Genealogy Research

Holdrege Area Genealogy Club

Our membership dues are $10 per year January through December, no matter when during the year you join. You will receive all four issues of “Phelps Helps” newsletter for that year.

For your information the data below tells about our research policies, publications and membership in Holdrege Area Genealogy Club.

At your request, we can search numerous records, State and Federal Nebraska Censuses and newspapers housed at the Phelps County Museum and numerous records at the Phelps County Courthouse. We charge $7.50 an hour for members and $10 an hour for non members, plus the cost of photocopies and postage. We request you send the number of hours you wish us to research and we will bill you for the photocopies and postage. Make your checks payable to:

Holdrege Area Genealogy Club
Box 164,
Holdrege, NE 68949

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You are welcome to place free queries, asking for information on your relatives. You are also welcome to submit a story for the “Phelps Helps” newsletter about your Phelps County relative. We have monthly meetings the last Monday of each month at the Phelps County Museum at 2:00 p.m.

We have an excellent genealogy library housed at the Phelps CountyMuseum. You are welcome to come for a visit anytime and do your own research. We have a wonderful collection of historical documents and publications available for your use, including:


Phelps County

  • Holdrege Daily Citizen 1887- Current
  • Holdrege Nuget 1883-1887
  • Holdrege Progress 1895-1941

Buffalo County

  • Elm Creek Beacon 1939-1999


Click here for the list. NebrPrairieMuseum microfilm

Books for Sale

The Holdrege Area Genealogy Club has the following books for sale. These books may be purchased at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, Nebraska or they may be ordered from The Holdrege Area Genealogy Club, P.O.Box 164, Holdrege, Nebraska 68949-0164.

  • Harlan County Nebraska Cemeteries Vol. 1 from 1876-2001
  • Harlan County Nebraska Marriages Vol. 1 from 1873-1936
  • Phelps  County Nebraska Cemeteries Vol. 1 includes all Phelps County Cemeteries except Prairie Home Cemetery.
  • Phelps  County Nebraska Cemeteries Vol. 2 contains Prairie Home Cemetery

Cost of each of the above four books is $20.00. Nebraska residents add $1.10 for tax. If shipped to you add $4.00.

  • Phelps County Nebraska Marriages Vol. 1 from 22 Apr 1877 to 22 Aug 1923
  • Phelps County Nebraska Marriages Vol. 2 from 13 Aug 1923 to 29 May 1976

Cost for each of the above two books is $15.00.Nebraska residents add $ .83 for tax. If shipped to you add $4.00.

  1. Surname Index Of The Former Residents Of The Christian Orphan’s Home And The Christian Children’s Home of Phelps County, Nebraska 1889 To 1954  With Genealogical Information From Public Records.

Cost $30.00 includes tax: If shipped to you add $4.00. If you were a resident of the Home the cost to you is $25.00 includes tax.  If shipped to you add $4.00.

  • Harlan County Nebraska Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery Scandinavia Township Includes History, Picture and Cemetery Listing.

Cost is $3.50 that includes tax. If shipped to you add $1.25.

2 comments for “Genealogy Research

  1. Janet Rose
    July 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    was told by a friend that she was going through your museum and found many books from different counties in Nebraska with marriage certificates and census records from them. Our great grandfather was one of the first pioneers of loop county. William Moninger and his wife Ella Jane (brown) Moninger around 1885. can you tell me if there might be information there for me to make the trip to see. I don’t want to travel that far if there would be no information about my family. if you have books with information on families of loop county please leave me a message on by email it would mean so much to me. Thank you Janet Rose

    • nebraskaprairie
      July 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Janet, your message is being forwarded to the Holdrege Genealogy Club for a reply.

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