Researcher Information

What information can you research at Homestead National Historical park?

How do you request information?

Any researcher interested in information from the park needs to submit a Research Request Form (DOCX 16KB). If you would like our staff to research information for you, this will likely include a research fee. Send the completed form to or mail to:

Homestead National Historical Park
Attention: Cultural Resources
8523 West State Hwy 4
Beatrice, NE 68310


Genealogical Research

Search homestead records and other family documents online or at the Heritage Center. Learn more about researching and requesting Homestead records.

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How do you research the museum collection in-person?

Appointments are required for viewing museum collections. Access to materials is dependent upon their physical condition and level of processing by the park staff.

Researchers are encouraged to complete preliminary research before their visit. Limited space and staff affect our ability to accommodate researchers. We ask that researchers focus on materials only available in the park’s collection.


To access the collections for research please follow these steps:

  1. Submit a research request detailing their research project. (Download the Research Request Form)
  2. Confirm your appointment.
  3. Read and sign the Access Policy (PDF 26KB) when you arrive at the park.


An appointment is required to visit the museum collection. The collection is generally available for appointments:

  • Monday thru Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

  • Closed Federal holidays.

Last updated: February 14, 2021

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Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


(402) 223-3514

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