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There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. Below is a listing of Nebraska societies.

Genealogical Societies

Nebraska State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5608
Lincoln, NE 68505-0608

The Nebraska State Genealogical Society book library is housed at the:

Beatrice Public Library
100 North 16th St.
Beatrice, NE 68310
Telephone: 402-223-3584

Historical Societies

Nebraska State Historical Society
P.O. Box 82554
1500 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68501
Telephone: 402-471-3270

The Nebraska Historical Society maintains an informative website, which includes photographs, historical information and research guidance at http://www.nebraskahistory.org/ (see Website Contents for online resources).

Lineage Societies

A Lineage society is an organization whose members have shown proof of their descent from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. The Hereditary Society Blue Book[1] is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "Societies"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Nebraska ties:

References

  1. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport (The Family History Librarybook, FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4. ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986


 

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