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Revision as of 20:03, 11 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Saline County

Saline 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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Saline County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Saline County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1855
County Seat Wilber
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Address Saline County Courthouse
215 S. Court Street
P.O. Box 865
Wilber, Nebraska 68465
Phone: 402.821.2374

County Courthouse

Saline County Courthouse
215 S Court Street; PO Box 865
Wilber, NE 68465
Phone: 402.821.2374

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1976
and land records from 1886.
County Court has marriage records from 1886 and probate records from 1870.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1886. [1]


Parent County

1855--Saline County was created 6 March 1855 as an original county. County seat: Wilber [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

De Witt

Neighboring Counties



Andrew Cemetery
Applegate Cemetery
Atlanta Cemetery
Blue Valley Cemetery
Bohemian National Cemetery
Cecho Slovansky Cemetery
Dorchester Cemetery
Gilbert Cemetery
Heart Cemetery
Johnson Creek Cemetery
Monroe Cemetery
North Fork Cemetery
Oak Grove Cemetery
Old Zion Cemetery
Plainview Cemetery
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Plummers Branch Cemetery
Riverside Cemetery
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Saint Josephs Cemetery
South Fork Cemetery
Summit Cemetery
Sunny Side Cemetery
Swanton Cemetery
Tobias Cemetery
Union Cemetery
Waymire Cemetery
Wilber Cemetery
Zion Lutheran Cemetery


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


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.



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

Local histories are available for Saline County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.




For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.


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.


Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

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

Saline County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 24, Crete, NE 68333-0024

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saline County, Nebraska page 434, 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).