Hayes County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Hayes County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on February 19, 1877 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named in honor of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, the nineteenth president of the United States. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Hayes County is bordered by Frontier County  (east), Hitchcock County  (south), Dundy County  (southwest), Chase County  (west), Perkins County  (northwest), Lincoln County  (north).

Hayes County Cities and Towns include Hamlet, Hayes Center, Palisade .

A Map of Hayes County, Nebraska contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Hayes County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Hayes County, Nebraska Courthouse
Hayes County, NE Courthouse

The Hayes County Courthouse is located in Hayes Center, Nebraska. Learn More About State of Nebraska Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  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 Hayes county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Hayes County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1886. 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.
  • Hayes County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1877. 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.
  • Hayes Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1877 and Court Records from 1877. 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 1877,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

Hayes County, Nebraska Census Records

Hayes County, Nebraska Vital Records

Hayes County, Nebraska Resources

Hayes County, Nebraska External Links

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