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Revised February 3, 2014

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A COLLECTION OF OLD POSTCARDS OF CENTRAL CITY NEBRASKA, CIRCA 1908

A HISTORY OF THE POST OFFICE

THE CENSUS RECORDS

HISTORICAL TIMELINES

A HISTORY OF THE STATES

THE CLAN WEBSITES

MAPS AND TRAILS

ON-LINE LIBRARY - HISTORY SECTION

For those who are having a problem locating your family members, the History of the States is a must read section.  This section contains a state-by-state breakdown of the counties, indicating when they were formed and when.  This section also contains discontinued counties.  For those just starting out, you need to look at the county you are currently researching to see if it was an original county or was created out of some other county or state.  Always look at the date of your research and then look at the county and/or state to see if the name was the same in the period you are researching.  Remember that Virginia, for instance, at one time took up a huge portion of the eastern territory.  As each state was formed, the state from which they were created became smaller.  You may need to check in each and every county indicated to find your record.  I spent several months looking for someone in Greene County, Tennessee, when I first started out, only to find out that at the time I needed the records, it was still in North Carolina.  These charts can save you some valuable research time.

From our earliest ancestors, exploring and ever expanding throughout the world, we have been an evolving planet. It is not uncommon, therefore that we should seek new lands. As the strong conquer the weak, our ancestors went to new lands and either united with or took over the existing citizenry and made these lands their own.

Our forefathers came from far lands to these shores and seeing a land which was rich and good, drove the indigenous citizenry from the lands or convinced them to sell their heritage for our good. They came in search of freedom, a new beginning, as criminals deported for the good of the old country, or just because we felt like it.

We evolved from a loose group of 13 colonies into a great nation and even after inner conflict between our states, continued to grow and evolve until we became a nation of 50 states, united to a common good. What is important for us to always remember is that we were not always as the maps show us today. Each county and state came from another area and indeed, in some cases were owned by other countries. It is important in researching through historical data to remember this evolution and to understand from whence these places came and why they were settled. 

The historic timelines section has been changed.  This section is now dedicated to some basic local, topical and international items of interest.  It will cover such topics as musical happenings, monetary changes, the wars, inventions and whatever else I come across that meets my criteria.  Additions will be made as time permits.
We have a history section to our on-line library.  The first book in this section is about a third of the way transcribed and is up and running through Chapter 9..  This book has numerous illustrations and covers the period of the Revolutionary War to just before the 1900s and was published in about 1879.  You will note something interesting in reading the books published earlier.  Each generation has its own prejudices and viewpoints and they clearly appear in these writings.  If anyone is offended by comments made regarding race or gender, please bear in mind the period during which the writer was creating.  If anyone wishes to donate a book to our on-line library for transcription and on-line publication, please remember that we can only post books that were published pre-1917.  Anything published after that date requires a specific signed authorization by the copyright holder.  If the copyright holder authorizes us in writing to publish their works, the document signatures should be sent to me with the book and the signatures should be notarized.  This is for our legal protection and for the protection of the rights of the copyright holder so we don't infringe on their right to publish.  Thanks.

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