Nebraska Vital Records

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
P. O. Box 95065
LINCOLN , NE – 68509
Phone:  402 471-6440

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Birth  $8.00
A certified copy of a birth certificate cannot be issued without proper purpose. You may obtain a birth certificate for yourself, your spouse, your parent, or your child.

Before proceeding, ensure that you meet the above proper purpose criteria (a request by the individual, parent, or spouse for the birth certificate). The statutory file search fee will be retained in the event that no record is located or the proper person has not requested the record. You will be notified in writing if no record is located or proper purpose criteria has not been met.

To receive a birth certificate, send a $8.00 check or money order and the following information:

  • Full name at birth. If adopted, list adopted name and state “adopted”.
  • Month/day/year of birth
  • City or town of birth/County of birth
  • Father’s full name, if adopted, list adopted father’s name.
  • Mother’s full maiden name, if adopted, list adoptive mother’s name.
  • Purpose for the record?
  • If not your record, how are you related?

If you have any questions, contact:
Phone:  (402) 471-2871

Death   $7.00

To receive a death certificate, send the following information:

Required information Optional information
  • Name of deceased
  • Year of birth/Birthplace
  • City/town of death/County of death
  • Spouse’s full name
  • Month/day/year of death
  • Father’s full name
  • Your relationship to decedent
  • Mother’s full maiden name
  • Purpose for the record
  • Funeral Director

Marriage   $7.00
To receive a marriage certificate, send the following information:

  • Name of groom.
  • Maiden name of bride.
  • Month/day/year of marriage.
  • County where license was issued.
  • Purpose for record?
  • If not your record, how are you related?

Divorce   $7.00
To receive a divorce certificate, send the following information:

  • Name of husband.
  • Name of wife.
  • City or county where granted.
  • Month/day/year granted.
  • Purpose for the record?
  • If not your record, how are you related?

Genealogy requests (processed via regular mail).



MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy.com United States Vital Records. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 7 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vital-records/nebraska-vital-records.htm - Last updated on May 11th, 2013


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