Jefferson County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide2016-06-18T13:53:45+00:00

Jefferson County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Jefferson County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on March 02, 1855 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Jefferson County is bordered by Saline County  (north), Gage County  (east), Washington County, Kansas  (south), Republic County, Kansas  (southwest), Thayer County  (west), Fillmore County  (northwest).

Jefferson County Cities and Towns include Daykin, Diller, Endicott, Fairbury, Harbine, Jansen, Plymouth, Reynolds, Steele City.

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

Jefferson County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Jefferson County, Nebraska Courthouse
Jefferson County, NE Courthouse

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in Fairbury, 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 Jefferson 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.

  • Jefferson County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1864. 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.
  • Jefferson County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1864. 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.
  • Jefferson Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1864 and Court Records from 1864. 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 1864,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

Jefferson County, Nebraska Census Records

Jefferson County, Nebraska Vital Records

Jefferson County, Nebraska Resources

Jefferson County, Nebraska External Links

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