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Guide to '''Cherry County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
[http://www.co.cherry.ne.us/ Cherry County Courthouse]<br>;365 N Main Street PO Box 120<br> Valentine, Ne 69201<br> Phone. 402.376.2771<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records.<br>County Court has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherry County, Nebraska page 429, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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|organized=  February 23,  1883
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|county seat= Valentine
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Bennett County, South Dakota Genealogy|Bennett (SD)]]
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|county2= [[Blaine County, Nebraska Genealogy|Blaine]]
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|county3= [[Brown County, Nebraska Genealogy|Brown]]
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|county4= [[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy|Grant]]
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|county5= [[Hooker County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hooker]]
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|county6= [[Keya Paha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Keya Paha]]
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|county7= [[Shannon County, South Dakota Genealogy|Shannon (SD)]]
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|county8= [[Sheridan County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sheridan]]
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|county9= [[Thomas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Thomas]]
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|county10= [[Todd County, South Dakota Genealogy|Todd (SD)]]
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|county11=  [[Tripp County, South Dakota Genealogy|Tripp (SD)]]</br><center>[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
== History ==
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=== Description ===
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Cherry county seat is Valentine.  Cherry County was named for Lieutenant Samuel A. Cherry, a popular army officer who was stationed at Fort Niobrara and was killed in South Dakota in 1881. It was founded in 1883.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Homestead settlers followed the fur traders, soldiers, circuit riders, missionaries, and cattlemen in their westward trek. Until January 1, 1863, a settler in the territory of Nebraska could make his home on 160 acres of government land. <ref name="Early History">"Early History of Cherry County, Nebraska"</ref>(See [http://www.memoriallibrary.com/NE/Cherry/1945/settlers.htm reference site] for full article.)
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Cherry}}
  
'''1883--'''Cherry County was created 23 February 1883 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Valentine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''Cherry County Courthouse'''<br>365 N. Main Street<br>Valentine, NE 69201-0120<br>Phone: 402.376.2771<br>[http://www.co.cherry.ne.us/ Cherry County Website]<br><br>
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County Clerk has marriage and land records. <br>County Court has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Cherry County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1883
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Cherry}}
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*'''1883''' Cherry County was created 23 February 1883 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Valentine<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Bennett County, South Dakota|Bennett County, South Dakota]]
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=== Populated Places ===
*[[Blaine County, Nebraska|Blaine, Nebraska]]
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Cherry}}
*[[Brown County, Nebraska|Brown, Nebraska]]
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The following are locations in Cherry County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherry County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>
*[[Grant County, Nebraska|Grant, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Hooker County, Nebraska|Hooker, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Keya Paha County, Nebraska|Keya Paha, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon County, South Dakota]]
 
*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska|Sheridan, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Thomas County, Nebraska|Thomas, Nebraska]]
 
*[[Todd County, South Dakota|Todd County, South Dakota]]
 
*[[Tripp County, South Dakota|Tripp County, South Dakota]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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'''''City'''''<br>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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* Valentine
  
Mt. Hope Cemetery, the largest cemetery within the city limits of Valentine, Nebraska. Some images can be found at: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negraves/MountHopeCemeteryCherryCounty.html ancestry.com]&nbsp;and [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=232 nebraskagravestone.org]
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
  
==== Census  ====
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* Cody
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* Crookston
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* Kilgore
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* Merriman
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* Nenzel
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* Wood Lake
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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* Brownlee
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* DeWitty
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* Elsmere
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* Sparks
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==== Court  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Land  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Cherry}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cherry County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1819&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cherry/cemeteries.htm NEGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/cherry.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=16 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|397762|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acherry+county+nebraska+cemeteries&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1819 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Cherry Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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Mt. Hope Cemetery, the largest cemetery within the city limits of Valentine, Nebraska. Some images can be found at: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negraves/MountHopeCemeteryCherryCounty.html ancestry.com]&nbsp;and [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemetery.php?cemID=232 nebraskagravestone.org]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Cherry}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |6428
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|1900 |6541
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|1910 |10414
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|1920 |11753
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|1930 |10898
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|1940 |9637
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|1950 |8397
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|1960 |8218
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|1970 |6846
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|1980 |6758
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|1990 |6307
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|2000 |6148
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|2010 |5713
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Cherry}}
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{{NE Land}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Cherry}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
 
*Publication from the Economic Development Department with several nice color photos of the area is available at: [http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/P8400/B001.8085-2007.pdf COMMUNITY FACTS OF VALENTINE, NEBRASKA]
 
