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Online Records


County Courthouse

Richardson County Courthouse
1700 Stone St Falls City, NE 68355
Phone: 402.245.2911

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1918.
County Judge has marriage records from 1800’s,
probate and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]


Parent County

1854--Richardson County was created 23 November 1854 as an original county. County seat: Falls City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



ARCHER CEMETERY - Archer was the first county seat of Richardson County, Nebraska Territory. It was settled in 1854-55 and was located 3 1/2 miles northeast of Falls City in Section 36, Township 2, NR 16 also known as Ohio Township. Archer Cemetery is all that remains. Earlier graves were not marked and many were reinterred in other cemeteries.



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




Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Richardson 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), Richardson County, Nebraska page 434, 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 (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at (accessed 18 July 2011).


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