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24 Aug 1998 at
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Claire did some shelf rearrangments...
Two books were rebound and are the Rosters of Soldiers, Sailors & Marines in Nebraska for 1893 and 1895.
Six rolls of microfilmed newspapers have arrived, they are:
Irish & Scotch-Irish Declarations of Intent 1855-1940 for the following counties: Cass, Douglas, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Richardson, Sarpy and York Counties in Nebraska.
|We were saddened to learn of the
death of Mae Ritthaler who was ENGS Secretary on 27 July 1998. Our
sympathy is extended to her family. Mae will be missed by everyone.
Get well wishes are extended to JoAnn Schiefelbein who is mending from heart surgery.
Our sympathy is extended to Lloyd and Nona Wiese in the loss of her father Herbert Wiese 4 Jul 1998.
To Irvan & Arla Hoerath in the loss of Ruth Hoerath 2 Jul 1998, who was their sister-in-law.
What do you know about New York's
Castle Garden? If you have ancestors who immigrated through the port of
New York prior to 1892 and the opening of Ellis Island, you will want to
know this history: Castle Garden as a building had a long and varied history
before becoming a center for immigrant inspections about 1860. The
place had been a fort, an amusement hall and an opera house- singer Jenny
Lind performed there to an audience of 10,000 fans. For the three
decades prior to 1892, the state of New York ran Castle Garden as an overstuffed
center for immigrant processing. But by 1875, the building once thought
so large, was becoming too small and a little island in New York harbor
was chosen for the new immigrant station. And so history marched
When the word consort is used in a record or cemetery
inscription, it means that the spouse is still living.
When the word relic is used in a record or cemetery inscription, it means the spouse is dead.
It is possible to get a copy of the original source if you find a reference to your family when searching Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists(available at Keene Memorial Library in Fremont NE).
Contact the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48202. Burton's maintains all the sources indexed in Filby's book. Remember to cite the source number with the reference. The charge is 20 cents per copy plus $2.00 for postage and handling.
|NEBRASKA Bureau of Vital Statistics, State Department of Health,
P O Box 95007, Lincoln NE 68509. Births and deaths since January,
1904, marriages since January 1909. Fee for certified copies:
births $10.00; marriages and deaths, $9.00.
Genealogy Bulletin #45 page 8
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Thus is a funeral of the poor carried on in the far west, even when friends and citizens stand ready and anxious to show respect to the dead. It was an insult to all decency and civilization and the common brotherhood of mankind. CITIZEN.
Noted in the Fremont Herald 14 Jun 1877 4:3
THE NEW MASONIC HALL - The ceremonies dedicating the New Masonic Hall of this city which has just been completed were gone through with Tuesday evening by the lodge. The members of this order may well be proud of their new quarters. We venture to say that no lodge of the state can boast of more beautiful rooms. They were fitted up by Henry Fuhrman and he did his work well.
The Hall proper or Main hall is 31 by 53 feet, carpeted and well furnished. The reception room is 14 by 18 feet. There are two committee rooms, one 14 by 18 and one 8 by 14 feet in size. The hall has a dining room attached 12 by 30 feet in size, with a commodious kitchen. There is also a small chapter room. The ceiling of all the rooms is 12 feet high. The lodge has new furniture with the exception of chairs-the old ones are to be used and a sufficient number of new ones have been purchased to furnish the rooms. Three elegant chandaliers hang from the ceiling, and all the appointments of the hall are of the finest quality. The Odd Fellows have made arrangements to use this hall for their meetings. Much credit is due Mr Fuhrman for preparing these rooms for the accommodation of these lodges.
Fremont Herald 6 Jun 1877 4:2
|The Internet Connection
by Renee Bunck
How would you like to be able to sample genealogy records in far away towns without traveling? Through the efforts of dedicated groups of genealogists all over the US and in many other countries, this dream is becoming a reality! Volunteers associated with the USGenWeb and WorldGenWeb projects are typing census, cemetery, marriage, and death records into their computers and making these records available in searchable archives for all to see. If you do not have internet access from home - a trip to the local library is all that is needed to search the records of distant states and countries. New files are added to the archives daily. Check out the state archives by starting at: www.usgenweb.org
ENGS has contributed records of our area to this project through the efforts of Claire Mares and Anna Lu Meltvedt. Anna Lu's index of the 1989-92 Roots and Leaves publication has been online since last December and Claire recently typed the Dodge County - Glencoe Cemetery records into her computer. Glencoe Cemetery is now online and available for searching from all over the world. We have lots of records in the ENGS library that could be submitted for the NEGenWeb archives - but they do need to be typed into a computer.
If you can type, you can assist in the effort to make records
of our area available to researchers everywhere. To prepare records for
publication in the NEGenWeb Archives, all that is needed is a simple word
processing program. You don't even need your own computer!
Keene Memorial Library in Fremont, just like many public libraries, has
a number of computers available for public use. If you have never
used a computer, this would be a great time to learn the basics.
|Here are sample directory listings from Dodge and several nearby counties
to give you an idea of the types of records that are being placed in the
Dodge County- Part of the USGenWeb Nebraska Archives
Saunders County- Part of the USGenWeb Nebraska Archives
Cass County- Part of the USGenWeb Nebraska Archives
Government - City ; County:
You can help! If you are not a typist, volunteer to proofread records for a friend. Records of all kinds can be helpful to researchers who are not local. Maybe you even have some in your private library....
Return to the Dodge county NEGenWeb site