Keith County, Nebraska Genealogy Guide

Keith County, Nebraska (Map It) was created on February 27, 1873 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory. The county was named in honor of M. C. Keith, who owned one of the largest ranches in western Nebraska at the time. Learn More About State of Nebraska History

Keith County is bordered by Arthur County  (north), McPherson County  (northeast), Lincoln County  (east), Perkins County  (south), Deuel County  (west), Garden County  (northwest), Sedgwick County, Colorado -southwest.

Keith County Cities and Towns include gallala, Brule, Paxton.

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

Keith County, Nebraska Courthouse Records

Keith County, Nebraska Courthouse
Keith County, NE Courthouse

The Keith County Courthouse is located in Ogallala, 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 Keith 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.

  • Keith County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1873. 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.
  • Keith County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1873. 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.
  • Keith Clerk of Courts has Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1873. 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 1873,400, probate, guardianship, conservatorship, adoption, and eminent domain and function as juvenile courts.

Keith County, Nebraska Census Records

Keith County, Nebraska Vital Records

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