The Society has more than 35,000 rolls of Nebraska newspapers on microfilm dating from the territorial period to the present. Specific incidents such as deaths, marriages, births, etc., will be checked by mail for a fee if the exact names (both first and last names) of the individuals and the exact date and place of the event are provided.
This listing of Nebraska newspapers is arranged by town name. Select a letter for the town of interest. The range of dates covered on each reel of microfilm will be shown.
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3,532 Nebraska newspapers titles were cataloged as part of the Nebraska Newspaper Project. Patrons may search for newspapers held by the Historical Society by using the society's online catalog or the University of Nebraska Library's IRIS online catalog. When using the Society catalog to locate newspapers in a community, first put in the name of the community in the field Anywhere. To limit the number of entries, use the name of the community and the word newspapers. (i.e. Weeping Water newspapers). The catalog record shows only the title of the newspaper and the range of dates for each title. Contact staff to check newspaper inventories for verification of exact holdings for any title.
Researchers who know the place of an event and have only an approximate date may wish to do their own research by having their library borrow relevant newspapers on film through our interlibrary loan program.
Duplicate microfilm copies of all newspapers microfilmed by the Society may be purchased. Current fees are shown at www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/services/refrence/fees_duplication_access.pdf. For information on ordering microfilm copies, contact Mary Woltemath at (402)-471-4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding digitization of Nebraska newspapers see Nebraska Newspapers: Digitizing Nebraska's History (http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/).
The Society does not have a comprehensive index to all Nebraska newspapers. Various indexes to some years of some newspapers are available, as is a card index that identifies numerous articles about Nebraska's history and people found in Nebraska newspapers from various time periods. This index is known as the Nebraska Newspaper Index. It includes state government news, local news, and obituaries from the Lincoln Journal, Lincoln Star, and the Sunday edition of the Omaha World-Herald for the years 1950-80. Staff can check this limited index for a specific name free of charge.
A joint newspaper indexing project with the Nebraska State Genealogical Society produced over 160,000 indexed entries from Nebraska newspapers and is available online. (NSHS & NSGS NE State Newspaper Extraction Project). The Nebraska Territorial Newspaper Index is under construction online. (NSHS & NSGS NE State Newspaper Extraction Project). Staff can check a specific name free of charge if not located online. A general list of Nebraska newspapers that have been indexed is available (Nebraska Newspaper Indexes).
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