Welcome to Omaha ... How long can you stay? Most like3ly We've got the places and resources you want.
I hope I don't drown you in websites <g>.
Our Omaha World Herald will do that.
Here's the visitor bureau web site. but read this first.
If we don't answer your questions, it's their job to do so. They are walking distance from the main library.
The Douglas county courthouse is walking distance as well. Telephone to the switchboard is (402) 444-7000.
IF push come to shove, Nebraska started keeping death records about 1906.
Are you flying or driving ?? After you learn the library's location consider if you are going to pay all day parking or walk a few blocks.
Library you want the third floor-see help dest to get oriented:
215 South 15th
68102-1629 .... 444-4800
Mon. thru Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Fri.& Sat. 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
I concur with the recomendation of the Dale Clark Library in downtown Omaha. I'm told and about to see for myself that the cemetery records there are prety good. They have books and microfilms. Bring lots of dimes for the copy machine and quarters for the microfilm copies ... they are C.O.D. A portfolio to keep them in is recommended. Organize a notebook for each family up front.
Computer Internet access to your favorite Geneology places like this is free but your passwords are your own risk. They have a subscription to ancestry.com, but it was messed up when I was last there. I was told they are working on it. Printouts are a dime per copy payable on the honor system down stairs.
A couple of evenings a week, some very helpful ladies come to clip obits, but they also answer whatever questions they can.
The newspaper IS at the Omaha library or on microfilm there.
Now you've goto t get some air sometime. Check out these website while you are still home for other places to go.
IF your search takes you to SARPY county, the Sarpy County Historical Society has additional records on file see above website under museums for this one other possiblities.
Omaha has two Family History center staffed by VERY helpful volunteers.
IF you decide to chase the state archives, they are in Lincoln, NE between 60 and 90 minutes away.
Nebraska Historical Society may make you list as well.
But plab you trip on the web sites as best you can.
Libraries on the Internet:
Nebraska history quarterly.
Now if you run out of time / REALLY get desperate and don't get a response here.
The newspaper will dig their archives for a fee. So will the state archives above.
Still with me? <G> Good. I'm done for now. I've got time for a long nap while you check out all the websites above and any links that catch your eye.
Former Cab driver
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