Saturday, October 1, 2011

Family History Fair - Lincoln NE - October 2, 2011

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society will host its Family History Fair on October 2, 2011 to celebrate Family History Month.

Location: College View Seventh Day Adventist Church, 48th and Prescott, Lincoln, Nebraska. Enter via 48th and Lowell. Allow extra time to navigate construction in the area.

Updated Agenda:

2:00-2:30  Heritage Room  Presentation by Phyllis Ericson
Ideas for finishing and sharing your genealogy and “Honoring Your Ancestors”.  She will have exhibits in the Heritage Room.

2:30 - 4:00 Visit the exhibits listed below in Fellowship Hall

3:30  Opportunity to visit LLCGS Library at Union College

Exhibits, Demonstrations:

1.     LLCGS programs, classes, membership info and forms
2.     Ethnic Foods to taste provided by LLCGS members
3.     LLCGS Library duplicate items for sale, free forms to pick up and information about library listings online
4.     Cindy Cochran “How I Went from Oklahoma to Friesland” (steps to find answers when doing research)
5.     Dave Cochran Ask Dave for a free search on Ancestry or “Find a Grave” using his iPad.
6.     Lincoln City Libraries info about genealogy resources
7.     Nebraska Library Commission info about using Heritage Quest and the Nebraska Memories Project
8.     Nebraska State Historical Society programs, resources, membership info
9.     Richard Douglass LLCGS speaker with publications for family reunions, ideas for photos, Picasa, etc.
10.  Marcia Stewart info about SCC genealogy classes, handouts with ancestor timeline forms and 1940 census forms and DVD presentation about Federation of Gen. Societies.
11.  NESGS Ne State Gen. Society- Rosalee Swartz programs, resources and Beatrice Library information
12.  Family History Center resources and classes
13.  Ron and Linda Kroon genealogy books and needlework
14.  Susan Petersen info about her blog “Long Lost Relatives”  and demonstration of a Flip-Pal scanner
15.  May Museum and Eastern NE Gen Society, Fremont NE information about resources
16.  Teresa Sullivan and “Indexers” demonstration of use of portable scanners, Plexiglas, computers and cameras to make digital copies.
17.  Denton Historical Society info about programs and projects
18.  Bob Stewart interesting collections related to our heritage and family history
19. European Food Store, Lincoln samples of European foods available for purchase here in Lincoln. Items can be purchased at the Fair.
20. Ideal Grocery samples and lists of ethnic foods available in Lincoln for holidays and all year long
21. Lila Garner Gen. publications and a novel by “Lyla”  Garner
22. Dewaine Alcorn DNA  DVD and information 
23. Germans from Russia AHSGR resources and programs
24.  Otoe County Historical Society resources and programs
25.  Wayne Casper Computer Education Center – Landing
26. Codicils in Wills to Preserve Genealogical Collections
27. Judy Shutts – Voices in Time, recording family histories
28. GOGS Greater Omaha Gen. Soc. Info about programs and October Conference
29. Gage County, Seward County, Stanton County  gen. info
30. John Belz, historical Lincoln articles

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