Hall County Contacts

Hall County Contacts

Hall County Communities | Family History Center | Funeral Homes | Libraries
Newspapers | Schools | Societies, Organizations, Etc. | Vital Records

Hall County Communities

Family History Center

To search for your ancestor(s) at FamilySearch.Org website.

Family History Centers are branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Centers provide access to most of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help patrons identify their ancestors. Everyone is welcome to come to the centers and use Family History Center resources. To search for any Family History Center in Nebraska or ther locations. Below are the closest centers to Hall County:

Grand Island Nebraska
212 West 22nd
Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska
Phone: 308-382-9418
Hours: T 9am-12pm; W 7pm-10pm; Th 9am-12pm,1pm-4pm,7pm-10pm; F 1pm-3pm; Sat by appointment.

Note: These are not mailing addresses. Because of limited staff, Family History Centers cannot respond to mail inquiries.

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Funeral Homes

Below are some of the local funeral homes of Hall County:

  1. Livingston/Butler/Volland Visitation Chapel
    123 W Plum St
    Doniphan, NE 68832
    Phone: (402) 845-6820
  2. Kleine Karen Funeral Director
    3213 W North Front St
    Grand Island, NE 68803-4024
    Phone: (308) 389-4656
  3. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home
    601 N Webb Rd
    Grand Island, NE 68803-4050
    Phone: (308) 382-7070
  4. Quandt Jerry Funeral Director
    601 N Webb Rd
    Grand Island, NE 68803-4050
    Phone: (308) 382-7070
  5. Curran Funeral Chapel
    3005 S Locust St
    Grand Island, NE 68801-8865
    Phone: (308) 384-8862
  6. All Faiths Funeral Home
    2929 S Locust St
    Grand Island, NE 68801-8863
    Phone: (308) 398-2929
  7. Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home
    1123 W 2nd St
    Grand Island, NE 68801-5823
    Phone: (308) 384-0590
  8. Apfel Funeral Home
    411 W 11th St
    Wood River, NE 68883-9185
    Phone: (308) 583-2721

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Below are a few of the local Libraries around Hall County:

  1. Edith Abbott Memorial Library - 211 N Washington Street - Grand Island, NE 68801-5855 -- Phone: (308) 385-5333
  2. Grand Island Public Library - 211 North Washington - Grand Island, NE 68801-5855 -- Phone: (308) 381-5333

    The following items are available at the Grand Island Library:

    DAR/Sprague Collection
    Past City Directories
    Grand Island Daily Independent (On Microfilim)
    Early Newspapers
    Hall County Census Records
    Hall County Newspapers
    A City Cemetery Book (Updated Periodically)
    and many other collection of books.

    Three Microfilm Readers available. A volunteer at the library can print out requests for obituaries, weddings, birth, and death announcement providing the exact date of the event. There is no charge for the search but for postage and copies. Also, available at the library some online databases, such as Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest, providing you have a current library card.
  3. Maltman Memorial Public Library - 910 Main Street - P. O. Box 10 - Wood River, NE 68883-0010 -- Phone: (308) 583-2349

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Below are a few of the local newspapers around Hall County:

  1. The Cairo Record
    Cairo, NE 68824
    Phone: (308) 485-4284
  2. Doniphan Herald
    304 Campbell Ave
    Doniphan, NE 68832-9719
    Phone: (402) 845-2728
  3. Grand Island Independent
    422 W 1st St
    Grand Island, NE 68801-5802
    Phone: (308) 382-1000
    Fax: (308) 382-8129
  4. The Wood River Sunbeam
    105 W 9th St
    Wood River, NE 68883-9176
    Phone: (308) 583-2241

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Below are a list of Schools in Hall County.

  • Alda Public Schools - 206 W 3rd Street - P. O. Box 146 - Alda, NE 68810-0146 -- Phone: (308) 382-4052
  • Doniphan-Trumbull Public School - 302 W Plum - P. O. Box 300 - Doniphan, NE 68832-0300 -- Phone: (402) 845-2282
  • Grand Island Public School - 123 S Webb Rd - P. O. Box 4904 - Grand Island, NE 68802-4904 -- Phone: (308) 385-5900
  • Grand Island Central Catholic School - 1200 Ruby Ave. - Grand Island, NE 68803 -- Phone: (308) 384-2440
  • Heartland Lutheran High School - 3900 W. Husker Hwy - Grand Island, Nebraska 68803-6001 -- Phone (308) 385-3900
  • Plainview Public School - 2726 S 130th Road - Wood River, NE 68883-2726 -- Phone: (308) 583-2325
    • Wood River Rural High School - 13800 W Woodriver - P. O. Box 518 - Wood River, NE 68883-0518 -- Phone: (308) 583-2249

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Societies, Organizations, Etc.

Below are a list of Societies, Organizations, Etc. for the State of Nebraska and surrounding area of Hall County.

  1. Nebraska State Genealogical Society
    They have a list of publications for sale; microfilm for rent (to members); books available in NSGS collection at Beatrice, Nebraska; and reproductions of old issues of "Nebraska Ancestree" and NSGS Journal.

    NSGS has granted permission to NEGenWeb Project for the publication on-line of their Ancestree Journals aged over five years. All articles are to be posted only on NEGenWeb Project websites. Ownership remains with NSGS.

  2. Nebraska State Historical Society
    "The mission of the Nebraska State Historical Society is to safeguard and interpret Nebraska's past and make it accessible in ways that enrich present and future generations." Visit their "Reference By Mail section where you can get available help by mail.

  3. Stuhr Museum
    Physical & Mailing Address:
    3133 West Hwy 34
    Grand Island, NE 68801

    Phone: (308 385-5316
    Fax: (308) 385-5028
    Email: info@stuhrmuseum.org

  4. Cairo Roots Historical & Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 326 or P. O. Box 404
    Cairo, NE 68824
  5. Prairie Pioneer Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 1122
    Grand Island, NE 68802
  6. Lue R. Spencer D. A. R. Genealogical Library
    c/o Edith Abbott Memorial Library
    Second and Washington Streets
    Grand Island, NE 68801
  7. Hall County Historical Society
    4262 Michigan Ave
    P. O. Box 1683
    Grand Island NE 68802
    Phone: (308)384-2154

    The Hall County Historical Society promotes the research, education, and preservation of Hall County's heritage and history. We recently restored Grand Island's old Burlington depot and will rent the facility for public events, meetings, receptions, etc. Call 384-1545 to inquire about dates, fees, etc. Also check our website to purchase Hall County history books: "Trails Into Time - Images of Hall County", William Stolley's "The History of the first settlement in Hall County", John Sorensen's "Our Showhouses", and NEW from Dr. Robert Manley, "Platte Valley Chronicles -- Tales of Nebraska's Pioneer Trails".

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Vital Records

Below are local contacts of county/city clerks office for any of your vital records of Hall County:

  1. Alda City Clerk: P. O. Box 100 - Alda, Nebraska 68810 -- Phone: (308) 384-6170
  2. Cairo Village Clerk: P. O. Box 456 - Cairo, NE 68824
  3. Doniphan Village Clerk: P. O. Box 189 - 105 W Plum Street - Doniphan, NE 68832 -- Phone: (402) 845-6609
  4. Grand Island City Clerk: 100 E 1ST Street - Grand Island, NE 68801-5971 -- Phone: (308) 385-5478
  5. Hall County Clerk: 121 South Pine Street - Grand Island, NE 68801 -- Phone: (308) 385-5080
  6. Wood River City Clerk: 906 Main Street - Wood River, NE 68883-3108 -- Phone: (308) 583-2066

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