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Minatare History Book

The Minatare History Book committee will discuss their research and history project and update the public on their publishing schedule.

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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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Lt. Col. George A. Larson, USAF (Ret.) :     Book Signing Event!

Lt. Col. George A. Larson USAF (Ret.): Author of “Great Plains Warriors of World War II: Air Bases and Plants Built for War: Nebraska’s Contribution to Winning the War” book signing event will be held in place of our monthly … Continue reading

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Kent Hargraves

History of the Union Pacific Railroad, their stations, sidings and spur tracks in western Nebraska. Kent Hargraves has been interested in the Union Pacific Railroad since he was just a youngster, now employed by the UP as a Director of … Continue reading

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Kathy Wilson

History of Fort Sidney and the Old Boot Hill Cemetery Kathy “Madam Boots” Wilson, Old Boot Hill Cemetery committee chairperson will present her program on the history of Fort Sidney and Sidney’s original cemetery now known as the Old Boot … Continue reading

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Glenda Larsen

FUR-A-CAUSE! Glenda Larsen will present her program on the history and styles of fur coats and fur accessories from the 1920’s to the 1960’s and will display a small portion of her collection of more than 100 fur coats.  Not only … Continue reading

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