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Marriage Records in Nebraska

Marriage records contain basic details about the married couple and the marriage. This information includes the names of the couple, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the married couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the bride and groom as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record is not the same thing as a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the bride and groom. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding such as in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location, typically an entire state. In general, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the official location of the marriage record.

In Nebraska, certified copies of marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the County Clerk at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. However, the state does have marriage records since 1909 on file. To obtain the lookup and copy fee for the marriage record for a particular county in Nebraska, call 402-471-2871.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Clerk in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Nebraska is provided below in alphabetical order.

State of Nebraska
Nebraska Health & Human Services System
Vital Records
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509
Telephone: (402) 471-2871

Adams County
Adams County Clerk
500 West Fifth, Room 109
Hastings, NE 68901
Telephone: (402) 461-7107

Antelope County
Antelope County Clerk
Court House
501 Main
Neligh, NE 68756
Telephone: (402) 887-4410

Arthur County
Arthur County Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Arthur, NE 69121-0126
Telephone: (308) 764-2208

Banner County
Banner County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Harrisburg, NE 69345-0067
Telephone: (308) 436-5265

Blain County
Blain County Clerk
P.O. Box 136
Brewster, NE 68821
Telephone: (308) 547-2222

Boone County
Boone County Clerk
222 S. 4th St.
Albion, NE 68620-1258
Telephone: (402) 395-2055

Box Butte County
Box Butte County Clerk
County Courthouse
510 Box Butte Avenue
Alliance, NE 69301
Telephone: (308) 762-6565

Boyd County
Boyd County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 26
Butte, NE 68722-0026
Telephone: (402) 775-2391

Brown County
Brown County Clerk
148 W. 4th St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Telephone: (402) 387-2705

Buffalo County
Buffalo County Clerk
15th and Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848
Telephone: (308) 236-1226

Burt County
Burt County Clerk
111 North Thirteenth Street
Tekamah, NE 68061-1043
Telephone: (402) 374-1955

Butler County
Butler County Clerk
P.O. Box 289
David City, NE 68632
Telephone: (402) 367-3091

Cass County
Cass County Clerk
Fourth and Main Street
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
Telephone: (402) 296-2164

Cedar County
Cedar County Clerk
PO Box 47
101 E. Centre
Hartington, NE 68739
Telephone: (402) 254-7411

Chase County
Chase County Clerk
P.O. Box 310
Imperial, NE 69033-0310
Telephone: (308) 882-5266

Cherry County
Cherry County Clerk
P.O. Box 120
Valentine, NE 69201
Telephone: (402) 376-2771

Cheyenne County
Cheyenne County Clerk
P.O. Box 217
Sidney, NE 69162
Telephone: (308) 254-2141

Clay County
Clay County Clerk
111 W. Fairfield St.
Clay Center, NE 68933
Telephone: (402) 762-3463

Colfax County
Colfax County Clerk
411 E. 11th St.
Schuyler, NE 68661-1940
Telephone: (402) 352-3434

Cuming County
Cuming County Clerk
P.O. Box 290
West Point, NE 68788-0290
Telephone: (402) 372-6002

Custer County
Custer County Clerk
431 S. 10th Ave.
Broken Bow, NE 68822-2001
Telephone: (308) 872-5701

Dakota County
Dakota County Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Dakota City, NE 68731-0039
Telephone: (402) 987-2126

Dawes County
Dawes County Clerk
451 Main St.
Chadron, NE 69337
Telephone: (308) 432-2863

Dawson County
Dawson County Clerk
P.O. Box 370
Lexington, NE 68850-0370
Telephone: (308) 324-2127

Deuel County
Deuel County Clerk
P.O. Box 327
Chappell, NE 69129
Telephone: (308) 874-3308

Dixon County
Dixon County Clerk
P.O. Box 546
Ponca, NE 68770
Telephone: (402) 755-2208

Dodge County
Dodge County Clerk
435 N. Park Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025
Telephone: (402) 727-3494

Douglas County
Douglas County Health Department
Vital Statistics
Civic Center, Rm. 402
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
Telephone: (402) 444-7205

