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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lincoln County''' {{NEDC}} <br> <br>
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| founded year = 1860
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| founded date = January 7
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| building address = '''[http://www.co.lincoln.ne.us/county-court/ Lincoln County Courthouse]'''<br>301 N. Jeffers Street<br>North Platte, NE 69101<br>Phone: 308.534.4350<br>[http://www.co.lincoln.ne.us/ County Website]
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'''Lincoln 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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{{Click|Image:NE_ORP.png|Nebraska Online Genealogy Records}}  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Lincoln County, Nebraska Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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Lincoln 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.
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.lincoln.ne.us/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>301 North Jeffers Street<br>North Platte, Nebraska 69101<br>Phone: 308-535-3500308-532-4051<br> <br>County Clerk has marriage records. <br> Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br>County Court has probate and court records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kimball, Nebraska page 432, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage records. Clerk District Court has divorce records. County Court has probate and court records. Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kimball, Nebraska page 432, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1860--'''Lincoln County was created 7 January 1860 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' North Platte <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1860''' Lincoln County was created 7 January 1860 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' North Platte <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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Lincoln County is located in the western central part of the state.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/lincoln/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  Lincoln County was named after Abraham Lincoln. Founded 1866.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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]<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1923'''  A fire burned the Lincoln County Courthouse. <ref>[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/histpres/nebraska/lincoln/LN06-063_Lincoln_CntyCthse.pdf Lincoln County Courthouse fire], Section 8, Page 2-3. </ref><br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lincoln County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref> ====
 
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady,_Nebraska Brady]
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*Brady
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickens,_Nebraska Dickens]
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*Dickens
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hershey,_Nebraska Hershey]
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*Hershey
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell,_Nebraska Maxwell]
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*Maxwell
 
*North Platte  
 
*North Platte  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutherland,_Nebraska Sutherland]
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*Sutherland
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace,_Nebraska Wallace]
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*Wallace
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellfleet,_Nebraska Wellfleet]
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*Wellfleet
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Custer County, Nebraska|Custer]]  
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*[[Custer County, Nebraska Genealogy|Custer]]  
*[[Dawson County, Nebraska|Dawson]]  
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*[[Dawson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dawson]]  
*[[Frontier County, Nebraska|Frontier]]  
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*[[Frontier County, Nebraska Genealogy|Frontier]]  
*[[Hayes County, Nebraska|Hayes]]  
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*[[Hayes County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hayes]]  
*[[Keith County, Nebraska|Keith]]  
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*[[Keith County, Nebraska Genealogy|Keith]]  
*[[Logan County, Nebraska|Logan]]  
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*[[Logan County, Nebraska Genealogy|Logan]]  
*[[McPherson County, Nebraska|McPherson]]  
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*[[McPherson County, Nebraska Genealogy|McPherson]]  
*[[Perkins County, Nebraska|Perkins]]
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*[[Perkins County, Nebraska Genealogy|Perkins]]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*Antelope Valley Cemetery (northeast of Brady)
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*Ash Grove Cemetery (German Lutheran: south and west of Wellfleet)  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1859&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|332099|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1859 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lincnegw/resources.html NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Lincoln+Nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Lincoln&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/lincoln/lintable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/lincoln.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=56 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100328&CScnty=1859& Antelope Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100342&CScnty=1859& Ash Grove Cemetery](German Lutheran: south and west of Wellfleet)  
 
*Birdwood Creek (gravesite: north and west of Hershey)  
 
*Birdwood Creek (gravesite: north and west of Hershey)  
 
*Birdwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery (north and west of Hershey)  
 
*Birdwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery (north and west of Hershey)  
*Brady Cemetery (west and north of Brady)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100426&CScnty=1859& Brady Cemetery] (west and north of Brady)  
 
*Buchner family Cemetery (S.S. Buchner: north and east of Wallace)  
 
*Buchner family Cemetery (S.S. Buchner: north and east of Wallace)  
 
