Nebraska Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help       





U.S.—Nebraska

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Goal 1: Learn about Nebraska research and records.


Choices

A. Get started with research for your Nebraska ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Nebraska research strategies.
    FS—Basic Nebraska Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Nebraska research on Ancestry.
    AC—Nebraska Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Nebraska research.
    AC—Nebraska State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Nebraska Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Nebraska Record Finder




Goal 2: Learn about Nebraska archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Nebraska Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Nebraska state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Nebraska.
  4. Explore Nebraska State Historical Society site.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for Nebraska genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  6. Search for free online books on Nebraska research on the FamilySearch site.
  7. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Nebraska city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Directories
  2. Explore Nebraska city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Nebraska city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Nebraska historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Nebraska city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 3: Learn about Nebraska vital records.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Nebraska Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Nebraska Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Nebraska vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Nebraska birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Nebraska birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Nebraska vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Nebraska birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Nebraska marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find Nebraska marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for Nebraska marriage records.
  3. Explore additional links for Nebraska marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Nebraska death records.
  5. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Nebraska obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for Nebraska obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore Nebraska death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  8. Explore additional links for Nebraska death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Nebraska census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Nebraska censuses in this article.
    FS—Nebraska Census
  2. Learn about Nebraska census records.
    Census Records for Nebraska
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Nebraska state and county census records.
  4. Explore Nebraska census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Nebraska voting registers in this article.
    FS—Nebraska Voting Registers
  6. Explore additional links for Nebraska census records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 4: Learn about Nebraska church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Nebraska church records in this article.
    FS—Nebraska Church Records
  2. Learn about Nebraska church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Nebraska Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Nebraska church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Nebraska cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Nebraska cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Nebraska Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Nebraska cemetery records.
  3. Search for Nebraska cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Nebraska cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Nebraska cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Nebraska Linkpendium site.



Goal 5: Learn about Nebraska emigration and immigration.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Nebraska migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Nebraska immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 6: Learn about Nebraska military records.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Nebraska military records.
    Nebraska Military Records
  2. Learn about Nebraska military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Military Records
  3. Explore Nebraska military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore Nebraska military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Nebraska military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Nebraska military resources on Cyndi's List.



Goal 7: Learn about Nebraska probate, land, and court records.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Nebraska Probate Records
  2. Learn about Nebraska land and property records.
    FS—Nebraska Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Nebraska land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Nebraska Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Nebraska probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Nebraska land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Nebraska court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Court Records
  2. Learn about Nebraska court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Nebraska Court Records



Goal 8: Learn about Nebraska maps and gazetteers.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Maps
  2. Learn about Nebraska maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Nebraska Maps
  3. Learn about Nebraska gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Gazetteers

B. Explore Nebraska maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Nebraska maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Nebraska.
  3. Explore historical Nebraska maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Nebraska maps.



Goal 9: Learn about Nebraska newspapers.


Choices

A. Learn about Nebraska newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Nebraska newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Newspapers
  2. Learn about researching historical Nebraska newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
    Research Free Historical Nebraska Newspapers—6:38
  3. Learn about Nebraska newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Nebraska Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Nebraska newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Nebraska historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Nebraska newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Nebraska newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Nebraska newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Nebraska newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional Nebraska newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Nebraska newspapers and obituaries records on the LDSGenealogy site.



Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Nebraska research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.
  6. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.



Goal 11: Search records from Nebraska.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Nebraska County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Nebraska.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Nebraska Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.



Goal 12: Get help with your Nebraska research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Nebraska Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Nebraska Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Nebraska State Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. Midwest Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Nebraska.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Nebraska research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Nebraska research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Nebraska research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Nebraska research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Nebraska research.

C. Learn about Nebraska genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Nebraska in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Nebraska Societies
  2. Explore the Nebraska Genealogical Society site.
  3. Explore the Nebraska Historical Society site.
  4. Explore Nebraska genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Nebraska Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Adams    A    L Antelope    L Arthur    L Banner    A    L Blaine    L Boone    A    L
Box Butte    L Boyd    A    L Brown    A    L Buffalo    A    L Burt    A    L Butler    L
Cass    A    L Cedar    A    L Chase    L Cherry    L Cheyenne    L Clay    A    L
Colfax    L Cuming    L Custer    A    L Dakota    A    L Dawes    L Dawson    L
Deuel    L Dixon    A    L Dodge    A    L Douglas    A    L Dundy    L Fillmore    L
Franklin    L Frontier    L Furnes    A    L Gage    A    L Garden    L Garfield    A    L
Gosper    L Grant    L Greeley    L Hall    A    L Hamilton    A    L Harlan    L
Hayes    L Hitchcock    A    L Holt    L Hooker    L Howard    L Jefferson    L
Johnson    A    L Kearney    L Keith    L Keya Paha    L Kimball    L Knox    A    L
Lancaster    A    L Lincoln    A    L Logan    L Loup    L Madison    L McPherson    L
Merrick    L Morrill    L Nance    L Nemaha    A    L Nuckolls    A    L Otoe    A    L
Pawnee    A    L Perkins    L Phelps    L Pierce    L Platte    A    L Polk    A    L
Red Willow    A    L Richardson    L Rock    L Saline    L Sarpy    L Saunders    A    L
Scotts Bluff    A    L Seward    A    L Sheridan    L Sherman    L Sioux    L Stanton    L
Thayer    L Thomas    L Thurston    L Valley    L Washington    A    L Wayne    A    Webster    A    L Wheeler    L York    A    L


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