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Sunday, January 21
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group on their latest activities. Lead by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook.
Meetings are free and the public is welcomed.
 
Please join us in welcoming Margo Prentiss, the curator of the Cass County Historical Museum in Plattsmouth.  Margo will share with us stories of ghost towns from Cass County.  The local historical society has done extensive work to preserve the history and location of the communities and Margo has approximately a 30 minute presentation for us.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, January 26
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, January 28
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
An opportunity to locate ancestral villages while brushing up on your Meyers Gazetteer skills.  
 
Dennis Schulte will give a short presentation on how to use the recently released on-line version of Meyers Gazetteer.  Then, with your help, he will use the new on-line Gazeteer to explore some of the place names and pins already listed on our German map that shows your ancestors’ villages.
 
Please bring one or two place names with you if you do not already have a place name on the map. Note that the Gazetteer also covers former areas of the old German empire such as in France, Denmark, and Poland. So you don't have to have German ancestry to benefit from this session!
 
So come with questions and be prepared to share information on locating those ancestral locations.  As always, we definitely encourage bringing guests.
 
 



Getting Started with DNA  and Document Translation (Help Session)
Sunday, February 4
Getting Started with DNA and Document Translation (Help Session)  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln
DNA and Genealogy.  What is all the fuss about?  Should I have my DNA tested?  Will it really help me with my Family Tree?
We will discuss the value of DNA to Genealogists, types of DNA to test and what DNA can and cannot tell you. Phyllis Ericson will lead this group in Room 2 at Walt Library.
 
Help Sunday: Prudence Sadler will host a group in Room 1 at Walt Library. LLCGS will have translators available for French, German, Slavic and Welsh. You may bring letters, wills, documents, information on the backs of photos or any other reasonably sized items. If you have requests that you want to send to a foreign country, use one of the online translation services. Then bring your translation to the workshop to have our translators check it for accuracy. The translators will not have time to translate really long items, such as books. Each person will get a chance to have one document translated and then may go to the end of the line to have a second document translated. The number of documents you may have translated will depend on the number of attendees.


Getting Started with DNA
Wednesday, February 7
Getting Started with DNA  (Educational Opportunities)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Eiseley Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, NE
DNA and Genealogy.  What is all the fuss about?  Should I have my DNA tested?  Will it really help me with my Family Tree?
We will discuss the value of DNA to Genealogists, types of DNA to test and what DNA can and cannot tell you.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, February 9
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, February 11
Follow Your FamilyThrough Their Chain Migration  (Community Genealogy Course)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Library 6701 South 14th St. Lincoln
Room 1 at Walt Library
Irish Research - presented by Kevin Cassidy of GreenGenes Genealogy Services.
This session recognizes that few Irish immigrants left home and had no contact with their families ever again. Most did follow a path where they would have familiar faces and job prospects. This course will examine the naturalization papers, passenger lists, sacramental and census records among others to find the link between the immigrant and his relatives and neighbors in the home country and the new. 
This session is free and the public is welcome to attend.


Thursday, February 15
LLCGS February Member Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln
Join us for our Monthly Member Meeting and stay for the presentation that follows. 
 
Joel Green will present "The History of Robber's Cave"
He is the foremost authority on the history of Robber's Cave and has many stories, photos and legends to share. He is publishing a book on the Cave's history and will tell us when (and where) we can get our own copy. Joel leads tours at Robber's Cave on behalf of Blue Blood Brewery that last about 45 minutes. I highly recomment it, but be aware, there are many steps and uneven ground to traverse for those that decide to take the tour.
 
Please join us for this presentation. It is free and guests are welcome.


British Interest Group:  Hatched, Matched & Dispatched - Getting Started with British Research
Sunday, February 18
British Interest Group: Hatched, Matched & Dispatched - Getting Started with British Research  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Do you have ancestors who came from England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales?  Then this session is for you. 
“Crossing the Pond” to find your ancestors in a different country can be intimidating.  Everything is unfamiliar.  How do you know where to start?
It is easier than ever to research you ancestors in a foreign country.  Come find out some tips and tricks to begin your genealogy research.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, February 23
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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.


