Biography, Genealogy, and Newspaper Databases

Ancestry -Library Edition

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Find census, birth, marriage and death records. Access photos, newspapers, historical stories and maps. (No home access.)


Biography Reference Center

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Comprehensive collection of 450,000 or more biographical profiles. Password from library or Nebraska ID needed.

Heritage Hub

Click here to access Heritage Hub! Opens in new windowExplore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7. Library card required to access.

My Heritage -Library Edition

My Heritage -Library Edition Opens in new windowTrace your family history through global genealogy resources. Password from library or Nebraska ID needed. 

NewsBank - Access World News

Access World News through Newsbank Opens in new windowExplore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Omaha World Herald and Papillion Times (both linked directly below). Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.  Library Card required to access.

NewsBank - Omaha World Herald

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The Omaha World Herald Collection: Search 35 years of Nebraska history with The Omaha World Herald Collection. Coverage from 1983 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Omaha World Herald with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online. Learn how to access full-color pages with the guide here. Library Card required to access.

NewsBank - Papillion Times

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The Papillion Times (text only) with some coverage dated back to 2009 through January 2023.  Library Card required to access.

NewsBank - Sarpy County Times

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The Sarpy County Times (text only) with coverage starting in 2023.  Library Card required to access.