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April Business Meeting & Writing Program
Thursday, April 15
April Business Meeting & Writing Program  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Virtual Session
Please attend our business meeting and program if time allows. 
The business meeting will include voting on proposed changes to the Society's bylaws, presenting a proposed slate of officers for 2021-22 and progress on migrating our website to a new platform.
After the business meeting we will have a short video pertaining to writing about your ancestors and then we will have members share some excerpts from their writings about ancestors. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome! 


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, April 18
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
TOPIC:  Locating Ancestors in the Census Records
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2021.   
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Nebraska State Genealogical Society(NSGS) Conference
Friday, April 23 through Saturday, April 24
Nebraska State Genealogical Society(NSGS) Conference  (Gen Conference)
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Virtual Session
 NSGS has scheduled their Spring conference with nationally known speaker Tom Jones.
You can download the brochure below.  There will be some additional speakers from Nebraska also presenting topics across the two day conference.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, April 23
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.


National DNA Day!
Sunday, April 25
National DNA Day!  (Other)
It's the 15th Anniversary of DNA Day.  Celebrate the Day!
  • Take a DNA Test.
  • Review Your Matches.
  • Learn more about DNA.
  • Contact a DNA Cousin match or two.
 


Getting Started/Stay Focused
Thursday, April 29
Getting Started/Stay Focused  (Discussion Group)
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Virtual Session
Are you just getting started in genealogy?  Are you trying to move forward in research and feel like you are drinking from a firehose?  This discussion group may be for you!!!  We all want to find the hidden treasure that is our ancestors.
Join other LLCGS members in this discussion opportunity.  It is open to all levels of researchers and we want to create an environment where we can learn from each other.  We will discuss questions you might have and also plan possible topics for future sessions.  
Register in advance for this session by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Archiving your Precious Documents and Photographs
Thursday, May 6
Archiving your Precious Documents and Photographs  (Educational Opportunities)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us for a presentation by Mary Ellen Ducey, University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  As an associate professor in this role, she supports research and scholarship relating to archival collections, including the exploration of resources relating to university and Nebraka history.   Mary Ellen received her MLS from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and her MA in History from the Universtiy of South Dakota.
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 14
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.


Finding Your Ancestors in German Church Records
Monday, May 24
Finding Your Ancestors in German Church Records  (German Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us for a presentation by Daniel Lilienkamp, Reference Specialist in the History & Genealogy Department of the St. Louis County Library.  
German church records are the principal source for learning about your German ancestors.  Get some ideas on how to find your ancestral town in Europe and learn the types of information you might find in these records and how to use them to trace your family.
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Cemetery Memorial Walk
Tuesday, May 25
Cemetery Memorial Walk  (Community Presentation)
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Denton Sunnyside Cemetery
A self guided walking tour is being offered at the Denton Cemetery, located in the southwest part of town.  This is an opportunity to learn about area families and local history.  Poster boards will be placed throughout the cemetery about those buried in this cemetery.  If it is raining the poster boards will be displayed in the adjacent Methodist Church.
There are several LLCGS members working on this project, so please get out and support our local history!! 
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 28
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.



Nordic Interest Group
Thursday, June 3
Nordic Interest Group  (Educational Opportunities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Do you have ancestors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, or Finland?  You might be interested in this group!!! Phyllis Ericson is leading this group. There will be an opportunity for interaction between all participants.
Topic:  Census Records.  We will focus on the Danish and Norwegian census and Swedish Household Examination records available on-line for our ancestors.  We will discuss how to locate and identify our ancestors in these records.
 
If you would like to attend, send a request to  programs@llcgs.info   You will then receive a link for the recurring Zoom sessions.
 


Cemetery Memorial Walk
Saturday, June 5
Cemetery Memorial Walk  (Community Presentation)
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Yankee Hill Cemetery - west of the intersection of W Pioneers Blvd & Hwy 77
Guided tours will be conducted within the cemetery, visiting 7 stations and speakers will provide information about Yankee Hill Cemetery at each stop in the tour.  The speakers will talk about early residents from this area in Lancaster County, which was originally a candidate for the Nebraska state capital.  There are also over 100 veterans buried at the site and those graves will also be marked.  The guided tours will be conducted from 3:00pm to 6:30pm, with the last tour beginning at 6:00pm. 
There are several LLCGS members working on this project, so please get out and support our local history!! 
 
