Answered By: ask crisslibrary Last Updated: May 06, 2015 Views: 5
A couple databases come to mind. All are available from the library's Database A-Z list at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/content.php?pid=112019&sid=843486
HeritageQuest has scanned pdfs of handwritten Census reports back to 1790 and a collection of family histories in ebook form. There are also Revolutionary War Pension files, and other items.
America's Historical Newspapers has covers around 700 newspapers from 1690 to 1876.
The New York Times Historical database is fulltext back to 1851.
Other databases may be useful depending on your family history, but these three should get you started.
In person: Make an appointment with a Research Librarian.