Library staff is available to assist with genealogy research in Otoe County (with limited census information for Cass and Nemaha Counties). The library also fulfills genealogy requests. Please send your detailed genealogy/history research request to

Provide a mailing address and telephone number. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for a response.

We do not charge for our research service. However, we do suggest a $10.00 minimum donation to the library.

Morton-James Public Library Genealogy and History Resource List

Digital Archives of Otoe County Nebraska


Nebraska Bureau of Vital Statistics
14th & M Sts.
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
Birth and death records (since 1904 only)


Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R St.
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501


Syracuse newspapers available at the Otoe County Museum of Memories
366 Poplar Street
Syracuse, NE 68446


Otoe County Genealogical Society


Wyuka Cemetery – Nebraska City, NE – Surname Index for Burials/Plots


Andreas’ History of the State of Nebraska, Otoe County