Garden County Nebraska

Courthouse Records

Land Office Records

Libraries

Newspapers

Resources for Research


Garden County Courthouse Records

  • County Assessor and County Treasurer
    • Assessments
    • Drivers License
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Personal Property
    • Real Estate
  • County Attorney and County Judge
    • Civil Court Records, 1910 to present
    • County Court Records, 1910 to present
    • District Court Records, 1910 to present
    • Marriage Records, 1910 to present
  • County Clerk and District Court
    • Commissioners Proceedings, 1910 to present
    • Divorce Records, 1910 to present
    • Jurors Records
    • Land Records, Patents, and Deeds, 1887 to present
    • Naturalization Records, 1910 to 1929, indexed
    • Voter Registrations, 1967 to present
  • County Superintendent of Schools
    • Minutes of School District, 28 June 1909 to present
    • Petition for Change of School Boundaries, 1910
    • School Board Members, Officers, and Teachers, 1916 to 1949
    • School Census, July 1917

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Garden County Land Office Records

The land which is now Garden County was, during the course of the settlement period, included in seven different federal land office districts as the number and boundaries of land offices changed. 
 
22 July 1834 to 27 July 1868 Omaha Land District 
Omaha, Nebraska
27 July 1868 to 22 April 1872 Grand Island Land District 
Grand Island, Nebraska
22 April 1872 to 3 May 1886 Western Land District 
North Platte, Nebraska
3 May 1886 through 1906 Sidney Land District 
Sidney, Nebraska
1907 through 1918 North Platte Land District 
North Platte, Nebraska
1919 through 1921 Broken Bow Land District 
Broken Bow, Nebraska
1922 through 1924 Lincoln Land District 
Lincoln, Nebraska

Land Office Record Inventory

  • Omaha Land Office
    • Omaha District records, 1855 - 1869 (also includes records of West Point District, 1869 - 1873, Norfolk District, 1873 - 1881, and Neligh District, 1881 - 1894)
    • Cash Entries 1 - 6039
      Homestead Final Certificates 1 - 6350
      Canceded Homestead Entries 6 - 11366
      Timber-Culture Final Certificates 1 - 729
      Canceled Timber Culture Entries 1 - 4221
  • Grand Island Land Office, 1869 - 1893
    •  
      Cash Entries 1 -6125
      Homestead Final Certificates 1 - 10009
      Canceled Homestead Entries 1 - 18537
      Timber-Culture Final Certificates 1 - 1173
      Canceled Timber-Culture Entries 1 - 7670
  • North Platte Land Office, 1872 - 1918
    •  
      Cash Entries 1 - 7892
      Homestead Final Certificates 1 - 6974
      Canceled Homestead Entries 6 - 24105
      Timber-Culture Final Certificates 1 - 1786
      Canceled Timber-Culture Entries 1 - 13741
  • Sidney Land Office, 1887 - 1906
       
      Cash Entries 1 - 2043
      Homestead Final Certificates 1 - 3497
      Canceled Homestead Entries 1 - 6229
      Timber-Culture Final Certificates 1 - 1212
      Canceled Timber-Culture Entries 818 - 1564
  • Broken Bow Land Office, 1890 - 1922
    •  
      Cash Entries 1 - 1672
      Homestead Final Certificates 1 - 1824
      Canceled Homestead Entries 1 - 7557
      Timber-Culture Final Certificates 1 - 1165
  • Lincoln Land Office

  • Lincoln District records, 1868 - 1925 (Includes Nebraska City records, 1857 - 1868
     
    Cash Entries 1 - 4003
    Homestead Final Certificates 1 - 12295
    Canceled Homestead Entries 4 - 18844
    Timber-Culture Final Certificates 1 - 882
    Canceled Timber-Culture Entries 1 - 1691

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Garden County Libraries

  • Lewellen Public Library
    • Lewellen, NE  69147
    • Materials include Nebraska history books, histories of Panhandle counties, Volumes 1 and 2 of the 1882 History of the State of Nebraska, and an 1876 scrapbook of Lewellen. No newspaper collection.
  • Lisco Public Library
    • Lisco, NE  69148
    • Materials include several community scrapbooks of Lisco from 1970 to 1978. No newspaper collection.
  • Oshkosh Public Library
    • P.O. Box 347, Oshkosh, NE  69154
    • Materials include Shumway's 3 volume Nebraska history, pamphlets on Garden County and Oshkosh, Nebraska History Magazine (1970 - 1979), natural history materials, and The Brown Odessy, a local history of Lewellen. No newspaper collection.

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Garden County Newspapers

  • Lewellen
    • Deuel County News
      • See Oshkosh, Garden County News
    • Lewellen Gazette
      • June 1911 to February 1912; September 1914 to December 1917
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 071L57c
    • Lewellen Optimist
      • March 1917 to August 1918; June 1919 to April 1923
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 071L57c
    • Lewellen Times
      • December 1937 to October 1943
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 0710s4b
    • West Nebraska Beacon
      • See Oshkosh, West Nebraska Beacon
  • Lisco
    • Lisco Tribune
      • July 1919 to July 1922
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 071L71m
  • Oshkosh
    • Garden County News
      • July 1909 to present
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 0710s4n
    • Oshkosh Herald
      • August 1908 to January 1917; January 1918 to February 1919
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 0710s4n
    • West Nebraska Beacon
      • February 1929 to July 1936
      • Nebraska State Historical Society Microfilm 0710s4b
    Sources: Guide to the Newspaper Collection of the State Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society, Anne P. Diffendal, 1977, pp. 47, 50, 64; as cited in A Research Guide To Genealogical Data In DEUEL and GARDEN COUNTIES, Nebraska State Genealogical Society, January 1984, p. 38.

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Last updated on 19 March, 2002


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