Lincoln County, Nebraska Genealogy

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County Courthouse

  • Lincoln County Courthouse
    301 North Jeffers Street
    North Platte, Nebraska 69101
    Telephone: (308)535-3500
    Hours:9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lincoln County; 301 N Jeffers; North Platte, NE 69101; Ph. 308.532.4051 Details: (Formerly Shorter Co. Name changed to Lincoln 11 Dec 1861) (Co Clk has m rec; Clk Dis Ct has div rec; Co Ct has pro & ct rec; Reg of Deeds has land rec)


Parent County

1860--Lincoln County was created 7 January 1860 from unorganized territory. County seat: North Platte [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



  • Antelope Valley Cemetery (northeast of Brady)
  • Ash Grove Cemetery (German Lutheran: south and west of Wellfleet)
  • Birdwood Creek (gravesite: north and west of Hershey)
  • Birdwood Presbyterian Church Cemetery (north and west of Hershey)
  • Brady Cemetery (west and north of Brady)
  • Buchner family Cemetery (S.S. Buchner: north and east of Wallace)
  • Chamberline  family cemetery (James Chamberline: north and east of Dickens on Chamberline Ranch)
  • County Cemetery (souh and west of Sutherland: abandoned)
  • Dickens Cemetery
  • Floral Lawns Memorial Cemetery (south and east of North Platte)
  • Frontier Cemetery south and west of Sutherland)
  • Garfield Cemetery
  • Gaslin Cemetery (south and east of Brady)
  • Good Hope Cemetery (northwest from North Platte)
  • Hansen Family Cemetery ( Hans C Hansen: north of Curtis)
  • Kilmer Valley Cemetery (south and west of Arnold)
  • Lamont Cemetery (Riverside District: south and west of Hershey)
  • Lindberg Cemetery (west and north of Gothenburg)
  • Listen Family Cemetery (west and south of Dickens)
  • McBaugh Family Cemetery (Maxwell Precinct)
  • Melton Family Cemetery (west and south of Dickens)
  • Miriam Cemetery (south and east of North Platte)
  • Morning View Cemetery (south of Wallace)
  • John A. Murphy Cemetery (Catholic: west and north of Farnam)
  • Myrtle Cemetery (northeast of North Platte)
  • North Platte City Cemetery
  • Peckham Rural Cemetery (south and west of Gothenurg)
  • Plainview Cemetery (south and west of Maxwell)
  • Platte Valley Cemetery (east of Hershey)
  • Pleasant Valley Cemetery (south of Wallace)
  • Riverside Cemetery (west and north of Hershey)
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery (south and west of North Platte)
  • Sutherland City Cemetery (1) (south of sutherland)
  • Sutherland City Cemetery (2) (northeast corner of town)
  • Svea-Dal Cemetery (northeast of Brady)
  • Sykes Family Cemetery (north and east of Wallace)
  • Trinity Cemetery (Lutheran: in Huebner: south and east of Hershey)
  • Wellfleet Cemetery
  • Wyuka and Fairview Cemetery
  • Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (German Lutheran: north and east of Wellfleet)


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


LDS Ward and Branch Records


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


Local Histories



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




Surname Lists

Surname list of early settlers of North Platte area.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map II" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  3. "Oregon California Trails Association" at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).