Who We Are & What We Do

About Us

Learn all about us, how and when we were established, our policies and how to contact us

Information & Benefits

Explore our membership options and some of the many benefits you’ll receive for becoming a member of our organization. Hint: free research help and services!

Research Services

Need help with research in the panhandle of Nebraska? We’re here to help. We offer a number of research services to help you find the answers you’re looking for. Click this section to learn more.

Databases, Collections & Projects

All of the Collections and Projects we work on eventually make it into our Online Searchable Database. Below are few examples of some of these collections and projects, to see a complete list of and learn more about our collections and/or projects and which ones we’ve already added to our searchable database click HERE or the section title above.

Nebraska State Genealogical Society’s Family Recognition Application Files
IOOF/Rebekah Lodge
Family Protective Association
Claim Cards
Walton G. Roberts Mortuary Records – Lincoln, NE
West Nebraska General Hospital School of Nursing Graduating Class Photos

Kimball Public Library
Vertical File Collections

Rich Dermer’s
Germans from Russia
Research Collection
Regional Obituary Collection
Memorial / Funeral Card Collection
Veterans History Project

Our Resources

First and foremost we define a Resource as any type of media, print, digital or otherwise, that can be readily accessed to assist in investigating, answering or resolving a research question/problem. Staff and patrons alike have immediate access to a number of resources available here at the Research Center. Some of the resources we use are available at other institutions while some of our other resources are only available through us. Some the resources we rely on when fulfilling a research request are:

Our Volunteers
They know practically everyone!

Here you’ll find information on both our current and former volunteer staff members, their areas of expertise and how to contact them for help.

Digital Resources
Digitized Books, Newspapers, Maps, et al, etc.

Links to all of our most post popular digital resources such as newspapers, newsletters, magazines, ebooks and many others we’ve digitized and made available online.

Special Collections
City Directories, School Annuals, Microfilm, et al, etc.

Our Special collections are physical resources that focus on a single topic and are often times difficult to find elsewhere and may be exclusive to our institution.

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Books & More

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center offers both new and used books and other items for sale. Below are some of our featured products.
Click HERE or the section title above to visit our bookstore to view our complete products catalog.

You Too Can Help

Donate today to help Preserve our Past for the Everyone’s Future – We rely on financial donations and website memberships to not only help preserve the history of Nebraska but our ancestors as well regardless of where they came from. Please join or donate today to help us continue to teach, inspire and guide the next generation of family and local historians.

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The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center has fostered and maintains wonderful working relationships with these
fine institutions and organizations. Click their logos below to visit their websites and learn more about them.

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