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County Date Mentor County Date Mentor
Adams 1867   Antelope 1871  
Arthur 1887   Banner 1888  
Blaine 1885   Boone 1871  
Box Butte 1887   Boyd 1891  
Brown 1883   Buffalo 1855  
Burt 1854   Butler 1856  
Cass 1854   Cedar 1857  
Chase 1873   Cherry 1883  
Cheyenne 1867   Clay 1855  
Colfax 1869   Cuming 1855  
Custer 1877   Dakota 1855  
Dawes 1885   Dawson 1860  
Deuel 1888   Dixon 1856  
Dodge 1854   Douglas 1854  
Dundy 1873   Fillmore 1856  
Franklin 1867   Frontier 1872  
Furnas 1873   Gage 1855  
Garden 1910   Garfield 1884  
Gosper 1873   Grant 1887  
Greeley 1871   Hall 1858 Ronald
Hamilton 1867   Harlan 1871  
Hayes 1877   Hitchcock 1873  
Holt 1860   Hooker 1889  
Howard 1871   Jefferson 1856  
Johnson 1857   Kearney 1860  
Keith 1873   Keya Paha 1884  
Kimball 1888   Knox 1857  
Lancaster 1855   Lincoln 1860  
Logan 1885   Loup 1883  
Madison 1856   McPherson 1887  
Merrick 1858   Morrill 1908  
Nance 1879   Nehama 1854  
Nuckolls 1860   Otoe 1854  
Pawnee 1855   Perkins 1887  
Phelps 1873   Pierce 1856  
Platte 1856   Polk 1856  
Red Willow 1873   Richardson 1854  
Rock 1885   Saline 1867  
Sarpy 1857   Saunders 1856  
Scotts Bluff 1888   Seward 1855  
Sheridan 1885   Sherman 1871 Ronald
Sioux 1877   Stanton 1855  
Thayer 1871   Thomas 1887  
Thurston 1889   Valley 1871  
Washington 1854   Wayne 1867  
Webster 1867   Wheeler 1877  
York 1855    



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Adams County Historical Society

Nebraska 04 Mar 2014
Welcome to the website of the Adams County Nebraska Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historical record of the times and people of Adams County, Nebraska.   The purpose of this site is to provide information about the history of Adams County and the Ada...
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Banner: Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
As indicated on this sign on Highway 71,  the Banner County Museum Complex is located 4 miles west on    Spur 4A.  It is well worth getting off the beaten path to see how some of our ancestors lived in the late 1890's and early 1900's.    Located on S4A west off...
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Buffalo: Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Buffalo County is rich in the history of the great transportation routes of the past, present, and the future - the Mormon Trail, Union Pacific Railroad, Lincoln Highway, and Interstate 80.   BCHS mission statement: “The object of this Society shall be to bring together those people in...
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Cass: Historical Society Museum

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
Cass County Historical Society Museum at 646 Main in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, tells the history of Cass County since 1854, the year the county was opened for settlement. Permanent displays depict various stages in the county's history and are supplemented by temporary exhibits which are changed per...
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Cass: Murdock Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
The Murdock Historical Society welcomes you to our site and hopes you enjoy learning more about the history of Murdock, Nebraska.  Stop by the museum on a Sunday afternoon and learn a little more about how Murdock began and why our community is still thriving after 140+ years.   http://...
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Cherry: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
Exhibits include Native American artifacts, homesteaders' lives, cattle ranching, Ft. Niobrara, and the life in the early part of the century offering visitors a view into the area's colorful past. Here you will see pump organs, toys, quilts, china, saddlery, vintage clothing, military...
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Cheyenne: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
The Cheyenne County Historical Society and Museum provides access to these materials for educational and research purposes, and for personal enjoyment. Permission to reproduce these images in any form other than for personal individual use must be obtained in writing from the Cheyenne County Hist...
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Clay: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Sutton Museum is the home of the Sutton Historical Society and is dedicated to the collection and preservation of historic artifacts and information about the Sutton, Nebraska community.   The objective of the Sutton Historical Society is to collect and preserve the artifacts and informa...
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Crawford: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
Welcome to the website of the Crawford Historical Society & Museum in Crawford, Nebraska! Located in the heart of the Pine Ridge area of Nebraska, Crawford is situated in the northwest corner of Nebraska's panhandle region. We try our best to inform you about our town's past with exhibits and...
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Custer: Historical Society

