Saturday, May 14, 2011

West Nebraska Roundtable on May 21

News Release courtesy of Floyd Smith III

The West Nebraska Family Research & History Center is proud to announce that Nancy Sato and Mickey Hara will be the featured speakers for the WNFRHC Genealogy Roundtable Forum on Saturday, May 21st, at 1:30pm at 1602 Ave. A in Scottsbluff. Both Nancy and Mickey will discuss Japanese customs and some of the complexities of trying to settle in western Nebraska. Nancy will discuss the book, Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska plains, a memoir by Hisanori Kano. Edited and introduction by Tai Kreidler and translated by Rose Yamamoto. Mickey will describe and discuss the Nurse Cadet Corp and the role they played during WW2.  Mickey also plans to talk about a book she is compiling about the various Japanese families that have lived in the panhandle of Nebraska. The program is free and open to the public. A discussion period will follow the program for those that would like to contribute to the topic.

For more information, please contact the West Nebraska Family Research & History Center at 308.635.2400.

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