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Otoe County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Otoe County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Otoe County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded November 23, 1854
County Seat Nebraska City
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Address Otoe County Courthouse
1021 Central Ave.
P.O. Box 249
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410-0249
Phone: 402.873.9505


County Courthouse

Otoe County Courthouse
1021 Central Ave; PO Box 249
Nebraska City, NE 68410-0249
Phone: 402.873.9505

County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records.
County Judge has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

Beginning Dates for Otoe County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1904 1855 1904 1854 1855 1855


Parent County

1854--Otoe County was created 23 November 1854 from Cass and Pierce(old) Counties. County seat: Nebraska City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



A list of cemeteries of Otoe County is available on the county's GenWeb site, with links to transcripts and photographs of tombstones for some of those cemeteries.


For tips on accessing Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.




Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otoe County, Nebraska page 433, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).


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