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Thursday, November 15
November Business Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
Please attend our monthly business meeting and the program that follows.
Our program this evening, by Jessica Richard, is;
"Straining the Melting Pot: How Gilded Age Political Cartoons Portrayed America's Immigrants". 
“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words ring as true now as it did then regarding the pride of the American’s noble forefathers. Despite this pride, the immigrants who became the bedrock of this country have often faced scrutiny and mockery from those who consider themselves ‘original’ Americans. During this talk, we will explore how each wave of emigration was viewed through 1800s political cartoons from the pens of those of Thomas Nast, Harper’s Weekly and Puck. Catholic or Protestant, Native Tribe or Slave, Irish or Chinese: The multiple waves of demographics that span from Lady Liberty to the Golden Gate tell us about our own national identity. When we look through the lens of nativism, we will find that it is easy to accentuate the differences of the feared foreigner, but that time eventually turns all foreigners into fellow Americans claiming their own rights to the Land of the Free.
 
Before each monthly meeting, beginning at 6 pm, we hold a 45-minute Help Session. Please come with genealogy problems that you would like to have us take a look at. And come ready to offer other peoples’ research a fresh look. Bring your laptops or other genealogical devices so we can investigate resources that you may not have used. Prudence Sadler will facilitate this session.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, November 16
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.
Please note the change in location! The group is no longer meeting at Union College. The new meeting place is the College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln NE. This location is next to Union College. The group will be meeting in the Board Room of the church. 


Sunday, November 18
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Sharon Kennedy from History Nebraska will present on a recent collaborative exhibit which
focused on Nebraska immigration. She will provide insights as to why people came to the
United States and to Nebraska when they did, in part taking a historical perspective as to world
events.
 
Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group led by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook. Meetings are free and the public is welcomed.


Sunday, November 25
No Meeting today - Thanksgiving Weekend  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
No session is scheduled for this Sunday



Sunday, December 2
Advanced DNA Tools  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln, NE
Tom McFarland will lead this session discussing some tools and techniques that help with analysis of our DNA test results. Please join us to better understand how to make use of those DNA results.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, December 7
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 9
Sunday with a Genealogist  (Genealogy "Help" Session)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gere Branch Library, 2400 South 56th Street, Lincoln
Meet at Gere Branch Library, Room #1
Help Sunday: Attend this session to get help or to help others.
We welcome beginners to experts to participate.
Guests are welcome and sessions are free.


British Interest Group - Using Parish Records
Sunday, December 16
British Interest Group - Using Parish Records  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Parish records can take a family tree back to the 1500s.  Learn how to find the baptism, marriage and burial records for your ancestors in parish records. 


Thursday, December 20
December Business Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln, NE
Please attend our monthly business meeting.
Program is in the planning stage.
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, December 21
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.



National Genealogical Society Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Saturday, May 11, 2019
National Genealogical Society Annual Conference  (Conferences)
St. Charles, Missouri
The 2019 NGS Annual Conference will be in St. Charles, MO.  It looks to be a grand event and hotel rooms reservations are going fast.  
The conference announcement brochure is attached.   
A full conference schedule will be available later this fall.  Registration begins Dec 1.
For updates, go to   https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/ 
Find hotel information at:  https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/accommodations/