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RG1390.AM:  Nebraska Genealogical Society (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records and genealogical material: 1928-1944

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Genealogical society

Size:  4.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes


The Nebraska Genealogical Society was organized in the 1920’s in Lincoln, Nebraska, “to preserve the genealogical records of the Middle West and, wherever possible, trace the families of the Middle West to the eastern progenitors”.  To promote these ends, the Society published The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record, from 1928-1944.  On October 27, 1944, the members voted to disband the organization and discontinue publication of its periodical.


This collection consists of four boxes and one oversized volume.  The collection consists of correspondence, minutes and financial records of the Nebraska Genealogical Society together with genealogical information collected by the organization.  There are genealogies, bible records, county maps as well as vital statistics copied from newspapers, censuses, cemeteries and county records.  The collection is unprocessed, but a preliminary inventory is available.

Note:  See the library collections for issues of The Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record [978.2 N27] as well as numerous other genealogical resources.


Box 1


  1. Russell, Richardson, Parker, Parkes, Parke, Ward, Manning, Slanning, Lopes

  2. John Alden, Clan and kindred

  3. Woodruff, Owen Family

  4. Chase Family

  5. Mosher, Royce, Bruen, Porter

  6. Correspondence, 1930-1935

  7. Correspondence, 1935-1939

  8. Correspondence, 1936-1939

  9. Enslow, Gillet, Pelton, Forney: Baptist History, Correspondence, 1932-1939

  10. Bidwell presidential tract, copy of “The Lakeside”, various newspaper clippings, Mormon Tract, Methodist Episcopal Missionary Map (1887), Monmouth Democrat-11/18/1937, Sundry genealogical notes, Owen Correspondence, 1930-1939

  11. Wilson, Penn

  12. Book and newspaper references

  13. 2nd Presbyterian Church of Freeport Ill., First Methodist Episcopal Church of Stephenson County, Ill., Joshua Phillips’ Family Records

  14. Mayflower line, Gov. Trent, Jacob Polsley

  15. Index of Subjects

  16. Listing of genealogical libraries, Sundry notes and correspondence, Samuel Drake, Jehiel Murray Saxon, List of DAR chapters, Addresses

  17. Aylesworth, Baldwing, Bright, Bronson, Chambers, Cole, Dewey, Ellsworth, Glenson, Hammel, Harper, Harris, Henry, Hogaboom, Kellogg, Kniffen, Lyon, Mann, Mosher, Woland, Perham, Pierce, Porter, Powell, Reynolds, Shettler, Stiles, Washburn, Whitman; Seventh Regiment Dutchers Co, Militia- Colonel Cudenton

  18. Addresses

  19. Hughes, Grandall, Babcock, Burdick, Lewis, Hubbard

  20. Fairman, Lowry-Diary excerpts from 1850’s, Council Bluffs, Bellevue Mission

  21. School District records of Cass County, 1850’s

  22. Correspondence, R.E. Dale, 1932

  23. Mrs. Edward Howlett, Forman

  24. Conklin-Storm Families

  25. Royce- Beach

  26. Saxton

  27. Saxton

Box 2


  1. Miami County, Ohio Newspaper Notices, 1847; Meigs County Ohio, Meigs County Telegraph, 1857

  2. North Carolina Map, 1783; Nebraska City Newspaper items, 1864-1865; Nebraska Map, 1860; New York Map, 1800 (Montgomery County, 1790); Nobel Pension Record

  3. Otoe County, Nebraska- Nebraska City News, 1860-1867; Otoe County, Nebraska-Nebraska City Cemeteries, copied 1932

  4. Platte County, Nebraska- Marriages, 1858-1868; Polk County, Nebraska- Marriages 1871-1876

  5. Peoria County Ill.- Marriages, 1825-1840

  6. Westchester County, New York- Gravestones; Washington County, Nebraska- Desoto Pilot, 1857; Washington County, Nebraska- NE Enquirer, 1859-1861; White Pensions, The Plot, 1876-1878

  7. Chatteton Pension and War Record; Cumming County, Nebraska- The Progress; Cass County, Nebraska- Platte Valley Herald, Nebraska Herald (1865-1866), Plattsmouth Jeffersonian; Cass County, Nebraska- Death Records; Cincinnati, Ohio, Newspaper Notices, 1848; Clay County, Nebraska- Clay County Globe; Cheyenne County, Nebraska- Sidney Plain Dealer

  8. Schoharie County, New York- Gravestones; Seward County, Nebraska- Blue Valley Record; Saline County, Nebraska- The Opposition, Crete Sentinel and Pleasant Hill Notes.

