Study Groups

Welcome to Our Society’s Study Groups!

We have seven society study groups that meet monthly to research specific genealogy categories. Members and visitors are welcome to attend.

The study groups include: British Isles Ancestry, DNA (aka Genetic Genealogy), Colonial Ancestry, Family History Writing, German Ancestry, Irish Ancestry, and Technology! Please contact the study group coordinator for more details and meeting information.

LCGS Study Group Information

Should you contact any of the leaders listed below for more info, please send an email and they should answer you in the evening or within 24 hours.

British Isles Study Group

This group discusses their British ancestors, British databases, and personal stories from the members in their British research.

Leader: Contact Susan Petersen (email:

Visit their webpage British Isles Study Group Webpage.

Colonial Study Group

This group discusses the colonial times when your early ancestors arrived in America, colonial databases, and personal research by the members.

Leaders: Contact Ken Horne or Karen Wente (email: Meets 2nd Thursday, 1 PM. Contact either leader for location.

Visit their Colonial Study Group webpage.

DNA Study Group

This group reviews different forms of DNA, DNA labs and their websites, how to use DNA to overcome brickwalls, other related DNA topics in researching your ancestors, and personal stories by the members.

Leader: Contact Glenn York (Email: Meets last Monday from 6-8:30 PM. Location changes so check our homepage for monthly schedule.

Visit their DNA study Group webpage.

Family History Writing Group

This group discusses how to research and write a family history using multiple methods. Each member will provide a personal family history while researching their family history.

Leader: Contact Bruce Harshberger (Email: Meets second Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Contact leader for location.

Visit their Family History Writing Group webpage.

German Study Group

This group discusses their German ancestors, German databases, and personal stories from the members in their German research.

The German Study Group meets on the first Saturday via Zoom at 10:30 am.

Leader: Contact Del Ritchhart (Email: for more info.

Visit their German Study Group webpage.

Irish Ancestry Study Group
This group discusses various subjects from personal research to using local and overseas databases in researching their Irish roots.

Leader: Contact Mary Novotny (Email: Meets 4nd Thursday from 1:30 – 3:30 PM online via Zoom. Contact Mary for Zoom info.

Visit their Irish Study Group webpage.

Technology Study Group

They discuss a variety of technology subjects including genealogy software, databases, and devices in helping to research your genealogy. Many members give their comments on these technology subjects.

Leader: Contact Bob Larson (Email: Meets the 2nd Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 PM. Contact leader for location.

Visit their Technology Study Group webpage.

Study Group Leaders & Coordinators Info:

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