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Kearney 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
Kearney County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Kearney County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded January 10, 1860
County Seat Minden
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Address Kearney County Courthouse
Minden, Nebraska 68959-0339
Phone: 308.832.2723


County Courthouse

Kearney County Courthouse
Minden, NE 68959
Phone: 308.832.2723

County Clerk has marriage records from 1872 and land records.
County Judge has probate and court records. Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]


Parent County

1860--Kearney County was created 10 January 1860 from unorganized territory. County seat: Minden [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



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





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


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