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Zora Inez Shields


RG3566.AM:  Zora Inez Shields, 1879-1969

Papers:  1890s-1969; mostly 1930s-1969
Omaha, Nebraska:  Librarian; Genealogist
Size:  6.0 cu. ft.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born on a farm in Holmes County near Napolean, Ohio on May 14, 1879, Zora Inez Shields was the daughter of Fred C. and Edith Simmons Shields. She graduated from Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska in 1897 and went on to attend the University of Nebraska, where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in 1902 and 1904. After receiving her degree, Shields returned to Omaha Central High School and served as a teacher and librarian until her retirement in 1937. Shortly after retirement she began focusing on genealogical research, which she continued until shortly before her death in November of 1969.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of eight boxes of manuscript material arranged into two series: 1. Genealogical Correspondence; and 2. Genealogical Data. The bulk of this material consists of genealogical information about several hundred families. However, only a few families have been covered extensively. Throughout the collection there are personal records including grocery lists, drafts of correspondence to financial officers, lists of apartment rentals, and financial records. Materials in the collection were re-housed, but original folder titles and arrangement were retained.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Genealogical Correspondence

Box 1
Folder
  1. Genealogical Correspondence
  2. Genealogical Correspondence
  3. Genealogical Correspondence
  4. Genealogical Correspondence
  5. Genealogical Correspondence
  6. Genealogical Correspondence
  7. Genealogical Correspondence
  8. Genealogical Correspondence
  9. Genealogical Correspondence
  10. Genealogical Correspondence
  11. Genealogical Correspondence
  12. Genealogical Correspondence
  13. Genealogical Correspondence
  14. Genealogical Correspondence
  15. Genealogical Correspondence
  16. Genealogical Correspondence
  17. Genealogical Correspondence
Box 2
Folder
  1. Genealogical Correspondence
  2. Genealogical Correspondence
  3. Genealogical Correspondence
  4. Genealogical Correspondence
  5. Genealogical Correspondence
  6. Genealogical Correspondence
  7. Genealogical Correspondence
Series 2 - Genealogical Data
  1. Maps
  2. Probate
  3. Index Families
  4. Workbook
  5. Families Inserted in Index Workbook, Rough Work
  6. Critchfield, Manchester, Ranney, Scriplin
  7. Bowen-Butterworth
  8. Families I A-G
  9. Families II H-R
  10. Families III S-Z
  11. Families I, Beginning Notes, Migrations A-B 1/3
  12. Families I, Beginning Notes, Migrations C 2/3
  13. Families I, Beginning Notes, Migrations D-E 3/3
  14. Families II, Beginning Notes, Migrations G 1/3
  15. Families II, Beginning Notes, Migrations H 2/3
Box 3
Folder
  1. Families II, Beginning Notes, Migrations I-L 3/3
  2. Families III, Beginning Data, Migrations M-O 1/3
  3. Families III, Beginning Data, Migrations P-Q 2/3
  4. Families III, Beginning Data, Migrations R-S 3/3
  5. Families IV, Beginning Data, Migrations T-U 1/2
  6. Families IV, Beginning Data, Migrations V-W 2/2
  7. Col. I Abell - Bourne
  8. Col. II Campbell - Cushmen
  9. Col. III Eames - Guy
  10. Col. IV Hack - Judsen
  11. Col. V Keen - Norton
  12. Col. VI OíBriens - Purchase
  13. Col. VII Rainsford - Symmes
  14. Col. VIII Taber - Turner
  15. Col. IX Underwood - Young
  16. Workbook I [contains personal financial records (ca 1961), including ledger book (ca 1933). Also includes lengthy pleas (drafts and copies of) to financial officers.]
  17. Massachusetts I A-B
  18. Massachusetts I C-L
Box 4
Folder
  1. Massachusetts II M-Q
  2. Massachusetts II R-Z
  3. Bristol County, Massachusetts, Acushnet - Westport
  4. Deeds, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  5. Freetown Marriages
  6. Plymouth
  7. New Jersey
  8. New Jersey
  9. New Jersey, In Process
  10. Bucks County, Pennsylvania
  11. II A
  12. Freetown, Swansea
  13. Rhode Island I
  14. New Jersey II, 1/2
  15. New Jersey II, 2/2
  16. Ohio
  17. Ohio, Holmes County
  18. Work
  19. Geography, New York, Long Island, Barbados
  20. Geography, Connecticut
  21. Connecticut, Adams - Hyde
Box 5
Folder
  1. Virginia, Md, Etc.
  2. Maryland
  3. Magazine Records
  4. Plan
  5. Bibliography, Genealogical
  6. Omaha [contains "Recollections and A Diary of the '80's in Omaha" by Janet (Wallace) Curtis]
  7. Clayton [Clayton was Miss Shields financial advisor]
  8. Mancester, Workbook
  9. Smith
  10. Shields I
  11. Shields II
  12. Shields III
  13. Hathaway
  14. Lee
  15. Simmons
  16. Paine
  17. Notes to be Inserted
  18. Old Notes, confirmed
  19. OPL
  20. Candidates, Boston, N.E.H.J. Soc. Purchases
  21. West
  22. Trip 1949, Notes to be transferred
  23. Andrews, Hamlin Family
  24. Simmons - Shields
  25. Overseas
Box 6
Folder
  1. Early Immigration, Migration
  2. Originals, Old Notes, in Longhand, Now Typed, in Notebooks A - B
  3. Originals, Old Notes, in Longhand, Now Typed, in Notebooks C - G
  4. Originals, Old Notes, in Longhand, Now Typed, in Notebooks H - W
  5. Scrapbook (Obituaries, articles, etc.) (See Oversize)
Box 7   Index cards

Box 8   Index cards

Box 9   Index cards

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Clayton family
Connecticut -- Genealogy
Genealogy
Hathaway family
Lee family
Manchester family
Maryland -- Genealogy
Massachusetts -- Genealogy
Nebraska -- Genealogy
New Jersey -- Genealogy
New York -- Genealogy
Ohio -- Genealogy
Paine family
Pennsylvania -- Genealogy
Rhode Island -- Genealogy
Shields family
Simmons family
Smith family
Virginia -- Genealogy

 

04-08-1971   LS/JEP/pmc
11-30-2004   ljd/tmm

 


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