Nemaha County, Kansas Genealogy

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Nemaha County, Kansas 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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Nemaha County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Nemaha County
Location in the state of Kansas
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Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Seneca
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Address Nemaha County Courthouse
607 Nemaha Street
Seneca, Kansas 66538-1761
Phone: 785.336.2170

County Courthouse

Nemaha County Courthouse
607 Nemaha Street
Seneca, KS 66538
Phone: 785.336.2146

County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records 1885-1911.
Clerk District Court has marriage, probate and court records from 1857. [1]


Parent County

1855--Nemaha County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Seneca [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Seneca City  

Sabetha City 

Neighboring Counties

Brown | Jackson | Marshall  | Pawnee County, NebraskaPottawatomie | Richardson County, Nebraska



Tombstone Photos of Nemaha County




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 Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas 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



During the Civil War men from this county enlisted in the 7th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry; the 8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry; and the 11th, 13th and 15th Regiments, Kansas Infantry.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nemahan County, Kansas page 254, 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).