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Genealogy
Print Collection
The library has a small print collection of primarily local materials including name indexes, county histories, cemetery indexes, city directories, marriage records indexes, and census records for Platte County. For obituaries and local history our archive of the Columbus Telegram dates back to 1874.

Online Links and Resources
America's Newspapers
Find obituaries from around the country. Search newspapers throughout the U.S., including local papers, such as the Columbus Telegram, Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World-Herald, and more. Use your Columbus Public Library or Platte County Bookmobile card to sign in from home.

Ancestry Library Edition
Search census, birth, marriage, death, and military records, as well as passenger lists, passport applications and more. Only available in the library.

Heritage Quest
Perform genealogical research using the U.S. Census, PERSI, and other historical sources.

NEGenWeb Project - Platte County
Discover a variety of genealogical resources for Platte County, as well as links to similar information for neighboring counties.

Obituary Index
This index lists, by last name (includes the maiden name of married women), obituaries found in the Columbus Telegram newspaper from 1930 to the most recent indexed year. For the actual obituary, please see the library's microfilm and CD-ROM archive of the Columbus Telegram. For recent obituaries visit the Gass Haney Funeral Home or McKown Funeral Home websites.

Platte Valley Kin Seekers
View information on the Kin Seekers and the resources in their library. Contact the Kin Seekers for research assistance or to view their genealogy materials.

World Vital Records
Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 million newspaper pages; unique, exclusive local and world collections. Available in the library, or 24/7 at home with your library card number.