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Pierce County, Nebraska

Pierce County was founded on January 26, 1856 from Izard CountyMcNeale County and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Pierce County Seat is located in Pierce and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Pierce County are Cedar CountyWayne CountyMadison CountyAntelope CountyKnox County .

Pierce County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1860, 1870 and 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Pierce County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Pierce County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Pierce County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Pierce County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Pierce County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Pierce County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Pierce County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Pierce County genealogy or family history related sites.

Pierce Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Pierce Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Pierce Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Pierce Co. NE Census Records

Pierce Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Pierce Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Pierce Co. NE General and History Websites

Pierce Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Pierce Co. NE Military Records