This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the local community: its people, its history, and resources and institutions that serve the people. Subjects include religion, clubs and lodges, reunions, women, men, seniors, kids, teens, activism, alternative sexuality, genealogy, and personal home pages.
Submissions to this category should focus on the communities of Nebraska .
If your site is not statewide in focus, please submit to the appropriate region, county, or locality category.
If your site focuses on a specific community, please submit to the appropriate category for that community.
Groups or websites promoting the well-being of animals, providing information about animal care, or support and services to the public or other organizations, without directly offering animals for adoption.
Information submitted must be specific to animal welfare in Nebraska.
Localities are towns and cities within the state of Nebraska.
No sites will be added to this category. Please, look at the locality subcategories below and submit your site to the one that fits best.
Subject matter relating specifically to the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community of Nebraska.
Only submissions offering information on more than one metro area or the entire state will be considered for this category. This may include regional guides, organizations, some events and conferences, and online communities.
If your site is specific to a city, please submit to the most appropriate subcategory within the local category.
This category includes websites about organizations, archives, resources, and information pertaining to the study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
Topics for this category include genealogy research resources such as vital record archives, old maps, cemetery records, and local and family histories.
Nebraska history covers past events from a period leading to the creation of the state to about a generation ago or 20 years.
Before Nebraska was a state, the land was a part of the Louisiana Purchase from French government in 1803. Lewis and Clark began their famous fact gathering trip soon after the purchase and Nebraska was one of the states that was studied for the wildlife, plants, geology and Indian tribes.
Then, in 1854, with the Nebraska-Kansas act, allowed for a creation of Nebraska and Kansas states later on.
The Homestead Act in 1862 gave free land to farmers, who would promise to stay and farm the land for a number of years. This increase the population going west and some stayed in Nebraska.
Nebraska was on the route of the famous Oregon Trail, where people in covered wagons would try for better fortunes out west.
The early houses were sod houses, since trees were scarce.
In 1867, after the Civil War, Nebraska became officially the 37th state in the union.
Omaha was the first capital, but was later moved to Lincoln. There was quite a lot of competition for state capital status.
The area proved to be good for farming despite a map notation by surveyor, Stephen Long, calling the Great Plains region "The Great American Desert".
This state owes it's gratitude to the brave and hearty souls that came west from more comfortable surroundings in eastern United States. They suffered from diseases, hunger, drought, miserable winters, and confrontations with the native peoples.
Note: Reading books and online texts from Nebraska authors, who focused on the pioneer period, such as Willa Cather
and Mari Sandoz can offer entertaining and informative insights into the early days of Nebraska.
This category includes webpages that offer historical accounts, diaries, documents prints that give insight into the early days of Nebraska history.
Sites that cover topics about the history of the entire United States should be submitted to the United States History category.
This category is for listing sites that concern the make up of the United States military community: its people, and resources and institutions that serve military and former-military personnel and family.
This category contains links to sites related to military interest groups, organizations, and personal pages.
Sites may include but are not limited to:
- Veterans groups, organizations and associations
- Personal pages centered around military life.
- POW-MIA organizations
- American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, and similar groups
Submit personal pages that give information about Nebraska or are generally directories of personal pages made by Nebraskans.
Sites submitted here should have to do specifically with political parties in this state.
Local and county sites may be listed at the state level under the respective party. However, these sites should also be submitted to the most appropriate political category under the locality or region.