*Chamberline&nbsp; family cemetery (James Chamberline: north and east of Dickens on Chamberline Ranch)  
 
*Chamberline&nbsp; family cemetery (James Chamberline: north and east of Dickens on Chamberline Ranch)  
*County Cemetery (souh and west of Sutherland: abandoned)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2327455&CScnty=1859& Conroy's Grave Cemetery]
*Dickens Cemetery  
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*County Cemetery (south and west of Sutherland: abandoned)  
*Floral Lawns Memorial Cemetery (south and east of North Platte)  
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*[http://http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100543&CScn=Dickens+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1859& Dickens Cemetery]
*Frontier Cemetery south and west of Sutherland)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101172&CScnty=1859& Fairview Cemetery]
*Garfield Cemetery  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100641&CScnty=1859& Floral Lawns Memorial Cemetery] (south and east of North Platte)  
*Gaslin Cemetery&nbsp;(south and east of Brady)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100645&CScnty=1859& Fort McPherson National Cemetery]
*Good Hope Cemetery (northwest from North Platte)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2517234&CScnty=1859& Frederick Fischer Lone Grave]
*Hansen Family Cemetery ( Hans C Hansen: north of Curtis)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2379421&CScnty=1859& Frontier Cemetery] south and west of Sutherland)  
*Kilmer Valley Cemetery (south and west of Arnold)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100662&CScnty=1859& Garfield Cemetery]
*Lamont Cemetery (Riverside District: south and west of Hershey)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100665&CScnty=1859& Gaslin Cemetery] (south and east of Brady)  
*Lindberg Cemetery (west and north of Gothenburg)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100682&CScnty=1859& Good Hope Cemetery] (northwest from North Platte)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2368621&CScnty=1859& Hansen Family Cemetery] ( Hans C Hansen: north of Curtis)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100862&CScnty=1859&CSsr=1& Kilmer Valley Cemetery] (south and west of Arnold)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100892&CScnty=1859&CSsr=1& Lamont Cemetery] (Riverside District: south and west of Hershey)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100902&CScnty=1859&CSsr=1& Lindberg Cemetery] (west and north of Gothenburg)  
 
*Listen Family Cemetery (west and south of Dickens)  
 
*Listen Family Cemetery (west and south of Dickens)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100926&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Lutheran Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2369667&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Marantha Bible Camp]
 
*McBaugh Family Cemetery (Maxwell Precinct)  
 
*McBaugh Family Cemetery (Maxwell Precinct)  
*Melton Family Cemetery (west and south of Dickens)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100959&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& McCullough Cemetery]
*Miriam Cemetery (south and east of North Platte)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100962&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& McNeel Cemetery]
*Morning View Cemetery (south of Wallace)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2367958&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Melton Family Cemetery] (west and south of Dickens)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100950&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Miriam Cemetery] (south and east of North Platte)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=100990&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Morning View Cemetery] (south of Wallace)  
 
*John A. Murphy Cemetery (Catholic: west and north of Farnam)  
 
*John A. Murphy Cemetery (Catholic: west and north of Farnam)  
*Myrtle Cemetery (northeast of North Platte)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101029&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Myrtle Cemetery] (northeast of North Platte)  
*North Platte City Cemetery  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2428426&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Nation Cemetery]
*Peckham Rural Cemetery (south&nbsp;and west of Gothenurg)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101053&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& North Platte City Cemetery]
*Plainview Cemetery (south and west of Maxwell)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2412920&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Nowell Burial Site]
*Platte Valley Cemetery (east of Hershey)  
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*O'Fallon Cemetery See: Riverside Cemetery Hershey
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2165138&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Old Sutherland Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101117&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Peckham Rural Cemetery](south and west of Gothenurg)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101136&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Plainview Cemetery] (south and west of Maxwell)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2364942&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Platte Valley Cemetery] (east of Hershey)  
 