Dundy County
Dundy County Clerk
P.O. Box 506
Benkelman, NE 69021
Telephone: (308) 423-2058

Fillmore County
Fillmore County Clerk
900 G St.
Geneva, NE 68361
Telephone: (402) 759-4931

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
405 15th Ave.
Franklin, NE 68939-1309
Telephone: (308) 425-3492

Frontier County
Frontier County Clerk
P.O. Box 40
Stockville, NE 69042
Telephone: (308) 367-8641

Furnas County
Furnas County Clerk
P.O. Box 387
Beaver City, NE 68926-0387
Telephone: (308) 268-4145

Gage County
Gage County Clerk
6th and Grant Streets
Beatrice, NE 68310
Telephone: (402) 228-3355

Garden County
Garden County Clerk
P.O. Box 486
Oshkosh, NE 69154
Telephone: (308) 772-3924

Garfield County
Garfield County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Burwell, NE 68823-0218
Telephone: (308) 346-4161

Gosper County
Gosper County Clerk
P.O. Box 136
Elwood, NE 68937
Telephone: (308) 785-2611

Grant County
Grant County Clerk
P.O. Box 128
Hyannis, NE 69350-0139
Telephone: (308) 458-2488

Greeley County
Greeley County Clerk
P.O. Box 287
Greeley, NE 68842-0287
Telephone: (308) 428-3625

Hall County
Hall County Clerk
121 S. Pine St.
Grand Island, NE 68801-6076
Telephone: (308) 385-5080

Hamilton County
Hamilton County Clerk
1111 13th St., #1
Aurora, NE 68818
Telephone: (402) 694-3443

Harlan County
Harlan County Clerk
P.O. Box 698
Alma, NE 68920-0698
Telephone: (308) 928-2173

Hayes County
Hayes County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Hayes Center, NE 69032-0067
Telephone: (308) 286-3413

Hitchcock County
Hitchcock County Clerk
P.O. Box 248
Trenton, NE 69044
Telephone: (308) 334-5646

Holt County
Holt County Clerk
P.O. Box 329
O'Neill, NE 68763
Telephone: (402) 336-1762

Hooker County
Hooker County Clerk
P.O. Box 184
Mullen, NE 69152-0184
Telephone: (308) 546-2244

Howard County
Howard County Clerk
P.O. Box 25
Saint Paul, NE 68873-0025
Telephone: (308) 754-4343

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
411 4th St.
Fairbury, NE 68352-2513
Telephone: (402) 729-2323

Johnson County
Johnson County Clerk
P.O. Box 416
Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416
Telephone: (402) 335-3246

Kearney County
Kearney County Clerk
Courthouse
Minden, NE 68959
Telephone: (308) 832-1155

Keith County
Keith County Clerk
P.O. Box 149
Ogallala, NE 69153-0149
Telephone: (308) 284-4726

Keya Paha County
Keya Paha County Clerk
P.O. Box 349
Springview, NE 68778
Telephone: (402) 497-3791

Kimball County
Kimball County Clerk
114 E. 3rd St.
Kimball, NE 69145-1401
Telephone: (308) 235-2241

Knox County
Knox County Clerk
P.O. Box 166
Center, NE 68724-0166
Telephone: (402) 288-4282

Lancaster County
Lancaster County Clerk
555 S. 10th St.
Lincoln, NE 68508-2803
Telephone: (402) 441-7481

Lincoln County
Lincoln County Clerk
301 N. Jeffers
North Platte, NE 69101
Telephone: (308) 534-4350

Logan County
Logan County Clerk
P.O. Box 8
Stapleton, NE 69163-0008
Telephone: (308) 636-2311

Loup County
Loup County Clerk
P.O. Box 187
Taylor, NE 68879-0187
Telephone: (308) 942-3135

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 230
Madison, NE 68748
Telephone: (402) 454-3311

McPherson County
McPherson County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 122
Tryon, NE 69167-0122
Telephone: (308) 587-2363

