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Keith 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

Keith County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Keith County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded February 27, 1873
County Seat Ogallala
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Address Keith County Courthouse
511 N. Spruce Street
P.O. Box 149
Ogallala, Nebraska 69153-0149
Phone: 308.284.4726


County Courthouse

Keith County Courthouse
511 North Spruce Street, PO Box 149
Ogallala NE 69153
Phone 308.284.4726

County Clerk has birth, death, and land records.
County Judge has marriage records.
Clerk District Court has divorce, probate, and court records. [1]


Parent County

1873--Keith County was created 27 February 1873 from unorganized territory. County seat: Ogallala [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Keith 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), Keith 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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