search features and unique record groups in FindMyPast.  
She is an experienced user of this site.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, July 15
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Thursday, July 16
July 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, July 24
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.



British Special Interest Group
Sunday, August 16
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Scots-Irish 
  • 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.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, August 19
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Friday, August 21
Annual Conference Workshop  (Other)
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th Street. Lincoln, NE
SAVE THE DATE


Saturday, August 22
Annual Conference  (Other)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th Street. Lincoln, NE
SAVE THE DATE



Sunday, September 6
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, September 16
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Thursday, September 17
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 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.


Sunday, September 20
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
 
Theresa Pella will be leading the Germanic Special Interest Group in 2020.  Check back soon to see what will be happening in this session.  
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



British Special Interest Group
Sunday, October 18
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
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.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, October 21
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion 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
 
Theresa Pella will be leading the Germanic Special Interest Group in 2020.  Check back soon to see what will be happening in this session.  
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, November 18
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.