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Thursday, March 12 through Wednesday, May 20
LLCGS Activities Temporarily Suspended  (Other)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lincoln, NE
All LLCGS sponsored events are canceled/postponed for the approximate eight-week period from March 12th - May 20th.  Our hope is we will be able to resume normal activities with a business meeting and program on May 21st.  Please check your email and this calendar for updates and changes.  I have left other regional items on the calendar.  If I receive word that they have been canceled or postponed, the calendar will be updated.  Please be well!
 



Saturday, April 18
Greater Omaha Genealogical Society(GOGS) Spring 2020 Conference  (Gen Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Webinar
This event is still on, but will happen as a webinar.  You will still need to register and then a password & instructions will be sent to you to use for day and time of the webinar on the 18th.  The link below is still valid for registration. Registration closes on April 4, 2020.
Lecturer and Genealogy Professional, Thomas MacEntee, presents Getting Organized & Getting the Most for Your $$$.  You can learn more about the conference and how to register by following the path below                                                                              https://gogsmembers.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/macentee-flyer-spring-2020.pdf  


Friday, April 24 through Saturday, April 25
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Conference  (Gen Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Columbus, NE
Decision by April 1st whether this conference will be held, cancelled or possibly held as a webinar.  Registration is still open.



Family Tree Maker Software
Sunday, May 3
Family Tree Maker Software  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Potential Webinar
We are working to offer this session as a webinar.  Please look for further information via email and on this calendar.
Bob McQuistan will be leading a session on Family Tree Maker(FTM) software.  Bob will review and demonstrate many of the features of FTM.  It is also an opportunity to discuss problems and issues you may be experiencing with other FTM users.  If you are an FTM user, no matter which version, or if you are interested in learning more about FTM before deciding on software to use as a genealogist, this is the session for you!
 


NGS Conference Registration open
Monday, May 18 through Saturday, May 23
NGS Conference Registration open  (Gen Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Salt Lake City, Utah
Go to  www.conference.ngsgenealogy.org for more information.


May Business Meeting
Thursday, May 21
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.  
 
David Wells will present Memorial Day: Its Origins, Is Heritage, Its Legacy.
This program traces the development of the Memorial Day holiday, beginning with its significance in the wake of the Civil War.  Using slides of holiday mementos and photographs of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies, the presentation shows how the Grand Army of the Republic rallied support for the holiday.  The presentation contrasts the relative insignificance of the holiday today with the mania and reverence of earlier years, seeking to understand why these changes occurred.
 
This program is free and open to the public.
 
 


Sunday, May 24
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, May 29
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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 Special Interest Group
Sunday, May 31
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, meeting rooms #1
Please join us for our June monthly business meeting, approximately the first 15 minutes.
 
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Virginia Colonists
  • Learn about the history and geography affecting these early settlers.
  • Look at the major record sets and resources available to research this difficult time period.
  • Discuss research strategies for locating genealogical information.
  • Share member experiences and stories as we discover our British ancestors.
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



Search Engines
Sunday, June 7
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
The next two months are dedicated to using search engines and various genealogy sites.  Please join us for presentations by Diane Kosch and Phyllis Ericson.  Diane will teach us about Soundex, a tool used by many sites when providing results to your search input.  Knowing how this works can make you a more effective searcher when looking at all types of records.  
 
Phyllis presents, "Using FamilySearch and the Wiki".
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, June 12
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


UNL Family History Day  - 6th Annual
Saturday, June 13
UNL Family History Day - 6th Annual  (Gen Conference)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
UNL Libraries
More information coming soon.  SAVE THE DATE.


Everyone Has a Story - Discover Yours
Tuesday, June 16
Everyone Has a Story - Discover Yours  (Educational Opportunities)
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Gere Branch Library, 2400 S 56 St, Lincoln NE
Join us for a fun introduction to genealogy and learn how to find your ancestors and their stories.
  • Find free worksheets and charts.
  • Explore your library’s online resources.
  • Discover the best free genealogy websites.
Become a family history detective and learn how to dig up clues to your family stories.
Presented by Phyllis A. Ericson, a professional genealogist, and past-president of the Lancaster County Genealogical Society.  As an experienced lecturer and researcher, Phyllis has been passionately chasing her ancestors for over 30 years.
Sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, June 17
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first floor library of Chatalaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM - 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Sunday, June 21
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, June 26
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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 Special Interest Group
Sunday, June 28
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Quakers
  • Learn about the history and geography affecting these early settlers.
  • Look at the major record sets and resources available to research this difficult time period.
  • Discuss research strategies for locating genealogical information.
  • Share member experiences and stories as we discover our British ancestors.
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.



Sunday, July 5
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, July 10
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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.


Search Engines
Sunday, July 12
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
Use FindMyPast to Research your U.S., British, Irish, Canadian and Australian ancestors.
FindMyPast provides access to parish records, civil BMD, newspapers, and more. They also have exclusive rights to the Catholic record collections.
If you have British ancestors, FindMyPast will help you discover ancestors you didn't know you had.
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson demonstrates key search features and unique record groups in FindMyPast.  
She is an experienced user of this site.
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, July 15
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first-floor library of Chatelaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Thursday, July 16
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.


