NEGenWeb Project

Named for James G Blaine (1830-1893), an American Statesman. 
Established 5 March 1885. 


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Vital Records

Census Data

Other Resources

Links to Nearby Counties

Related Blaine County Links

Blaine County addresses

Blaine County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 136
Brewster, NE 68821-0136

  Vital Records available for Blaine County

Marriage Records from March 30, 1887
Land Records from 1886
Probate Records from 1886
Court Records from 1886

Write to:

County Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 136
Brewster, NE 68821-0136

Copies: 50 per page - Certified: $3.50
Researchers are welcome to visit
and search the records.

nformation courtesy of the County
Clerk's Office, Blaine County


Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Marriage Certificates
Divorce Certificates

Write to:

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

Or, go online to:
Dept. of Health & Human Services
for information, fees, and forms


  Census Data Sources

There are three main sources for viewing the microfilms containing Federal Census data: the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Nebraska State Historical Society, and the LDS (Mormon) Church Family History Centers (FHC). The Nebraska State Historical Society also has films of the State Censuses. In addition, state and local historical or genealogical societies may have some of these films.  Additionally, there are paid services such as and that offer specific census.  Some public libraries are now subscribing to both of these services so that the researcher can access these from libraries as well.  Check with your local and/or regional library system to see if this is available in your area.  

All NARA regional offices have all available Federal censuses from 1790-1930 (most of 1890 was lost in a fire), as well as many other records. All NARA regional offices contain the federal records, but the NARA regional office in Kansas City also contains other Nebraska specific records.

Addresses for viewing census data are:

National Archives - Central Plains Region
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, Missouri

National Archives - Rocky Mountain Region
Denver Federal Center, Building 48
Denver, Colorado

Nebraska State Historical Society Library
1500 R Street
Lincoln, Nebraska

 NARA is now on-line.  
For researchers who have questions, or are not able to visit a regional NARA office, it is an great way to see what they may have.
Just click on the Archives logo - - and you are there!


Census Data Microfilm Numbers

1900 916 1240916
1910 938 1374938
1920 980 1820980

Census Bureau Data-- Population Totals

1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
603 1,672 1,778 1,584 1,538 1,203 1016 847 837 875 583


 Family History Centers

The Family History Centers will contain varying amounts of census microfilm and other records. They should all have (on microfiche or computer) the index of publications available from their main archives in Salt Lake City. Only those Family History Centers in the larger cities may have extensive permanent files, but all can request (for a small fee) microfilm and microfiche copies for your research. They do not loan books from the archives, but if the books have been filmed, you can request those films. Many local Family History Centers may also contain donated books and other records of historical or genealogical interest, some will have the Nebraska state census records also.

Family History Centers in Nebraska can be found in Gordon, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, North Platte, Omaha, and Papillon. For addresses, consult telephone books in the appropriate city, or check the NEGenWeb Nebraska Resources Page.

An additional source for information with Family History Centers can be found at their on-line site at:

                           Links to neighbor county pages

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Cherry Brown Rock Thomas Loup Logan Custer

  Related Blaine County Links

Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940

Thurman A. Smith's account includes a wonderful history, as well as biographies for the 
following Blaine County community leaders in the Year of 1940 - -
take a look!
Albert Henry ARMS
Jesse Theodore BAKER
Alva Delancy COPP
Henry Harrison COPP
Granville Hollie COX
Elmer Nassau DEMARAY
Olin Bertram FLETCHER
Carl Gilbert HUMPREY
Mrs. Mary (Skliba) JACKSON
Thomas Radle MILLER
Gwynne Logan NEUBAUER
Frederick Charles Henry SCHIPPOREIT
Mrs. Anna L. SMITH
Harry Burt SPENCER
Roy Clayton SPENCER
Halbert Harold THOMPSON
Samuel J. WHITE

Who's Who's Thurman A. Smith . . .

"Thurman A. Smith was the oldest son of 
Edwin B. and Anna L. Smith.
In 1884, with his parents, (he) located in Blaine County near the present site of Brewster, where he was educated in the schools of that pioneer period and grew to manhood."
. . . . .
He was a school teacher, active in the newspaper trade, a temperance leader, newspaper owner and publisher, writer and poet, organized the Loup County Historical Society, and was the leader of the project that became the Pioneer Log cabin which is now under the care of the Loup County Historical Society, at Taylor Nebraska.
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information from Loup County Centennial Book 1883-1983.

U.S. Census Bureau Gazetteer

Blaine County


Tiger Mapping Service:  US Census Bureau's dynamically generated 
map of Blaine County, Nebraska.

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Did you know that you can research over 92 Place Names  in Blaine County, including a number of its historical sites?
 Just click the link below - - now that's the easy way to travel!  

Place Names in Blaine County (USGS)

Nebraska State Historical Society

  1895 Nebraska State Map

1895 Blaine County, Nebraska Map

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet for Nebraska

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