Genealogy: Nebraska, Library and society resource list

Nebraska, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (4)

  1. Nebraska Library Commission:  http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/index.html
  2. Nebraska Secretary of State – Records Management Division:  http://www.sos.state.ne.us/admin/record_manage/
  3. Nebraska State Genealogical Society:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~nesgs/
  4. Nebraska State Historical Society:  http://www.nebraskahistory.org/

University Archives and Collections (8)

  1. Creighton University. Rare Book Room:   http://reinert.creighton.edu/Rarebkrm.htm
  2. Creighton University. University Archives:   http://reinert.creighton.edu/archives.htm
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University:   http://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/offices/library/Departments/Special_Collections/special_collections.html
  4. University of Nebraska, Lincoln:  http://www.unl.edu/libr/libs/spec/specar1.html
  5. University of Nebraska, Omaha. Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection:   http://library.unomaha.edu/information/collections/apac.php3
  6. University of Nebraska, Omaha. Special Collections:   http://library.unomaha.edu/information/collections/special.php3
  7. University of Nebraska, Omaha. University Archives:   http://library.unomaha.edu/information/collections/archives.php3
  8. Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation:   http://www.willacather.org/archives.htm

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (2)

  1. Lincoln City–Lincoln City Libraries:   http://www.lcl.lib.ne.us/depts/hr/front.htm
  2. Omaha–Omaha Public Library:   http://www.omahapubliclibrary.org/catalog/spcollect.htm

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (2)

  1. Buffalo County Historical Society:   http://bchs.kearney.net/Archives.html
  2. Douglas County Historical Society:   http://www.omahahistory.org/archives.htm

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. Best of the Web – Nebraska Library Commission:  http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/nsf/nel.html

This site contains a list of websites recommended by the Nebraska Library Commission. Topics include Business and Finance, Education, Health and Medical, Nebraska Information, Science and Technology, and more.

Digital Library Collections (1)

  1. Western Trails:    http://bcdlib.tc.ca/general-collections-us.html#WesternTrails#WesternTrails