Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

Nebraska Department of Vital Statistics
1033 O St #130, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone:  (402) 471-2871

Certificates and Form Downloads

Instructions for Obtaining Vital Records from Nebraska

Nebraska Vital Records Databases

Omaha Area Genealogical Society

The following links go to independent websites setup by the Omaha Area Genealogical Society to provide indices and records for genealogists.

Dodge County

Hayes County

Saunders County