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Sunday, December 15
No Meeting  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
 
 


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.  The program will be a social event including Irish themed music by Matthew Losee and partners.  Cookies and drinks will be provided, but if you have a favorite cookie you would like to share with your fellow members, please feel free to bring them.  We will also have a Toys for Tots box, if you would like to donate an unwrapped toy this Christmas Season.  
 
This event is free and open to the public.


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.


Sunday, December 22
No Meeting  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting - Holidays


Sunday, December 29
No Meeting  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting - Holidays



Sunday, January 5, 2020
No Meeting  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Land/Deed Records
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Land/Deed Records  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
Please join us in learning more about land/deed records for non public domain states.  What are metes and bounds, what is the history of this method, how is the boundary created with this measuring system?  Gene Thomsen, Deputy State Surveyor, will answer these questions for us and demonstrate the method with some of his antique tools of the trade.  If you have an old deed record based on rods, chains, poles, varas, etc, please bring it to the session.  We will have some software available to create the deed plot of the described land.  
 
This event is free and open to the public.


January Business Meeting
Thursday, January 16, 2020
January 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. 
 
Linda Conroy, VP of Membership, will be reviewing our society’s website and explore all it has to offer. She will also be reviewing the society’s social media sites, Facebook and Pinterest, to show all the helpful information available. Please make sure you have your username and password for the LLCGS website member sign in. If you don't have that information, please make sure you bring access to your current email account (including the username and password) so you can reset your information.
 
This will be a hands-on session so bring your laptop/tablet and join in the fun of discovering all the ways these sites can be helpful to you and your research. There will be help in navigating the sites and time for questions. Email Linda at thelatest@llcgs.info if you have questions or would like more information.  We look forward to seeing you all there!
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome! 
 
 


Germanic Special Interest Group
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
In a member survey last year, learning more about surnames, farm names and village names from Germanic lands scored fairly high.  In this session, Dr. H. Peter Reinkordt, Professor of German, emeritus with Doane University, will show us how to use a German place-names index that is part of Onomastics.Org- http://onomastics.org/.  Onomastics is the study of all kinds of names- people, places, landscape features, even buildings and routes.  If you have one or two names you'd like to hear more about on the 19th, you can email the name to Peter before Jan. 12th.  His email address is peter.reinkordt@doane.edu.
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Friday, January 24, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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.


Land/Deed Records
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Land/Deed Records  (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 land/deed records associated with the General Land Office(GLO) site.  Jonathan Fairchild, Historian at the Homestewad National Monument of America, will demonstrate the ins and outs of the website.  It is not just homestead records, but many other types of information is available on this site associated with public domain states and the disposal of Federal lands to individuals and various entities. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.



Using Maps in your Research
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Using Maps in your Research  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
Please join us for our February monthly business meeting, approximately 20 minutes.  The business meeting will be followed by a live webinar presented by Cari Taplin, entitled "From Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research with Maps."  Our ancestors existed in a time and a place.  Maps are one way to give the names and dates in our genealogical research more life, context, and excitement.  Where did they live?  What would they have seen?  How did they get around?  Cari will examine various ways researchers can use maps to traqce their ancestors and their research.  Some of the topics will cover:  
  • A look at different types of maps
  • Tech tricks for using maps such as Google Maps' "My Places"
  • Using maps to determine possible migration routes
  • Using collected research to recreate neighborhoods
  • Using maps as an alternative(or additional) research log
  • Online map collections
  • Mini-case studies to illustrate using maps for analysis                                       
This event is free and open to the public.


Friday, February 14, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, February 16, 2020
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, meeting rooms #1
 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British 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.


Monday, February 24, 2020
Help from a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
LLCGS Library Collection Housed in Union College, near S.48th St & Prescott Ave.
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.  
 
Walking a bit is required to reach the Union College Library, as there is no parking directly adjacent to it. The closest is the  small parking lot for the Ortner Center accessible from Prescott Street on south side of campus. There are a few slots for visitor parking on Bancroft Street on the north side of campus. More parking is available in the church parking lot on south side of Prescott. There is a map of the campus posted on LLCGS website under "Library Information" on left-hand side of the screen.  The library is inside the Don Love building - a brick building with a white dome on the roof in the center of the campus.
 
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Friday, February 28, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, 2020
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.


Friday, March 13, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, March 15, 2020
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.


Thursday, March 19, 2020
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. 
 
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.


Friday, March 27, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, 2020
Newspapers  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
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, 2020
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!


Friday, April 10, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, 2020
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Friday, April 24, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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 10, 2020
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Friday, May 15, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, 2020
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.


Thursday, May 21, 2020
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. 
 
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, May 24, 2020
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Friday, May 29, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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 31, 2020
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, meeting rooms #1
 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British 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.



Sunday, June 7, 2020
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson presents, "Using FamilySearch and the Wiki".
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Friday, June 12, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, June 21, 2020
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Friday, June 26, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, June 28, 2020
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British 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.



Sunday, July 5, 2020
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Friday, July 10, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, July 12, 2020
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson demonstrates key search features and record groups in FindMyPast.  She is an experienced user of this site.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Thursday, July 16, 2020
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.


Friday, July 24, 2020
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing 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, August 16, 2020
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British 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.


Friday, August 21, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Thursday, September 17, 2020
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, 2020
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.



Sunday, October 18, 2020
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British 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.