Welcome To
PHELPS County, Nebraska

Welcome! My name is Patti Richter Simpson and I am the NEGenWeb Coordinator for Phelps County, Nebraska. If you are looking for Phelps County ancestors, I'm sure you will find something here to help you. The Holdrege Area Genealogy Club members have worked hard to offer free information to anyone visiting this web site since 1996. If you need more detailed information, researchers are available for a fee. As always, queries will posted free of charge. Please contact me if you would like to contribute information to this web site. Also, if you find any broken links, please let me know. If you need to contact me through regular mail, my address is: 1325 East Avenue, Holdrege, NE 68949. Thanks for stopping by!


You are Visitor # since June 3, 2003

Neighboring Counties:
Buffalo Co., NE | Dawson Co., NE | Furnas Co., NE | Gosper Co., NE |
Harlan Co., NE | Kearney Co, NE

To the NEGenWeb Home Page click here.
To the USGenWeb Project Click Here.





Phelps County Towns - Past & Present*:
Aaelson Atlanta Axelson Bertrand* Clarence Clyde
Denman Frank Fraser Funk* Garden Haydon
Highland Holcomb Holdrege* Hopeville Hudson Industry
Integrity Lake Loomis* Lute O'Kane Oscar
Phelps Phelps Center Plum Creek Rock Falls Romeyn Sacramento
Sherwood Urbana Wac Westmark Whitewater Williamsburg


Visiting the area? Check these places out:

Phelps County Courthouse
Holdrege, NE 68949

*Pioneer Village in Minden
(open every day of the year)

*Nebraska Prairie Museum
(Great!! Even a genealogy library for all of Nebraska!)
Holdrege, Nebraska
Phone: 308-995-5015


Phelps County Indexes/Resources

How PHELPS COUNTY got its name

Phelps Helps Newsletters Including Every Name & Subject Indexes Great Resource!
GAR Members buried in Phelps & Harlan Counties
Wolfe's 1890-1891 Gazetteer Farmer's Directory of Phelps County, Nebraska
Phelps County Nebraska Post Offices 1874 to Present
*Who's Who in Phelps County, 1940

Phelps County Obituaries New!

Newspapers On Microfilm

Publications For Sale CHECK THIS OUT!

Phelps County Histories

Information on Camp Atlanta POW Book
Phelps County Funeral Homes
Movie Theaters of Holdrege
Tower Motel of Holdrege
Hotel Dale of Holdrege
*Phelps County's Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska

Phelps County Stories of Interest

2-Story Sod House

Unknown Child's Grave with Strange Glass Window Coffin

Land Agent Victor Rylander and Nebraska Free Churches With Permission from David M. Gustafson

Stereoscope Newsletters Thru 2009

Connections between Phelps County, Nebraska and Richvale, California

Phelps County Maps & Pictures

*1882 Map of Nebraska (Please note this link is not maintained by the NEGenWeb Franklin County Coordinator)
*1914 Phelps County Map
Plum Creek Massacre Photos
Early Axtell, NE Photos
Early Holdrege, NE Holdrege Postcard Photos
Early Loomis, NE Loomis Postcard Photos
Early Wilcox, NE Wilcox Postcard Photos
Unidentified Photos Please help identify - WARNING: LARGE FILE

Phelps County Queries?

 Send Us Your Phelps County Query HERE(Be sure to include county name)
 View Phelps County Queries HERE
Contact a Professional Phelps County Researcher HERE at the Holdrege Area Genealogy Club

Genealogy/History Organizations

Holdrege Area Genealogy Club
*Nebraska Prairie Museum

*Nebraska Sod House Society

State Societies:

*Nebraska State Genealogical Society
*A Guide to Genealogical Research at the Nebraska State Historical Society

*Nebraska State Historical Society


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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.


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