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Alliance Field Trip : June 22nd

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is once again planning a Field Trip for one of our regularly scheduled Genealogy Roundtable Forums, this year we are planning to visit the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance, the Sallows Military … Continue reading

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North of the Platte, South of the Niobrara Book Signing Event, February 10th

Author Bryan L. Jones will be visiting us here at the Research Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm for a book signing event of his latest work. Filled with adventurous writing, sharp scrutiny, meticulous and audacious use … Continue reading

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Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman
Book Signing Event, June 30th

A new memoir, Elvira: A Mexican Immigrant Woman – 1909-2012, by Eduardo Hernández Chávez has now been published by Ediciones Lengua y Cultura that brings to light a little-known aspect of Mexican-American history. The memoir is the intriguing personal story of … Continue reading

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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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