*Pleasant Valley Cemetery (south of Wallace)  
 
*Pleasant Valley Cemetery (south of Wallace)  
*Riverside Cemetery (west and north of Hershey)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101219&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& Riverside Cemetery] (west and north of Hershey)  
*St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (south and west of North Platte)
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*River View Cemetery See: Sutherland Riverview Cemetery
*Sutherland City Cemetery (1) (south of sutherland)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101315&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& St Joseph Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101374&CScnty=1859&CSsr=21& St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery] (south and west of North Platte)  
 
*Sutherland City Cemetery (2) (northeast corner of town)  
 
*Sutherland City Cemetery (2) (northeast corner of town)  
*Svea-Dal Cemetery (northeast of Brady)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101517&CScnty=1859&CSsr=41& Sutherland Riverview Cemetery] (1) (south of Sutherland) Also known as: River View Cemetery, Sutherland Cemetery
*Sykes Family Cemetery (north and east of Wallace)  
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*Sutherland City Cemetery (2) (northeast corner of town)
*Trinity Cemetery (Lutheran: in Huebner: south and east of Hershey)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101519&CScnty=1859&CSsr=41& Svea-Dal Cemetery] (northeast of Brady)  
*Wellfleet Cemetery  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101529&CScnty=1859&CSsr=41& Sykes Family Cemetery] (north and east of Wallace)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2142277&CScnty=1859&CSsr=41& Trinity Cemetery] (Lutheran: in Huebner: south and east of Hershey)  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=101604&CScnty=1859&CSsr=41& Wellfleet Cemetery]
 
*[http://wyuka.com/cemetery/ Wyuka and Fairview Cemetery]  
 
*[http://wyuka.com/cemetery/ Wyuka and Fairview Cemetery]  
 
*Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (German Lutheran: north and east of Wellfleet)
 
*Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (German Lutheran: north and east of Wellfleet)
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |17
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|1880 |3632
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|1890 |10441
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|1900 |11416
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|1910 |15684
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|1920 |23420
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|1930 |25627
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|1940 |25425
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|1950 |27380
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|1960 |28491
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|1970 |29538
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|1980 |36455
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|1990 |32508
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|2000 |34632
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|2010 |36288
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{{Census|Nebraska}}  
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===== State Census Records =====
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{NE Church Intro}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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There is a District Court and a County Court in Lincoln County. District courts primarily hear felony criminal cases, equity cases, and civil cases&nbsp;involving more than $51,000. County courts handle misdemeanor cases; traffic and municipal ordinance violations; preliminary hearings in felony cases; civil cases involving $51,000 and less; small claims cases; some divorce cases; probate, guardianship, conservatorship, and adoption proceedings; and juvenile matters.  
 
There is a District Court and a County Court in Lincoln County. District courts primarily hear felony criminal cases, equity cases, and civil cases&nbsp;involving more than $51,000. County courts handle misdemeanor cases; traffic and municipal ordinance violations; preliminary hearings in felony cases; civil cases involving $51,000 and less; small claims cases; some divorce cases; probate, guardianship, conservatorship, and adoption proceedings; and juvenile matters.  
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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*Lincoln County District Court<br>PO Box 1616<br>North Platte, Nebraska 69103  
 
*Lincoln County District Court<br>PO Box 1616<br>North Platte, Nebraska 69103  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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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]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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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:Nelincoln.png|400px|Nelincoln.png]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Lincoln County for European and African American settlers included:  
  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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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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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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://search.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<br>
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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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===== WWI =====
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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]].''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Lincoln}}
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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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{NE Probate Intro|Lincoln}}
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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 $
  
