Saline County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Saline County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on March 06, 1855 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named for a belief held by the early pioneers that great salt springs and deposits could be found in the area, a hope found to be false. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Saline County is bordered by Lancaster County  (northeast), Gage County  (southeast), Jefferson County  (south), Fillmore County  (west), Seward County  (north).

Saline County Cities and Towns include Crete, De Witt, Dorchester, Friend, Swanton, Tobias, Western, Wilber.

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

Saline County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Saline County, Nebraska Courthouse
Saline County, NE Courthouse

The Saline County Courthouse is located in Wilber, 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 Saline 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.

  • Saline County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1866. 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.
  • Saline County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1867. 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.
  • Saline Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1867 and Court Records from 1866. 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 1866,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

Saline County, Nebraska Census Records

Saline County, Nebraska Vital Records

Saline County, Nebraska Resources

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