Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Saunders 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.

County Courthouse

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 Saunders County Courthouse
 PO Box 61;
Wahoo, NE 68066
Phone: 402.443.8101 

County Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce,
probate, court and land records. [1]


Parent County

1856--Saunders County was created 26 January 1856 from Lancaster and Douglas Counties. County seat: Wahoo [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories

Past and Present of Saunders County Nebraska: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement -- Vol. 1 -- . Vol 2 -- Biographical Sketches Names Index:

Saunders County Nebraska, Saunders County History 1983, Sponsored by the Saunders County Historical Society and Written by the People of Saunders County, Nebraska (Library of Congress No. 83- 050295) Family Stories Index


Plat Book, Saunders County Nebraska, compiled and published by The Brown-Scoville Publishing Co., 1907


Early migration routes to and from Saunders 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), Saunders 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. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).