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Nebraska Prairie Museum
P.O. Box 164
N. Highway 183
Holdrege, NE 68949-0164
(308) 995-5015
prairie995@gmail.com
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Our membership dues are $10 per year January through December, no matter when during the year you join. You will receive all four issues of "Phelps Helps" newsletter for that year.

For your information the data below tells about our research policies, publications and membership in Holdrege Area Genealogy Club.

At your request, we can search numerous records, State and Federal Nebraska Censuses and newspapers housed at the Phelps County Museum and numerous records at the Phelps County Courthouse. We charge $7.50 an hour for members and $10 an hour for non members, plus the cost of photocopies and postage. We request you send the number of hours you wish us to research and we will bill you for the photocopies and postage. Make your checks payable to:

Holdrege Area Genealogy Club
Box 164,
Holdrege, NE 68949

You are welcome to place free queries, asking for information on your relatives. You are also welcome to submit a story for the "Phelps Helps" newsletter about your Phelps County relative. We have monthly meetings the first Monday of each month at the Phelps County Museum at 2:00 p.m.

We have an excellent genealogy library housed at the Phelps CountyMuseum. You are welcome to come for a visit anytime and do your own research. We have wonderful collection of historical documents and publications available for your use, including:

Newspapers

Phelps County
  • Holdrege Daily Citizen 1887- Current
  • Holdrege Nuget 1883-1887
  • Holdrege Progress 1895-1941

Buffalo County
  • Elm Creek Beacon 1939-1999

 

We also have a large collection of microfilm, please click here for the list.

 

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The Holdrege Area Genealogy Club has the following books for sale. These books may be purchased at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, Nebraska or they may be ordered from The Holdrege Area Genealogy Club, P.O.Box 164, Holdrege, Nebraska 68949-0164.

Harlan County Nebraska Cemeteries Vol. 1 from 1876-2001

Harlan County Nebraska Marriages Vol. 1 from 1873-1936

Phelps  County Nebraska Cemeteries Vol. 1 includes all Phelps County Cemeteries except Prairie Home Cemetery.

Phelps  County Nebraska Cemeteries Vol. 2 contains Prairie Home Cemetery Cost of each of the above four books is $20.00

Nebraska residents add $1.10 for tax. If shipped to you add $4.00.

Phelps County Nebraska Marriages Vol. 1 from 22 Apr 1877 to 22 Aug 1923

Phelps County Nebraska Marriages Vol. 2 from 13 Aug 1923 to 29 May 1976

Cost for each of the above two books is $15.00.

Nebraska residents add $ .83 for tax. If shipped to you add $4.00.

Surname Index Of The Former Residents Of The Christian Orphan’s Home And The Christian Children’s Home of Phelps County, Nebraska 1889 To 1954

With Genealogical Information From Public Records.

Cost $30.00 includes tax: If shipped to you add $4.00.

If you were a resident of the Home the cost to you is $25.00 includes tax.  If shipped to you add $4.00.

Harlan County Nebraska Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Scandinavia Township Includes History, Picture and Cemetery Listing.

Cost is $3.50 that includes tax. If shipped to you add $1.25.