Did you know?...

You can now order Nebraska State Historical Society newspaper microfilm directly from our website!  Yep, it's true, we have taken the time to convert the NSHS newspaper microfilm database to a format that works on our website and then added a shopping cart feature which now allows you to order the newspaper microfilm directly from us online.  Orders received throughout the week will be processed and sent to the NSHS on the following Monday, you'll be notified when the film(s) arrive.  Microfilms ordered from the Nebraska State Historical Society cannot leave our facility but you are given ample time to view them before we must send them back to Lincoln.

There are actually two distinct lists available on our website which displays the newspaper microfilm database differently.  The first option allows you to view or search newspapers by City/Town name, the second option displays the newspapers by County.  Both options have their own distinct benefits, If you know the name of the town but not the newspaper name, you can use option 1 and discover the name(s) of all the newspapers in the NSHS collection for that town.  If you'd like to see a list of all the newspapers in a specific county, use option 2.  Hint, often times a particular event will be written about differently in different newspapers...even obituaries.

To get to the lists click on Resources on the slider menu at the top of our webpage, a little more than two-thirds of the way down the page on the left side is the NSHS Newspaper Microfilm list options.  Some of these lists are quite large so patience is a must, please give them time to load in your web browser.  Important Note: we must have the NSHS control number to order the film(s).

Please let us know if you have any questions / comments / concerns.


Genealogy Roundtable Forum: Sep 2017

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center conducts a monthly Genealogy Roundtable Forum on the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 pm. Topics vary in subject matter and length of presentation but are always followed up by a question & answer period. The programs are free and open to the public.

Karen Ott: Morrill Quilt

Karen Ott from Morrill will speak about the quilt she designed and created depicting the early buildings of the village of Morrill.   The quilt is normally on display at the Morrill Public Library but will be on hand for this presentation.

Karen will describe how the quilt was initially envisioned and developed, and will give the history of the buildings she has re-created on the quilt squares.  She will also tell the history of the village of Morrill as she knows it and the general understanding of how the town came to be.



Our friend and DNA guru Robert Zamanek was here again to discuss the always intriguing topic of DNA for family history research and to once again lay out the basics of DNA and how it is being used to help connect families.  Robert's knowledge on the subject is unparalleled in this area and we appreciate him taking the time to come discuss this very complex topic with our patrons.  As always there were lots and lots of questions and Robert took the time to address each one.  He has the patience of a saint and we cannot express enough how much we appreciate his time and expertise.


What's New:

The following items have been added to our collection and are located in the Carole Tucker Reading Room:

• History of Stromsburg : 1872-1997
          c1997 - Geraldine Rystrom & Carol Rystrom (co-editors) - 370 pgs

• Atlas of Polk County Homesteads
          c2017 - by Richard Pehrson - 77 pgs

• Code of General Laws of the I.O.O.F.
          c1932 - by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F. - 802 pgs

• Proceedings of Rebekah Assembly, I.O.O.F. of Nebraska : "Beehive Session" Oct 20-21, 1954
          c1954 - by Zella Rosenberg (Secretary) - 244 pgs

• Proceedings of Rebekah Assembly, I.O.O.F. of Nebraska : Oct 15-16, 1961
         c1961 - by Sophia E. Pascale - 215 pgs

• The Sod House
         c1930 - by Cass G. Barnes, M.D.

• Treks, Trails & Tales : the Landon - Coleman - Kehler - Covalt families
         c2017 - by Wilma E. Behm - 203p

• Deshler, Nebraska  : The first 100 years, 1887-1987
          c1987 - Harold W. Struve (Historian & Chairman) - 602p

• Just a Nutter Book : Nutter's of Nutter Fort, the next generation - v1
          c - Tim Eastom, Jeff Hatfield, Ed Nutter & Jeanne (Bridges) Forney - 821p

• Just a Nutter Book : Nutter's of Nutter Fort, the next generation - v2
          c - Tim Eastom, Jeff Hatfield, Ed Nutter & Jeanne (Bridges) Forney - 848p

• The Nutters of Nutter's Fort : the Y2K edition
          c - Tim Eastom, Jeff Hatfield, Ed Nutter & Jeanne (Bridges) Forney - 900p

• Chickamauga : Bloody Battle in the West
          c1961 - by Glenn Tucker - 448p


Contributions & Donations:

We wish to gratefully and publicly acknowledge the recent research material donations and/or financial contributions by the following individuals and/or organizations.  Their contributions and support is paramount to our success and we truly appreciate their generosity.

• Wilma Behm

• Mattie Robinson

• Judi Widmaier

 **The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center was incorporated in the state of Nebraska in 2003 as a not-for-profit, public genealogy and local history research library.  Funding provided primarily through donations**


R E M I N D E R !

Rebecca Winters Genealogical Society (RWGS)

The RWGS meets the second Wednesday of each month usually at the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library.  Newsletter items can be e-mail directly to newsletter editor and society secretary, Jeanie Knudtson at jeaniekingknud@yahoo.com.


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