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Gage 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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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Gage County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Gage County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded March 16, 1855
County Seat Beatrice
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Address Gage County Courthouse
612 Grant Street, P.O. Box 429
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310-0429
Phone: 402.223.1300


County Courthouse

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Gage County Courthouse
612 Grant St.; PO Box 429
Beatrice, NE 68310-0429
Phone. 402.223.1300

County Judge has marriage and probate records from 1860.
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]


Parent County

1855--Gage County was created 16 March 1855 as an original county. County seat: Beatrice [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


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.



  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Beatrice, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).[3]

Zion Lutheran Church, Pickerel

  • Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Pickerel, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).[3]



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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Gage County, Nebraska. 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.





Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Gage County, Nebraska newspapers in online catalogs like:


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.


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.

Societies and Libraries

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