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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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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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Robert Zemanek:
DNA basics for the Genealogist

For those new to the idea of DNA testing for genealogical purposes or those that are familiar with the concept of having their DNA tested to help prove and/or disprove a family connection and whether that’s even possible, this program … Continue reading

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Linell Wohlers: The Danish Detective

On July 16th at 1:30 p.m. Linell Wohlers will present the Danish Detective, a journey backwards into the life stories of her Danish grandparents and earlier genealogy–a tale of travel adventures, helpful and interesting people along the way, a little … Continue reading

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Marty Connealy: Veterans Honor Flight info

Mr. Marty Connealy of Chadron will present a program on the history of the Veterans Honor Flight in western Nebraska, how the service was started, current flight schedules and future VHF plans.  Originally from Gordon, Marty has been practicing law in Nebraska … Continue reading

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Staff/Patron Field Trip

2015 – Western History/Genealogy Center at Denver Public Library The Sept 19th Genealogy Roundtable Forum at the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is actually going to be a field trip to the Western History/Genealogy Center at the Denver … Continue reading

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Gladys Wyatt: History of the Germans from Russia

Gladys will present a program on “The History of the Germans from Russia” which explains who they are, why they are called Germans from Russia, and traces their path from Germany to Russia and to the Americas on Saturday, August … Continue reading

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