Trial of Omaha World Herald database!
Omaha Public Library is currently offering a public trial of the newly digitized Omaha World Herald, from 1885 up to 1983 (from 1983 you have access to the electronic version through our NewsBank database). Try it out and see what you think! If you are trying it from home, you will be prompted to enter your library card number for access.
Databases @ OPL
Omaha Public Library has been a federal depository library since 1880, so it has an extensive collection of government documents of all kinds at the main library. A list of some of the resources most useful to genealogists can be found on our website. Other documents not listed can be found in restricted areas on the second floor of the main library (request materials from staff), and include such things as USGS topographical maps and reports and records of different Nebraska institutions dating back to the 1800s.
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Genealogy at OPL
Genealogy CDs available for viewing at W. Dale Clark Library
OPL has a collection of genealogy CDs donated by the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society and available for viewing at a a dedicated computer in the third-floor genealogy room at W. Dale Clark Library. The list of available CDs can be viewed here or requested at the third-floor reference desk.
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Friday, Dec 6, 2013: GO-PAF Meeting7 p.m., LDS Center, 11027 Martha St., Omaha.
Come and discuss genealogy software and other tools.
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013: Family History Holiday Ornaments 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Millard Branch Library, 13214 Westwood Lane, Omaha. Preregister.
Looking for that unique gift for family members? Craft a genealogy-inspired ornament for the holidays.
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013: Genealogy Writers' Group1:30-3:30 p.m., W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., Omaha, Meeting Room 1. No registration required, just drop in!
Interested in writing up your family history? Share tips and get feedback from other writers. Contact: Tricia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013: Family History Holiday Tree Ornaments 6-7:30 p.m., W. Clarke Swanson Library, 9101 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha. Preregister.
Looking for that unique gift for family members? Learn how to craft a genealogy-inspired ornament for the holidays.
Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014: GOGS Monthly Meeting7 p.m., Nebraska Methodist College (Josie Harper Campus), 87th & Burt, Omaha.
Martha Grenzeback, OPL Librarian, will talk about finding family history in city directories.
The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, has been referred to as "the genealogist's bible," and for good reason. It offers detailed, comprehensive, and well-indexed information about almost every kind of record researchers of American genealogy might ever need to consult. Ancestry, its publisher, has digitized the most recent edition (2006) and made it available free online.
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