Nebraska Family History Societies (C-I)

This section lists associations from Crawford to Greater Omaha giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Crawford Historical Society

The aim of the association is to preserve the history of Crawford and surrounding rural area.

They hold an extensive collection of archives, which include Photographs, Newspapers, Obituaries and Books relating to the area.

Website:
http://crawfordmuseum.org/about_us/society.php

Custer County Historical Society

The association has a Research Library where a number of resources are available, which incorporate:

  • Census Returns
  • Early Probate Records Index
  • Family Surname Files
  • Funeral Records
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Military Lists
  • Newspapers
  • Obituary Indexes
  • Photographs
  • Pictures
  • Town Centennial Books

Some databases are on the site, which include:

  • Cemetery Lists
  • Index of the 1886 Gazetteer
  • Index to Custer Co. History
  • Obituaries
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~necuster/museum.html

Furnas County Genealogical Society

The association has an extensive collection of resources, which include Tombstone Inscription Books for the counties of:

  • Frontier
  • Furnas
  • Gosper
  • Harlan
  • Lancaster(Part)
  • Norton(Part)(Kansas)
  • Phelps(Part)
  • Red Willow

Archives also incorporate:

  • Card Index Files of Civil War Veterans, Spanish American War Veterans, World War I Veterans and World War II Veterans
  • Census Returns (1880, 1885, 1890, 1900, 1910) for Furnas and surrounding areas
  • Family Group Sheets
  • Family Histories
  • Family Stories
  • Marriage Index
  • Marriages Card Index Files
  • Newspapers (Furnas County and Stamford (Harlan County)
  • Obituaries Card Index Files
  • Photographs
  • Rural School Histories

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Early Araphoe
  • Early Precept Book
  • Hendley, Nebraska Centennial Book
  • History of Beaver City
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefurnas/GenSocResources.html

Greater Omaha Genealogical Society

The aims of the association are to unite people interested in the study of genealogy and family history and to encourage people to preserve of public and private records.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 365+1 Genealogy Tips Calendar
  • 1913 and 1924 Atlases: Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington Counties in Nebraska; Mills and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa
  • Back Issues of Westward into Nebraska, their Newsletter.
  • Burials of Civil War Veterans in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha
  • Documentation Guide: Companion to Federal Census Helper
  • Douglas Co. 1886 Voter Registration
  • Douglas Co. Marriages 1854-1881

Publications available for sale also include:

  • Federal Census Helper
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Omaha Undertakers 1865-2006
  • Omaha's Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery
  • Remains to be Found: Special Publication of GOGS
  • Rural Douglas County Cemeteries
  • Westward into Nebraska: GOGS Newsletter

They also have a list of surnames currently being researched by Members, and a list of links to sites you may find of use.

Website:
https://gogsmembers.wordpress.com/