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State Resources — Nebraska

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has birth and death records since late 1904. If birth occurred before then, write the State office for information. It has marriage and divorce records since January 1909.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

Call (402) 471-2871 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509
For county marriage records, contact the County Court in the county where the license was issued. Cost will vary.
For county divorce records, contact the Clerk of District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have census records from 1860-1920, newspapers dating back to territorial times, naturalization records, land records, Grand Army of the Republic records, county histories, family group sheets and files, maps, marriage records, deed records, probate records, and Nebraska state census records from 1885.

Write to:
State Archives Division
Nebraska State Historical Society
Division of Reference Services
1500 R Street, P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
Telephone: (402) 471-4771
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30, Saturday 8:00-5:00, Sunday 1:30-5:00 closed state holidays.

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Nebraska State Genealogical Society (by appointment only)
P.O. Box 5608
Lincoln, NE 68505-0608
Telephone: (402) 266-8881
  Publication: Ancestree, The New Brass Key

  Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society
c/o Clare Mares
P.O. Box 541
Fremont, NE 68026
Telephone: (402) 721-9553
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