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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. 
You can receive help, ideas, and more from other software users in our area.
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Phyllis Ericson will lead a session for people using RootsMagic.  
Topic: Using RootsMagic's ver 7.5 New TreeShare with Ancestry.com and WebHints to search for your ancestors.  Use the download link below to get the 14-page RootsMagic Guide.
Corinne Jacox will discuss how to add media such as photos and documents for those interested in using Legacy Software.
 



Thursday, August 3
1st Thursday Disussion Group  (Discussion Group)
1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Room 155 (main level)
Join Bob and Arlene Houser in a genealogical discussion group they lead once each month. This group is interesting and informative and always has fun working together. Everyone is welcome. Off-street parking is available in the church underground lot. For more information, you can contact Bob and Arlene by email at rlh2720@windstream.net


Friday, August 4
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:15 am to 12:00 pm
Writing Studio at Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St.
Time Travelers, LLCGS special interest writing group will meet on August 4 at the Writing Studio, lower level of Union College Library located on the campus at 48th and Prescott St.
The group meets twice each month and welcomes anyone that wants constructive support recording their memories. Ruth Briney facilitates the group.
                                                    Writing "Memories Into Memoirs for Posterity"


Sunday, August 6
How to apply to SAR (Sons of The American Revolution)  (Community Genealogy Course)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Please join us for a presentation by John Reinart, Registrar for Sons of the American Revolution. John will explain the steps required to apply for membership and share contact information providing resources that can help answer questions that arise during the application process.
 
 Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is a patriotic organization. Its members are male descendants of people who served in the Revolutionary War, or who contributed to establishing the independence of the United States. The society was founded on April 30, 1889, and is dedicated to perpetuating American ideals and traditions, and to protecting the Constitution. Membership in the society is open to any male of "good repute" who can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who actively supported the American Revolution.


Saturday, August 12
Unique Source of Genealogy Information  (Omaha Public Library)
2:00 pm
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, NE
Hear how Creighton University Librarian Corinne Jacox and genealogy researcher Karen Griffin teamed together to make a genealogical discovery about Karen's family. Register online at Omahlibrary.org  or call 402-444-4800.


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 bi-monthly 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 the beginner, intermediate and advanced users of FTM. Bring your PC and join the group in asking and answering questions.
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Thursday, August 17
LLCGS August Member Meeting and Program  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th, Lincoln, NE
Our Monthly Business Meeting will begin at 7 P.M. and is followed by a presentation on Quilting.
Lois Cole will share her personal reasons for creating quilts as well as discussing why specific themes and materials are selected when planning a quilt. She will display some of her favorite creations as well. Quilts may be considered "Folk Art" or appreciated as functional comfort (actually used) but they also record history along with their other purposes. 
 
Phyllis Ericson will complete the program by providing information and guidelines on the preservation of quilts. It's important to understand what we can do to preserve these treasures for our descendants.


Friday, August 18
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:15 am to 12:00 pm
Writing Studio at Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St.
Time Travelers, LLCGS special interest writing group will meet on August 18 at the Writing Studio, lower level of Union College Library located on the campus at 48th and Prescott St.
The group meets twice each month and welcomes anyone that wants constructive support recording their memories. Ruth Briney facilitates the group.
                                                    Writing "Memories Into Memoirs for Posterity"


Sunday, August 20
Genealogists Online: Do You Know Where the Bodies are Buried?  (Omaha Public Library)
2:00 pm
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, NE
Learn how to find and use cemetery databases and online transcriptions such as FindAGrave.com with Martha Grenzeback, Librarian.  Register online at Omahlibrary.org  or call 402-444-4800.


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.
 


Saturday, September 9
Mapping Cemeteries  (Omaha Public Library)
2:00 pm
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, NE
Presented by Dennis Allen, genealogist and cemetery preservation expert.
Register for this session online at omahalibrary.org or call 402-444-4800.


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.
Family 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 17
Genealogists Online: Teach Yourself Genealogy!  (Omaha Public Library)
2:00 pm
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, NE
Learn new skills or polish the old ones!  This class will look at free sources for your genealogical education.
See Omahlibrary.org for inforrmation and to register.


Sunday, September 17
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, 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.
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Sunday, October 1
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Join us at Walt Branch Library to either get help with your genealogy questions and "brick walls" or to help others to solve their genealogy problems. We, as a group, can find solutions to many of the issues that arise while searching for our ancestors. Beginners are welcome to join us to discover some of the methods and sources that more advanced genealogists employ. Everyone is welcome!


Sunday, October 8
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 the beginner, intermediate and advanced users of FTM. Bring your PC and join the group in asking and answering questions.
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Sunday, October 15
Genealogists Online: Using MyHeritage  (Omaha Public Library)
2:00 pm
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, NE
Learn to find your ancestors in the MyHeritage database.
See Omahlibrary.org for inforrmation.


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.
 


Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America
Sunday, October 29
Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
During the 19th century, death was ever present. Disease, war, and poor living conditions were just a few of the inevitable ways to death. Due to this, an uprise in rituals on death and dying increased, turning the mourning process into an art form.
 
Join Linda Conroy as she explains how your Victorian-era ancestors viewed death and dying. Learn about how the religious and social standards changed due to the historical events of the time.
 
This lecture is based on the book Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils: Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America by author Bernadette Loeffel-Atkins, a friend who's love for history inspired Linda's love of history.



Sunday, November 19
Genealogists Online: Making the Most of Government Websites  (Omaha Public Library)
2:00 pm
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S 15th St, Omaha, NE
As local and state governments increasingly put geneaogically vauable records and indexes online, learn how and what you can find. See Omahlibrary.org for inforrmation.



Sunday, December 3
Holiday Heirlooms  (Discussion Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Please join us at the Library as we share (show and tell) our memories and heirlooms associated with the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays. Marion Malone will lead the group. You are welcome to bring an item/story to share with the group or just attend and enjoy discussing the items that others show.