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Nebraska Census Notes
Nebraska Territorial Census Records - Territorial censuses were taken for the years 1854, 1855, 1856 and 1860 in Nebraska. See 1854-1870 Nebraska Census at Ancestry.
Federal Nebraska Census Records are available for the following years: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for Nebraska Federal census records are available to the public for the census years: 1880, 1900, and 1920.
The 1885 Special Federal Agricultural Census is an excellent and little used resource. I have copies of some of these. They tell what kind of livestock, how many, if they sold butter, eggs, etc...provides a very interesting look into your family history. See 1885 Special Nebraska State Census at Ancestry.
1890 Nebraska Federal Census Records were destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire, however the 1890 Nebraska Veterans and Widows schedules did survive the fire and are often used as a census substitute. See A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census & Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.
Nebraska State Census Records were enumerated every year between 1869 and 1885. Only a small number of those schedules have been found and in fact, some may still be buried in storage rooms of old courthouses. See: Nebraska Records & 1860-1885 Nebraska State Census Collection at Ancestry.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
Nebraska Census Records
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Nebraska Census Records &
Nebraska Vital Records
P. O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
Phone: (402) 471-2871
Birth & deaths 1904 to the present and Marriages 1909 to the present are on file in the office above.
County clerks in each respective county, may hold earlier births, deaths and marriages.
NE Vital Record Databases
Newspapers & Obituaries
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US Census Records
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(Territory 1861. Statehood 1867.)
Statewide Nebraska Census Records Online
Other NE Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
NE Census Records Online by County
Jones County Census Records
(Extinct County. Formed in 1854 from unorganized territory. The county lost lands to Clay County, Jackson County, Saline County and York County. In 1867, the remaining Jones County lands were lost to Jefferson County.
Kearney County Census Records
(Formed 1860 from unorganized territory.)
Keith County Census Records
(Formed 1873 from unorganized territory & possibly Lincoln County.)
Keya Paha County Census Records
(Formed 1884 from Brown County.)
Kimball County Census Records
(Formed 1888 from Cheyenne County.)
Knox County Census Records
(Formed 1857 from Pierce County and unorganized territory.)
Lancaster County Census Records
(Formed 1856 from Cass County and OLD Pierce County..)
(Extinct County. Formed 1857 from Pierce County and unorganized territory. In 1860, the county gained lands from Cedar County. In 1861, the county lands were lost to the creation of Dakota Territory. In1862, Holt County was attached to it. In 1867 it was renamed Emmet County and finally in 1873, the name was changed to Knox County.)
Lincoln County Census Records
(Formed 1860 from unorganized territory. Originally named Shorter County, it was renamed Lincoln County.)
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