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Would you be able to scan and email an excerpt from "Dakota County Pinoneer and Old Settlers," which WorldCat shows in your collection? I do not

Would you be able to scan and email an excerpt from "Dakota County Pinoneer and Old Settlers," which WorldCat shows in your collection? I do not have a specific page number, but if there is an index, the last name I am researching is "Wilkins," first name either "Fred" or "August." Thank you very much.
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Thanks for contacting us.  It sounds like you are doing interesting research and so it disappoints me to say that we won't be able to accommodate your request. 

Unfortunately Dakota County Pioneers and Old Settlers has no index and consists of what looks to be 150 or so unnumbered pages of many different kinds of assorted records (obituaries, death date lists, reproduced newspaper articles, etc.) in no particular order. Someone would have to go through the whole thing almost page by page to find a specific name. 

A couple of suggestions for possible next steps:

1) You might find some good information in the Dakota County Herald, which has been digitized at Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/nebraska/ ) for the years 1899-1923. Some of the materials in Dakota County Pioneer and Old Settlers are actually from the Dakota County Herald.

2) Visit our Main Library in person to look through the book yourself.  If you aren't able to make it yourself, you could pay a researcher from the genealogical society to go through the book for you, but you may find the cost to be prohibitive. 

3) The Beatrice, NE Public Library and the Sioux City, IA Public Library have this item as well and may be equipped to spend more time fulfilling your request than we are.

In case you are interested, there is more detailed information about what we are able to do at Omaha Public Library here: Local Research Help

Thanks again for your request and please let us know if we can clarify this information in any way or assist with anything else.  Best of luck with your research!

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