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  • Adams County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 31, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Clay County and unorganized territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1867
    County Seat:  Hastings, Nebraska

    County history - Adams County is named in honor of John Adams, Founding Father and the second President of the United States.

    Adams Courthouse
    GHLL Adams County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Adams County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adams County Genealogical Society / Hastings, NE)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Adams County Historical Society / Hastings, NE)
    7. US/NEGenWeb site - Adams County Archives
    8. US/NEGenWeb - Adams County Genealogy & History
    9. Adams County Vital Records - Adams County Clerk, 500 West Fifth, Room 109, Hastings, NE 68901.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Clay County (East), Webster County (South), Kearney County (West),
             Buffalo County (Northwest), Hall County (North).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Adams County (Text: 1 page).


  • Antelope County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 6, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of Un-Organized territorial Native Americian (Indian) lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  Neligh, Nebraska

    County history - Antelope County is named in honor of The pronghorn (Antilocapra Americana) is a species of artiodactyl mammal endemic to interior western and central North America. Though not an antelope, it is often known colloquially in North America as the prong buck, pronghorn antelope, cabri (native American) or simply antelope because it closely resembles the true antelopes of the Old World and fills a similar ecological niche due to convergent evolution.


    Antelope Courthouse
    GHLL Antelope County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Antelope County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Antelope County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Northern Antelope County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 56
          Orchard, NE 68764

    5. US/NEGenWeb site - Antelope County Archives
    6. US/NEGenWeb - Antelope County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Also try, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pierce County (East), Madison County (Southeast), Boone County (South),
             Wheeler County (Southwest), Holt County (West), Knox County (North).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
               linked.


        World War II - Casualities.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
       
    Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Arthur County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 21, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of McPherson County.
    Established:  17-Jun-1913
    County Seat:  Arthur, Nebraska

    County history - Arthur County is named in honor of Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 - November 18, 1886) was the 21st President of the United States (1881-1885); he succeeded James Garfield upon the latter's assassination. At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome his reputation, stemming from his beginnings in politics as a politician from the New York City Republican political machine. He succeeded by embracing the cause of civil service reform. His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration.

    Arthur Courthouse
    GHLL Arthur County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Arthur County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Arthur County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      More information here soon.

    5. US/NEGenWeb site - Arthur County Archives
    6. US/NEGenWeb - Arthur County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Arthur County (Local Records)  |  Arthur, NE (County Seat Records).
               Note:  Added comments here.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Grant County (north), Hooker County (northeast), McPherson County (east),
             Keith County (south), Garden County (west).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


        Genealogy Trails - Arthur County.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Arthur county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Blaine County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial and Indian lands [17-Dec-1844].
    Established:  05-Mar-1885
    County Seat:  Brewster, Nebraska

    County history - Blaine County is named in honor of James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893), an American Statesman. As secretary of state, he laid the basis for American imperialism.

    Blaine Courthouse
    GHLL Blaine County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Blaine County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
         Blaine County Historical Society
         P.O. Box 7
         Brewster, Nebraska   68821

    5. US/NEGenWeb site - Blaine County Archives
    6. US/NEGenWeb - Blaine County Genealogy & History
    7. Blaine County Vital Records - Blaine County Clerk, Courthouse, Brewster, NE 68821.
               Note:  For marriage records, contact the County Clerk's office in the county where the marriage license was applied for. For divorce records contact the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Loup County (East), Custer County (South), Logan County (Southwest),
             Thomas County (West), Cherry County (Northwest), Brown County (North).

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  • Box Butte County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 1, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Dawes County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1887
    County Seat:  Alliance, Nebraska

    County history - Box Butte County is named for a large box-shaped butte located approximately six miles north of Alliance, Nebraska, the county seat.

