LLCGS Summer Conference
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Conference 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
(Nebraska Football Game Kickoff is at 11:30 AM in Ireland)
You can attend the conference in-person or via Zoom
Immediately following the conference
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
LLCGS member meeting to
install officers, vote on budget and present annual awards
Also available is a scholarship from the Great Plains
Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
Scholarship will pay for the conference registration and one
year of LLCGS membership. Scholarship is open to
someone who has never attended a LLCGS conference before.
Click Here for Info
CONFERENCE ONLINE REGISTRATION will Open on June 8, 2022
& Registration Closes after August 20, 2022
Make sure the email you provide is where you wish to receive the supporting handouts for the conference and Zoom meeting info. Checks must be postmarked by August 20, 2022.
If you win a door prize, locals will have their prize hand delivered, out of towners will receive the door prize at the provided address.
Welcome to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society's 2022 Summer Conference!
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome/Zoom protocols
09:15 – 10:15 Session 1 – Intro to US Church Records
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session 2 – Directory Asistance
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch & Door Prizes
12:15 – 13:15 Session 3 - Consider Your Sources
13:15 - 13:30 Break
13:30 - 14:30 Session 4 - Verifying Old Family Stories
14:30 - 14:45 Survey & Thank You & Door Prizes
14:45 - 15:30 LLCGS Member Meeting/Install Officers
In-Person attendance - $60
Zoom attendance - $50
This Year's Sessions
Intro to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the acclaimed book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them.
Directory Assistance: Finding Your Family History in City Directories
Looking for records in-between U.S. censuses that may reveal your family’s relationships, movements, occupations and other stories? Directories may help you build year-by-year narratives about their lives. You’ll learn what’s in city directories, how to explore them in major online collections and elsewhere, and how to use them in conjunction with other resources to reconstruct more detailed, nuanced narratives about your family’s history.
Lies, Errors and Bias—Oh, My! Consider Your Sources
If your sources aren’t reliable and strong, your family history “facts” and stories won’t be, either. Learn to look critically at the sources that inform your research: the “what, who, when and why.” These criteria may indicate how much you can trust what individual sources say about your ancestors.
Fable or Fact? Verifying Old Family Stories
Don’t you wish you knew just HOW true certain family stories are? Though you may never be able to fully prove (or disprove) some stories, this lecture demonstrates how to “de-mythify” handed-down tales into truer ones that may be even more compelling. See the results when I investigated three stories on my tree: an immigrant scoundrel, an unlikely hero and an adoptee’s unusual origins.
Sunny Morton Biography:
Sunny Jane Morton is an internationally-known genealogy educator and award-winning writer and editor. She is best known globally for comparing the world’s top genealogy websites. Her lectures are packed with try-this-now strategies and resources – and delivered with humor, humanity and plenty of motivating examples and stories.
Sunny is a longtime Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine (U.S.), Contributing Editor and Content Manager for YourDNAGUIDE.com, frequent contributor to FamilySearch blog, an award-winning Editor of Ohio Genealogy News and creator of the interactive Finding Your Family History on the Giant Genealogy Websites workshop. Her books include the acclaimed How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, with Harold Henderson, CG, and Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy, now in its 2nd edition.