Thursday, February 9, 2012

Take Your Pick: Irish in Omaha or Ethnic Folk Dance

For genealogists in Lincoln and Omaha, there are two great programs to choose from this Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Ethnic Dances and Clues to Ancestry

Sunday, February 12, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 South 14th St
Lincoln, NE

Presented by Eva Bachman and Folk Dancers

Enjoy the fun and tradition of folk dances as you learn about clues to ethnic ancestry in music, lyrics, colors, clothing designs, flags and portrayals of historic events.

Invite friends, neighbors and relatives to enjoy the dancing as we learn more about our heritage.

Come early at 1:00 and get acquainted with folks of various heritages. Consider joining a group to exchange research ideas for your countries of origin.

Visit the web site of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society.

Disclosure statement: I am publicity chair for LLCGS for 2012.

The Irish in Omaha

The following is from the e-newsletter of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society.

The Irish played a key role in the settlement and growth of Omaha and Douglas County. Join Omaha attorney Jim Cavanaugh as he traces the major players and the supporting cast that shaped early Omaha - from the Creightons, Gallaghers and Boyds to Father Flanagan and beyond. He'll also tell of Tom Riley, the county's first Irish sheriff, Father John Cavanaugh, a relative who was the first parish priest in Omaha, and other lesser-known immigrants from the land of Eire. Mr. Cavanaugh is a fifth generation Nebraskan and a member of the Irish American Cultural Institute of Nebraska.

This talk is presented through the auspices of the Nebraska Humanities Council by the Douglas County Historical Society, with funding provided by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation.

Reservations for this talk are required. Please call 402.455.9990 or email if you plan to attend.

February 12, 2012
2:00 p.m.

General Crook House Museum
5730 North 30th St., # 118
Omaha, NE

Free and open to the public; reservations required.

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