NEGenWeb Project - Burt County

News Extracts

Oakland Independent, Oakland, Burt Co., Nebraska.

Justin Masters has been extracting news from microfilm loaned to him by NSHS. He has a number of files with some variation in format. He began by seeking his own family. Eventually his interest and expertise extended to covering all the names in the Oakland Independent newspaper. He has generously offered to share these data files with Burt County, NEGenWeb Project.

The older files are not coded by event type, newer files are AND are supplemented by non-coded files. Below you will find a list of the surnames that are of special interest to Mr. Masters. He has provided some additional data, primarily for those surnames in non-coded files. Often it could be called "social", "school" or "sales" events. The date of publication is given for these items.

At the moment, we are uncertain of the number of files or exactly how soon they will be available to you, the Burt County viewer. Please express your appreciation for this terrific project directly to Justin Masters <jmasters_pub@sbcglobal.net>


Event codes are seen in the first colon delimited field:
ANNIV - Anniversary mentioned
B - Birth
BD - Birthday mentioned (typically for older people, but relaxed later)
BIO - Biographical article
CRIME - uh...self evident. :-) Usually outside Burt Co.
D - Death
D-_______ - Death by murder, suicide
DIV - Divorce
FAM - Some family mentioned
GEOG - Some info about moving to/from Burt Co.
INJURY - Self explanatory
M - Marriage
OBIT - Obituary (apparently either a mistake on my part or when no death was mentioned elsewhere in paper) Possibly changed to "D"
Surnames of interest in non-event coded lines/files
Anderson
Harding
Jonsdotter
Ostrand
Chambers
Hedquist
Kadavy
Samuelsdotter
Gustafva
Hicks
Lindell
Swanson/Swenson
Hackens
Johnson
Lundstrom
Wigren

Oakland Independent Newspaper Extracts

Year of publication

Event coded file

Non-coded file

1881 (partial)

YES

NO

1895 (partial)

YES

YES

1896

YES

YES

1897

YES

YES

1898

YES

YES

1899

YES

YES

1900

YES

YES

1901

YES

YES

1902

YES

YES


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