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Established in 1982, the Library/Archives Center inhabits the building just north of the General Crook House Museum. The center was founded to fulfill the mission of the Douglas County Historical Society. The Center also serves as the official county archive, as designated by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

As the research and educational center of the Douglas County Historical Society, the Library Archives Center houses materials-including newspapers, clipping files, books and government records-detailing the history of Omaha and Douglas County, Nebraska. Though materials are not available for lending, nearly all books or documents can be copied or scanned for research purposes. The society staff provides research services, photo reproductions, document scanning, as well as archival preservation advice.

Our Archives

Searchable Online Photo Collection Searchable Newspaper Collection
Genealogy Newspaper List
Maps, Plat Books & Atlases Documents, Diaries & Letters
Artifacts Special Collections
Audio/Visual Materials Businesses & Organizations (includes Directories)
Clipping File Miscellany
Library Fees Online Exhibits

Research Services

City directory search request (1866-1891, 1900-current); One individual, family, or business name in five years of a directory: $15.00 USD
Marriage record request: $15.00 USD
Naturalization records request (Douglas County Declarations of Intention, 1867-1964; Petitions for Citizenship, 1881-1936): $15.00 USD
Birth Register (City of Omaha records on microfilm and in registers 1873-1910; City of South Omaha registers 1895-1905), per person requested: $15.00 USD
Death Register (City of Omaha records on microfilm and in registers 1873-1907; City of South Omaha registers 1895-1905), per person requested: $15.00 USD
Newspaper search: $15.00 USD per half hour
 *Please allow up to four weeks response for your request.*

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