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Research Your House History Research Your House History

Researching the history of a building requires the whole panoply of genealogical research skills and then some! Here are resources to help.
Researching the history of a building requires the whole panoply of genealogical research skills and then some! Here are resources to help.
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Omaha Star Digital Archive Omaha Star Digital Archive

The Omaha Star, in existence for over 70 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper. Search the archives from 1938-2011.
The Omaha Star, in existence for over 70 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper. Search the archives from 1938-2011.
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Digital Image Collections Digital Image Collections

View the historical images in the OPL digital image collection. More content is being digitized all the time, so check back often!
View the historical images in the OPL digital image collection. More content is being digitized all the time, so check back often!
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New Books on Local History New Books on Local History

Check out the latest books in the OPL collection all about Omaha and the surrounding areas!
Check out the latest books in the OPL collection all about Omaha and the surrounding areas!
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Nebraska Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) Nebraska Sanborn Maps (1867-1970)

Digitized fire insurance maps showing street names, property boundaries, building materials, building use, house and block numbers.
Digitized fire insurance maps showing street names, property boundaries, building materials, building use, house and block numbers.
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Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive

Search the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive from 1878-1983.
Search the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive from 1878-1983.
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