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United States  >  U.S. Census  >  Nebraska  >  Census

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  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Nebraska indexes and images[edit source]

1900-1940[edit source]

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Nebraska 
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Federal population schedules[edit source]

Microfilm images[edit source]

In 1860, Nebraska Territory encompassed most of present-day Nebraska and parts of the present-day states of Wyoming, Montana, North and South Dakota, and Colorado.

Indexes: fiche, film, or book[edit source]

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Nebraska, click here

Federal non-population schedules[edit source]

Online indexes and images[edit source]

Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Nebraska

Free Free at Some Libraries (usually with library card) Pay
Year Type Record Search Heritage Quest Ancestry FHL Ancestry Library Ancestry Home
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Indexes: fiche, film, or book[edit source]

For a list of microform and book indexes for the non-population schedules of Nebraska, click here.

State, territorial, and colonial censuses[edit source]

  • 1854 all 6 districts [9] [10]
  • 1855 Counties: Cass (census and index), Dodge, Douglas, Franklin (records and index), Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson [9][10]
  • 1856 Counties:  Burt, Cass, Clay, Cumings, Dakota, Dodge (Northern and Southern Districts), Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Platte, Richardson, Washington  [9] [10]
  • 1858 Counties: Otoe (Nebraska City) [10]
  • 1864 Counties: Cedar [10]
  • 1865 Counties: Butler, Cumings, Lancaster (Saltillo and Lancaster Precincts), Otoe [9][10]
  • 1869 Counties: Butler, Stanton [10]
  • 1870 Counties: Lancaster [10]
  • 1872 Counties: Dawson [10]
  • 1874 Counties: Jefferson, Kearney, Lancaster [10]
  • 1875 Counties: Lancaster [10]
  • 1876 Counties: Cass, Frontier, Sarpy (Richardson Precinct) [10]
  • 1877 Counties: Cass [10]
  • 1878 counties: Cass, Lancaster [10]
  • 1879 Counties: Cass, Lancaster [10]
  • 1880 Counties: Cass, Lancaster [10]
  • 1881 Counties: Cass [10]
  • 1882 Counties: Cass [10]
  • 1884 Counties: Madison [10]
  • 1885 Counties: Extant for all counties except Blaine and Chase. [10]
  • 1898 Counties: Gage [10]
  • 1917 Counties: Cass [10]

Existing and lost censuses[edit source]

For a list of available and missing Nebraska censuses, click here.

Why use a census?[edit source]

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses[edit source]

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

Sources and footnotes[edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. 3.0 3.1 HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. 7.0 7.1 FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. The 1860 federal census of Nebraska Territory included what is now northeastern Colorado listed as "unorganized."
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 State Census Register: State and County Census Register Located at the Family History Library. (Salt Lake City: FHL, 2005), 2: 771-8.
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 “Nebraska Population Census Records at the Nebraska State Historical Society [Internet site]” at http://www.nebraskahistory.org/ (accessed 3 Jan 2010).