Nebraska Genealogists

Our Nebraska genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Nebraska, including:

  • Nebraska State Historical Society, Library and Archives
    Newspapers, city/county directories, county atlases and plat books, maps, government records, manuscripts, church records, family histories, photographs.This archive contains many statewide records including:
    Newspapers: Over 35,000 rolls of microfilm containing Nebraska newspapers from the territorial time to the present.
    Marriage Records: Available for 86 of Nebraska’s 93 counties.
    City, County and Telephone Directories: A collection of directories for all counties in the state dating back to territorial days.
    County Atlases and Plat Books: Over 500 atlases and plat books dating from 1885 to the present.
    Maps: A collection of maps dating from pre-territorial days to the present.
    Government Records: Public records produced by local, county, and state agencies.
    Manuscript Collections: Over 2,500 separate collections documenting the history private individuals, families, businesses and organizations in Nebraska.
    Business Records: Records of some of Nebraska’s businesses and corporations.
    Church Records: A collection of church records from across the state.
    Family/Individual Records: A collection of diaries, correspondence, etc.
    Photographs: Over 500,000 photographic collections documenting Nebraska life from the late 1800s to the present.
    Political Records: Records of some of Nebraska’s political leaders and organizations.
    A searchable online catalog is available.Refer to the State Archives Inventory Notebooks for detailed information on holdings and also the Genealogy Finding Aids.
  • Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (Vital Records)
    Births and deaths (1904 to present), marriages and divorces (1909 to present)
  • Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society (LLCGS) Archives
    Provides cemeteries, marriages, probate, newspapers, rural resident listings about people who once lived or died in Lancaster County, Nebraska

  • American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Research Library
    History and genealogy of the Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants. History and genealogy of the Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants. The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Library has a collection of materials relating to the history and genealogy of the Germanic Settlers in the Russian Empire and their descendants, including Odessa Region State Archives, Russian Church Records – Bessarabia and Bukovina, Passenger Ship Lists (Majority are Texas Ports), U.S. Church Records, and German newspapers.
  • Danish American Archive and Library
    Books, recordings, photographs, and unpublished written materials relating to the people of Danish extraction in North America
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
    Books, journals, articles, university yearbooks
  • Lincoln Cemeteries
    Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum
  • Lincoln (Nebraska) Public Libraries
    Books, magazines, newspapers, journals, manuscripts

Lancaster County Nebraska Courthouse in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lancaster County Nebraska Courthouse has many genealogical records.


Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Nebraska include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1869
  • Birth and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1904 to the present
  • Marriage records have been recorded by the state government from 1909 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790; state and territorial census records were recorded in 1854 to 1917
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the 1850s to the present
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1860s to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods, which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Nebraska have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1800s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas
  • City directories, maps, county histories, biographies, School Censuses, etc.
  • Photographs of tombstones, historic homes or barns, Churches, places of business, historic landmarks, etc.

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