Nebraska Newspapers

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Resources for Nebraska Newspapers

A guide to help you locate Nebraska newspapers is:

  • Diffendal, Anne P. A Guide to the Newspaper Collection of the State Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society. Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1977. (FHL film 1036134 item 7).

Libraries and Archives

The Nebraska State Historical Society has over 20,000 microfilms of Nebraska newspapers. You can purchase copies of most of these microfilms from the society. Many of the newspapers have been indexed in the Newspaper and Information Index available at the society, and online at You can get a list of the indexed newspapers by writing to the society and asking for "Reference Leaflet No. 4, Newspaper Indexes."

The Family History Library (FHL)

The Family History Library collects indexes and transcripts of newspaper records and obituaries but does not have copies of Nebraska newspapers.

Newspaper Directory

The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.

Digital Issues Online

Wikipedia has more about this subject: List of online newspaper archives


  • Nebraska Newspaper Abstracts: A Computer Index to Names and Events Abstracted from Selected Nebraska Newspapers. Alliance, Nebraska: Nebraska State Genealogical Society, 1983—. (FHL book 978.2 B32n.) This series now has birth, marriage and other information through 1919.