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309 N 5th St, Norfolk, NE 68701
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Norfolk Area Genealogy Resources

The Walter John Howard Family

Norfolk Daily News Digital Archive
Keyword-searchable digital archive of the Norfolk Daily News from November 1887 - June 1983.  *Available only in the library.  Use the "Newspaper Archive" link on any of the public computer desktops to access. Library Edition
Includes 2 billion+ names, maps, vital records, and images.  *Available only in the library.  View's Learning Center.

Trace your family history though global genealogy resources. *Access from home using your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password.  Contact the library for details.  View the tutorial.

Norfolk Public Library

The Norfolk Public Library has a variety of genealogy resources including:

  • Alphabetized index of obituaries, various years from 1918-1956

  • Census microfilm from several states, 1850-1930

  • Norfolk Daily News on microfilm, 1887-2009

  • Norfolk Daily News on data CD, 2009 - 2014

  • Norfolk Daily News digital archives, November 1887 - June 1983

  • Norfolk City Directory, 1889 - present

  • Cemetery Records for Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Antelope and Wayne counties

  • Norfolk High School and Norfolk Junior College yearbooks, various years from 1909-1997

Please visit the library or call us at 402-844-2100 for complete information on the genealogical resources we can provide.

Library staff is able to make a copy of an obituary if a specific date of death is given. There is a $10 charge for this service for each obituary request. A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included with the payment.  Please send your request to:

Reference Department
Norfolk Public Library
308 Prospect Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701

Elkhorn Valley Museum and Research Center

Located in Norfolk, their Research Center houses the libraries of the Madison County Genealogical Society, the Northeast Chapter of Germans from Russia, and the archives of the Elkhorn Valley Historical Society.

Madison County Genealogical Society

To obtain copies of obituaries from the Norfolk Daily News, or if you are looking for more extensive genealogical research, please contact the Madison County Genealogical Society at via email at, or via mail at:

Madison County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1031
Norfolk, NE 68702-1031