The Plainsman Museum 2017   ~  210 16th Street ~ Aurora NE ~ 402-694-6531 ~ plainsman@hamilton.net

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RESEARCH & RESOURCES

The following are some of the resources that are available for research at the Plainsman.  For assistance in researching families, places, or events, please contact the Museum at 402-694-6531 or email plainsman@hamilton.net.

  • Newspapers, Directories, Indexes, Obituaries and other records

    • Hamilton County Newspapers

    • Hamilton County Plat Books

    • History of Hamilton and Clay Counties - Volumes 1 & 2

    • History of Nebraska

    • Residential and Business Directories

    • Sun Directories

    • Telephone Books

    • Cemetery Indexes from all Hamilton County

    • Cemeteries (headstone readings only)

    • Memorial Folders from Aurora funeral parlors 

    • Obituaries

    • Some Death Records and other related documents
       

  • Organizational Records and Texts including but not limited to:

    • Royal Highlanders​

    • G.A.R.

    • W.R.C.

    • Women's Club/19th Century Club

    • Masons

    • W.C.T.U.

    • Knights Pythias
       

  • School and Church Information including​ but not limited to:

    • Cookbooks​

    • Yearbooks

    • School texts

    • Bibles
       

  • Military Information including but not limited to:

    • G.A.R.​

    • W.R.C

    • Stars of Gold

    • World War I

    • World War II
       

  • Other resources including​ but not limited to:

    • Legal Documents and texts​

    • Probate records -1880s to 1920s

    • Dictionaries

    • Catalogs

    • Country Extension Agent Materials

    • Political documents

    • Ethnic resources and documents

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