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Free 6 week On-Line Genealogy Course
Sunday, October 27 through Sunday, December 8
Free 6 week 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.  Start anytime. 
Offered by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland

 

 




Nordic Research Seminars
Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15
Nordic Research Seminars  (Educational Opportunities)
on-line
Learn how to find your ancestors in Nordic records.  
Go to the Salt Lake Family History Library this week without leaving home!
Join on-line with patrons attending the Family History Library week of genealogy topics on Nordic research.
The Schedule is attached to download below for easy printing and webinar access.
If the links below don't work for you, go to 


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.


Researching your Female Ancestors
Sunday, November 17
Researching your Female Ancestors  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2

Please join us for a presentation, "Look for the Woman" prepared by Martha Grenzeback and presented by Judi Cook.  Includes resources on finding new information about our elusive female ancestors.  Claudia Severin, new LLCGS member, is writing a historically based fictional account about four of her female ancestors.  She will discuss research,  methodologies and read a short excerpt for us.

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
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library #1 and #2
Help Day for German, Czech, Polish, Slovak and French Translation, and for Germanic Surname and Placename Identification
Having problems with understanding words and phrases in a family genealogical document, the meaning of a surname, or locating and understanding a village name? Experienced volunteers will be available to help with your endeavors. Bring a document, surname, or placename so that a second set of eyes can help you make a breakthrough! For best results, please email surnames or placenames and related information to Dennis at dschulte111@gmail.com by November 17.  Then join us on November 24 at Walt to continue your quest.



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
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.
 


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! 
 
 


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
 
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.


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.


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.



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.


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
 
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, 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.


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!



Sunday, April 19, 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, 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, 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.



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.



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.



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.



Sunday, November 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
 
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.