Blog Rules

PURPOSE The Nebraska History blog exists to help open to all the stories of our state and to connect users with the people, places, and things that make up Nebraska’s rich heritage.

Comment Policy
We welcome your comments and expect that our conversation will follow the general rules of respectful civil discourse. This is a moderated blog, and we will only post comments from bloggers over 13 years of age that relate to topics on Nebraska History. We will review comments for posting within one business day. Bloggers are fully responsible for everything they submit in their comments and all posted comments are in the public domain. We do not discriminate against any views, but we reserve the right not to post comments.

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  • This is an all-ages blog. Your mother and children both may read it. Please avoid language that is inappropriate (defined as obscene, vulgar, lewd, sexually-oriented or defamatory language).
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  • Share what you know, ask about what you don’t. Your own eyewitness accounts, background, and observations and history may relate to the topic. And if you want to know more, ask!
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The views expressed on Nebraska History are those of the individual bloggers. These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect those of the Nebraska State Historical Society or State of Nebraska government.

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11 Responses to Blog Rules

  1. Terry Stewart says:

    I am looking for information on a murder of a railroad engineer last name Schreiner in the early 1900′s. The story was the fireman of the engine threw the train in reverse which caused the engineer “Schreiner” to fall from the front of the train onto the tracks and then ran over him with the train. If any one can send me information or where I can find anything please respond.
    Thanks Terry
    (I am the great grandson of the engineer doing family history)

    • Tom Mooney says:

      We do have various resources including newspapers, court records, railroad company records, etc. that may be useful. I will contact you directly to see if we can get some additional information about the incident.

  2. Cheri says:

    My Dad went to School with Francis Moul, in Madrid Nebraska, he would love to get in touch with him if you have a way for us to do so, please shoot me an email. I would love to find my Dads old friend.

  3. Jerry says:

    Also in need of owner manual for Farm Master Pasteurizer but no email address was included in order to also request a copy. Please advise.

  4. Cathy says:

    My great uncle Giles Case was employed as an artist at the Paramount Theatre in Omaha (now the Rose Theatre?). He was born in 1901, and spent most of his adult life in Omaha. My father, who will be 92 in two months, recalls him drawing cartoons and stills for the theatre in the late 1920s and 1930s (and allowing my dad to enter the theatre for free!). I would like ot know if the Historical Society has any examples of his work; possibly drawings, photos of sets, or any locally-produced animated cartoons from the approxiamte time period 1926-1939. Thank you.

  5. Linda says:

    I am looking for a marriage record 7/7/1888 in Douglas County for Mrs. Sarah A. Nichols and David A. Copson. Can you please direct me to the place/person. I do not mind paying for this information. Thanks

  6. Michael Brasfield says:

    My maternal grandfather, James Gilkison, was shot and killed by Lewis William Wells on September 30, 1889 in Logan County, Nebraska. Handwritten note containing the material below is all we have. James Gilkison is buried in the McCain Cemetery in Stapleton, Logan County. Anyone having access to original newspaper, court papers, etc. – Please contact me. Thank you.
    “Shot and killed by Lewis (Louis) William Wells (intoxicated), after James Gilkison tried to dissuade Wells from going and killing some other man with a rifle which James tried to push aside. James was sitting on the steps of the post office reading a letter. Wells (part native american) was sentenced 11 years of hard labor for manslaughter (except on Sundays and Holidays), served 7 years, 9 months. Indicted on 5/5/1890 for 2nd degree murder in Gandy, Logan County, Nebraska.
    Trial on 5/6/1890 – 5/10/1890

  7. Michael Brasfield says:

    I should have said maternal “great grandfather”

  8. Darlene Betzer says:

    I would like permission to use The Search for Better Babies (as is w photos)
    Posted on September 14, 2012 by pgaster for a privately published (exclusively for the Class of 1954 of Kramer/Columbus High School, Columbus, NE – no subscription fee.) We have had a feature “GUESS WHO?” with baby pictures for the nearly 2 1/2 years of our quarterly publication. When I read this feature, I thought it would be interesting to see the response to this focus on “Better Babies”.

    Of course, appropriate credit would be given.

    Thank you,
    Darlene Beem Betzer

  9. C Bacon says:

    My father, Boyd B Bacon, was born near Auburn, NE 1907. Worked at the Fairmount Creamery in the 30′s. Seeking information, photos and contacts.

    Thank you
    Charles Bacon

    • Tom Mooney says:


      Send an e-mail directly to our main Library/Archives address and a staff member will get back to you with possible resources:

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