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Can I donate my genealogy work to the Omaha Public Library?

I was wondering if I could list one of your branches as a place for me to donate my genealogy after I pass away. But I wanted to check with you first. It most likely would be the Millard Branch since that is the closest one to where I live.
Last Updated: May 01, 2017  |  17 Views

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Thanks for asking! Please contact our Genealogy and Local History Librarian, Martha Grenzeback, at mgrenzeback@omahalibrary.org. Only our W. Dale Clark Main Library holds a dedicated genealogy collection, and only Martha can speak to the holdings and 'mission' of our genealogy collection well enough to say whether your research might have a home in our library. 

To set expectations I think I can say that it's a very rare case that personal genealogy research is added into our library's collection. Unless the research has a strong local history connection or would be of use to a broad cross-section of library users we're probably not the right home for it, and even so we may not be. But Martha will definitely be the one to say! 

Most book donations can be made without prior arrangement, but in a case like this it's worth corresponding and making arrangements in advance so that any books or papers aren't directed to the Friends of the Library book sale! 

Thanks again for asking, and thanks for using AskOPL.

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