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IMG 7540-001aOtoe County is rich in history and tradition, and was one of the first counties established in the Nebraska Territory.   It hosts several prominent landmarks and famous personalities in Nebraska history, to include Arbor Lodge and J. Sterling Morton of the Nebraska City area. The Otoe County Courthouse is the oldest public building in Nebraska.  It was erected 1864.  Our society is dedicated to ensuring that our Otoe County heritage is remembered, our communities are preserved, and our ancestors are acknowledged for the sacrifices they made to become an important part of the Great State of Nebraska.

"The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his forefathers; who has no natural regard for his ancestors of his kindred; is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance." Daniel Webster

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Genealogy Events

DO YOU WANT A DNA workshop ?- Let us know!!! We'll assist finding your connections using DNA!  Details coming soon - be sure to sign up at the Resource Room or Email us!

 

Don't forget to pay your 2020 DUES? 2021 is just around the corner!

Thank you for your continued support - we need your membership to maintain our special projects & research.  If you haven't - please go to the Membership page for membership form/address. Be sure to check out the Syracuse, Elmwood, Seward and many other area newspapers ONLINE !!  Links are provided to the left of this side bar.

 OCGS EVENT:

 Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the Month - watch our FB page and our website for details each month.

Hey, Members!!!  check out the Local Research TAB for Cemetery Databases updates!!!!

 

Resource room is always available by appointment - Contact Barb Wilhelm.  

 

 New Online information & research tips - see sidebar and local resource tab.

 Otoe County Newspapers - Syracuse & Nebraska City

http://otoecountyne.advantage-preservation.com 

This is a link to other states newspapers:

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/newspaper-research-links.html#.W1B2RtJKiM8

Various NEBRASKA Newspapers:

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/nebraska-online-historical-newspapers-summary#.W1B2-NJKiM8

Elmwood Public Library has ELMWOOD NEWSPAPERS DIGITIZED:

http://casscountyne.advantage-preservation.com/

Seward Public Library also has Seward papers online:

http://seward.advantage-preservation.com/search

HAPPY SEARCHING!!!

 

Syracuse Museum of Memories - Looking for Volunteers.  They meet every Wednesday, 9AM.  Open every Sunday afternoon - May-October, else by Appointment.  See their page on our site for further details.