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Template:Nebraska-stubUnited States  > Nebraska > Douglas County
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County Courthouse


Parent County

1854--Douglas County was created 23 November 1854 as an original county. County seat: Omaha [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Douglas County cities and villags

Neighboring Counties


In December 1863 the First Transcontinental Railroad started from Omaha, Nebraska.


Cemeteries and Obituaries


Google maps shows many Douglas County churches

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Omaha Branch Record of Members 1929-1942 at  Family History Library
  • Omaha South Branch Record of Members 1941 at Family History Library
  • Winter Quarters Bishops Accounts 1840-1859 for Bishop Edward Hunter. Also includes Nauvoo, Illinois 5th Ward and Salt Lake City, Utah 13th Ward,


  • Douglas County Court
    1819 Farnam St.
    Omaha, NE 68183
    Telephone: (402) 444-7000
  • Douglas County Court Directory Lists courts in Douglas County their addresses, their online resources , and links to their individual websites.


  • DoGIS.com Geographical Information Systems for Douglas County. Locate addresses and land parcels in the county

Local Histories




  • Library of Congress Chronicling America newspaper project contains digital copies of newspapers for Douglas County, Nebraska. Some are foreign language newspaprs. Years of publication vary.



Vital Records

  • Douglas County births from early Omaha newspapers at the W. Dale Clark Library in Omaha. These birth announcements were extracted by those looking for obituaries in the same papers.
  • Obituaries from Omaha and surroundong areas, Nearly 19,000 listings  from Omaha newspapers.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).