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 (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…
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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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Taking Lena Home

On August 16, 2016, Film Streams, Omaha Public Library, and Greater Omaha Genealogical Society presented a special screening of the documentary TAKING LENA HOME at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, followed by a post-show discussion featuring the film’s director, Alexandra Grant. In 2000, Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant came across a curious object in a Wyoming junk…
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