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
In recent years the museum has played host to three Smithsonian traveling exhibits and many displays by local collectors, artists, and craftsmen. To highlight our famed pioneer photographer, we created a rather extensive gallery of Solomon D. Butcher photos. In 2010, after 26 years at the helm, o...
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Dakota: Historical Society

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
We are a non-profit organization located in Dakota County, Nebraska. The society is rich in history and tradition. Organized in July of 1963, with a purpose of preserving and showing historical sites and artifacts of historical value within the county. Our mission is to promote the preservation a...
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Dawes: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Northwest portion of Nebraska it calls home.  The Museum Grounds include the log house and barn, 1890s schoolhouse, pioneer church and C & NW caboose.  The 9,000 square foot Museum houses an im...
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Dawson: Historical Society Museum

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
The Dawson County Historical Society is committed to the preservation of the unique history and culture of Dawson County Nebraska. Our mission takes us beyond our museum in Lexington, working with local historical societies, civic groups, and other organizations across Nebraska. However, pres...
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Dodge: Historical Society and Louis E. May Museum

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
The May Museum will be open the 4th Wednesday of April through December. Hours are 1:30-4:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday. The last tour for the day begins at 3:30 PM. We are closed on Sundays and Holidays.    http://maymuseum.com/   The original home was built in the Italianate...
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Douglas: Bennington Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
For a town historical society, this sure seems like the place to be.  Their meetings with discussions and appraisals for antiques is really an interesting idea.  They also seem to have meaningful field trips and efforts.  If you are in the area, maybe you could check them out....
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Douglas: County Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
The Douglas County Historical Society is located at Historic Fort Omaha, which is now the campus of Metropolitan Community College, at 30th and Fort Streets.   Facilities and Services The Society is housed in two adjacent buildings, the General Crook House Museum and the Library/Archives Cen...
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Franklin: Historical Society of Naponee

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
Holdings located at the Naponee Historical Society: Birthplace of David Janssen (star of the series "The Fugitive") Movie and TV Memoribilia on display.  Pierce Lyden (Western Movie "Bad Guy") Movie Memoribilia and Autographed Books on display Naponee High School Memoribilia - Photos, Trop...
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Frontier: Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Seems like a nice group that is working to preserve history in their own way.   Frontier County Historical Society was organized in 1985 by Ken Wolf to try to preserve the history of Frontier County and the surrounding area of the state of Nebraska.   We have a membership of about 100 p...
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Gage: County Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Mission Statement: The Gage County Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts and archival materials related to the history of Gage County and holds them in trust for present and future generations.   Museum is located at 101 North Second Street, Beatrice, Nebraska (cor...
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Holt: Historical Society

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Historical Society has a wealth of information for the researcher of History or Genealogy, including:   BETWEEN 4,000 and 5,000 SMALL FAMILY HISTORIES, some of which include small family trees.CEMETERY LISTINGSLAW SUITE RECORDSMEMORIAL ALBUMSPLATTE BOOKSSHIP'S PASSENGER LISTS (4 Vol....
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Howard County Historical Society

Nebraska 04 Mar 2014
To preserve the history of Howard County in a manner that will educate and inspire interested individuals, to collect and preserve those artifacts related to its settlement: social, ethnic, religious, economic, military service, and farming. To be the storytellers for future generations.   h...
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Jefferson: Genealogical Information of Fairbury

