As odd as it may seem, collecting memorial cards can be quite rewarding, especially in regards to genealogical information. The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center has been gathering and indexing memorial cards since we opened in March 2004. Our collection contains well over 5000 memorial cards with more added monthly.
Although our memorial card collection focuses primarily on Nebraska we do have memorial cards from all over the U.S. so please understand that we do not limit ourselves to just one particular area, nor do we limit our collection to just current memorial cards.
Although we prefer to collect original memorial cards, we will make photocopies of those that are brought in and the owner is not yet ready to give it away.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about our memorial card collection or if you have some that you are willing to donate.
Below is a sample memorial card from our collection, designs and styles vary greatly as does the amount of information they contain. Many of the current memorial cards also contains the individuals obituary as published in the local newspaper.