Cheyenne County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Cheyenne County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cheyenne County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded June 22, 1867
County Seat Sidney
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Address Cheyenne County Courthouse
1000 10th Ave.
Sidney, Nebraska 69162-1612
Phone: 308.254.2141

County Courthouse

Cheyenne County Courthouse
1000 10th Ave
Sydney, Nebraska 69162
Phone: 308.254.2141

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


Parent County

1867--Cheyenne County was created 22 June 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: Sidney [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • USGenWeb has a list of Cheyenne County cemeteries, their locations and links to online transcriptions as well as connections to Find-a-grave where it applies.


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



Cheyenne County has both a District and a County Court. The District Court issues writs, files papers delivered to him, endorses papers, and keeps records of court proceedings. The County Court files copies of Land records as well as birth, marriage, and death records.

  • Distric Court
    1000 10th Ave
    PO Box 217
    Sidney, Nebraska 69162-0217
    Telephone: (308)254-2814
  • County Court
    1000 10th Ave
    Sidney, Nebraska 69162-0217
    Telephone: (308)254-2141


Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Cheyenne County Genealogical Society (DDGS)
    PO Box 802
    Sidney, Nebraska 69162
    The society has all Cheyenne County marriage records prior to 1 Jan 1987, cemetery transcription books done in 1998, census films for the county, and a county history with biographies. See their GenWeb site for fees. The collections of the CCGS have been moved to the Sidney Public Library to the B. Seda Hertiage Room.
  • Sidney Public Library
    1112 12th Ave.
    Sidney, NE 69162
  • Cheyenne County Historical Society
    Fort Sidney Complex
    6th & Jackson Sts.
    Sidney, Nebraska 69162

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cheyenne County, Nebraska page 429, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).