DNA Interest Group
Sunday, February 25
DNA Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Room 1 at Walt Libary
Tom McFarland, facilitator.
Discussion group for DNA and genetic genealogy applications and advances that you can use to expand your family tree and better understand your origins. This group is for those who have an intermediate or advanced understanding of DNA and are looking for techniques beyond the basics. 



How to Obtain a DNA Test
Sunday, March 4
How to Obtain a DNA Test  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln, NE
Which is the best company for DNA testing?  How do you obtain a DNA test?  Let’s face it.  DNA sounds so scientific and complicated. 
Fear not:  You will leave this session armed with the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family.


How to Obtain a DNA Test
Wednesday, March 7
How to Obtain a DNA Test  (Educational Opportunities)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Eiseley Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, NE
Which is the best company for DNA testing?  How do you obtain a DNA test?  Let’s face it.  DNA sounds so scientific and complicated. 
Fear not:  You will leave this session armed with the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and your family.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, March 9
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, March 11
RootsMagic / FTM Software Users  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
This session combined in Room 1 at Walt Library
Bimonthly meeting of RootsMagic Software (Phyllis Ericson) and Family Tree Maker Software (Bob McQuistan).
People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use these software programs.
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Thursday, March 15
Ulster Historical Foundation Irish Workshop  (Conferences)
The Thompson Center, Univ. of Nebraska Omaha campus
Fintan Mullan and Gillean Hunt from The Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast Ireland are returning and presenting their workshop in Omaha this year.  
The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society will host two sessions, one afternoon and one evening session.
Find more information at https://gogsmembers.wordpress.com 


Thursday, March 15
LLCGS March Monthly Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St., Lincoln
Please attend our March Business Meeting.
 
Following the Business Meeting, John La Duke will share how his family has planned economical trips overseas to visit ancestral sites and/or research local documentation. Join us to find out more about how to plan your own travels.


Nebraska Interest Group
Sunday, March 18
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
This session in Room 1 at Walt Library
Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group on their latest activities. Lead by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook.
Meetings are free and the public is welcomed.
 
Please join us in welcoming Shelley and Conley Kennel from Geneva, Nebraska.  This adventuresome couple has covered over 14000 miles in Nebraska as they have endeavored to visit every town in Nebraska.  This project has been ongoing for them over the last eleven years and they completed their project in the summer of 2017.  Come hear about their stories about some of the most interesting places they visited in Nebraska.  They were featured on KOLN/KGIN Pure Nebraska in July 2017.
 
 
 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, March 23
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, March 25
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
This session in Room 1 at Walt Library
Dennis Schulte will facilitate the Germanic Special Interest Group as they help individuals find out more about their Germanic ancestors. Meetings are free and guests are welcome to attend.



Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday - no meeting  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Easter Sunday - libraries are closed


DNA and Ethnicity
Sunday, April 8
DNA and Ethnicity  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln, NE
What can DNA really tell you about your ethnicity?  We’ll separate Fact from Fiction. 
We will compare ethnicity results provided by AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage DNA and Living DNA.
Facilitator Phyllis Ericson at Room 1.
 
Help Sunday: Need help with the basics? Prudence Sadler will lead this session in Room 2 and based on your questions try to match you with an experienced genealogist to break down that brick wall.


DNA and Ethnicity
Wednesday, April 11
DNA and Ethnicity  (Educational Opportunities)
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Eiseley Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, NE
What can DNA really tell you about your ethnicity?  We’ll separate Fact from Fiction. 
We will compare ethnicity results provided by AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, MyHeritage DNA and Living DNA.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, April 13
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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.


British Interest Group - Finding Immigrant Origins Workshop
Sunday, April 15
British Interest Group - Finding Immigrant Origins Workshop  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Want to find your ancestors in the “old country”? The biggest hurdle people face is finding the village or parish where they lived.
With so many similar names, you must know that elusive parish or village of origin in the “old country” before you can do any research “across the pond”.  A case study workshop.


