Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Obituary File

Looking for an obituary in Nemaha County, Kansas? 
Then the Nemaha County Historical Society 
may have what you need! 

The society has an obituary file dating back to the 80s. 



For older obituaries in the Seneca area, then the Seneca Public Library is the solution. The library has a complete set of the microfilm of the Seneca papers. Viewers of the microfilm can use a digital reader and either print selections or save the selection to a thumb drive.

For those wishing to do local research, the historical society is open on Tuesdays from 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. The Seneca library opens at 10 am Monday thru Saturday. Monday - Thursday the library is open to 8 pm. It closes at 5 pm on Fridays and 2 pm on Saturday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bennet Bible Received

The Nemaha County Historical Society received a family Bible today containing information for the Bennett Family. The bible is copyrighted 1883.

Thomas Bennett, harnessmaker and saddler, is a native of Cobourg, Canada. Was born in 1833 and reared in Oswego County, N.Y. until 1854, when he returned to Mitchell Canada, and learned his trade. In March 1870, he located in Seneca and began a business; that judging by his large, varied and complete stock of everything in his line has thriven, as has the town and county selected by him as a home. He married in Mitchell, Canada, Miss Isabella Hawkshaw. They have nine children -- the five eldest in Canada, and the others, with one exception, in Seneca. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is also identified with the Masonic Lodge and Chapter of Seneca.  (from Andreas History of the State of Kansas, c1883 - page 948)

Below are images from the Bible




Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Genealogical Records Online

Coming Soon!

Nemaha County Historical Society is working on providing members only access to some of the genealogical records in their archives. E-mail addresses of members will be used to provide access to members.


The following records are scheduled to be added to the site in the near future:

  • WPA index to Seneca newspapers
    • Obituaries A
    • Obituaries B
  • Marriage Affidavits
    • 1904
    • 1905
    • 1906
  • School District No. 57 Scrapbook
    • Includes pictures
    • Includes board minutes and legal documents
    • Includes memories of teachers and students
  • More added as images become available!
Check us out at Nemaha County Genealogy
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