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Nebraska Public Records

Nebraska public records are the responsibility of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Vital Records. Birth and death records are private for 50 years but are then available for genealogical purposes by written request. Birth and death records date from 1904 and marriages and divorces from 1909, with some earlier birth/death records available in county ledgers, marriages in the Nebraska State Historical Society, and divorces at the district court. Court records are also in the public domain, and Nebraska public records date from the 1990s online through “JUSTICE”, with earlier records at the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Lookup Public Records In Nebraska Counties

  • Douglas County

    Nebraska's Douglas County maintains public records through an online database, the County's Public Access Network (CPAN). Individuals can obtain information relating to a number of public records through CPAN, including real property, document filings, court-related information and voter registration. An online registration book and instruction book can be obtained on the county's website.

  • Lancaster County

    Nebraska's Lancaster County Attorney's Office provides an online search tool for individuals interested in obtaining information on criminal court cases. Individuals may search by court case number, by name, by arresting agency case number or by ticket number. Information displayed include: the date of offense, the violation, sentencing information, the defendant's name, probate violation information and appeal information.

  • Sarpy County

    Nebraska's Sarpy County Clerk is responsible for maintaining vital records, including birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and military discharges. Marriage licenses can be searched through the County Clerk using its online search tool, which allows individuals to search by either the bride or the groom's name. Birth and death certificates can be obtained from the State of Nebraska's Health and Human Services Systems Department.

Nebraska County Record Resources

 
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