Our archives room holds records that date back to 1857, when Sarpy County was created from Douglas County. These records are a treasure trove of information for researchers and family historians. Appointments to use the archives room can be made by calling (402) 292-1880. Please note– food, beverages, and ink pens are not allowed in the archives room. Furthermore, there are some records that may only be handled by museum staff. Research requests may also be made by sending the following Genealogy Research Request Form by mail to the Sarpy County Museum at 2402 Clay Street, Bellevue, NE 68005 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests are typically responded to within 5 to 10 working days.
Unless otherwise stated, the fee for copies of records is a $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page.
Marriage Records: 1857-1896, $5.00
Naturalization Records: 1857- approximately 1922, $5.00
District Court Records: 1857-1971, $10.00
School Census Records: 1906, 1912-1939, $1.00 per year
Bellevue Guide, January 1970- December 1979
Bellevue Leader, September 1971-December 1993
Bellevue Press, December 1945- December 1980
Gretna Breeze, January 1929- December 1930
Gretna News, March 25, 1897- May 27, 1897
Gretna Reporter, September, 1891- June 1900
Nebraska Palladium (Bellevue),July 15, 1854- April 11, 1855
Papillion Times*, October 10, 1897-April 15, 1897 & 1900- December 1988. Also available on microfilm January 6, 1898-January 11, 1912.
Sarpy County Gazette, June 1960- December 1988
Sarpy County Sun, July 1968- September 1983
Springfield Monitor, December 8, 1892-August 9, 1906; May 25, 1916-June 30, 1927
*A significant portion of issues the Papillion Times from the 1800s was destroyed in a flood in the early 1900s.
In addition to the above listed records, we have various records pertaining to local towns, cemeteries, churches, school administration records, physician records, yearbooks, and more. Our archives room also holds a wide selection of state and local history books, local maps, and family files on many of the county’s early settlers. Be sure to also check out our Events page as from time to time we have a genealogy or genealogy related programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (402) 292-1880 or email us at email@example.com.