MARES MEETING ROOM
1722 EAST 19 at 7:00 P.M.
12 OCT 1998
PROGRAM: ORPHAN TRAINS
Presented by Lorna Von Seggern
26 OCT 1998
We had a very interesting meeting in September, some of our members attended family reunions, met family members they had not been in contact for some years. Internet items appeared. Old city directories copied.
Our society has been given copies of old city directories
for copying, from the Louis E Museum, here in Fremont It will be a big asset to our research. Four directories have been copied and our next goal is to do the ones from 1901-2 forward to 1925. Not every year had a directory, but we will take what we can find. A special "THANK YOU" to Mary Hendrickson for making the loan of the books possible.
Noted in the Antique Week 3 Aug 1998 22B
An exasperated caller to one of the major computer company’s
tech support couldn’t get her new computer to turn on. After ensuring
that the computer was plugged in, the technician asked her what happened
when she pushed the power button. Her response, "I push on the foot
pedal and nothing happens."
City Directories-Fremont NE
1878-79 (Part) Nebraska Gazetteer, the remainder of the book covers other states. If you are in need of this business directory contact the Museum at Fremont. It is a very old and interesting book, covering Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. We felt the Nebraska Business was what we wanted on our shelf.
"THEY BECAME AMERICANS"
by Loretto Dennis Szucs
Czech Immigration Passenger Lists, Volume VII, is now available. After many years of research, over 39,000 Czech immigrants who arrived in NEW YORK between 1887 and 1896 were identified. This was done by reviewing and abstracting one hundred sixty six rolls of National Archives microfilm. Since there is no index for arrivals during this time period, this volume will be of interest to those who have ancestors who arrived during this time period. This book will be of special interest to Texans of Czech descent as there was no direct immigration through Galveston during this time period. This book includes an alphabetical listing of these Czech immigrants giving their names, age, place of origin, date of arrival, ship and destination. There is also a discussion on sources of immigrant ship data and pictures.
Copies of this book are available for $19.95 postpaid from Leo Baca,
1707 Woodcreek, Richardson TX 75082.
WHEN THE FRENCH trace their ancestry, they use a standard family tree to trace their family lines. A three-pronged symbol suggesting the shape of a tree came to represent genealogy. Because it looked like the track of a crane’s fott, the symbol was called "pied de grue" or pedigree.
AntiqueWeek 21 Sep 1998 39B
F-004 Marilyn L Rohloff
182 Country Mobile Villa
Columbus NE 68601
F-005 Ellen Denman
F-006 Becky Hamilton
Margie Sobotka found this item in Czech & Slovak Connection:
RISE IN HOUSING & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
As of July 1, electricity went up 24 per cent, gas 27 per cent and
rents in state-owned properties by 15 percent to 41 per cent depending
From Charles University, July 3, 1998
|FROM THE 1878-79 NEBRASKA GAZETTEER
FREMONT MISCELLANEOUS DIRECTORY
DODGE COUNTY OFFICERS
FREMONT OPERA HOUSE CO - 5th near Main. J E Shervin, Pres.
Arthur Gibson Secy, A P Hopkins Treas.
The Internet Connection
by Renee Bunck
Internet. Generally these records are searchable by surname or any other word in the document. Archive indexes available on USGenWeb, Ancestry, FamilyTreeMaker, Genforum and others, make it possible to check for your ancestors in multiple documents at the same time. Cyndislist is an excellent collection of links to genealogy sites that is constantly updated. The Library of Virginia offers an outstanding Digital Collection online.
The LIBRARY of VIRGINIA
Here is an example of a record I found searching the NEGenWeb archives:
From an inscription on the back of an old photo, I knew that my grandmother’s
cousin May MARLAR had lived in Buffalo County - Miller, NE in 1910, so
I entered the name MARLAR in the USGenWeb Archives search engine - selecting
NE - just to see if the family would be found. I was surprised to
find the family, including cousin May, listed in the 1900 census in Columbus,
NE. Curious to learn more about how long the family stayed in Columbus,
I stopped at the courthouse and city library and located evidence of family
members living in Columbus from 1897 to 1953! These members of my
MARLAR family seem to have been missed by others who have researched line,
just because they had no reason to suspect that three older siblings married
and settled in Columbus as the rest of the family made the trek from Wessington
Springs, SD to Miller, NE and Ottawa, KS. The marriage records for
these three clearly identify them as May MARLAR’s older brother’s and sister
and my grandmother’s cousins.
If you don’t find what you are looking for in the records available, most genealogy sites make it easy to leave an online query to help other researchers find you. As more and more people connect themselves through web pages and email, your chances of locating a distant cousin who has researched your "dead end" are excellent. Believe it or not - even Claire has had a recent break through in her FOWLER line through the online efforts of Marlene Heinsohn and her WebTV.
Claire’s latest project for submission to the NEGenWeb archives has been an updated index of the microfilmed Dodge County - Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intentions for Volumes A-E: 1882 - Sept 1907. I have written a brief explanation of the Naturalization process in that time period to accompany the indexes. Claire also borrowed a 1880-81 Fremont city Directory from the May Museum and copied it for the ENGS library. The directory is scanned in and being proof-read so that it can be made available to the NEGenWeb archives. Similar records are being placed on the web by volunteers all over NE and the US. Be sure and check these sites out frequently.
When you are ready to take a break from searching the Internet and organizing your own records, consider helping add to the records available online. There are plenty of records that still need typed up, scanned in, or proof read in preparation for loading them on a web page. Several cemetery lists in the ENGS library would be good candidates for records to be made available online - most are only 5 - 10 pages, some are more extensive. A computer is even available to use in the ENGS library. Records that are typed in for submission to the NEGenWeb archives also can be printed out to make a fresh copy available for use in our library.
Maybe one of these cemeteries that needs to be typed in is of special interest to you:
Dodge County - VOL I
Bluffs Trinity - 23 pg index + 17 pgs
Cohee (Manhattan) - 2 pg index + 2 pgs
Elim - 16 pg index + 15 pgs
Logan - 8 pgs
Maple Grove - 5 pg index + 5 pgs
St. Johns Lutheran, Hooper - 6 pg index + 7 pgs
St. Johns Ridgeley - 5 pg index + 5 pgs
St. Rose of Lima - 2 pg index + 2 pgs
Links to all sites mentioned are on: www.connectfremont.org/CLUB/ENGS.HTM
Return to the Dodge county NEGenWeb site