Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEBRASKA

 

United States

 

 

 

 

An Introduction

Gen-Tool Kit

Surnames

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Researching by Location

Internet Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Flag

introduction

Introduction

 

State Seal

 

 

 

      Nebraska is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States. The state's capital is Lincoln and its largest city is Omaha.

Nebraska probably gets its name from the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, or the Omaha Btháska, meaning "flat water," after the Platte River that flows through the state.  American Indian tribes in Nebraska have included the Iowas, Omahas, Missourias, Poncas, Pawnees, Otoes, and various branches of the Sioux.  Once considered part of the Great American Desert (actually highly biodiverse prairie land), it is now a leading farming and ranching state

     On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act created the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, divided by the Parallel 40° North.[4] The territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha.

     In the 1860s, the first great wave of homesteaders poured into Nebraska to claim free land granted by the federal government. Many of the first farm settlers built their homes out of sod because they found so few trees on the grassy land.

     Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867, shortly after the American Civil War. At that time, the capital was moved from Omaha to Lancaster, later renamed Lincoln after the recently assassinated President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

 

 

 

 

 

 

gen tool

Gen-Tool Kit

-kit

 

GENEALOGICAL ARCHIVES

·        Nebraska State Historical Society, Library/Archives  - P.O. Box 82554, 1500 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68501

·         Beatrice Public Library, 100 North 16th St., Beatrice, NE 68310, (402) 223-3584 - The NESGS Book Collection is housed here.

 

HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES 

·        Nebraska State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5608, Lincoln, NE  68505-0608

·         American Historical Society of Germans from Russia

·        Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society

·        Nebraska Society Daughters of the American Revolution

·        Nebraska State Genealogy Society

·        Nebraska State Historical Society

·         Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society

 

STATE LIBRARY

Nebraska Library Commission
The Atrium, 1200 N Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE 68508-2023
Phone: 402-471-2045 ( Lincoln & outside Nebraska ); 800-307-2665 (Nebraska only)

Fax: 402-471-2083

Source: State Library Web Sites

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

 

Adams Antelope Arthur Banner Boone Box Butte Boyd Brown Buffalo Burt Butler Cass Cedar Chase Cherry Cheyenne Clay Colfax Cuming Custer Dakota Dawes Dawson Deuel Dixon Dodge Douglas Dundy Fillmore Franklin Frontier Furnas Gage Garden Garfield Gosper Grant Greeley Hall Hamilton Harlan Hayes Hitchcock Holt Hooker Howard Jefferson Johnson Kearney Keith Keya Paha Kimball Knox Lancaster Lincoln Loup Madison McPherson Merrick Morrill Nance Nemaha Nuckolls Otoe Pawnee Perkins Phelps Pierce Platte Polk Red Willow Richardson Rock Saline Sarpy Saunders Scotts Bluff Seward Sheridan Sherman Sioux Thayer Thomas Thurston Valley Washington Wayne Webster Wheeler York

Source: National Register of Historical Places

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surnames

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

 

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy Surname

Search Help from Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

 

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, click on the following link. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use this LINK to find out more about the locations listed above.

ANCESTRAL LOCATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

research location

Researching 
by Location

 

Gazetteer of Places

County Research

(Genealogical)

County Research

(General Info.)

The links below may assist you with your research within the various places of this state.

Gazetteer

of Places

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

Cities in Nebraska

Villages in Nebraska

Nebraska Cities - profiles of 1,179 Nebraska cities, towns & neighborhoods

Nebraska Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Nebraska Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Nebraska Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

Source: US Cities & State Gazetteers

 

County Research

(Genealogical)

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

Adams

Antelope

Arthur

Banner

Blaine

Boone

Box Butte

Boyd

Brown

Buffalo

Burt

Butler

Cass

Cedar

Chase

Cherry

Cheyenne

Clay

Colfax

Cuming

Custer

Dakota

Dawes

Dawson

Deuel

Dixon

Dodge

Douglas

Dundy

Fillmore

Franklin

Frontier

Furnas

Gage

Garden

Garfield

Gosper

Grant

Greeley

Hall

Hamilton

Harlan

Hayes

Hitchcock

Holt

Hooker

Howard

Jefferson

Johnson

Kearney

Keith

Keya Paha

Kimball

Knox

Lancaster

Lincoln

Logan

Loup

Madison

Mc Pherson

Merrick

Morrill

Nance

Nemaha

Nuckolls

Otoe

Pawnee

Perkins

Phelps

Pierce

Platte

Polk

Red Willow

Richardson

Rock

Saline

Sarpy

Saunders

Scotts Bluff

Seward

Sheridan

Sherman

Sioux

Stanton

Thayer

Thomas

Thurston

Valley

Washington

Wayne

Webster

Wheeler

York

Unknown County

 

 

County Research

(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Adams | Antelope | Arthur | Banner | Blaine | Boone | Box Butte | Boyd | Brown | Buffalo | Burt | Butler | Cass | Cedar | Chase | Cherry | Cheyenne | Clay | Colfax | Cuming | Custer | Dakota | Dawes | Dawson | Deuel | Dixon | Dodge | Douglas | Dundy | Fillmore | Franklin | Frontier | Furnas | Gage | Garden | Garfield | Gosper | Grant | Greeley | Hall | Hamilton | Harlan | Hayes | Hitchcock | Holt | Hooker | Howard | Jefferson | Johnson | Kearney | Keith | Keya Paha | Kimball | Knox | Lancaster | Lincoln | Logan | Loup | Madison | McPherson | Merrick | Morrill | Nance | Nemaha | Nuckolls | Otoe | Pawnee | Perkins | Phelps | Pierce | Platte | Polk | Red Willow | Richardson | Rock | Saline | Sarpy | Saunders | Scotts Bluff | Seward | Sheridan | Sherman | Sioux | Stanton | Thayer | Thomas | Thurston | Valley | Washington | Wayne | Webster | Wheeler | York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCATION SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·Nebraska - Wikipedia

·Nebraska (historical societies)

·Nebraska GenWeb Project

·Nebraska State Information (50 States.com)

·Cyndi’s List (Nebraska)

·Nebraska State Facts and Information

 

 

 

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

U.S.A. Locations Library - States, Counties, & Localities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

 

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

Email

Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada