The Fremont Area Community Foundation presented us with a grant for $750 as a part payment on our loan for the reader/printer. Also from the generous donations from members we were able to pay off the loan and enter 1999 with a good feeling for the coming year.
The Fremont Area Community Foundation helps many organizations with grants and is a very sound Foundation. We wish to extend our thanks not only to the Foundation but also to our loyal members who were so generous.
The Foundation works from donations from organizations and townsmen who donate funds and the grants are issued annually. A very worthwhile organization, and one who desires to work with the community.
She made up a new listing of books for sale and sent them all over the
U.S. and it is surprising how many books were sold during the month of
December. Congratulations Margie, on your effort to sell our books.
From the Friday Evening Fremont Tribune 19 Jan 1906 we note the following LOCAL BREVITIES.
No new members to report for this newsletter. Everyone was busy with the holidays, and we hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday.
Charles H Miller-Annie G Dozier 1 Jan 1899 Fremont NE
NEW ON THE SHELF
Cuming County NE - A Picture History, published in December 1998 by The Pender Times.
Items from The Diaries of Mrs A C Hull-donated by Jeff
The following items were noted in the TWIGS & BRANCHES
of North Central Ill Gen Society Dec 1998 who in turn located them in various
Gen Society quarterlies.
More than 600 documents identify nearly 4,000 early Chicagoans who acquired lake front burial property or were themselves buried there. Recorded are the deaths of the earliest settlers, giving ages, birthplace, residence and cause of death.
This information will be published, but inquiries may be addressed to
the Chicago Genealogical Society, P O Box 1160, Chicago IL 60690.
Write to: The Swenson Center, Augustana College
P O Box 175
Rock Island IL 61201-2296
The filmed copies of the family history books are still available at the Family History Library. If you want to save money while photocopying, go to the Joseph Smith Memorial building, where it is 5 cents per copy. Copying at the FHL is 20 cents per copy.
|THE INTERNET CONNECTION
by Renee BunckSpecial attention is deserved by a new project of some ENGS members who are driving forces behind many of the NEGenWeb presentations. Ted & Carole Miller live in CA, but are heavily involved in ensuring that plenty of NE research material is freely accessible on the NEGenWeb site.
Located under the category of Nebraska Resources, their new ON-LINE
LIBRARY concentrates on presenting links to complete text of books and
every name indexes to books that will be useful to Nebraska researchers.
Ted & Carole do much of the scanning, typing and proofreading themselves
and are quick to offer encouragement and helpful hints to volunteers who
are interested in helping with the project.
"History of the State of Nebraska", 1882
“Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Western Nebraska”,
INDEXES FOR PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUMS:
"Portrait and Biographical Album of Gage County, Nebraska", 1888
Note from Ted & Carole - We have NO idea how many different "albums" were published or are available! Will attempt to collect the indexes for all of them.
|INDEXES FOR OTHER BOOKS:
“1899 Memorial and Biographical Record, A Compendium of Local Biography
for Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Fillmore Counties”
If you have access to any books similar to the above "albums", "compendiums", etc. – Ted & Carole Miller would like to hear from you with an offer to a copy the biographical index and, so it can be added to this page. Anything published 1922 or earlier is now free of copyright restrictions. Email for Ted & Carole is firstname.lastname@example.org . If you don’t have email, bring your information to the next meeting or write to ENGS P. O. Box 541 Fremont, Nebraska 68026 and we will pass the offer on to Ted & Carole.
Many centennial histories were written by committees during the last 30-40 years. These items can be included if surviving members of the book committee, and current officers of the society sign a release for publication on NEGenWeb. Please share your work with the future.
Additions on the Dodge County NEGenWeb page:
+ Dodge County Marriage records (1856-1877) scanned from Claire Mares 1980 work by Ted & Carole Miller
+ 1854, 1855, 1856 Dodge County Census records scanned from early NSHS publications by Ted & Carole Miller
+ St Patrick’s Cemetery records from ENGS library - scanned by me and proofed by Tom Gorey from VA.
+ Index for the 1912 Fremont HS Annual – compiled and submitted by Mary H Mills (great granddaughter of Silas Loomis Morris, DeWitt, NE)
+ 1916,1917,1920,1922 Hooper HS Graduation Announcements from Diane M. Gilligan of Fremont
--- Dodge County 1870 & 1890 and Cuming 1890 census are nearly ready. Colfax 1890 census was scanned and placed on the Colfax County NEGenWeb page by Sherri Brakenhoff of Columbus, NE. Volunteers are still needed to help with typing and proofing of cemetery and other records.
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