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Available manuscripts, microfilmed records, publications and finding aids.

church records
North Platte - Brief History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1877 - 1939
Published: 1939, 19 pages, illustrations
Compiled for the 62nd anniversary and jubilee celebration.

North Platte - Brief History of the First Methodist Church, 1877 - 1952
32 pages, illustrations
Compiled for the 75th anniversary.

North Platte - First Evangelical Lutheran Church 75th Anniversary, 1880 - 1955

Sutherland - 50 Years of Progress. A Church History of the Sutherland Methodist Church
Theodore W. Schwartz
Published: 1950, 42 pages

Wallace - History of the Wallace Methodist Episcopal Church
Published: 1957, 12 pages
Compiled by the Junior Class of the Sunday School, Mrs. Herbert Hasenauer, teacher.

court records
County Court Docket, 1888 - 1897, 1 volume
County Court Docket B, 1878 - 1879, 1 volume
County Judge's Docket, 1897 - 1907, 1 volume
County Judge's Docket C, 1880 - 1888, 1 volume
Criminal Dockets, 1880 - 1912, 23 volumes
Justice Business County Court Dockets, 1882 - 1901, 4 volumes
Justice Dockets, 1870 - 1872, 1914 - 1926, 4 volumes
Justice Docket, City of North Platte, 1918 - 1919, 1 volume

death records
Ash Grove Cemetery
Antelope Cemetery
Catholic Cemetery
In the Nebraska Cemetery Records, Volume II

Estate Records (1868 - 1972)
Administrators', Executors', and Guardians' Bonds, Petitions, etc., 1872 - 1889, 1 volume
Entry Books A and B, 1868 - 1889, 2 volumes
Estate Books, 1887 - 1912, 10 volumes
Estate Register A, 1868 - 1877, 1 volume
Probate Court General Index, 1872 - 1881, 1 volume
Probate Judge's Dockets 1 and 2, 1872 - 1878, 2 volumes
Probate Record A, 1868 - 1878, 1 volume
Probate Records, 1911 - 1972, 189 volumes
Settlement Record, 1873 - 1889, 1 volume

Kock Cemetery Records
Genealogical Committee, LDS, 1956, 2 pages on microfilm

Lincoln County Cemeteries
LDS with assistance of North Platte Genealogical Society, 2 volumes, also on microfilm

North Platte Cemetery
LDS, 1963, 343 pages on microfilm

Wellfleet Cemetery District
circa 1890 - 1980. Mrs. Tom Rowley, 1 roll microfilm.
Contains reconstructed records of deeds to blocks and lots, compiled from county probate records, mortuary records and cemetery survey. Surname index at the beginning of the film.

histories
Abstracts From History of Lincoln County and its People
James D. Walken

Early History of North Platte
Mary Sophia Hutton. Lincoln, Nebr.: 1944. vi, 112 pages. Also on microfilm
Master's thesis, University of Nebraska. Includes Bibliography.

Garfield Stories
Busy Homemakers Extension Club. Stapleton, Nebraska
Creative Printers, 1973, 251 pages. Includes photos and portraits.

Illustrated History of Lincoln County and her People
Ira L. Bare, W.H. McDonald. 2 volumes
Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1920. Also on microfilm.
Illustrations, portraits. Vol. 2 contains biographies.

Illustrated History of Lincoln County and Her People Index
29 pages

Ingham, 1880-1981
Ken Stevens, Farnam, Nebraska
Loup Valley Queen Printers, 1981. 112 pages

Mary A. Johnson (Peale) Papers, 1880 - 1940
Relates to the early history of North Platte and A.M. Johnson, a pioneer banker.

Pre-Statehood History of Lincoln County, Nebraska
Ruby Roberts Coleman.
Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD 20716, 1992
ISBN 1-55613-613-7

Charles W. McDonald Papers, 1862-1914.
Relates to the activities of McDonald and his son, William H. McDonald, in North Platte.
Included are notary public certificates; ledgers relating to accounts of the McDonald Cottonwood Springs store, 1862-1867, and their general store at North Platte, 1967; and provision accounts for Fort Cottonwood (later Fort Mcpherson).

Milldale Ranch Company, North Platte, 1883-1965
Relates to the business affairs of the company, including correspondence and records of the four ranches which make up the company.

North Platte and its Associations
Archibald R. Adammon, North Platte, Nebraska, Evening Telegraph, 1910. 241 pages

Pawnee Springs Ranch Company Minute Book, Omaha, 1918-1925
Relates to the organization and business, including interest in the Keith Neville Ranch in Lincoln County. Minute entries provide information on meetings, officers and stockholders, business handled and legal agreements.

Penniston and Miller General Store Day Books, 1867-1871, NORTH PLATTE. 1 roll microfilm
These books reflect the prices of commodities end also provide the names of many well known traders, trappers and scouts who passed that way.

Pictorial North Platte: Souvenir Greetings from Buffalo Bill's Home Town
Chamber of Commerce, North Platte, Nebraska, circa 1949, 30 pages

Pictorial North Platte: Souvenir Greetings from Buffalo Bill's Home Town
The Scenic, Historic Western City in the Fertile Valley of the Platte
John A. Stryker. North Platte, Nebraska, Telegraph Print, circa 1937, 56 pages

Sand Hill Chronicles
Robert A. Hardin. Norman, Oklahoma, 1966. 34 pages
An account of the homestead experiences of the George Edwin Hardin family, 1905-1916

Sioux Lookout Country
Writers Program. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1942
Contains interviews with many Lincoln County residents.

Tragedy of the Platte Valley
F. Hermingheusen. Kansas City, Missouri: John Reed Printing Co., 1915
420 pages, portraits, illustrations.

Wild Horse Valley 1882 - 1982 (A 100 year history of the Village of Spannuth)
Compiled by: Spannuth Women's Club, Forward by: Maxine Isackson
Book Committee: Lois Miller, Martha Kratzenstein, Elsie Oman, and Maxine Isackson
Table of Contents: Foreward, Wild Horse Valley, Index of Names, Farm & Family Histories, List of Servicemen, Valley Schools, Spannuth Post Office, Church & Sunday Schools, Organizations, Cemeteries, Bits & Pieces, Maps.

marriages
First Marriages in North Platte, 1866-1870
Mrs. Y.A. Hinman.

Early Marriages in North Platte and Lincoln County

Earliest Marriages in Shorter and Lincoln Counties, 1861-1880
Daisy C. Hinman. Sioux Lookout Chapter DAR. DAR CRC, 1941. 19 pages

Marriage Licenses, 1862-1912
7 rolls microfilm

Marriages, 1862-1874
Ruby Coleman


schools
District 92 - Located south of North Platte, Pupils attending District 92 from 1910 until 1967

military
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Quartermaster General, U.S. Army. 1938. 3 pages
History of the cemetery but does not list burials.

Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell
US Army. Washington, D.C.: 1968. 8 pages

Fort McPherson, Nebraska, Fort Cottonwood, Nebraska Territory,
Guardian of the Tracks and Trails.

Louis A. Holmes. Lincoln, Nebr.: Johnsen Publishing Co., 1963. 108 pages
Nebraska Heritage Series. Includes plates, maps, index, bibliography.

Fort McPherson Records, 1863-1963.
2 rolls microfilm and 600 items.
Historical Data, Printed Matter, Miscellany, Maps, Bibliography.
Post LeIters Sent, 1865-1867.
Post Returns, 1863-1880.

Historical Data on Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Ray H. Mattison, National Park Service. Omaha, Nebr.: 1951, 4 pages

History of Fort McPherson
Harvey J. Zabel. Greeley, Coborado: 1954. 149 pages
Master's thesis, Colorado State College of Education.

Official Souvenir Booklet, Fort McPherson Centennial, 1863-1963. Lest We Forget.
North Platte, Nebr.: 1963. 40 pages, illustrations, portraits.

naturalization
Declarations and Final Papers, 1869-1929
2 rolls microfilm

U.S. Circuit Court, Nebraska District
Declarations of intention and military petitions, 1867 - 1909 (film 1750305)
Petitions, 1868 - 1906 (film 1750305)
Naturalizations, petitions, and declarations of intention, 1867 - 1909 (film 1954068)

U.S. District Court, Nebraska District, North Platte Division
Declarations of intention 1931 - 1940, petitions and records, 1930 - 1951(film 1738286).
This court sat in North Platte, Lincoln County.

The records for all naturalization records for U.S. District Courts are at the National Archives Regional Branch, Kansas City, Missouri.

The INS Office in Omaha has the Work Progress Administration (WPA) index for all Nebraska counties prior to 1906 and some through 1940. This index is also available on microfilm at the State Archives in Lincoln.

Naturalization records information from:
Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States
Christina K. Schaefer, Copyright 1997
Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD
ISBN: 0-8063-1532-6, Library of Congress Card Number: 96-80366

Published Sources

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