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Scotts Bluff Co. Probate Index

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Nebraska Marriage Index

The Nebraska Marriage Index is a relatively new project for us here at the Center.  The goal of the project is to create a list of every marriage in Nebraska by county and then make that list searchable on this … Continue reading

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Edythe Streeks Obituary Book

Honoring Edythe Streeks We heard that Edythe had been collecting and preserving obituaries of friends, relatives and neighbors since 1960 so we asked her if she would allow us to copy them and put them in a notebook to keep at … Continue reading

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Veterans History Project

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is proud to be one of nine VHP interviewing partners in the state of Nebraska and the first to partner in the panhandle. The mission of the Veterans History Project is to … Continue reading

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Hobza, Mavis Ruth

Born: 09 June 1919 ~ Rogers, NE Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant Branch of Service: WAC (Women’s Army Corp) Dates of Service: July 1943 – March 1946 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Des Moines, Iowa Ft. … Continue reading

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Johnson, Byron Milton

Born: 19 May 1920 ~ Potter, NE Highest Rank: Lieutenant Branch of Service: Navy Dates of Service: Feb 1942 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: USS Enterprise (CV6); USS Hornet Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Olathe, Kansas Corpus Christi, … Continue reading

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Johnston, Lee Potter

Born: 15 May 1916 ~ Beaver Crossing, NE Highest Rank: Sergeant Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Sept 1939 – Oct 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: 504th & 82nd Airbourne Division Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Ft. Crook, Nebraska … Continue reading

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Lewis, Betty Lou (Johns)

Born: 05 March 1924 ~ Gering, NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Air Force Dates of Service: 31 Aug 1944 – 08 Feb 1945 / WW2 Unit of Service: Entrance to Service: Enlisted Locations of Service: Basic Training at Des … Continue reading

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McKibbin, Calvin Theodore

Born: 03 March 1922 ~ Geneva, NE Highest Rank: Private First Class Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Jul 1943 – Apr 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 3rd Battalion; 274th Infantry; 70th Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations of Service: Ft. … Continue reading

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Morava, Ralph Edward

Born: 28 May 1921 ~ Box Butte Co., NE Highest Rank: Corporal Branch of Service: Army Dates of Service: Oct 1942 – Feb 1946 / WW2 Unit of Service: 119th Armored Engineer Battalion, of 12th Armored Division Entrance to Service: Drafted Locations … Continue reading

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