Advantage Community History Archive:

Digital newspapers available via Morton James Public Library site (NE)

Nebraska historians and genealogists have a new resource available as the Morton-James Public Library completed a digitization project of Otoe County newspapers with Advantage Preservation.

Available online at, all the Syracuse papers have been digitized; including the Syracuse Journal (1878 to 1917), the Syracuse Herald (1888 to 1898), the Syracuse Democrat (1896 to 1917) and the Syracuse Journal-Democrat (1917 to 2015).

Also available are back issues of the News-Press in its various forms, from the Nebraska News in the late 1850s, through the Nebraska City News (1858 to 1925) to the Nebraska Daily News Press (1925 through 1954) are available through the 1930s.

Morton-James Library Director Donna Kruse said that in the first month that the digital newspapers were online, 179 users conducted 326 research sessions, with interest growing since then.

To read the full article featured in the Nebraska City News-Press and for more information on the project visit