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MEETINGS:

Our society meets at 1:30PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, except August and December, in the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library Meeting Room. Dues of $10.00 are collected in May each year.


OBJECTIVES:

a. To provide an organization to serve as a vehicle for all people who have a genuine interest in genealogy.

b. To establish a genealogical library for those members and the public.

c. To aid individuals in their effort to establish family genealogies.

d. To aid individuals to develop the accuracy and accepted principles for genealogical research.

e. To aid in historical research and collection and preservation of historical documents.

f. To publish an official journal of this Society when such work becomes practical.


PROGRAMS FOR 2012-2013

September 12, 2012 "1940 Census"; By Member Jeanie Knudtson

October 10, "How to use the RWGS Laptop Computer & CD Research": By Paul Flack and Members Kent Harvey & Jeanie Knudtson

November 14, 2012 "The Working & Care of a Museum"; Guest Speaker: Barb Netherland

December 12, 2012 No Meeting. Happy Holidays

January 09, 2013 "Finding Military Records"; Guest Speaker: Ron Winchell

February 13, 2013 "Valentine Party": Planned and Hosted by members Vickie Hayward and Veronica Knepp

March 13, 2013 "Irish Women--CD"

April 10, 2013 "Homesteading and Tree Claims, etc": By Member Jack Preston

May 8, 2013 "Preserving and Improving Cemeteries"; By Member Hazel Kleich

June 12, 2013 "The Civil War and Abraham Lincoln": By Member Wanda Henkel

July 10, 2013."Annual Pot Luck Dinner: Hosted by the President and Vice President


PUBLICATIONS

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The Society has the following publications for sale:

CEMETERIES

  • BAYARD CITY CEMETERY, (1886-1961) Bayard, Morrill County, NE
  • FOREST LAWN CEMETERY, Morrill, Scotts Bluff County, NE (1908-1991
  • GERING WEST LAWN CEMETERY (1887-1979) Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE
  • MITCHELL CEMETERY RECORDS (1905-1987) Mitchell, Scotts Bluff County, NE

FUNERAL HOMES AND MORTUARY RECORDS

  • BOLEY-DENNIS FUNERAL HOME RECORDS (7-May 1945-31 Dec 1958), Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE )
  • PROHS FUNERAL HOME 1920-1945 Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE
  • READS 1922-1929 & WILCOX FUNERAL HOME 1914-1934 Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, NE
  • MORTUARY RECORDS, Bridgeport, Morrill County, NE (1929-1975)

OBITUARY

  • OBITUARY INDEX Scottsbluff, NE and surrounding areas from the Star Herald 1978-1982 and the Gering Courier 1978-1979
  • OBITUARY INDEX 1988 Star Herald Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, NE

MARRIAGES

  • BANNER COUNTY MARRIAGES 1889-1931 Books 1&2
  • SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY MARRIAGES 1889-1910
  • SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY MARRIAGES 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914

SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY RECORDS

  • SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, NE PROBATE INDEX 1889-1982, Vol. 1 Surnames A to L 77 pp.
  • SCOTTS BLUFF COUNTY, NE PROBATE INDEX 1889-1982, Vol. 2 Surnames M to Z 66 pp.
  • (Vol 1 & 2 sold by set only)
  • REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX 1889-1908, 140 pp. Indexed--not all inclusive

HISTORY

  • FAMILIES OF THE PIONEER--A History of early settlers of Scotts Bluff, Morrill and Banner Counties of Western NE
  • COMPARISON OF CHURCHES IN SCOTTSBLUFF AND GERING, NE PRIOR TO 1910
  • THE NEBRASKA HOMESTEAD 1896-1901 and MITCHELL INDEX May 1901-Dec 1902.

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more detailed information about these Publications
and a Printable Order Form.


HOW TO CONTACT US:

Send a letter to P.O. Box 323, Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0323
or
Send an email to the Newsletter Editor, Marie aka Jeanie Knudtson : nerwgs@yahoo.com

QUERIES

The Society by-laws state that we charge $10.00 for the first hour, $8.00 for any additional hour/s and costs of copying and postage. The first $5.00 goes to the Society with the remainder to the person doing the work.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE OFFERED

If you have a relative in one of the following cemeteries and would like to have flowers placed on the grave please contact me, Jeanie Knudtson, by email at nerwgs@yahoo.com. Every year I go to Rushville, Nebraska the week before Memorial Day and could stop at the following towns: Hemmingford, Chadron, Hay Springs, Rushville and Alliance. And of course, our local cemeteries in Scottsbluff, Gering, Bridgeport, Mitchell, Morrill, Minatare, Bayard. Cost: A $10 donation to Rebecca Winters Genealogy Society plus the actual cost of the flower arrangement you order.

If you would like more information about any of our publications or our genealogical society please contact us.

Let us know how we can help you in your search for ancestors in our area.