Family History Month

OPL offers year-round opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using its extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage, Ancestry Library Edition, Omaha Star Digital Archives, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive. “There are so many resources available at the library for discovering one’s family history,” said Genealogy and…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Driggs

For Eric Driggs and his wife, genealogical research became a hobby from the moment they first watched “Roots” on television in 1977. The show piqued the couple’s curiosity about their own familial roots and started their pursuit of genealogical history, which has lasted 41 years. Though the internet has changed the way people conduct their…
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Explore your lineage with OPL this Family History Month

Established by Congress in 2001 to encourage people to explore their ancestry, October is National Family History Month. Omaha Public Library has several resources to help family historians at all levels of experience! For those eager to get started or perhaps those who have hit a road block in their research, OPL's 9th Annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct…
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Cuneiform Tablets

Buried in the archive room of the W. Dale Clark Library are over 100 cuneiform tablets. Originally collected by Edgar J. Banks, Ph.D, and presented to Omaha Public Library by Charles N. Dietz in 1917, these tablets came from sites in the Middle East, an area which from ancient times has been a crossroads of…
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2013 Genealogy Lock-In

Each year, OPL and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society host an after hours event welcoming people who have an interest in beginning or continuing family research. The 2013 lock-in featured a presentation called "Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Family History" by professional genealogist Nancy Archdekin. Find more photos from the event here…
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