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Hod Kosman

History of Banking in Scottsbluff As Chairman, President and CEO of Platte Valley Companies and a third generation banker from Scottsbluff, Hod has extensive knowledge and a unique perspective of the rich and colorful history of banking.  The Kosman family … Continue reading

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Jack Preston

Hull Community, Pleasant Hill Cemetery and surrounding area history and website project On Saturday, March 17, 28 at 1:30pm we welcome back our friend, patron and website member, Jack Preston, who will present a program on the Hull community, the … Continue reading

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Ray Richards

History of Love and       Welsh Love Spoons In honor of Valentines Day, Ray Richards will presenting his program on Love, Welsh Love Spoons and his Welsh family on Saturday, February 17th at 1:30 pm. Welsh love spoons are hand made … 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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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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