Which library has geneology resources?
I would like to access census data from the early 1800's and earlier.
You can access census information online both through the Ancestry Library Edition database, which you can use in any Omaha Public Library branch, and through MyHeritage (access through the Resource tab at omahalibrary.org), which you can access from home with your library card. I'll also point you to the free indexed images at Familysearch.org (direct link to US census collections at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list/?page=1®ion=UNITED_STATES&recordType=Census).
The W. Dale Clark (Main) branch of OPL, at 215 S. 15th St., has a dedicated genealogy research room with thousands of genealogy books, and a microfilm room that includes microfilms of local records and census microfilms, including both the US Federal census and the Nebraska and Iowa state censuses. Plus staff who will be delighted to help you achieve your research goals!
Feel free to contact us directly at 402-444-4826 with any questions you may have.