SWNGS is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library

The Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society (SWNGS)  is located in McCook, Nebraska. They have announced that they have become a FamilySearch affiliate library. SWNGS is one of four FamilySearch affiliate libraries in the state of Nebraska.

The Southwest Nebraska Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1975. It has four purposes:

To create and foster interest in and unite persons interested in the pursuit and study of genealogy and family history

To encourage the preservation of public and private records

To promote programs of education which support the growth and development of these fields

To contribute and maintain genealogical materials and equipment in the SWNGS library saving genealogical records for future generations.

FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is free to use by anyone who wants to learn more about their family tree. 

With their new FamilySearch affiliate library status, the Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society will be able to access digital genealogical collections that are otherwise accessible only at the Salt Lake City library or one of more than 5,000 FamilySearch family centers worldwide. These collections are not available through the FamilySearch website that many genealogists use on their home computers.

According to SWNGS volunteer Sherrie Dack, SWNGS is one of only four libraries in Nebraska with the FamilySearch affiliation. The other three are the Omaha Public Library, the West Nebraska Family Research Center in Scottsbluff, and the North Platte Public Library/North Platte Genealogy Society.

The SWNGS library contains information on McCook and Red Willow County, which includes the original District Court Books, original Marriage applications and license, and index books for marriages, burials, and probates. They have an ongoing project of Newspaper Abstracts books from 1882 to present that contain birth announcements, marriage write-ups, anniversaries, obituaries, family reunions and more.

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