 
==== Surname Lists  ====
 
==== Surname Lists  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{NE Vital Intro}}
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==== Marriage Records ====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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:*'''Lincoln County Historical Society'''<br>2403 NORTH BUFFALO<br>NORTH PLATTE NE 69101
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:*'''Lincoln-lancaster County Genealogy Society'''<br>P.O. Box 30055<br>Lincoln 68503
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'''Libraries'''
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:*'''[http://lincolnlibraries.org/locations/charles-h-gere-branch/ Gere Branch Library]'''<br>2400 South 56th Street (68506)<br>(S. 56th St. & Normal Blvd.) Lincoln<br>(402) 441-8560
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:*'''[http://www.villageofsutherland.com/village-services/maxine-white-public-library/ Maxine White Public Library]'''<br>900 2nd Street<br>Sutherland, NE<br>Phone: (308)386-2228<br>Librarian: Katie Smith
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:*'''[http://www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/library/ North Platte Public Library]'''<br>120 West 4th Street<br>North Platte NE 69101<br>Phone: 308-535-8036<br>Fax: 308-535-8296<br>Email: library@ci.north-platte.ne.us<br>Director: Cecelia Lawrence
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====Family History Centers====
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[North Platte Nebraska Family History Center]]
*[[North Platte Nebraska Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lincnegw/index.html NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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|Nebraska Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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United States
Nebraska
Lincoln County
Lincoln County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 7, 1860
County Seat North Platte
Courthouse
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Address Lincoln County Courthouse
301 N. Jeffers Street
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308.534.4350
County Website


Lincoln 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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County Information

Lincoln County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1862 1870 1868 1868


County Courthouse


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

History

Parent County

1860 Lincoln County was created 7 January 1860 from unorganized territory. County seat: North Platte [2]

Description

Lincoln County is located in the western central part of the state. [3] Lincoln County was named after Abraham Lincoln. Founded 1866.[4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1923 A fire burned the Lincoln County Courthouse. [5]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities

Populated Places [6]

  • Brady
  • Dickens
  • Hershey
  • Maxwell
  • North Platte
  • Sutherland
  • Wallace
  • Wellfleet

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
NEGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 17
1880 3,632 21264.7%
1890 10,441 187.5%
1900 11,416 9.3%
1910 15,684 37.4%
1920 23,420 49.3%
1930 25,627 9.4%
1940 25,425 −0.8%
1950 27,380 7.7%
1960 28,491 4.1%
1970 29,538 3.7%
1980 36,455 23.4%
1990 32,508 −10.8%
2000 34,632 6.5%
2010 36,288 4.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

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

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

Church

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

Court

There is a District Court and a County Court in Lincoln County. District courts primarily hear felony criminal cases, equity cases, and civil cases involving more than $51,000. County courts handle misdemeanor cases; traffic and municipal ordinance violations; preliminary hearings in felony cases; civil cases involving $51,000 and less; small claims cases; some divorce cases; probate, guardianship, conservatorship, and adoption proceedings; and juvenile matters.


  • Lincoln County District Court
    PO Box 1616
    North Platte, Nebraska 69103
  • Lincoln County Court
    PO Box 519
    North Platte, NE 69103

Land

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 Lincoln 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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Nelincoln.png

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Lincoln County for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers. Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Probate

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 - Lincoln - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Surname Lists

Surname list of early settlers of North Platte area.

Taxation

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.

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

County, Township and City Societies

  • Lincoln County Historical Society
    2403 NORTH BUFFALO
    NORTH PLATTE NE 69101
  • Lincoln-lancaster County Genealogy Society
    P.O. Box 30055
    Lincoln 68503

Libraries

  • Gere Branch Library
    2400 South 56th Street (68506)
    (S. 56th St. & Normal Blvd.) Lincoln
    (402) 441-8560
  • North Platte Public Library
    120 West 4th Street
    North Platte NE 69101
    Phone: 308-535-8036
    Fax: 308-535-8296
    Email: library@ci.north-platte.ne.us
    Director: Cecelia Lawrence

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kimball, Nebraska page 432, 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).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/lincoln/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Lincoln County Courthouse fire, Section 8, Page 2-3.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Lincoln County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  7. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map II" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap2.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  9. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).