Nebraska 17 Mar 2015
Welcome to Fairbury’s Genealogy Resource page. Our goal is to help researchers find the information they are looking for by providing a complete listing of genealogy resources in the Fairbury area and Jefferson County.   Fairbury Public Library Genealogy Department 601 7th Street  ...
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Jefferson: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Jefferson County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and passing on the history and culture of Jefferson County, NE. It operates a number of historical sites, including historic Steele City, where visitors can see a working blacksmith shop, a livery barn, a...
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Kimball: Historical Society of Plains

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Plains Historical Museum houses regional displays depicting eras from the time of the cowboy to modern man. Here you can view an outstanding arrowhead collection and a large number of rare and unique displays. Many local historical artifacts are on permanent display at this outstanding a...
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Knox: Historical Society of Creighton

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
Fortunate beyond its understanding, our community has a both a Historical Society and Historical Center to help commemorate our community’s history and educate others on Creighton’s past and beginnings. The Creighton Historical Center was formed in 1992 to 1) support the historical preservation o...
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Knox: Historical Society of Winnetoon

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
Winnetoon, is an Indian word, meaning either big water or dividing of the waters. In this case both translations apply. Big Water would describe the large slough, which was once situated north of town. Dividing of the Waters would relate to the fact that water flows to the northwest on the west s...
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Lancaster: American Historical Society of Germans from Ru...

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
This is a group that is close to my family.  My Uncle Whitey's family came from Volga Russia.   An international organization dedicated to the discovery, collection, preservation, and dissemination of information related to the history, cultural heritage and genealogy of Germanic Settle...
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Lancaster: Lincoln-Lancaster Genealogical Society

Nebraska 04 Mar 2014
The Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society is open to anyone from anywhere in the world who is interested in genealogy and history or who has ancestors from this area of Nebraska. The purpose of this society is to provide education and guidance in genealogical research, to stimulate and en...
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Lancaster: Preservation Association of Lincoln

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Lincoln, Nebraska is rich with history. From tales of Native Americans living off the land to the pioneers leaving everything behind to stake their claim in the Wild West to the founders and architects of Lincoln - these are stories that have been passed from generation to generation. These stori...
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Lincoln: Historical Museum

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Welcome to the Lincoln County Historical Museum website. The museum endeavors to reach the broadest range of the public to educate about the historical significance of west central Nebraska and the Platte River Valley. This website is designed to introduce you to our rich history.   This reg...
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Madison: Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
The mission of the Madison County Historical Society shall be to collect, preserve, and display objects relating to Madison county history; and to encourage participation by the cities of Battle Creek, Madison, Meadow Grove, Newman Grove, Norfolk, and Tilden, and their surrounding areas in mainta...
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Nebraska Factoid

Nebraska 03 Mar 2014
Capital: Lincoln Population: 1,826,341 (2010) Size: 77,349 square miles Nickname(s): Cornhusker State Motto: Equality Before the Law Tree: Cottonwood Flower: Goldenrod Bird: Western Meadowlark
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Nemaha: Brownville Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Interesting little site with some very nice stories, images, and information.   Our Society began the movement to restore, preserve and encourage visitors to come to this magical, historic village in 1957. You can be part of that movement and create a lasting legacy.   http://brownville...
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Otoe: Genealogical Society

Nebraska 17 Mar 2015
Otoe County is rich in history and tradition, and was one of the first counties established in the Nebraska Territory. It hosts several prominent landmarks and famous personalities in Nebraska history, to include Arbor Lodge and J. Sterling Morton of the Nebraska City area. The Otoe County C...
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Otoe: Nebraska City Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
I am not sure whether this is a larger group or if it is a couple of dedicated people trying to host the information.  Some of the data is quite good so you may wish to check it out.  Some of the links did not function when I tested it this morning, but most of the data is functioning....
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Pawnee: County History

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
I did not see a sign of recent activity, but the content they link to does seem as though it would be helpful.   http://www.pawneecountyhistory.com/   If you have not renewed your membership to the Pawnee County Historical Society for this year, please mail your membership fee to: Pawne...
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Pierce: Historical Society

