Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume One, no 2
Volume One, no 2, page 54 Fall 1978
Submitted by Ruth Young, Lyons Ne
NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The first Genealogical Society for the Northeastern area of the state was organized 25 Jul 1977 at the Lester SANDQUIST home in Lyons. The nine 'family history buffs' who had been independently researching their own family trees were helped by Eugene Bang of Fremont, president of the new state group.
The first officers and chair persons of this new Northeastern Nebraska Genealogy Society were: Maxine SANDQUIST, president; Marjorie PLAMBECK, vice president; Melva CHRISTENSEN, secretary-treasurer; Ruth YOUNG, public relations; Velma COOPER, lineage and membership; Harriet SMITH, historian and librarian.
This non-profit, educational society meets regularly the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 P. m. at Evista Hall in Lyons, with the exception of Jul, Aug, and Dec. Dues are three dollars individually plus a four dollar initiation fee. Couples may join for five dollars, plus initiation, with the new year beginning in Sep.
The membership now includes persons from Bancroft, Decatur, Lyons, Oakland, West Point, in Northeast Nebraska, also Omaha, Arcada, Colorado; Arlington Heights, Illinois; and Blackfoot, Idaho; who have their grass roots in this section of the state. Membership is open to all persons having an active interest in genealogy and family history.
Although NENGS is less than one year old, its accomplishments have been many. President Maxine's original newsletter to members has evolved into a Society newsletter, titled "N E N G S Notes. " A copy of the Bylaws adopted is given to each new member, and the group library is growing each month. Surname cards and lineage charts are being completed for use in the local Society as well as the state "New Brass Key. "
Social activities have been enjoyable and informative including a workshop on genealogical research by Mrs. Verna JOHNSON, formerly of Blair; a group trip to Lincoln to visit the State Historical Society Research Department; Omaha tour of the Mormon Genealogy and Dale Clark libraries in downtown Omaha, and an evening with Mrs. Clare MARES of Fremont, when she brought us her special slide and talk program on cemeteries.
The group has been represented at all state meetings of the Nebraska Genealogical Society, and our president, Maxine SANDQUIST, serves as Public Relations and Publicity chairperson for NGS, and appeared on the program with a report at the first State Convention in Lincoln, May 5-7, 1978. Mrs. SANDQUIST was also presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the State. Another highlight was the recognition given to one of our elder members, Wesley ERICKSON, 81, of Oakland, by guest speaker Robert ANDERSON of Omaha, editor of the "Journal of Genealogy, " for being the oldest participating member at this time.
Volume One, no. 2 page 54 - Fall 1978
Source "Sunday World Herald, " Omaha 8 Jan 1928 (extract)
Sons of Union Civil War Veterans Installation of officers next Tuesday at GAR Hall - W. H. HATTEROTH (re-elected commander), E. N. WOODWARD, John E. HIMOE, Harvey R. MORGAN, Moses P. O'BRIEN, Clarence O. FRITCHOFF, George A. MERRILL, F. A. HOLT, R. W. BRENNAN.
Auxiliary President to be installed: Miss Emma FREEMAN.
Volume One, no 2, page 57 Fall 1978
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Upland, Franklin Co., was incorporated on 7 Mar 1894. First board of trustees: Anton HANSEN, John PARKER, M. L. DOYLE, Frank OSTERLUND, Frank WILSEY.
Volume One, no 2, page 62 Fall 19781916 GRADUATES OF MINDEN HIGH SCHOOL, KEARNEY COUNTYEmma JENSEN Herman JENSEN Helen BLANCHARD Bessie ANDERSON Harold FRANK Aledia MILLER Carrie HAWKINSON Vaughn BEENEY George KINGSLEY Martha RASMUSSEN Elliott OLSON Alice WENDELL Madeline RINGNELL Elmer CHRISTENSEN Ella REITAN Mabel YOUNGSON John ROST Alvah JENSEN Jessie RANSOM Charles PAULSEN Clarence DITTMER Olga JENSEN Fred THOMSEN Marguerite ELM Agnes PIERSON Jack ETZELMILLER Glessie GOBEL Teckla JOHNSON Frank CARMAN Paul EXSTROM Mabel PETERSEN Eunice BURCHELL Ruth PATTISON Bertha OLSEN Louis ANDERSON Georgia JOHNSON Merle RUNYAN Debbie BURCHELL Margaret TARKINGTON Myrtle AABEL
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