The Heritage Research Room at the Knight Museum & Sandhills Center houses an extensive collection of archived records that includes Alliance, Box Butte County and the surrounding sandhills area.

There are 19 searchable areas including: marriages, delayed births, court files, divorces, limited births, funeral homes, county histories, local histories, personal family books, naturalizations, school annuals, mocrofillmed newspapers. patent list index, 1887 tax list index, and cemetery records.

One of the major collections is the cemetery records for 28 local & area cemeteries that includes tombstone photos, obituaries and other pertinent information on each person buried there .

The compiled file system includes: familys, topics, churches, historical, organizations, schools and businesses.

To contact a museum staff member for geanealogy research, e-mail

 Many of the records are also available online at