Sunday, April 22
Share that Special Heirloom  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
"Show and Tell": Join Marian Malone and bring a favorite heirloom you want to show the group and tell it's story. The theme for this meeting is Valentines, Easter or a "spring" item. Bring an item to share or just attend to appreciate the items and stories others will share. A guaranteed trip down memory lane.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, April 27
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, May 6
RootsMagic / FTM Software Users  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Bimonthly meeting of RootsMagic Software (Phyllis Ericson) and Family Tree Maker Software (Bob McQuistan).
People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use these software programs. Sessions are held simultaneously in Rooms 1 and 2 at Walt Library.
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 11
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, May 13
Mother's Day - no meeting  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Mother's Day - there are no LLCGS meetings scheduled. Enjoy the day with family!


Nebraska Interest Group
Sunday, May 20
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group on their latest activities. Lead by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook.
Meetings are free and the public is welcomed.
 
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jake Friefeld, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies and co-author of Homesteading the Plains.  The Center for Great Plains Studies in Lincoln has been focusing efforts in the history of homesteading.  Through scholarly works, partnerships, speakers and record compilation, this work seeks to explain homesteading in the Great Plains.  Between 1863 and 1961, approximately 1.6 million homesteaders successfully staked their claims and obtained title to their land, making homesteading an important force in land ownership in the West.


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 25
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Friday Morning Writing Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lower Level Writing Studio, Union College Library, 48th and Prescott St., 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, May 27
Memorial Day weekend - library closed  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Lincoln Libraries are closed in honor of Memorial Day. 



What Do Your AncestryDNA Results Mean?
Sunday, June 3
What Do Your AncestryDNA Results Mean?  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 So. 14th St. Lincoln, NE
You have your DNA results … Now What?
We'll discuss how to evaluate and use your best matches to find new cousins and identify common ancestors. 


What Do Your AncestryDNA Results Mean?
Tuesday, June 5
What Do Your AncestryDNA Results Mean?  (Educational Opportunities)
Eiseley Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, NE
Time To Be Determined
You have your DNA results … Now What?
We'll discuss how to evaluate and use your best matches to find new cousins and identify common ancestors. 


British Interest Group - Top British Genealogy Websites
Sunday, June 10
British Interest Group - Top British Genealogy Websites  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Our research time is precious.  Find out which websites hold those important records of your British ancestors.
We will take a tour of the top internet websites for English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy.


Sunday, June 17
Father's Day - no LLCGS meeting  (Other)
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Father's Day - no LLCGS meetings are scheduled. Enjoy time with your family.


Sunday, June 24
DNA Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Tom McFarland, facilitator.
Discussion group for DNA and genetic genealogy applications and advances that you can use to expand your family tree and better understand your origins. This group is for those who have an intermediate or advanced understanding of DNA and are looking for techniques beyond the basics. 



Sunday, July 8
RootsMagic / FTM Software Users  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Bimonthly meeting of RootsMagic Software (Phyllis Ericson) and Family Tree Maker Software (Bob McQuistan).
People of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and participate in learning how to use these software programs. Sessions are held simultaneously in Rooms 1 and 2 at Walt Library.
These sessions are free and open to the public.


Sunday, July 15
Nebraska Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group on their latest activities. Lead by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook.
Meetings are free and the public is welcomed.


Sunday, July 22
Germanic Special Interest Group  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln
Dennis Schulte will lead the Germanic Special Interest Group as they help individuals find out more about their Germanic ancestors. Meetings are free and guests are welcome to attend.



British Interest Group - Making Sense of the Census Workshop
Sunday, August 19
British Interest Group - Making Sense of the Census Workshop  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
What information is hidden British census records?  Why can’t you find your ancestors in the census? Work with actual census records. A case study workshop.



British Interest Group - Discovering Ancestors on Passenger Lists
Sunday, October 21
British Interest Group - Discovering Ancestors on Passenger Lists  (Genealogy Interest Group (GIG))
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St., Lincoln, NE
Your ancestors may have traveled more than you thought.  Come see how Passenger lists can help you track the travels of your roaming ancestors. 
General information.  British ancestors not required.  Everyone welcome.  



British Interest Group - Using Parish Records Workshop
Sunday, December 16
British Interest Group - Using Parish Records Workshop  (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. A case study workshop.