JUNE  1998
 June Meeting 
8 June 1998  7 P.M.-Mares Meeting Room
1722 East 19 - Fremont Nebraska

    PROGRAM:  Shall we try for the March Program 
    that was a "snow out?"  That Elusive Maiden Name 

       BROWSE NITE:  22 June 1998  7 P.M.

       This is our last month for meetings until September. 

The program for May, which was arranged for by the Platte Valley Civil War Round Table and held at Clemmons Chapel on the Midland College campus was something everyone should have attended.  Dr Desjardin spoke on "Gettysburg-20th Maine at Little Round Top" and a delightful speaker with humor added into his story.  There were other Round Table members from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska in attendance, along with our group.  The attendance was a nice size and after his presentation, it was opened to questions.  Well done!!

  An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall.  They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.  The boy asked his father, "What is this, Father?" The father responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life.  I don't know what it is." 
  While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the mosing walls and pressed a button.  The Walls opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.  The walls closed and the boy and his father watched small circles of lights w/numbers above the walls light up.  They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction.  The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24 year old woman stepped out. 
  The father said to his son, "Go get your Mother." 

Borrowed from Greater Omaha Gen Society  May 1998


-by Gilbert S Bahn 

- by Norma Mott Tillman(Pvt Investigator)  donated to our library by Mae Ritthaler 

1890 Nebraska State Gazetteer covering Dodge Co NE Business & Farmers List
(This is also on the Gen Web Site for Dodge County.  Thanks Renee for securing this information. 

This May meeting fell right into Claire's visit to Keokuk Iowa the last week end of April.  She and her sister, Annette lived four days back in the 1862 era.  They attended a two-day Battle of Pea Ridge.  This is re-enacted each year at the end of April at Rand Park in Keokuk Iowa.  The Memorial Services at the Keokuk National Cemetery on Sunday morning was a very emotional service. 

Claire presented Beginning Genealogy May 2nd at the West Point John Stahl Public Library in the morning and the afternoon was chaired by Cynthia Monroe from the Nebraska State Historical Society, who explained the use of the Family Tree Maker on your computer and the use of Internet.  Total of 54 for registration, and all were in attendance. 

Something new is happening with the ENGS "ROOTS & LEAVES" - it will be done on the computer and then printed up.  The time has come to put our 1957 mimeograph to sleep.  We either have problems of not finding the ink (then some appears) or the manufacturers tell us the stencils are no longer being made.  We have combed the U.S. for them.  Claire's supplier said he is not able to get them anymore-so she is trying out the new way, with Renee Bunck as her assistant. 

I told you May was a busy month!

The Internet Connection            by Renee Bunck 

Ready for more online Land Records?  The Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States, General Land Office have made Land Patent searches available for the shaded states below, with a promise of more to come.  The web page www.glorecords.blm.gov/ is easy to use and requires only a name and a state to begin a search.  The results of the search will include a list of matching names, locations,  and dates of the corresponding land patents.  By selecting one of the names from the list, it is possible to learn more about the legal  description  of the parcel of the land. 
Sect/Block  Township Range  Meridian Acres Counties
10/ 4-N 17-E 4th Principal 1831 MN/WI  40  Walworth
Another click of the mouse and a  copy of the original land record can be viewed online, downloaded as a .tif file for printing, or requested by mail or FAX for $1.50 per page using the Accession Number supplied on the web page.

If you have not checked out the NEGenWeb Online Library at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/index.html
you will be pleased to find early issues of  Nebraska Midwest & Genealogical Record and early Journals of the Nebraska State Historical Society are being published online.  The 1918 Journals were titled "Nebraska History and Record of Pioneer Days".  To give you an idea of what is included, here is the Table of contents for the first of eight 1918 issues: 

Vol. I. no. 1 - February 1918 

   Our New Publication: "Nebraska History and 
      Record of Pioneer Days" 
   Prehistoric Indian Remains in Nebraska 
   Church Howe (of Auburn, NE) 
   Furnas-Maxwell-Chapman Papers (collections) 
   Farmer's Part in Nebraska History 

Most of the eight 1918 Journals are available online and 1919 is underway.  An Alphabetical Topic List of the online issues is also offered. 

On other NEGenWeb county pages, you might find an early census list, marriage or even cemetery records.  We are hoping to be able to provide some of these types of records on the Dodge County page also.  Query and Surname pages grow constantly with people looking for information and offering to share what they have.   For those without web access, we will try to keep printed copies of many of these lists available in the ENGS library.  Be sure to come on Browse night and see what is available!
New and exciting things are happening on the NEGenWeb county sites also.  New records are added daily to each of the county pages and many of these are indexed in the USGenWeb archives for easy searching.  Chasing a "dead-end" ancestor in Nebraska?  Help may be available on the World Wide Web!  Most of the NE counties now have the 1890 Gazetteer Business and Farmer lists on line and some have posted the official 1917 WWI draft lists.  Watch for the draft list for Dodge County- it is currently being typed by a new volunteer.

This photo found in the June 1907 Fremont Tribune. 
It was located at the corner of 5th & Park, now the Park Avenue Antiques. 


This page was submitted to the Dodge county NEGenWeb site
by Renee Bunck -reneebunck@gmail.com

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