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=== Record Finder ===
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=== Research Helps ===
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Nebraska, United States Genealogy|Nebraska]].
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Nebraska, United States
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Location of Nebraska
Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1855-1995
FamilySearch Resources
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Nebraska Marriage Records Requests


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes an index to marriage records from the state of Nebraska. Copies of these records can be requested from the Nebraska State Historical Society, please visit their website at https://history.nebraska.gov/collections/marriage-records-requests for more information.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Marriage

  • Name
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Spouse's name
  • Spouse's gender and age

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1877-1895* Marriages, 1855-1995
Arthur 0 285
Buffalo 0 4,007
Burt 0 4,377
Cheyenne 0 1,064
Clay 3,346 420
Dawson 0 4,628
Dixon 0 343
Dodge 0 121
Douglas 2,803 27,305
Fillmore 0 15,533
Franklin 0 3,570
Gage 427 4,750
Garden 0 1,158
Grant 0 877
Harlan 0 3,681
Hayes 0 1,224
Hitchcock 0 1,438
Hooker 0 972
Jefferson 0 5,217
Johnson 0 3,968
Kearney 0 4,418
Lancaster 0 16,845
Loup 0 1,319
Madison 0 6,568
McPherson 0 425
Morrill 0 1,232
Nebraska 2,560 2,195
Otoe 0 11,829
Pawnee 0 5,398
Perkins 0 2,007
Phelps 0 3,926
Platte 0 4,776
Red Willow 0 1,472
Richardson 0 534
Saline 0 8,023
Saunders 0 1,459
Scotts Bluff 0 897
Sherman 0 2,801
Thomas 0 858
Webster 0 5,161
Wheeler 0 0
Total 9,136 173,578

Coverage Map

For a map showing Nebraska county marriage records held by FamilySearch click here.

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Search for birth and death records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search for church, land, and probate records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Nebraska.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 30 April 2018. Citing Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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