Search Engines
Sunday, July 19
Search Engines  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
Bob McQuistan will present his methodology in using Ancestry and the Family Search Catalogue for corresponding images.  He will tie that in with uploading to Family Tree Maker.  See an experienced researcher at work.
 
Nancy Eckles will demonstrate further Family Search Catalogue uses for places both domestic and international.  We will also have a quick demonstration of RAOGK(Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness).
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Time Travelers Writing Group
Friday, July 24
Time Travelers Writing Group  (Time Traverlers Interest Group)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave, Lincoln, NE, Church Board Room
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 Special Interest Group
Sunday, August 16
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Scots-Irish 
  • Learn about the history and geography affecting these early settlers.
  • Look at the major record sets and resources available to research this difficult time period.
  • Discuss research strategies for locating genealogical information.
  • Share member experiences and stories as we discover our British ancestors.
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, August 19
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first-floor library of Chatelaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Friday, August 21
Annual Conference Workshop  (Other)
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th Street. Lincoln, NE
SAVE THE DATE


Saturday, August 22
Annual Conference  (Other)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th Street. Lincoln, NE
SAVE THE DATE



Sunday, September 6
No Meeting - Holiday  (Other)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
No Meeting 


Census
Sunday, September 13
Census  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
Please join us as Phyllis Ericson presents, "Making Sense of the Census" workshop.
U.S. Census records offer a unique look into the past.  With census information, you can discover valuable details about your family's history.  There are a variety of census records available to us today.
Come learn how to find details hidden in the Federal Census, 1790-1940 and State Census records.  Discover the information in special census records, e.g. the Veteran, Slave, Mortality, and Agricultural Schedules.
This is a "hands-on" workshop.  Bring your computer and learn by "doing".
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, September 16
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first-floor library of Chatelaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


September Business Meeting
Thursday, September 17
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. 
 
First Al Harlow will review all the databases and records that are available through the LLCGS website.  We ran out of time in January, so we will complete this website overview at this monthly meeting.
 
 "Show and Tell": Join Marian Malone and bring a favorite heirloom you want to show the group and tell its story. The theme for your heirloom is jewelry or an accessory.  Accessories might be pocket watches, gloves, hats, buttons, hair combs, bags, etc. Bring an item to share or just attend to appreciate the items and stories others will share. A guaranteed trip down memory lane.
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome! 


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.


Germanic Special Interest Group
Sunday, September 20
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
TBD
Building upon what we learned during the March 1st educational opportunity about using newspapers in genealogy, Dr. H. Peter Reinkordt, Professor of German, Emeritus with Doane University, will talk about the history of German-American newspapers in Nebraska. 
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


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.


Newspapers
Sunday, September 27
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 genealogy!
 
Yesterday's News: Researching Family History in Old Newspapers - Think beyond just obituaries!  Historical newspapers are full of 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, September 27
Using the FAN club in your research  (Educational Opportunities)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., Lincoln, meeting rooms #1
Please join us for our April monthly business meeting, approximately 20 minutes.  The business meeting will be followed by a program presented by Marcia Stewart on how to use "FAN" club in your research.  Using Friends, Associates & Neighbors can be an important tool in furthering your research.  This technique can really help get past brick walls or enhance your family story.  
 
This event is free and open to the public.  Visitors welcome!
 



British Special Interest Group
Sunday, October 18
British Special Interest Group  (British Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location To Be Announced
COLONIAL BRITISH AMERICAN RESEARCH - Loyalists
  • Learn about the history and geography affecting these early settlers.
  • Look at the major record sets and resources available to research this difficult time period.
  • Discuss research strategies for locating genealogical information.
  • Share member experiences and stories as we discover our British ancestors.
Phyllis Ericson will be leading the British Special Interest Group in 2020.  
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, October 21
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first-floor library of Chatelaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.



Germanic Special Interest Group
Sunday, November 15
Germanic Special Interest Group  (German Interest Group)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th, Lincoln Walt Library
Memorial Day has been observed by Americans since the Civil War to honor those who died while serving in the military.  Visiting and decorating gravesites over the Memorial Day weekend is commonplace, many times preceded or followed by family gatherings.  Did our ancestors have similar traditions?  In this session,  Dr. H. Peter Reinkordt, Professor of German, Emeritus with Doane University, will discuss cemetery history in the old country. 
 
Sessions are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.


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.


Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, November 18
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first-floor library of Chatelaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.


Thursday, November 19
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. 
 
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.



Genealogy Support Group
Wednesday, December 16
Genealogy Support Group  (Discussion Group)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Chatelaine Residences - 6201 Normal Blvd, Lincoln, NE
Share your discoveries and get help with your brick walls from other genealogists.  The group meets in the first-floor library of Chatelaine Residences, the third Wednesday of every month.  This is a restricted access building, so "doorpersons" are Rodney Birdsell and Felicia Hall.  If they do not see you at the door, call 402-239-1913.  This number will be activated from 1:20 PM to 3:00 PM to ensure you can be admitted anytime during the discussion group.