1950s Census Records are Here

The 1950 census records were released by the U.S. National Archives on April 1, 2022. This website provides full access to the 1950 census images, including population schedules, enumeration district maps, and enumeration district descriptions

Archived Cherry County Newspapers are available on Microfilm

Valentine Public Library has microfilm reels of older newspapers available dating back to 1883 from Cherry County. Please look over the list so you know which publications and dates are available. This will also help you to know which reel to request when you arrive at the library.

Local Genealogy Websites

Cherry County –
Brown County –
Keya Paha County –

Genealogical Reference

Cyndi’s List –

Free General Genealogical Websites

Free Cemetery Websites

VA Cemetery Lookup

Immigration Websites

Castle Garden –
Ellis Island –

Additional Tools and Websites

Why You Should Dig Up Your Family’s History — and How to Do It

Getting Started in Genealogy

19 Places to Research Your Family Tree for Free

5 Exciting Activities to Teach Your Kids About Their Family History

A Guide to Tracing American Indian & Alaska Native Ancestry

Researching The History Of Your Home: Learn How to Explore the History of Your Dwelling

How to Dig Into the History of Your City, Town, or Neighborhood

Census Records

We do have a couple of online resources for digital newspapers from our area. Take a look and

Need to research at the library but unable to visit in person?

Researching at the library archives is available for a small fee. Please read our policy for more info