Remote access available through December 31, 2021. Search over 2.8 million records of immigrants and 13 million biographical sketches, census records, military records, vital records, court, land, and probate records along with other information for family history sleuths. In-library access only.
Annals of American History
Explore the rich and varied history of the United States. This online chronicle provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action using more than 2,000 primary source documents and 700 multimedia elements.
Biography Reference Bank
This database offers in-depth biographical profiles of notable people, both living and deceased. It provides full-text articles, images, and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals and focuses on biographical research.
Biography Reference Center
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.
Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMO)
Fire Insurance Maps online provides user-friendly access to unique and extensive historical maps. The high definition, color, and gray-scale images display important historical details not visible on black and white map scans.
Kearney Hub Collection from NewsBank
Search more than 60 years of Kearney and Nebraska history with the Kearney Hub Collection. Coverage from 1958 through today, including full-text, web-only content, and full-color image edition. (2005-2018: Articles only. 2019-present full-color image editions.)
MyHeritage Library Edition
Search census and gravestone records, family tree profiles, as well as birth, death, marriage, immigration, and military records from around the world. There are also digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country.
This historical database includes all the content of the Decades Series, starting withThe 20s in America all the way to The 2000s in America. It covers events, movements, people, and trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics. You can also find Value of a Dollar, Defining Documents, Weapons & Warfare, and more.
This collection is a browsable set of digitized images of the 1867-1970 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for 138 Nebraska cities and towns.