Dakota County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Dakota County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Online Records

Dakota County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dakota County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded March 7, 1855
County Seat Dakota City
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Address Dakota County Courthouse
P.O. Box 39
Dakota City, Nebraska 68731-0039
Phone: 402.987.2126

County Courthouse

Dakota County Courthouse
;1601 Broadway Street
Dakota City, NE 68731
Phone: 402.987.2126

County Clerk has marriage records from 1856
and military records from 1921.
County Court has probate records from 1858.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1856.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from
from 1862 and naturalization records. [1]


Parent County

1855--Dakota County was created 7 March 1855 fromBurt County. County seat: Dakota City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Dakota County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.




Local Histories






Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dakota County, Nebraska page 429, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).