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Genealogist Gail Blankenau uses Homestead Act records via Fold3 and Ancestry.com to discover Mary Myers of Gage County, Nebraska

The following was shared with us by Thomas MacEntee: June 18, 2013 – Lincoln, Nebraska. Professional genealogist Gail Blankenau has recently solved an ongoing mystery: Who was the first woman to secure a homestead in her own right through the Homestead Act of 1862? The answer can now be revealed thanks to family history records […]

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Nebraska State Genealogical Society Awards Susan Doak “Genealogist of the Year” Award

According to a short article posted in the June 13, 2013 edition of the McCook Daily Gazette, Trish Collister, of Dwight, Nebraska, and president of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society, presented Susan Doak of McCook the Genealogist of the Year award at the 2013 Annual Conference and Membership Meeting in Grand Island Nebraska. … The […]

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Kearney, Nebraska’s Trails & Rails Museum to Build a Family History Center

The Trails & Rails Museum in Kearney, Nebraska has announced plans to build a $3.1 million family history center meant to house artifacts, offices, space for traveling exhibits, a conference room and a gift shop on adjacent land. The museum board of directors would like to break ground in September and open the building to […]

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Genealogical Research in Nebraska

Whether the final stop or just a temporary host to wagon trains of passing pioneers, Nebraska was another stepping stone in the United States’ ever westward expansion.  Nebraska become a state in 1867. Like other states, Nebraska has a long and unique history all its own. Its people equally unique and special, especially to genealogists […]

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Money Being Raised for an Electronic Directory at the North Platte Cemetery in Nebraska

The following excerpt is from the October 2, 2012 edition of the North Platte Bulletin. My friend, Ruby Coleman, is very involved in an important cemetery project in North Platte. A lot of the money for a new electronic directory at the North Platte Cemetery has been raised but there is a ways to go, […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Indexes to 15 More States for the 1940 Census

Ancestry.com announced that this morning at 10 AM MST they added 15 more searchable indexed states to the 1940 US Census database. They also say that they are now very well ahead of schedule from their initial completion predictions. and to look for more states coming soon. California Washington Kansas Nebraska Oregon Alabama Indiana Georgia […]

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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. This blog covers 76 new and updated entries. We’ve also updated four of our five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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A Lone Nebraska Grave – and the Nebraska State Cemetery Register

I ran across this article on the kvnonews.com website this morning, about my friend, Ruby Coleman – and her research of a lonely Nebraska burial site. Following is an excerpt from the article – which also includes information on the Nebraska State Cemetery Register. Ruby Coleman hops in the passenger side of Allison Huebner’s SUV. […]

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A Tombstone Goes Home to Nebraska

The following teaser is from a heartwarming article posted in the November 27, 2011 edition of the Billings Gazette. This is a great read. Please let this teaser lead you to the full article. STROMSBURG, Neb. — Alexandra Grant traveled halfway cross the country with a special passenger riding along in her Prius. The 37-year-old […]

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Genealogical Research in Nebraska

A year in the planning, the new Genealogical Research in Nebraska is now available. The book was introduced with great success at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. It was written by Ruby Coleman specifically for genealogists who have ancestors or relatives who may have settled in Nebraska. As with researching in […]

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Nine Million Browsable Images from Nine Countries Added at FamilySearch.com This Week

The following News Release was received from Paul Nauta at FamilySearch: 9 Million Browsable Images from 9 Countries Added This Week New Records for Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, U.S., and Venezuela The bounty just keeps coming from FamilySearch’s digital pipeline. Mexico collections earned the top spot this week, with nearly 5 […]

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United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records Found at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES MARRIAGE & DIVORCE RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection of marriage records for Alabama counties includes: a) indexed records with images; b) indexed records without images; and c) images which can be browsed but do […]

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New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following small databases were recently added to the Family Tree Connection database: ALABAMA Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War – Southern Martyrs. A History of Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of The Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps. By Seargeant M. Koenigsberg. Birmingham High […]

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More New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

Again, more new databases have recently been added to the many other “small databases” located at Family Tree Connection. As you folks know, I highly recommend the Family Tree Connection website, as it’s one of the few places where new “small databases” are consistently posted week after week. As of today, there are over 1,458,000 […]

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