The full text of this article is available to Plus members only.
For full access to all of our articles, please Join or Log In.
Not a Plus Member?
State Research Guide: Nebraska
Harvest your family's history in the Cornhusker State.

Nebraska has produced more than its well-known agricultural crops of corn, soybeans and wheat, and a historically top-ranked football team — the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. It's also produced stars such as entertainer Fred Astaire, actors Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda, writer Willa Cather and former US president Gerald Ford.

But long before those stars were born, historical headliners blazoned their way through the area — including Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, the fist recorded European in Nebraska; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, explorers of the Louisiana Purchase; and Robert Stuart, an Oregon Trail pioneer. Embrace those trailblazers' legacy by using this guide to plot your own Nebraska family's past.

To continue reading this article
Share |
Did you enjoy this article?
Please share it!
Recent Blog Posts »
Recent Articles »

Free Genealogy Downloads

Google for Genealogy Premium Collection

In the Google for Genealogy Premium Collection you will receive the new edition of genealogy technology expert Lisa Louise Cooke’s book, The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox. In addition, we are including a cheat sheet, an on-demand webinar of video demos and a full independent study course to make sure you can take full advantage of the fantastic functions Google has to offer.

This collection has a retail value of $184.92, but is yours this month only for $59.99!

They're going fast - get yours today!
©  F+W All rights reserved.