Free Nebraska Obituaries and Obituary Index Links

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and sometimes more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family.  This family name information is often not found anywhere else.

Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists, a great number of indexes to death information and obituaries from newspapers have been provided for free online.  These searchable indexes or index lists provide the location in old newspapers where the obituary can be found. Sometimes the obituary clipping or transcription is even provided.

Below is a list of links to Nebraska obituary indexes, an alternative means to newspaper searching to find obituary information. If the newspaper clippings are available, or if the obituaries are transcribed, they will be denoted. Please be aware that if you find a desired obituary in an index, that the holder of the actual obituary (e.g., library or genealogical society) may charge a small fee to send you a copy of the obituary itself.

(Updated May 2022)

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If you wish to search this state’s historic newspapers for obituaries, click on Nebraska Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For other Free Nebraska Links, click on the category of interest:

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Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records

5 replies on “Free Nebraska Obituaries and Obituary Index Links”

Trying to find obit for Matilda Hickey Derr and husband John Derr interred in Tecumesh, Johnson County, Nebraska. John b Feb 28 1828 d Mar 18 1911. Matilda b 1829 d Aug 8 1898.

Needing help finding an obit for a great-great-uncle. Died late October 1903 in ‘western Nebraska’. There was apparently an accident with a threshing machine, his hand was caught it in. Blood poison set it and it killed him. Left a wife Rachael Ina and son Gean/Gene. No more specifics other than ‘western Nebraska’.

Could you give me the url for the Dundy County Obituary Index? I have searched and can’t seem to find one.

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