Biography, Genealogy, and Newspaper Databases

Ancestry -Library EditionAncestry Library Edition Opens in new window

Find census, birth, marriage and death records. Access photos, newspapers, historical stories and maps. (No home access.)


Biography Reference Center

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Comprehensive collection of 450,000 or more biographical profiles. Password from library or Nebraska ID needed.


My Heritage -Library Edition

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Trace your family history through global genealogy resources. Password from library or Nebraska ID needed. 

NewsBank - America's News

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With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

NewsBank - Omaha World Herald

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The Omaha World Herald Collection: Search 35 years of Nebraska history with The Omaha World Herald Collection. Coverage from 1983 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Omaha World Herald with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

NewsBank - Papillion Times

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The Papillion Times (text only) with some coverage dated back to 2009 through the present.