Rain date will be Sunday, June 6th, 3:00pm - 6:30pm 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, June 11
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, June 13
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm
Virtual Session
TOPIC:  Obtaining Vital Records 
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2021.  
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Of Non-Noble Lineage: Deutsches Geschlechterbuch
Thursday, June 24
Of Non-Noble Lineage: Deutsches Geschlechterbuch  (German Interest Group)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us for a presentation by Scott Holl, Manager of the History & Genealogy Department of the St. Louis County Library.  
Deutsches Geschlechterbuch is a series of 221 volumes offering information for more than 4000 non-noble German families.  Their standard format makes the data accessible to the non-German speaker.  Scott will also provide a high level overview of the SLCL offerings.
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, June 25
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Discussion Group)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity"  
Are you interested in writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories? 
This group meets twice monthly to share their short stories.
Email programs@llcgs.info for more information to join the group.



The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists
Sunday, July 11
The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
Please join us for a presentation by Thomas MacEntee, a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community.
Who said genealogy and the hunt for your family history has to be expensive? Just as in any other industry, there are some tricks to getting the best deals and bargains in the genealogy marketplace. With The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists you’ll learn the tricks and also how to think like a savvy frugal genealogist! Learn how savvy genealogists are finding success with 15 basic habits of frugality. You’ll not only find a list of key resources but more importantly you’ll learn how to embrace the “mind set” of finding the best ways to save money while researching your ancestors. 
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!



Nordic Interest Group
Thursday, August 5
Nordic Interest Group  (Educational Opportunities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Do you have ancestors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, or Finland?  You might be interested in this group!!! Phyllis Ericson is leading this group. There will be an opportunity for interaction between all participants.
Topic:  Parish Records.  We will discuss how to locate and follow our ancestors in these extraordinarily complete Lutheran church records. You can find the birth, marriage, and death records for your ancestors in these records and maybe even follow your families back 2-3 generations.
 
If you would like to attend, send a request to  programs@llcgs.info   You will then receive a link for the recurring Zoom sessions.
 


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, August 15
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
TOPIC:  Going Back in Time with Parish Records
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2021.  
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link: 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


August Business Meeting & Program TBD
Sunday, August 29
August Business Meeting & Program TBD  (Monthly Meetings)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
In Person TBD & Virtual Session(we hope)
Please attend our business meeting and program if time allows.  We are currently planning to host a hybrid meeting.  If city guidelines allow, we will have a physical meeting site and also plan to have the meeting available through Zoom.
The business meeting will include the installation of officers for the 2021-2022 year and presentation of the next year's budget for approval by the membership.
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome! 



LLCGS Mini Conference
Saturday, September 11
LLCGS Mini Conference  (Gen Conference)
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Virtual Session
SAVE THE DATE!!!  Dr. Roger P. Minert will be our speaker, with a focus on Germanic Research.  There will be two one hour lectures, a 30 minute Q & A and doorprizes.  More details after June 1st.
Image is Dr. Minert and his wife at Hangmans Bridge in Nuremburg.



Nordic Interest Group
Thursday, October 7
Nordic Interest Group  (Educational Opportunities)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Virtual Session
Do you have ancestors from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, or Finland?  You might be interested in this group!!! Phyllis Ericson is leading this group. There will be an opportunity for interaction between all participants.
Topic:  Finding Family with DNA Connections.  We will discuss ethnicity estimates, how to identify our Nordic DNA connections, and to connect with our living cousin DNA matches.
 If you would like to attend, send a request to  programs@llcgs.info   You will then receive a link for the recurring Zoom sessions.
 


British Special Interest Group
Sunday, October 17
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Virtual Session
TOPIC:  Finding Details in Other Records
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2021.  
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the link:  
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.