Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lue Spencer DAR Library

Years ago when I was beginning my genealogical research, I used the Lue Spencer DAR Library. At that time it was located in the basement of the public library in Alliance, Nebraska. In time it was moved to the Edith Abbott Memorial Library in Grand Island, Nebraska.

The collection does not pertain just to Nebraska. There are numerous books pertaining to other areas, as well as bound collections of excellent periodicals. You will also find the Sprague Collection in the library. Both of these will keep genealogists busy for hours.

Grand Island's library has old city directories, early newspapers, Hall County census records and a city cemetery book which is updated periodically. They have the "Grand Island Daily Independent" on microfilm. There are three microfilm readers available. If you are unable to search in person, a volunteer will copy requests such as obituaries, weddings, birth and death announcements with an exact date. They request postage and copy fees. Available within the library are the online databases, Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest.

Information about the library:
211 North Washington Street

School year hours:
Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm (after Labor Day)
Mon-Thurs 9:30 am to 9 pm
Fri-Sat 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Summer hours:
Sunday closed
Mon-Thurs 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Fri-Sat 9:30 am to 5 pm

Add this library to your genealogy research list. It is worth the trip!


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