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Scotts Bluff 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

Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Scotts Bluff County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded November 6, 1888
County Seat Gering
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Address Scotts Bluff County Courthouse
1825 10th Street
Gering, Nebraska 69341
Phone: 308.436.6600


County Courthouse

Scotts Bluff County Courthouse
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308.436.6600

County Clerk has marriage records.
County Judge has divorce, probate and court records. [1]


Parent County

1888--Scotts Bluff County was created 6 November 1888 from Cheyenne County. County seat: Gering [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Scottsbluff
  • Scottsbluff Dist



Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Scotts Bluff 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), Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska page 434, 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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