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Cheyenne County Genealogical Society


Cheyenne County was created in 1867 from Unorganized Territory. Originally it was comprised of Banner, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill and Scottsbluff, all present-day counties. It has a rich and colorful history with Fort Sidney, the railroads and the freight routes going through Sidney and north on the Deadwood Sidney Trail. During World War II, Sioux Army Depot was located near the town. In the 1950s oil was discovered in the county causing an oil boom to assist our local economy. Since we are a rural area, farming and ranching is an industry that has been here since the homesteaders settled the county. Today we also have Cabela’s, "World's Foremost Outfitter of Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Gear" and other local industries, such as Krone, and U S Aprons

Sidney is the County Seat. Potter, Dix, Gurley, Dalton, Sunol and Lodge Pole are other towns in the county.

County Clerk has Marriage and Land Records.

County Court has Probate Records.

District Court has Divorce Records.

Cheyenne County Genealogical Society was formed in November 1979 and through the years
has accumulated numerous items to aid in family research.  We recently moved to the Sidney Public Library
and our resources are located in the Seda Heritage Room.

Membership is $10.00 per person and $15.00 per family. Our year runs from October to October.

Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at
Sidney Public Library in the Virginia Smith Room at 2:00 p.m.

No meetings held in July, August and December

A newsletter is published quarterly.

The society will do searches in present day Cheyenne County and queries may be made to:  and please put Genealogy Query in the Subject line.


Cheyenne County Genealogy Society

Attn: Joyce Jallen, Treasurer

Box 802

Sidney, NE 69162

Requests for obituaries are $3.00 for each obituary and will require a month and year plus a self addressed stamped envelope (SASE). Please include SASE and a minimum of $5.00 with your family queries. We request that you send all available information for the individual or family you are seeking and give resources that you have already searched to avoid possible duplication. If the search shows extensive information or requires a great amount of time and copy expense, you will be billed an additional amount and upon receipt of this amount, the information will be mailed to you.

We do not guarantee finding the information you seek, but every effort will be made to do so.

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Our Resources include:

Newspapers on microfiche:
    Access to Sidney Newspapers from __________ to the present.
    Lodge Pole Express Newspapers

Revolutionary War Pension Records
Daughters of the American Revolution -- Indexes
Numerous Obituaries 1871 to 1986
Complete Obituaries 1986 to the Present (November 2004)
Reminiscences of Western Nebraska 1909
Cheyenne County History Book 1986
Cheyenne County Cemeteries
Greenwood Cemetery Sidney, Nebraska
Grand Prairie (rural South Sidney)
Dalton Cemetery
Gurley Cemetery
Potter Cemetery
Czechoslovakian Cemetery (South Sunol)

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 Here are a few of the books we have in our library holdings.  These pertain to Cheyenne County.  There are numerous others from other states, etc.

 Agriculture and Industrial - 1927 Telegraph
Cemetery Book, Cheyenne County, NE Greenwood Vol. 1
Cemetery Book, Cheyenne County, NE Greenwood Vol. 2
Cheyenne County and it's People
Post Offices, Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Directories, Cheyenne County   Various books 1927 through 1989
Highway Map, Cheyenne County
Map, Cheyenne County
Registrations, Cheyenne County, NE 1890
Cemetery History, Early Sidney
Cemetery Map, Czechoslovakian, Cheyenne County South of Sunol
Cemetery Map, Fort McPherson National Nebraska
Cemetery Map, Grand Prairie Cheyenne County South of Sidney
Cemetery Plat Maps Greenwood Cheyenne County, NE
Nebraska Maps Showing County Boundaries 1825 - 1925
Nebraska - Cheyenne County Service Men of World War II
Quinn Family 1781 - 1981
Reconnaissance Survey Report of Counties of Nebraska
Section Map of Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Service Record of Men & Women of dalton & Community Cheyenne County
Church Histories of Cheyenne County, NE
Church, First United Methodist sidney 100th Anniversary
Church St. Paul's Lutheran - 75th Anniversary 1915 - 1990
Walking Tour of Sidney Cheyenne County
Weyerts Immanuel Church Records from 1886 - 1950
Christ Episcopal Church Sidney - Canonical Register 1890 - 1947 by Dorothy Holloway
Descendants of Johann Sukovaty Cheyenne County
Historical Sketch of Cheyenne County by Albert Watkin
High School Year books:
    Various years for Dix, Chappell, Kimball, Potter, Sidney, Sidney St. Pats & Peetz, CO.

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