John A Stahl Library
402-372-3831     330 No. Colfax, West Point, NE  68788
Apr. 24, 2014
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Leila Stahl Buffett Genealogy Center

The Leila Stahl Buffet Genealogy Center is one of the newest centers in the state of Nebraska. Since it was opened in the fall of 1997, the Center has grown in resources and use. The Sunshine Lady Foundation established and generously funds the Leila Stahl Buffet Genealogy Center. Wynona Behling is coordinator for the Center and may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. While housed in the John A. Stahl Library, library staff members are not available for genealogical research. The Center is opened during regular library hours.

Resources include:

  • State-of-the-art digital microfilm reader
  • Genealogy computer
  • Microfilms, including:
  • Early county court records
  • Naturalization records
  • Marriage records, 1900-1920
  • County census records, 1860-1920
  • School enrollment records
  • West Point newspapers, 1871-present
  • Wisner newspaper,
  • Beemer newspaper,
  • Bancroft newspaper,
  • Nebraska Volksblatt (German), 1879-1916

Reference CD's include:

  • AUSTRALIAN VITAL RECORDS INDEX – 1788 – 1905
  • 1881 BRITISH CENSUS AND NATIONAL INDEX – INCLUDES ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, CHANNED ISLANDS, ISLE OF MAN AND ROYAL NAVY
  • 1880 UNITED STATES CENSUS AND NATIONAL INDEX
  • SCANDINAVIA VITAL RECORDS INDEX – INCLUDES DENMARK, FINLAND, NORWAY,& SWEDEN
  • VITAL RECORDS INDEX WESTERN EUROPE – INCLUDES ALPINE, BENELUX, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN AND SPANISH REGIONS
  • SAR REVOLUTIONARY WAR GRAVES REGISTER – 2000ed.
  • PERSI 2000 – PERIODICAL SOURCE INDEX
  • FAMILY FINDER INDEX: VOL. 2: G-N
  • SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX: UNITED STATES, 1937-1996
  • FAMILY TREE MAKER ARCHIVES – PRE-1600 TO THE PRESENT
  • FIRST FAMILIES OF THE U.S.; INDIVIDUAL TREES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, MANY ROYAL LINES AND NOBILITY OF EUROPE; FIRST AND LAST NAMES, DATES OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE, AND DEATH, AND RELATIONSHIPS OF FAMILY MEMBERS
  • CENSUS INDEX: COUNTY LONDONDERRY, 1831 & COUNTY CAVAN, 1841
  • FEDERAL PENSIONERS' ROLL OF 1883 (Heritage Quest)
  • GENEALOGICAL RECORDS: IRISH SOURCE RECORDS 1500-1800
  • MARRIAGE RECORDS: SELECTED U.S./INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE RECORDS, 1560-1900
  • PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS INDEX, 1500-1900 (2000 UPDATE)
  • PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS: GERMANS TO AMERICA, 1850-1874
  • PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS: GERMANS TO AMERICA, 1875-1888
  • PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS: IRISH IMMIGRANTS TO NORTH AMERICA, 1803-1871
  • PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS: IRISH TO AMERICA 1846-1865
  • IMMIGRATION RECORDS: SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS TO NORTH AMERICA, 1600-1800
  • TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARIES: LEWIS'S GAZETTEERS OF ENGLAND, IRELAND, AND SCOTLAND
  • INDEX OF IRISH WILLS: 1484-1858
  • FAMILY TREE SUPER BUNDLES: INCLUDES VOLUMES 3-67
  • BRITISH IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS – 1870
  • EUROPEANS IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS – 1870
  • GERMANS IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS – 1870
  • IRISH IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS – 1870
  • SCANDINAVIANS IN THE U.S. FEDERAL CENSUS – 1870
  • FROM BREMEN TO AMERICA: THE IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE (A film by Diethellm Knauf and Ulrich Scholz)
  • FAMILY TREE MAKER'S FAMILY ARCHIVES: U.S. CENSUS
  • BUNDLE 1607-1880BUNDLE OF 8 CD'S: SCHLICKBERND FAMILY: GENEALOGY AND PHOTOGRAPHS
  • MILITARY RECORDS: WORLD WAR II & KOREAN CONFLICT OVERSEAS INTERMENTS
  • EARLY TENNESSEE SETTLERS: 1700-1900
  • THE GENEALOGIST'S ALL-IN-ONE ADDRESS BOOK
  • INTERNATIONAL LAND RECORDS: TITLE APPLOTMENT BOOKS 18230-1838
  • EARLY ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, AND MISSISSIPPI SETTLERS, 1700-1800
  • EARLY OHIO SETTLERS, 1700-1900
  • IMMIGRATION RECORDS: SCOTTISH IMMIGRANTS TO NORTH AMERICA 1600-1800
  • LAND RECORDS: KENTUCKY, 1774-1924
  • NEW ORLEANS, PASSENGER AND IMMIGRATION LISTS 1820-1850
  • INDEX TO GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND, 1848-1864
  • ILLINOIS VITAL RECORDS: MARRIAGES 1791-1900
  • INDIANA VITAL RECORDS: SELECTED COUNTIES & YEARS
  • IOWA VITAL RECORDS: MARRIAGES 1835-1900
  • KENTUCKY VITAL RECORDS: DEATHS 1911-1993
  • KENTUCKY VITAL RECORDS: MARRIAGES 1780-1920
  • MISSOURI VITAL RECORDS: MARRIAGES 1767-1900
  • MISSOURI VITAL RECORDS: DEATHS SELECTED COUNTIES & YEARS
  • NORTH CAROLINA VITAL RECORDS: DEATHS 1968-1996
  • NORTH CAROLINA: MARRIAGES SELECTED COUNTIES & YEARS
  • OHIO VITAL RECORDS: MARRIAGES SELECTED COUNTIES
  • VIRGINIA VITAL RECORDS: BIRTHS 1656-1896 (SELECTED COUNTIES)
  • VIRGINIA VITAL RECORDS: DEATHS 1660-1896 (SELECTED COUNTIES)

Numerous books, maps, church records, veterans' records, Cuming County cemetery records, marriage records (1860-1900), 'how-to' books and tapes on genealogy, historical resources and more.

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