Sioux County, Nebraska Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Sioux County

Sioux 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
Sioux County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Sioux County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded February 19, 1877
County Seat Harrison
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Address Sioux County Courthouse
P.O. Box 158
Harrison, Nebraska 69246
Phone: 308. 668.2443


County Courthouse

Sioux County Court House
P.O. Box 158
Harrison, NE 69246
(308) 668-2443

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


Parent County

1877--Sioux County was created 19 February 1877 from unorganized territory. County seat: Harrison [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Neighboring Counties




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




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



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




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.


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

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), Sioux 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 III" 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).