© MJH 1999-2010, Buffalo County NEGenWeb Project

book BOOKS about Buffalo County and Buffalo Countians.

Thanks to several people who supplied books about Buffalo County, we've been able to make many of them available on-line. We are particularly grateful to Pam Rietsch for the books she has supplied through the Mardos Memorial Library. Others may be available through inter-library loan from the Kearney City Library or the University of Nebraska-Kearney Library. Others are of limited availability, but you may request look-ups by the volunteer listed.


If you know of any other books in print that may be purchased,
contact Mona email

     The NeGenWeb Project depends entirely on volunteers to help people conduct research within Nebraska. Can you help?
  • Mona has Lutheran church records -- baptisms, marriages, burials, and confirmations from
    • Immanuel, Watertown (rural Amherst), from 1884 - 1970.
    • St. Paul's, Peake (rural Riverdale), from 1894 - 1954. Many of these are on-line at Peake Records.
    She also has the Amherst Centennial Book

More volunteers are needed for local contact in Buffalo County.
Contact Mona email


  • Buffalo County Historical Society maintains the Trails and Rails Museum, and publishes Buffalo Tales.
    • A list of what they have in their archives.
    • Search articles in past Buffalo Tales.

  • Fort Kearny Genealogical Society either has in its own collection, or has access to, early school records, cemetery inventories, census and Soundex records, microfilms of the Kearney Hub and other county newspapers, land patents, marriages, delayed birth records, naturalizations, early probates, etc. They publish a quarterly newsletter Buffalo Chip.They will do searches and make copies. See their page for details.

  • Ravenna Historical Society covers both Buffalo and Sherman Counties. They have many resources, photos, and books to help you in your search.

See LINKS for on-line help.

If you have any Buffalo County resources or know others that are available,
please contact Mona  email

Research Tip #1 If you cannot find information in the county you THINK your ancestor was in, look over the border into the next county, or to the parent county. In days when travel was not so convenient, most people went to the nearest town to buy supplies, sell their grain, etc., and it may have been in a different county than where their courthouse records were kept. Buffalo County Main page has links to the neighboring counties.

Research Tip #2: Family information often included the name of the nearest BIG town, as "Grandpa Jones came from Kearney, Nebraska."  when he actually lived near, and was buried in, Ravenna.

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