Merrick County
Merrick County Clerk
P.O. Box 27
Central City, NE 68826-0027
Telephone: (308) 946-2881

Morrill County
Morrill County Clerk
P.O. Box 610
Bridgeport, NE 69336-0610
Telephone: (308) 262-0860

Nance County
Nance County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Fullerton, NE 68638-0338
Telephone: (308) 536-2331

Nemaha County
Nemaha County Clerk
1824 N. St.
Auburn, NE 68305-2339
Telephone: (402) 274-4213

Nuckolls County
Nuckolls County Clerk
P.O. Box 366
Nelson, NE 68961
Telephone: (402) 225-4361

Otoe County
Otoe County Clerk
P.O. Box 249
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Telephone: (402) 873-9500

Pawnee County
Pawnee County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 431
Pawnee City, NE 68420-0431
Telephone: (402) 852-2962

Perkins County
Perkins County Clerk
P.O. Box 156
Grant, NE 69140-0156
Telephone: (308) 352-4643

Phelps County
Phelps County Clerk
P.O. Box 334
Holdrege, NE 68949-0334
Telephone: (308) 995-4469

Pierce County
Pierce County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Pierce, NE 68767-0218
Telephone: (402) 329-4225

Platte County
Platte County Clerk
2610 14th Street
Columbus, NE 68601-4929
Telephone: (402) 563-4904

Polk County
Polk County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 276
Osceola, NE 68651
Telephone: (402) 747-5431

Red Willow County
Red Willow County Clerk
502 Norris Ave.
McCook, NE 69001-2006
Telephone: (308) 345-1552

Richardson County
Richardson County Clerk
1700 Stone St.
Falls City, NE 68355
Telephone: (402) 245-2911

Rock County
Rock County Clerk
P.O. Box 367
Bassett, NE 68714-0367
Telephone: (402) 684-3933

Saline County
Saline County Clerk
P.O. Box 865
Wilber, NE 68465-0865
Telephone: (402) 821-2374

Sarpy County
Sarpy County Clerk
1210 Golden Gate Dr.
Papillion, NE 68046-2895
Telephone: (402) 593-2106

Saunders County
Saunders County Clerk
P.O. Box 61
Wahoo, NE 68066
Telephone: (402) 443-8108

Scotts Bluff County
Scotts Bluff County Clerk
1825 10th St.
Gering, NE 69341-2413
Telephone: (308) 436-6600

Seward County
Seward County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 190
Seward, NE 68434
Telephone: (402) 643-2883

Sheridan County
Sheridan County Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Rushville, NE 69360-0039
Telephone: (308) 327-2633

Sherman County
Sherman County Clerk
P.O. Box 456
Loup City, NE 68853-0456
Telephone: (308) 745-1513

Sioux County
Sioux County Clerk
P.O. Box 158
Harrison, NE 69346
Telephone: (308) 668-2443

Stanton County
Stanton County Clerk
804 Ivy Street
Stanton, NE 68779
Telephone: (402) 439-2222

Thayer County
Thayer County Clerk
P.O. Box 208
Hebron, NE 68370
Telephone: (402) 768-6116

Thomas County
Thomas County Clerk
P.O. Box 226
Thedford, NE 69166-0226
Telephone: (308) 645-2261

Thurston County
Thurston County Clerk
P.O. Box G
Pender, NE 68047
Telephone: (402) 385-2343

Valley County
Valley County Clerk
125 S. 15th St.
Ord, NE 68862-1409
Telephone: (308) 728-3700

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
1555 Colfax Street
Blair, NE 68008-2022
Telephone: (402) 426-6822

Wayne County
Wayne County Clerk
P.O. Box 248
Wayne, NE 68787
Telephone: (402) 375-2288

Webster County
Webster County Clerk
621 North Cedar
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Telephone: (402) 746-2716

Wheeler County
Wheeler County Clerk
County Courthouse
P.O. Box 127
Bartlett, NE 68622
Telephone: (308) 654-3235

York County
York County Clerk
510 Lincoln Ave.
York, NE 68467
Telephone: (402) 362-7759

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