Nebraska Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Nebraska death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Nebraska death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Nebraska death certificates is available below.

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Nebraska death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Nebraska death records, Nebraska death ceritificates, Nebraska death notices, Nebraska death indexes, and other related Nebraska genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Nebraska. We also suggest searching for "Nebraska death records" using, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Nebraska Death Certificates

The statewide requirement for registration of births and deaths began late in 1904, and marriages and divorces in 1909. However, compliance was not total for several years.

For birth and death records from 1904 and marriage records from 1909, write:

Nebraska Department of Health
Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

For prior records, contact the clerk of the county in question.

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