Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Otoe County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on November 23, 1854 as one of nine Original Counties. It was originally call Pierce County and in 1855 it was renamed to Otoe County. The county was named for the Oto (also Otoe) Native American tribe. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Otoe County is bordered by Cass County  (north), Fremont County, Iowa  (east), Atchison County, Missouri  (southeast), Nemaha County  (south), Johnson County  (south), Gage County  (southwest), Lancaster County  (west).

Otoe County Cities and Towns include Burr, Douglas, Dunbar, Lorton, Nebraska City, toe, Palmyra, Syracuse, Talmage, Unadilla.

A Map of Otoe County, Nebraska contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Otoe County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Otoe County, Nebraska Courthouse
Otoe County, NE Courthouse

The Otoe County Courthouse is located in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Learn More About State of Nebraska Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Otoe county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Otoe County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1855. The County Clerk is responsible for Marriage Licenses and can also be expected to hold delayed birth registrations. Other records of interest to the researcher include military discharges, voter registrations, estray notices, marks and brands, physician’s registers, farm and ranch names, and school registers.
  • Otoe County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1854. The County Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining and securing the land records of the county. The duties include preserving of old land records and maintaining records that have been recorded which include, warranty deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, plats and any other documents that affect a specific piece of land in the county.
  • Otoe Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1855 and Court Records from 1855. The Clerk of Courts duties include misdemeanor cases, including preliminary hearing in felony cases, civil cases involving less than $45,000, small claims involving less than 1855,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

Otoe County, Nebraska Census Records

Otoe County, Nebraska Vital Records

Otoe County, Nebraska Resources

Otoe County, Nebraska External Links

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