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Plainview Historical Society was organized in 1968. The initial museum was an old barn purchased by Lula Lingenfelter.  It was relocated to the Band shell Park. Later the society purchased the old C&NW Depot, thanks to the generosity of Lula Lingenfelter...
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Platte: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The museum's collections consist of artifacts donated by the public.  The museum actively accepts donations and contributions.  The public is welcomed to join our society and volunteer as a tour guide. Knowledge of our community, as well as an appreciation of its material culture, are...
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Red Willow: Historical Society of Indianola

Nebraska 17 Mar 2015
The Indianola Historical Society was formed May 27, 2008.  A group of people who are interested in saving the history of Indianola and all Red Willow County got together and decided to start this project. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month. The president is Bill Baumbach and v...
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Richardson: Historical Society of Dawson

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
WHO WERE THE “DUNKARDS”?  They were German Baptist Brethren of the Palatinate (today’s SW Germany) who were abused by the majority religious denominations of the reformation. William Penn encouraged them to come to Pennsylvania. Their leader, Dr. Phillipp Friedrich Konrad Haller, for a while...
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Saline: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
In the 1950’s, Rosa Dusanek had a dream of building a Saline County Museum to house the history of the people of Saline County. A Saline County Historical Society was established in 1957. In 1960, the County Commissioners gave the society a one-tenth mill levy.   A building was built in 1964...
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Sarpy: County Museum

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
The Museum belongs to all who support our Mission: to preserve our history, interpret our history, pass on our heritage, educate our children, and maintain our archives.  Thanks to community support, the Sarpy County Museum is able support a research library and archives, preserving our Sarp...
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Saunders: Ashland Historical Society

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
Preserving, recording and "telling" the rich history of the Ashland NE community and area   http://www.ashlandhi...es/default.aspx
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Saunders: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 20 Feb 2015
The Saunders County Museum is a tribute to the pioneers who sought a better life on the prairie. Early settlers were predominantly Czech, Germans and Swedes drawn to Saunders County for the opportunity to own a piece of land. Railroads helped development and towns flourished along their lines....
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Sheridan: Historical Society of Rushville

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
The Sheridan County Historical Society runs four museums in Sheridan County, Nebraska   Welcome to the new website for the Sheridan County Historical Society in Sheridan County, Nebraska. Here you will find everything you want to know about our area museums.   http://sheridancount...sto...
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Swedish Immigration to Nebraska in late 1800s

Nebraska 04 Jul 2014
Though I have only begun tracing one family member that is of Swedish descent, I am beginning to see a lot of immigrants coming from the Norrbotten, Overlulea area of Sweden.  The records from this part of Sweden are very good, so I hope I can find more information regarding the Emigration f...
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Thayer: Historical Society and Museum

Nebraska 16 Mar 2015
Welcome to the online home of the Thayer County Historical Society and Museum.  We plan to bring you a great cross section of what the Museum has to offer, as well as details of all upcoming events.   If you’re interested in Thayer County and its history – this will be the place to be....
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Washington: Historical Society

Nebraska 17 Mar 2015
Visit the oldest county museum in the state of Nebraska. The Washington County Museum has been operating since the 1920’s, first in the home of “Grandad” Woods, then in the old Fort Calhoun State Bank that went bankrupt during the depression. See this bank and museum in the heart of historic Fort...
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Webster: Historical Museum

Nebraska 18 Mar 2015
Housed in a 1909 classic revival style brick mansion, the Webster County Historical Museum is a beautiful landmark and an outstanding resource for learning about the area's rich pioneering and agricultural history. The four floors of the museum bring to life the early settlers of Webster County....
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Welcome to Nebraska

Nebraska 26 Sep 2014
Welcome to our discussion forums for the state of Nebraska.  We are beginning to place more content on our website in the hope you will find something of interest to you. In the coming weeks we will begin to add more information concerning the state.   If you have any historical or gene...
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