  9. Drake, Wills, Etc.; Douglas County Marriages

  10. Bible Records: Bonham, Brazelton, Bailey, Butler, Bass

  11. Nebraska Census of 1854, abstract, notes, index

  12. Tuscon-Will, Freeport, Ill. Church Records

  13. Ingham, certificate of baptism

  14. Kenton County, Kentucky, newspaper notices

  15. Extracts from “Burkes Extinct Peerage”

  16. Bible Records: Ells, Ewing, Easton

  17. Bible Records: Gardner, Gray, Gaylor, Graves

  18. Bible Records: Harman, Hamilton, Harvil, Holden, Hunter, Harris, Hall

  19. Bible Records: Johnson, Jones

  20. Bible Records: McAlister, Maupin, Morris, Matlox, Mason, Mosher

  21. Family Records: Newland

  22. Family Records: Olmstead

  23. Bible Records: Phillips, Pilcher, Perkins, Peterman, Palmer, Potter

  24. Bible Records: Rowley, Roberts

  25. Bible Records: Scudder, Simpson, Saxton, Showalter

  26. Freeport, Ill. Grave Records

  27. Bible Records: Collins, Caryell, Cumings, Clark, Currie, Cawkins

  28. Bible Records: Adamson, Abbey, Austin

  29. Family Records: Dunn

  30. Family Records: Lyons/Lyon

  31. Coats of Arms- Miscellaneous tracings

  32. “Extracts from Reitstaf’s Armory” translated from French by Colonel B.H.D.

  33. Bonham Pensions; Brownville, Nebraska- Newspaper items, Federal Census (1860); Beatrice, Nebraska- Newspaper items; Buffalo County, Nebraska- Central Nebraska Press

  34. Bible Records: Warner

  35. Bible Records: White, Wikoff, Wilber, Willson

  36. Bible Records: Van Dyke, Van Valkenburgh

  37. Bible Records: Taylor, Tallman

  38. Bradford Royal Ancestry

  39. Index of subjects, bible treasury, wheat & corn production graphs

Box 3


  1. Correspondence to University Library c.o. Mr. R.E. Dale; Marriages in Richardson County

  2. Correspondence, 1932-1933

  3. Correspondence, 1931; Miscellaneous Articles: Throop Family Bible; Rulo, Nebraska Tombstone Inscriptions; Nebraska History; Nebraska Territorial Pioneer pamphlet; Congregational Nebraska, ca1905

  4. Correspondence, 1931-1933; genealogical inquiries

  5. Book Sections: “Congregational Nebraska”; The Pioneer Record, 1896; St. Johnsville Enterprise and news, March 28, 1934; Correspondence; DAR papers; Eugenics paper; Catalogue of St. Johnsville Enterprise; Mennonite Settlements in Pennsylvania; Settlements in Virginia; The Dutch in New York

  6. Financial correspondence, 1939-1941

  7. Miscellaneous genealogical inquiries, booklet on ancestry of Ray G. Hulbert

  8. Notes on the Caldwell and allied families; Hulbert genealogy; Zook, Bricker, Watson, Levers; Sue Dinsmore Worrall; Peebles; “The Ancestor”; 2 spiral notebooks; miscellaneous index and inquiries

  9. Barkley; abstract of Steven’s Parish of Caroline County, Va.; The Russell Family; The Alger Family of Maine; Edward Jones; Elizabeth Palmer; Burbage; Farmer; John Snelling; Elizabeth Paine; index and inquiries

  10. Irish

  11. Hunt

  12. Gleason

  13. Sweet

  14. Sadler, etc

  15. Dayton

  16. White of New Jersey/ Maryland

  17. Eschester, New York

  18. Pell

  19. DAR chapters

  20. Anderson, M.B., Kilpatrick, Edson, Shorwold

  21. Heraldry

Box 4


Spiral Notebook: Houston, Mickle, Dodson, Griffith, DAR information exchange, Steele

Journal Notebook: Berryman, Battaile, Haecken

Papers, Clippings, Castle Genealogy, newspaper sources

Black loose-leaf Notebook: Berkley correspondence, 1937-1945; Hart; DAR; Merrill

The “Every-Day” File: correspondence, 1930-1935; photographs; correspondence Mr. R.E. Dale, 1935-1939; Mrs. Lee Dunn

Cash Book: Financial statements, 1941-1943

Spiral Notebook: Hart genealogical research book

3 Spiral Notebooks: Berkley(Barkley) genealogical research books

9 assorted genealogical workbooks

2 bound scrapbooks concerning the Nebraska Genealogical Society

Records of Nebraska Genealogical Society (minutes), 1922

Membership cards with dues and payment list

Ficklin, Gillette, Lewis: genealogical research (see oversize)