Unadilla Community Library

 

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Unadilla, NE 68454-0098
Phone: (402) 828-4655
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Peggy Leefers -
Library President
 
Office Hours:
Tuesday: 4-6PM
Saturday: 9AM-12PM
 
 


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The Unadilla Community Library was started in 1996. It has been housed in the school  library and media department with the help of the Unadilla school board and an inter-local agreement between the two entities.  Many people gave time and money to build the oak shelving and gave books and volunteer hours to staff open hours.  This year our school closed and we remain in the same location at 770 G Street and are expanding the community library while maintaining the children's and student sections for use by all in the area.
 
The library is currently open Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM and  we will add hours in the near future. We have a nice selection of Nebraska authors and a great selection of local history and early settlers to this area as well as Nebraska history.  The library also has several computers with Internet connection. (1)
 
 
New Addition to the Community Library - OCGS Resource Room - down the hall from the Library in the Community Center.  Summer Hours - Thursday Evening 6:30 - 8:30PM or by Appointments:  Barb Wilhelm 402-828-5705.  OCGS holds several meetings in the Resource Room throughout the year.  WIP Project - Otoe County District Records - original documents and searchable database coming soon.
 
 
Nebraska City High School Oral History Reports
 
In June of 2010, the family of Mary Beth Kernes donated 1133 oral history reports to the Otoe County Genealogical Society in an effort to preserve these documents.  Mary Beth Kernes was a History and Social Sciences teacher at Nebraska City High School for many years. During that time, Mary Beth led her students in an oral history project, teaching them to collect family and other local histories in a hands-on manner.  Mary Beth's students conducted oral interviews with local residents, to include their relatives, in an effort to learn more about their topic selection, which ranged from the following topics:
 
a. Family History
b. Great Depression
c. World War II to the Vietnam War 
 
These oral transcripts contain a large amount of information about the individual being interviewed, and in the family history reports, there are pedigree charts attached to each of these reports as well.  The Unadilla Community Library has graciously offered to house these reports and is able to photocopy the reports for a minimal fee for anyone requesting a copy.  Please contact the library for further details.
 
A database of these documents has been established and is listed below in PDF format.  The database has been sorted by three different categories, and each category is sorted in alphabetical order:
 
1. Subject (Interviewee)
2. Researcher (Interviewer)
3. Category (Topic)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Works Cited:
 
(1) Leefers, Peggy. "History of the Unadilla Community Library." (2010). Print.

Genealogy Events

Did you pay your 2019 DUES?  Thank you for your continued support - we need your membership to maintain our school signs and to keep our website.  If you haven't - please go to the Membership page for membership form/address. Be sure to check out the Syracuse, Elmwood, Seward and many other area newspapers ONLINE !!  Links are provided to the left of this side bar.

 OCGS EVENT:

 Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the Month - watch our FB page and our website for details each month.

April 11th & April 27th - TWO sessions to organize your Family Tree for Publishing!  Printing/Binding the Book - see details to the left - RSVP your attendance By April 6th to President Wilhelm

Resource room is always available by appointment - Contact Barb Wilhelm.  It is open on the 2nd Saturday of the month 9:30 - 11:00 for your research needs!

 New Online information & research tips

(find more FREE sites on Our MEMBERS ONLY PAGE!)

 Otoe County Newspapers - Syracuse & Nebraska City

http://otoecountyne.advantage-preservation.com 

This is a link to other states newspapers:

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/newspaper-research-links.html#.W1B2RtJKiM8

Various NEBRASKA Newspapers:

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/nebraska-online-historical-newspapers-summary#.W1B2-NJKiM8

Elmwood Public Library has ELMWOOD NEWSPAPERS DIGITIZED:

http://casscountyne.advantage-preservation.com/

Seward Public Library also has Seward papers online:

http://seward.advantage-preservation.com/search

HAPPY SEARCHING!!!

 

Syracuse Museum of Memories - Looking for Volunteers.  They meet every Wednesday, 9AM.  Open every Sunday afternoon - May-October, else by Appointment.  See their page on our site for further details. 

 

2019 Meeting Minutes