West Nebraska Family Research & History Center

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The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do.

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Welcome!

main imageWelcome to the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center's online patron's family trees repository.
This site was specifically created as a way for our staff and our patrons to collaborate on joint research projects while making the information discovered during the research available to the general public.
Each family tree on this site is jointly owned by the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center and the individual(s) that have commissioned us to create this work. Any information gathered during project will be added to their online family tree only on this site. The tree owner(s) and/or site administrators may add other family members/site users to the project to help with the research project. If you'd like to be involved or would like to contribute to one of these online family trees please let the tree owner or the site administrator know.
Site administrators will not add site users or family tree editors without permission from the tree owner(s). If the owner of a particular family tree is not specified then let the site administrator know and they will contact the tree owner directly on your behalf. Collaboration is key to success.

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Latest Research Project

Hughes-Griffith family tree commissioned by Lisa Zyriek. Objective: Verify family information as provided in the 1940 federal census.



Family Trees We're Working On

 
Sayre-Helling Family
Duane Sayre & Darlene Helling

Duane Sayre & Darlene Helling

m. 5 Aug 1962 in Mitchell, Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska
Two children were born to this union.

The family tree work on this site was commissioned by Brad Sayre.

Prado-Chavez Family
Albert Prado & Shirley Chavez

Albert Prado & Shirley Chavez

m.
Five children were born to this union.

The family tree work on this site was commissioned by Al Prado.

Tuttle-Clark Family
John Tuttle & Alice Clark

John Tuttle & Alice Clark

m. 19 Jun 1960 in Scotts Bluff Co., Nebraska
Two children were born to this union.

The family tree work on this site was commissioned by John & Alice (Clark) Tuttle.

Hughes-Griffith Family
Ruby M. Hughes & Hazel Griffith

Ruby M. Hughes & Hazel Griffith

m. in Banner Co., Nebraska
One child was born to this union.

The family tree work on this site was commissioned by Lisa (Hughes) Zyriek.



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JOHN DOE
Text about most famous ancestor goes here.

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JULIUS "JACK" McCALL

Jack McCall murdered James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok in Deadwood, Dakota Territory on Aug. 2, 1876. There is a lot of misinformation about Jack McCall and where he came from but the reason for his notoriety is well documented and unchallenged.

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Administrator Message

We strive to document all of our sources in these family trees. If you have something to add, please let us know.