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Cheyenne County, Nebraska

Cheyenne County was founded on June 22, 1867 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Cheyenne County Seat is located in Sidney and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Cheyenne County are Morrill CountyGarden CountyDeuel CountySedgwick County, Colorado, Logan County, Colorado, Kimball CountyBanner County .

Cheyenne County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940Mortality Schedules are available for 1870 and 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Cheyenne County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Cheyenne County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Cheyenne County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Cheyenne County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Cheyenne County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Cheyenne County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Cheyenne County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Cheyenne County genealogy or family history related sites.

Cheyenne Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cheyenne Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Cheyenne Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Cheyenne Co. NE Census Records

Cheyenne Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Cheyenne Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cheyenne Co. NE General and History Websites

Cheyenne Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cheyenne Co. NE Military Records