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
  • Microfilmed Newspapers
  • Patent List Index
  • 1887 Tax List Index
  • Cemetery Records (28 local and area cemeteries) (Tombstone Photos, Obituaries, and pertinent information on each person buried)

The compiled file system includes:

  • Families
  • Topics
  • Churches
  • Historical
  • Organizations
  • Schools
  • Businesses

Many of the records are also available online at

Questions and Research

The Museum welcomes queries about local history and area families. These queries are handled by staff and volunteers so the turn around time may be slow, however we will work diligently to get you your information as quickly as possible. If the information is available, we will probably be the ones that have it. We have a 19 item checklist that is used to make sure every available avenue is researched. Send queries to: