Buffalo County, Nebraska Records
Buffalo County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on March 14, 1855 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named for the American Bison which once roamed the present county.
Buffalo County is bordered by Hall County (east), Adams County (southeast), Kearney County (south), Phelps County (southwest), Dawson County (west), Custer County (northwest), Sherman County (north), Howard County (northeast).
Buffalo County Cities and Towns include Amherst, Buda, Elm Creek, Gibbon, Kearney, Miller, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Riverdale, Shelton.
Buffalo County Townships include Armada, Beaver, Cedar, Center, Cherry Creek, Collins, Divide, Elm Creek, Gardner, Garfield, Gibbon, Grant, Harrison, Logan, Loup, Odessa, Platte, Riverdale, Rusco, Sartoria, Schneider, Scott, Sharon, Shelton, Thornton, Valley.
A Map of Buffalo County, Nebraska contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Buffalo County, Nebraska Courthouse Records
Buffalo County, NE Courthouse
The Buffalo County Courthouse is located in Kearney, Nebraska. Learn More About State of Nebraska Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Buffalo county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Buffalo County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1872. The County Clerk is responsible for Marriage Licenses and can also be expected to hold delayed birth registrations. Other records of interest to the researcher include military discharges, voter registrations, estray notices, marks and brands, physician’s registers, farm and ranch names, and school registers.
- Buffalo County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1870. The County Register of Deeds is responsible for maintaining and securing the land records of the county. The duties include preserving of old land records and maintaining records that have been recorded which include, warranty deeds, mortgages, deeds of trust, plats and any other documents that affect a specific piece of land in the county.
- Buffalo Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1874 and Court Records from 1871. The Clerk of Courts duties include misdemeanor cases, including preliminary hearing in felony cases, civil cases involving less than $45,000, small claims involving less than 1871,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.
Buffalo County, Nebraska Census Records
- Learn More: State of Nebraska Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1860-1885, 1885
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Buffalo County, Nebraska Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Nebraska Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from late 1904 to present
- Marriage & Divorce Records: from January 1909 to present
- Locations: Nebraska Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Nebraska Health & Human Services System, Vital Records, 1033 “O” Street, Suite 130, Lincoln, Nebraska, Gold’s Galleria, 1st floor (11th & N Streets); PH (402) 471-2871
Buffalo County, Nebraska Resources
- Buffalo County Historical Society, Trails & Rails Museum, PO Box 523, 710 W. 11th St., Kearney, NE 68848
- Buffalo County, Nebraska Message Boards
- Buffalo County, Nebraska Genealogy Boards
Buffalo County, Nebraska External Links
- Nebraska Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Buffalo County, Nebraska Books - Amazon
- Buffalo Co., Nebraska - FindaGrave
- Buffalo County, Nebraska Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Nebraska (1868–1983)
- Buffalo Co. NEGenweb
- Buffalo County, Nebraska Ancestry Database Collections
- Buffalo County, Nebraska Military Records