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Find Your Family History in Nebraska Newspaper Archives

Did your family come with the wave of settlers as a result of the Homestead Act? Were they amongst the thousands of pioneers that staked their claim on the free land granted by the government? Did they stand in the streets of Omaha on March 1st, 1867 and celebrate with their countrymen after Nebraska became the 37th state in the Republic? Newspapers of the day can answer these questions and many more.

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Nebraska Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

After the California Gold Rush, the once sparse territories of Nebraska experienced a large influx of settlers heading westward. Discover your ancestors and unearth new information about their lives through the stories recorded in local papers.

Historical newspapers are a fantastic source of genealogical records and accounts of local, statewide, or nationwide affairs. By reading century-old pages of the Nebraska Advocate, the North Nebraska Eagle, the Dawson County Pioneer, the Omaha star, and various others, you can bring your family history to life. The contents of these Nebraska newspaper titles tell us important details about our ancestor's lives. Obituaries, birth announcements, wedding celebrations, classifieds and cover stories all can help flesh out your past and reveal information you might have thought forever lost. Read on Use our historical resources to discover your ancestor’s story today!