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Platte County, Nebraska Researchers

Looking for ancestors? Take some time and browse here... you'll find lots of links and information to help you with your search.

Hello Platte County researchers. My name is Sherri Brakenhoff (sherrilynn@neb.rr.com), a life-time resident of Platte County. I will do my best to help you with your research efforts. If you would like to contribute information to this site, or have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know. Thank you for visiting Platte County--please stop back often as new content is added on a regular basis!

Platte County is located in east central Nebraska, nearly the exact center of the United States both east and west, as well as north and south. Neighboring counties, beginning at 3:00 and following clockwise, are:
Colfax, Butler, Polk, Merrick, Nance, Boone, Madison, and Stanton


  • Columbus--county seat--post office established 1856; 1990 population 19,480
  • Cornlea--post office est. June 1, 1887; 1990 pop. 39
  • Creston--post office est. April 12, 1875; 1990 pop. 220
  • Duncan--name changed from Cherry Hill on January 2, 1880; 1990 pop. 387
  • Humphrey--post office est. August 28, 1871; 1990 pop. 741
  • Lindsay--post office est. December 14, 1874; 1990 pop. 321
  • Monroe--post office est. May 3, 1858; 1990 pop. 309
  • Platte Center--post office est. December 8, 1879; 1990 pop. 387
  • St. Bernard--post office est. February 11, 1879; discontinued March 17, 1906.
  • Tarnov--post office changed from Burrows July 24, 1891; 1990 pop. 61

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Need to Learn More or Go Beyond Platte County?

About the USGenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

This is an outgrowth of that original Kentucky project.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Contact the volunteer shown on the county page if you have a desire to add your data to the database. If the county in which you are interested does not have a page and/or you wish to participate in some way, please contact the State Coordinator.

You may notice a message beside the county listing indicating it is available for adoption. This means that while we have created the county page, we are now looking for someone to take it over. If you would like to adopt a web page for one of these counties, please contact the current owner of the page, whose name is listed at the bottom of their county page, or the State Coordinator.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please contact Sherri Brakenhoff, Platte County Coordinator
David Gochenour, Nebraska State Coordinator or Matthew Friend, Assistant Nebraska State Coordinator