Nebraska, United States Genealogy
United States Nebraska
Welcome to Nebraska, Cornhusker State
In the 1850's a major port of entry to Nebraska was New Orleans. Steamboats transported settlers and goods up the Mississippi-Missouri river system to Council Bluffs and Winter Quarters (Florence). Read more...
Did You Know?
- O’Bits of Nebraska is an ongoing collection of obituaries, notices of death, and news of tragic deaths printed before 1930. The focus is on newspapers in smaller towns. New items are added each week.
- On May 6, 1877, famed Chief Crazy Horse surrendered with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. On September 7, 1877, he was bayoneted in the back because he was said to have resisted his captors. Read more...
- The Family History Library has a collection of records pertaining to the Nebraska Native Races
Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Blackbird | Calhoun | Emmet | Forney | Greene | Harrison | Izard | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Kountze | L'Eau Qui Court | Lyon | McNeale | Monroe | Shorter |Taylor | West
- Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's Geographical Names Information System.
- David Rumsey Map Collection is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- The Nebraska GenWeb Project has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger USGenWeb Project. The USGenWeb Project provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
Writing and Sharing Your Family History
Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:
- It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
- It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
- It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
- It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
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Things You Can Do
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
FamilySearch Historical Record Collections
Online collectiond containing these records are located in FamilySearch.org.
Wiki articles describing these collectons are found at:
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- The Nebraska State Genealogical Society holds an annual conference. Check their website for details about the next conference!