Category Archives: About Us

Western Plains Historic Preservation Association (WPHPA)

WPHPA was conceived when while in the process of leveling a field a farmer reported to the state archeologist that he had unearthed numerous graves.  The state had no funds with which to investigate and salvage the find.  A group … Continue reading

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Carole Tucker Reading Room

The Carole Tucker Reading Room is named after Carole Ann (Jenson)Tucker, co-founder and first volunteer staff member here at the Research Center.  The reading room was actually phase 2 of a multi phase project to build this research library.  Phase … Continue reading

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LDS Affiliate Library

This page is still being developed.

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Acquisition Policy

First and foremost we will accept donations from anyone for research material from any location.  Research materials can be just about anything that may contain details about people, for example, city directories, phonebooks, county history books, plat maps, family bibles (if there … Continue reading

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Library Policies

  The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is a small institution that rarely fills to capacity and we don’t normally have a problem with unruly patrons so our policies are minimal at best, but there are a few … Continue reading

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Hours & Holiday Schedule

The Center is normally open six days per week and is free to use for everyone.  Since we rely entirely on the generosity of our volunteers, its possible that the facility may have to be closed unexpectedly or within a moments … Continue reading

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Phase 2 ribbon cutting

Below are some photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony of the completion of Phase 2 of our construction of the Research Center

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Our Mission

Mission of the WEST NEBRASKA FAMILY RESEARCH & HISTORY CENTER TO PRESERVE the genealogical and historical materials of Nebraska, with an emphasis on the panhandle region. TO PROTECT the family histories and records of the people and places that represent … Continue reading

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We Are Volunteers

Our facility is staffed entirely by wonderfully talented volunteers who are committed to helping our patrons find the resources they need to research their family’s history.  The staff has worked tirelessly over many years to create and maintain a research facility anyone would be … Continue reading

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