Friday, November 11, 2016


November 11, 2016
Dear Family Members,
For those of you who were with us at the last reunion in the Omaha area, we were fortunate enough to have at the reunion representatives of the Historical Pioneer Research Group serves as a coordinating and facilitating organization that links, the work of the BYU Winter Quarters Project, The Nauvoo lands and Records database, Mormon Places database and the work of local researchers and historians. Ultimately all of this work feeds the Pioneer website managed by the Historical Pioneer Research Group.
Their effort that pertain to us directly is the mapping of the pioneer Carterville Cemetery in Council Bluffs, IA.  I received a note from him this week that states:
                “Just a note to let you know that the owners of the property where the Carterville Cemetery is located have given permission to complete the ground penetrating radar[GPR] survey. We have scheduled the engineering firm from Kansas City to complete the GPR on Nov 18, 2016. A day of their time and equipment including the follow up reports usually costs about $3,000.00. We plan on trying to fit in at least one other site, if we have time following the work at Carterville. It would be helpful if your organizations could contribute at least $1,000.00 to this project. Thanks for your consideration.”
The Historical Pioneer Research Group is a 501c3 non-profit corporation therefore, any gift you make is tax deductible.  Like us they are all volunteers trying help others to learn more about their heritage.  Learning the number of burials at Carterville is a first necessary step and will go a long way in helping us to determine who might be buried there.  If you, or anyone in your family would be interested in helping fund this worthwhile project please contact:
                                                Carl E Scott at for more information
Make your check payable to: The Historical Pioneer Research Group
Mail to HPRG at 5204 Country View Lane
Papillion, NE 68133
Attention: Maury Schooff, Treasurer

I want to thank you on behalf of the officers of the John and Hannah Knight Libby Carter Organization for your support on this matter.

                                                Robert Givens, President

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