One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, baptism, and/or christening information about their ancestors.
Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists, a great number of indexes to birth and baptism collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific birth, baptism, or christening information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual birth documents themselves. These free online collections have millions of records in them in total.
There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth information that is not included in the lists below. These different types can be found in 32 Ways to Find Ancestor Birth Information
If you are interested in baptism indexes that may include the birth date as well as baptism information, make sure and check out Church Records.
The lists below are specific birth, baptism, and christening indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state.
Note: Some of the links listed take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. Near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. To take full advantage, please make sure that you are logged in to FamilySearch. The results may be different if you are signed in, rather than not.
Note: I have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.
(Updated June 2022)
- Arthur County, Birth Indexes
- Banner County, Birth Indexes
- Box Butte County Births
- Box Butte County, Birth Records, 1915-1955
- Burt County Vital Records
- Custer County, Birth Indexes
- Dakota County Births
- Douglas County, Birth Indexes
- Greater Omaha Birth and Marriage Records
- Greeley County, Birth Indexes
- Hamilton County Births from Aurora Sun 1885-1888
- Hayes County Births
- Jefferson County Birth Announcements
- Lancaster County Records
- Lancaster County, Birth Indexes
- Lincoln Vital Records
- Logan County, Birth Indexes
- Loup County, Birth Indexes
- McCook First Baptist Church, Baptismal and membership Records, 1892-1900
- McPherson County, Birth Indexes
- Miscellaneous BMD Records by County
- Nebraska Genealogical Collection
- Nebraska, Miscellaneous Records : 1856-1972
- Nemaha County Birth Index
- Omaha Births
- Otoe County Birth Index
- Perkins County Birth Index
- Platte County Births, Marriages and Deaths from Newspapers
- Rock County, Birth Indexes
- Sherman County Births 1917-1919
- United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931
- Valley County, Birth Indexes
- Wayne County, Salem United Church of Christ Church Records, 1901-1946
- Webster County Birth Index
- Wheeler County, Birth Indexes
- Winnebago Agency Vital statistics : Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1863-1947
For all Free Nebraska Links, click on the category of interest:
Probate and Wills