Celebrate Family History Month with OPL Programs, Lock-In

Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections in the Midwest by attending the 11th Annual Genealogy Lock-In hosted by OPL and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, opens a new window (GOGS).

Library staff and GOGS members will be available to help participants discover genealogical treasures in OPL’s collection and online. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and flash drives if desired, and a valid OPL card, opens a new window. Computer guest passes will be available for participants who are not OPL members. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded to lucky participants. Parking will be validated for program participants who use Omaha Park One (15th & Douglas). Advanced registration is required. Sign up here or by calling 402.444.4826.

In addition, historian and “edutainer” Darrel Draper will present “Daniel Freeman: America’s First Homesteader.” Draper will portray “Old Number One” in full costume, presenting a Chautauqua-style, humorous and historically factual account of America’s first homesteader and the impact of the Homestead Act in settling the West.

OPL offers year-round opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using its extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage, opens a new window, Ancestry Library Edition, opens a new window (only available at OPL locations), Omaha Star Digital Archives, opens a new window, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archives, opens a new window. Learn more about OPL’s genealogy programs and resources, opens a new window.