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Do you have birth records for Douglas County for 1898

Last Updated: May 07, 2012  |  33 Views
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Yes, the W. Dale Clark Library (downtown branch) does have Douglas County birth registers on microfilm for 1874-1910; just ask for them at the reference desk on the 3rd floor.

Keep in mind that there was no legal requirement to register births until 1904, and even then compliance was very low. A couple of other useful facts:

  • From 1904 to 1911 births were usually filed only under the father’s name and didn't list the name of the child. This was only to register the birth, not to create a birth certificate.

  • Certificates for births started in 1912. Beginning in 1941, a person born in Nebraska before 1905 could ask to have their birth record put on file (delayed birth).

  •  Our genealogy guide may be helpful; you can access it at

    If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to call us at the genealogy reference desk, 402-444-4826.


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