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The Liberty Bell school newspaper

The Liberty Bell newspaper was a short run school newspaper compiled and published by the students of the Liberty School north of the village of Morrill in Sioux County. To the best of our knowledge only two issues are known … Continue reading

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How to Search this site

There seems to be some confusion about how and where to search for information on this website so let’s try to clear that up. There are actually two separate and distinct search functions that a person can use while looking … Continue reading

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Gretchen Deter: “Black Robe Priest”

The Story of Pierre Jon Desmet Many history lovers have been infatuated with the life and works of Pierre Jon Desmet, one of the American West’s greatest explorers, cartographers, Native American advocates, and missionary. He came from East Flanders in … Continue reading

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Karen Ott: Morrill Library Quilt History

Our Genealogy Roundtable Forum for August was Karen Ott from Morrill, she spoke about the quilt she designed and created depicting the early buildings of the village of Morrill. The quilt, which is normally on display at the Morrill Public … Continue reading

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Jeanie Knudtson: The KKK in Nebraska

The program on June 17, 2017 will be presented by Jeanie Knudtson aka Marie Jean for Genealogical correctness :).  Jeanie will present a power point program on the KKK.  She will give some of the early history and then takes … Continue reading

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NSGS Family Recognition Certificate Program

WNFRHC Receives Nebraska State Genealogical Society Family Recognition Files In our never-ending pursuit to bring researchers potential brick wall breaking research material, the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center applied for and was chosen as the new home for … Continue reading

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Minatare Historical Committee to Discuss Book Project

The Minatare Historical Committee which usually meets every Monday at the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center at 10:00am will present a program on how the development of Minatare Memories – A historical account of the Tabor-Minatare community of … Continue reading

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Fr. Mike McDonald : Research in Ireland and Germany

Fr. Mike McDonald of the Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering will be presenting a program about his research in Ireland and Germany and his subsequent visits to both countries.  Fr. Mike has some really interesting stories and fascinating … Continue reading

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WNFRHC receives Bridgeport News-Blade & Broadwater News microfilm!

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center has entered into an agreement with the Bridgeport Public Library to host their Bridgeport News Blade and Broadwater News newspaper microfilm collection effective Jan 13th.  The collection consists of 51 reels of … Continue reading

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The Bill of Rights and You

On December 15, 2016, the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center will host a new exhibit from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document.  The Bill … Continue reading

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