ARCHIVES

Our Archives are staffed by wonderful volunteers who spend countless hours pouring over records and logbooks! We appreciate their help and dedication to preserving the history of our great county!

 

Are you wanting to volunteer in the Archives? We are always looking for people who would like to help digitize the records we have from Buffalo County.

 

Fill out the Volunteer Application and submit it to bchs.us@hotmail.com or drop a completed form to our Family History Center!

Below is a list of records you will find in the Archives of the Buffalo County Historical Society. The Archives is located in the southwest corner of Trails and Rails and is open every Monday afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm or by appointment.

Contact our archivists at bchs.archives@hotmail.com with any questions or queries.

Archives

WHAT YOU CAN FIND

Atlases: Buffalo County - 1907, 1919, 1948, 1953, 1983 *** Nebraska 1885


Births in Buffalo County - 1917-1918


Birth records (Delayed)


Cemetery records for burials in Kearney

Cemetery


Cemetery records for Buffalo County cemeteries


Dogs - 1930 & 1931


Docket Fees - 1904


Family history and papers of Myron Scott


Family history and papers of Lauritz Larson


Family history and papers of Marian

Johnson


Family histories


Farm Loans

Hope Camp members


Kearney City Directories - 1889


Marriage records beginning - 1872


Probate records beginning - 1872

 


Poll Books for Kearney - 1875, 1876, 1878


Newspapers published in Kearney:

  • Kearney Weekly Hub

  • Kearney Daily Hub

  • New Era Standard

  • Central Nebraska Press


Newspapers published in Shelton


A scrapbook of obituaries published in the Gibbon newspaper


The Golden Record - obituaries printed in Gibbon and Shelton newspapers


Naturalization records

Register of Voters in Kearney in 1889

Register of Deaths in Buffalo County - 1917-1918


Register of Dentists in Buffalo County - 1888-1891,1896-1930, 1908-1932


Register of Farms-Ranches in Buffalo County


Embalmer Register - 1900-1901


Optometrist Register - 1912-1913


Nurses Register - 1910-1915


Physicians Record - 1881-1939


School census records


Kearney Water Company Application book & Register - 1887-1893


Kearney’s water system was installed in 1886.


Beginning in January 1887, all applications to hook into the water system were registered in this book. A good way to date houses which were built in this time period.

RESOURCES

FAMILY HISTORICAL CENTER, 710 11TH ST, KEARNEY, NE 68845