Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society
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About Our Organization
SWNGS a non profit formed in 1975 purpose is to 1) create and foster interest in and unite persons interested in family history; 2) encourage the preservation of public and private records; 3) promote programs of education supporting the growth and development of family history and 4) contribute and maintain genealogical research materials and equipment in the SWNGS library for future generations. We have free internet connection to assist our users for online research. We just became one of only four affiliates of the Family Search Library in SLC, Utah for the State of Nebraska. This allows our library users access to records in the SLC Library that have restricted general public access. Our library is available for on site research to the general public. We have books and research from all around the world but specifically hold direct interest in Red Willow county as well as Chase, Dundy, Hayes, Hitchcock, Frontier, Gosper, Furnas and Phelps as well as the counties that border us in Northwest Kansas. Our library is currently open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and the first and third Saturday afternoons. We have just currently launched our new and improved SWNGS web site at www.swngs.org.