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Cuming County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cuming County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Founded March 16, 1855
County Seat West Point
Address Cuming County Courthouse
200 S. Lincoln Street
West Point, NE 68788-0290
Phone: 402.372.6003
County Website

Cuming 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.


County Information

Cuming County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1855 1860 1855 1855

County Courthouse

County Judge has marriage and probate records from 1866, court records from 1960 and school census. Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1869. [2]


Parent County

1855 Cuming County was created 16 March 1855 from Burt County. County seat: West Point. [3]


It was named after Thomas B. Cuming, an early governor of this territory. Cuming County was organized in 1857. The County Seat is West Point. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Populated Places[5]

  • West Point
  • Wisner
  • Bancroft
  • Beemer
  • Bancroft
  • Beemer
  • Bismark
  • Blaine
  • Cleveland
  • Cuming
  • Elkhorn
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Monterey
  • Neligh
  • St. Charles
  • Sherman
  • Wisner

Neighboring Counties



Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 67
1870 2,964 4323.9%
1880 5,569 87.9%
1890 12,265 120.2%
1900 14,584 18.9%
1910 13,782 −5.5%
1920 13,769 −0.1%
1930 14,327 4.1%
1940 13,562 −5.3%
1950 12,994 −4.2%
1960 12,435 −4.3%
1970 12,034 −3.2%
1980 11,664 −3.1%
1990 10,117 −13.3%
2000 10,203 0.9%
2010 9,139 −10.4%
Source: "".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

For tips on accessing Cuming County, Nebraska Genealogy 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.



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.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cuming County, Nebraska Genealogy. 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.

Maps and Gazetteers



Revolutionary War
Civil War


For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs


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 - Cuming - Probate records.

Online 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.

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

County, Township and City Societies


  • Wisner Library
    1015 Avenue E
    Wisner, NE, USA
    Phone: 402-529-6018

Family History Centers

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites


  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cuming County, Nebraska page 429, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4.,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Cuming County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.