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Genealogy Roundtable Forum: May 2017

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center conducts a monthly Genealogy Roundtable Forum on the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm. Topics vary in subject matter and length of presentation but are always followed up by a question & answer period. The programs are free and open to the public.

Family Treasures:
                   Show & Tell


The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center will host its monthly genealogy roundtable forum on Sat. May 20th at 1:30pm.  The featured speaker for this forum is EVERYONE!  We are inviting our regular patrons and the public in general to bring a treasured family item to show while discussing the importance of the item and how the item became part of the family.  What makes an item a family treasure? Its value or its story? What about that dusty family heirloom you have in your attic, or that quirky antique you picked up at a garage sale and just can't part with?  What secrets would these items tell if they could?  Need help putting a date on an old family treasure?  Bring your item with you and we'll do what we can to help estimate the age, if not, we're sure you'll receive plenty of opinions and possibly some valuable information about your item.  Examples of treasured family items are old letters, photo's, dishes, household items, jewelry, and/or any items precious to you and your family.

 

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Minatare Historical Committee's Book Project

The Minatare Historical Committee which usually meets every Monday at the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center at 10:00am presented their program on how the development of Minatare Memories - A historical account of the Tabor-Minatare community of western Nebraska evolved into a 360 page book including the 1200+ family surnames. Their discussion touched everything they've learned while creating the book starting the geological beginnings of the area and then moving on to the settlement and development of the town, farming & irrigation, the arrival of the railroad, creation of schools, churches and family stories.  Books were and are still available for sale from any of the committee members and on the WNFHRC.org website.

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In case you missed it...

The first ever Celtic gathering in Scottsbluff to be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 & 21st.  The event will include activities for all ages at various times on both days.  Read the complete article as reported by Irene North, Star-Herald staff reporter

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What's New:

The following items have been added to our collection and are located in the Carole Tucker Reading Room:

• World War II : Prairie Invasion
                 - c1999 - by Gloria Clark - 88 pgs

• Gettysburg : The Final Fury
                 - c1974 - by Bruce Catton - 114 pgs

• The Long Road to Gettysburg
                 - c1992 - by Jim Murphy - 116 pgs

• Gettysburg
                 - c1993 - paintings by Mort Kunstler, text by James M. McPherson - 128 pgs

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Contributions & Donations:

We wish to gratefully and publicly acknowledge the recent research material donations and/or financial contributions by the following individuals and/or organizations.  Their contributions and support is paramount to our success and we truly appreciate their generosity.

• Marilyn Reno

 **The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center was incorporated in the state of Nebraska in 2003 as a not-for-profit, public genealogy and local history research library.  Funding provided primarily through donations**

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R E M I N D E R !

Rebecca Winters Genealogical Society (RWGS)

The RWGS meets the second Wednesday of each month usually at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library.  Newsletter items can be e-mail directly to newsletter editor and society secretary, Jeanie Knudtson at jeaniekingknud@yahoo.com.

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