Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 10 - Tour of Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogy Collection

This month's meeting of the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society will feature a tour of the society's library collection!

Union College Campus
3800 So. 48th St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

From the Society:

Our Tuesday, May 10th meeting will be a tour of the LLCGS genealogy collection in the Union College library in the "backyard" or across the green east of the Dick Administration building where we usually meet on Tuesday evenings.

On May 10, go to the Ella Crandall Library located in the Don Love Building. Take the elevator or go up the flight of stairs. LLCGS hosts will be there to greet you and provide you with a name tag, map of the library and a schedule for the tour. Tour will begin promptly at 7:15 so please be on time, in fact we'll be ready for you any time after 6:30 and direct you to a display of duplicate genealogical research periodicals available for you to pick up for a free will donation.

Bring along a bag to carry home useful genealogical periodicals that have articles on topics of interest to you. We do not have space for duplicate materials so take home what looks useful to you and recycle them when you're done.

Before 7:15 we'll divide into three groups that will rotate to three stations, changing sites every 20 minutes.  We'll point out the thousands of books in the genealogy collection, acquaint you with useful reference materials like Civil War records and atlases in the Union collection as well as the LLCGS periodicals related to surnames, international information, U.S. research and individual states. 

You'll also have an opportunity to see the vital records LLCGS volunteers are indexing and photographing, and note the rare collections in the LLCGS archives. Our third station led by Sabrina Riley is a visit to Union College's Heritage Room. Some items in their collection are featured in  the Nebraska Library Commission Memories project. We'll even be able to show some of the rare books we recently had rebound that just arrived from the bindery this week.

That's not all!  After the tour we'll go across the green to the Dick Building for the cocoa and doughnuts we promised you in January, and then again in February.  They'll be freshly made at Union College bakery May 10th and ready for us shortly after 8:00 when we gather for a brief meeting and finalize plans for the May 26 field trip. This is a good meeting for us to invite guests who may be interested in genealogy research and/or doughnuts.

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