OPL Resources to Help You Honor Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember U.S. military personnel who died in service. While Omaha Public Library branches will be closed for this federal holiday on May 27, 2024, our online resources are always available! Take advantage of these resources to help honor and commemorate Memorial Day.

Online Resources

Fold3, opens a new window: Fold3® features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

Ancestry Library Edition, opens a new window: Find birth, marriage, and death records, as well as military records and more from Ancestry Library Edition, the largest general collection of genealogical information.

MyHeritage Library Edition, opens a new window: MyHeritage Library Edition includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 3 billion family tree profiles.

New York Times Cooking, opens a new window: Hosting family or friends on Memorial Day weekend? Explore some new recipes with New York Times Cooking. This inspiring cooking guide has a diverse recipe collection that helps home cooks of every level.

Microfilm at OPL

While the Genealogy & Local History Room, opens a new window will be closed on Memorial Day itself, visit during normal business hours to peruse a collection of military records and materials, opens a new window on microfilm.

Omaha Picks: Memorial Day Reads

Books about war, veterans and sacrifice to commemorate Memorial Day.

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