Deuel County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Deuel 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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Deuel County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Deuel County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded November 6, 1888
County Seat Chappell
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Address Deuel County Courthouse
3rd & Vincent Streets
Chappell, Nebraska 69129
Phone: 308.874.3308

County Courthouse

Deuel County Courthouse
3rd & Vincent;
Chappell, NE 69129
Phone: 308.874.3308

County Judge has marriage and probate records.
County Clerk has burial, divorce and land records,
court reccords from 1890. [1]


Parent County

1888--Deuel County was created 6 November 1888 from Cheyenne County. County seat: Chappell [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories





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 - Adams - Probate 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.

Societies and Libraries

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), Deuel 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).