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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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Severson Photo Negative Scanning Project

Years ago we were given several boxes of old large (4×6 and 5×7) photo negatives from the Severson Studio which was owned and operated by Herbert M. Severson (1885-1971) in Scottsbluff.  Most of the negatives were in old, thin paper sleeves that were literally … Continue reading

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Yellowtail Dam 35mm Slide Scanning Project

Marsha Swift, a local researcher and special projects voluteer here at the Center purchased an old metal film slide box at a local auction.  Marsha was unaware of the exact contents of the box but she had a feeling that the photo slides … Continue reading

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Walton G. Robert Funeral Home Records

Walton G. Roberts (1867-1959) owned and operated a funeral home/parlor/mortuary beginning in 1887 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.  During his time in the business Mr. Roberts became the President of the National Association of Embalmers and was the President of … 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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Rich Dermer Research Collection

Rich Dermer was an avid genealogist who loved the Germans from Russia people and their stories.  Rich spent countless hours researching some of the Germans from Russia families and compiling as much information as he could, including the arduous task of clipping … 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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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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