Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Lancaster 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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Lancaster County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Lancaster County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1855
County Seat Lincoln
Courthouse
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Address Lancaster County Courthouse
555 S. 10th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Phone: 402.441.7484


County Courthouse

Lancaster County Courthouse
555 S 10th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402.441.7484

County Judge has marriage and probate records.
County Clerk has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Lancaster County was created 6 March 1855 from Cass and Pierce(old) Counties. County seat: Lincoln [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Villages

  • Lincoln
  • Hickman
  • Waverly
  • Bennet
  • Davey
  • Denton
  • Firth
  • Hallam
  • Malcolm
  • Panama
  • Raymond
  • Roca
  • Sprague

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Other cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

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

Church

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Adams - Probate records.

Taxation

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lancaster County, Nebraska page 432, 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).
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