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Custer County, Nebraska

Custer County was founded on February 17, 1877 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Custer County Seat is located in Broken Bow and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Custer County are Valley CountySherman CountyBuffalo CountyDawson CountyLincoln CountyLogan CountyBlaine CountyLoup County .

Townships located in the county include Algernon, Ansley, Arnold, Berwyn, Broken Bow, Cliff, Comstock, Corner, Custer, Delight, Douglas Grove, East Custer, Elim, Elk Creek, Garfield, Grant, Hayes, Kilfoil, Lillian, Loup, Milburn, Myrtle, Ryno, Sargent, Spring Creek, Triumph, Victoria, Wayne, Westerville, West Union, Wood River.

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

Custer County Society and Family History Resources

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

Custer County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Custer 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 Custer 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.

Custer County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Custer 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 Custer County genealogy or family history related sites.

Custer Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Custer Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Custer Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Custer Co. NE Census Records

Custer Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Custer Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Custer Co. NE General and History Websites

Custer Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Custer Co. NE Military Records