Douglas County, Nebraska Records
Douglas County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on November 23, 1854 from One of Nine Original Counties. The county was named in honor of Stephen Arnold Douglas, the American statesman, U. S. senator, and presidential candidate.
Douglas County Cities and Towns include Bennington, maha, Ralston, Valley, Boys Town, Waterloo.
Douglas County Townships include Benson, Chicago, Douglas, Elkhorn, Florence, Jefferson, McArdle, Millard, City of Omaha, Platte Valley, Union, Waterloo.
A Map of Douglas County, Nebraska contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Douglas County, Nebraska Courthouse Records
Douglas County, NE Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Douglas county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Douglas County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1856. 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.
- Douglas 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.
- Douglas 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.
Douglas County, Nebraska Census Records
- Learn More: State of Nebraska Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1860-1885, 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Douglas County, Nebraska Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Nebraska Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from late 1904 to present
- Marriage & Divorce Records: from January 1909 to present
- Locations: Nebraska Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Nebraska Health & Human Services System, Vital Records, 1033 “O” Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, Nebraska, Gold’s Galleria, 1st floor (11th & N Streets); PH (402) 471-2871
Douglas County, Nebraska Resources
- Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
- Douglas County, Nebraska Message Boards
- Douglas County, Nebraska Genealogy Forum
Douglas County, Nebraska External Links
- Nebraska Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Douglas County, Nebraska Books - Amazon
- Douglas Co., Nebraska - FindaGrave
- Douglas County, Nebraska Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Nebraska (1868–1983)
- Douglas Co. NEGenweb
- Douglas County, Nebraska Ancestry Database Collections
- Douglas County, Nebraska Military Records