I am just starting some genealogy research. All of my immediate family is now deceased and unfortunately nearly all of my family records were lost in a fire recently, so I'm pretty much forced to start from basics.
My maternal grandmother was ELSIE LITCHFIELD.
She was born February 19, 1892 and I believe she was born in Chadron, NE as that is where she went to school and was married. I am in the process of getting a copy of her death certificate, which will give me the name of her father, which I do not have at this time.
She had three brothers, no sisters. I do know that her family originally came from New England, most likely the Massachusetts area. I was told her father fought in the Civil War, was disabled believe that he had a pension from the Civil War. No verification of that, however, just my somewhat unreliable memory.