Nebraska Cemetery Records

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This entry was originally written by Marsha Hoffman Rising, CG, FUGA, FASG and Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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Many cemetery inscriptions located in Nebraska have been transcribed with the records housed at the Nebraska State Historical Society. Online sources include the USGenWeb Project with a growing list of tombstone transcripts for Nebraska at and, which has a growing selection for Nebraska counties.

The DAR Library in Washington, D.C., holds a multi-volume collection from over 150 cemeteries located in Nebraska.

The National Cemetery in Nebraska is the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, HCO 1 Box 67, Maxwell, NE 69151.

Many online cemetery transcriptions can be located here: Nebraska Cemetery Records