*Publication from the Economic Development Department with several nice color photos of the area is available at: [http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/epubs/P8400/B001.8085-2007.pdf COMMUNITY FACTS OF VALENTINE, NEBRASKA]
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*Here is the link to the local library for a catalog and contact information to the local library that contains history of the area:&nbsp; [http://www.valentinelibrary.org/ Valentine Public Library]. Marianne Beel has done a nice job on several Sandhill area local histories such as "Sand in my Shoes: Four decades of sandhill stories and history" found at the Valentine Public library: [http://72.164.56.108/webopac/main].
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Cherry}}
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*[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml Nebraska Gazetteer] - database for all known places found in 1890 and 1911 Nebraska gazetteers
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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[[Image:Necherry.png|400px|Necherry.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Cherry}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Cherry}}
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Cherry}}
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Cherry}}
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Cherry}}
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Cherry}}
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The Valentine Midland News is the primary newspaper in the area. Information on this newspaper can be found at: [http://www.nebpress.com/members/alphabetical.php Nebraska Press Association]
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Also, back issues of prior newspapers that have been microfilmed are available; index found at: [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/library/newspapers_pdfs/V-Inventory-1.pdf NebraskaHistory.Org]
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nebraska newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=NebraskaHistorical Nebraska State Historical Society] - catalog of known Nebraska newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NE Obituaries Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Cherry}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Cherry}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Cherry}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{NE Schools Intro|Cherry}}
  
*Here is the link to the local library for a catalog and contact information to the local library that contains history of the area:&nbsp; [http://www.valentinelibrary.org/ Valentine Public Library]. Marianne Beel has done a nice job on several Sandhill area local histories such as "Sand in my Shoes: Four decades of sandhill stories and history" found at the Valentine Public library: [http://72.164.56.108/webopac/main].
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cherry}}
  
The Valentine Midland News is the primary newspaper in the area. Information on this newspaper can be found at: [http://www.nebpress.com/members/alphabetical.php Nebraska Press Association]  
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
Also, back issues of prior newspapers that have been microfilmed are available; index found at: [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/library/newspapers_pdfs/V-Inventory-1.pdf NebraskaHistory.Org]
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==== Death ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Cherry}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Cherry}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Cherry}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*'''[http://valentinelibrary.org/genealogy/ Valentine Public Library]'''<br>324 N Main <br>Valentine, NE  69201<br>Phone: 402-376-3160<br>Fax: 402-376-3160
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Cherry}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Cherry}}
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'''County, Township and City Societies
  
== Web Sites  ==
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:*'''Cherry County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 380<br>Valentine, NE 69201
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:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/histpres/nebraska/cherry.htm Cherry County Historical Society]'''<br>650 Essex St.<br>Valentine, NE 69201-1618<br>402-376-2015
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Cherry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NE Websites Intro|Cherry}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cherry/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204293|Nebraska|Cherry}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
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Latest revision as of 16:33, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Cherry County
 

Guide to Cherry County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Valentine
Organized: February 23, 1883
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Bennett (SD)  • Blaine  • Brown  • Grant  • Hooker  • Keya Paha  • Shannon (SD)  • Sheridan  • Thomas  • Todd (SD)  • Tripp (SD)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaCherryCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Cherry County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information

Description

Cherry county seat is Valentine. Cherry County was named for Lieutenant Samuel A. Cherry, a popular army officer who was stationed at Fort Niobrara and was killed in South Dakota in 1881. It was founded in 1883.[2] Homestead settlers followed the fur traders, soldiers, circuit riders, missionaries, and cattlemen in their westward trek. Until January 1, 1863, a settler in the territory of Nebraska could make his home on 160 acres of government land. [3](See reference site for full article.)

County Courthouse

Cherry County Courthouse
365 N. Main Street
Valentine, NE 69201-0120
Phone: 402.376.2771
Cherry County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
County Court has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]

Cherry County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1883 1883 1883 1900

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Cherry County, Nebraska:[5]

City

  • Valentine

Villages

  • Cody
  • Crookston
  • Kilgore
  • Merriman
  • Nenzel
  • Wood Lake

Unincorporated communities

  • Brownlee
  • DeWitty
  • Elsmere
  • Sparks

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cherry County, Nebraska online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information

  Mt. Hope Cemetery, the largest cemetery within the city limits of Valentine, Nebraska. Some images can be found at: ancestry.com and nebraskagravestone.org

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 6,428
1900 6,541 1.8%
1910 10,414 59.2%
1920 11,753 12.9%
1930 10,898 −7.3%
1940 9,637 −11.6%
1950 8,397 −12.9%
1960 8,218 −2.1%
1970 6,846 −16.7%
1980 6,758 −1.3%
1990 6,307 −6.7%
2000 6,148 −2.5%
2010 5,713 −7.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

For tips on accessing Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.

State Census Records

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.

  • Publication from the Economic Development Department with several nice color photos of the area is available at: COMMUNITY FACTS OF VALENTINE, NEBRASKA
  • Here is the link to the local library for a catalog and contact information to the local library that contains history of the area:  Valentine Public Library. Marianne Beel has done a nice job on several Sandhill area local histories such as "Sand in my Shoes: Four decades of sandhill stories and history" found at the Valentine Public library: [1].

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

The Valentine Midland News is the primary newspaper in the area. Information on this newspaper can be found at: Nebraska Press Association

Also, back issues of prior newspapers that have been microfilmed are available; index found at: NebraskaHistory.Org

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Cherry - Probate records. Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

County, Township and City Societies

Websites

  • NEGenWeb
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  3. "Early History of Cherry County, Nebraska"
  4. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Cherry County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.