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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.

This article is part of
the Nebraska Family History Research series.
History of Nebraska
Nebraska Vital Records
Census Records for Nebraska
Background Sources for Nebraska
Nebraska Maps
Nebraska Land Records
Nebraska Probate Records
Nebraska Court Records
Nebraska Tax Records
Nebraska Cemetery Records
Nebraska Church Records
Nebraska Military Records
Nebraska Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Nebraska Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Nebraska Naturalization
Ethnic Groups of Nebraska
Nebraska County Resources
Map of Nebraska


The Nebraska State Historical Society holds the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Nebraska. The society has an excellent collection of early county atlases covering most of the state, including some 500 county atlases or plat books from 1885 to about 1947. For a listing, see Nebraska County Atlases/Platbooks at www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/atlas.shtml. See also:

  • Everts and Kirk. The 1885 Official State Atlas of Nebraska. Reprinted in 1976 with 10,000-name index by Margie Sobotka. Fremont, Nebr.: Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society, 1976.
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