    Box Butte Courthouse
    GHLL Box Butte County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Box Butte County AHGP and / or ALHN (Not found online at this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Box Butte County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Box Butte County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Box Butte County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Box Butte County Clerk, P.O. Box 678, Alliance, NE 69301.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Dawes County (north), Sheridan County (east), Morrill County (south), Scotts
                Bluff County
    (southwest), Sioux County (west).
             Note:  County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are linked.

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        Genealogy Trails and History Group - Box Butte County.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page and the item which concerns you.


  • Buffalo County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 30, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county], 1855.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seat:  Kearney, Nebraska

    County history - Buffalo County is named for The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo, which were once plentyful in this area. This animal is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds. Their range once roughly comprised a triangle between the Great Bear Lake in Canada's far northwest, south to the Mexican states of Durango and Nuevo León, and east along the western boundary of the Appalachian Mountains.

    Buffalo Courthouse
    GHLL Buffalo County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Buffalo County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Buffalo County Historical Society & Museum / Kearney, NE)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Fort Kearny Genealogical Society / Kearney, NE)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Buffalo County Historical Society / Trails & Rails Museum (Facebook) )
    8. US/NEGenWeb site - Buffalo County Archives
    9. US/NEGenWeb - Buffalo County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Buffalo County Clerk, 15th and Central Avenue, Kearney, NE 68848.
               Note:  For marriage records, contact the County Clerk's office in the county where the marriage license was applied for. For divorce records contact the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hall County (East), Adams County (Southeast), Kearney County (South), Phelps
                County
    (Southwest), Dawson County (West), Custer County (Northwest),
             Sherman County (North), Howard County (Northeast).

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        Buffalo County Government - We invite you to browse our web site to learn about our various County offices and the
             services Buffalo County, Nebraska offers its citizens.
    -- Web Site quote.
        Mardos Memorial Library - Buffalo County, Nebraska Selections Archives. (For many more Nebraska Publications,
             and links to phenomenal data for research in this state...)
    -- Web Site quote.

    Census Information:
        1870 Census (I) (T) - Federal Census Buffalo County (Index: 1 page / Text: 1 page).


  • Burt County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Omaha Indian lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Tekamah, Nebraska

    County history - Burt County is named in honor of the first governor of the Nebraska Territory, Francis Burt.

    Burt Courthouse
    1. Burt County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Burt County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Burt County - Genealogical/Historical Society (none found online)
    4. Burt County - US/NEGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Burt County - US/NEGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Burt County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Burt County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Burt County Vital Records - Burt County Clerk, 111 North Thirteenth Street, Tekamah, NE 68061-1043.
               Note:  For marriage records, contact the County Clerk's office in the county where the marriage license was applied for. For divorce records contact the Clerk of the District Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

    9. Genealogy Trails History Group - County Genealogy & History

      Census Information:
    10. 1860 Census - Mortality Census


  • Butler County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 6, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory, contained within what is now Greene County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1856
    County Seat:  David City, Nebraska

    County history - Butler County is named in honor of David Butler or William Orlando Butler.

    Butler Courthouse
    GHLL Butler County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Butler County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Butler County Genealogical Society / David City, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Butler County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Butler County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Butler County Clerk, Courthouse, 451 North 5th Street, P.O. Box 289, David City, NE 68632.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Saunders County (East), Seward County (South), Polk County (West), Platte
                County
    (Northwest), Colfax County (North).

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        Butler Public Records - Public Records Search Engine and Online Genealogy Resources
        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Butler County, Nebraska.
    Census Information Butler County):
  • 1860 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Butler county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cass County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Plattsmouth, Nebraska

    County history - Cass County is named in honor of Lewis Cass (October 9, 1782  June 17, 1866) was an American military officer and politician. During his long political career, Cass served as a governor of the Michigan Territory, an American ambassador, and a U.S. Senator representing Michigan. He was the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in 1848.

    Cass Courthouse
    1. Cass County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cass County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cass County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Cass County Historical Society / Plattsmouth, NE)
    4. Cass County - US/NEGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cass County - US/NEGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cass County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cass County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cass County Vital Records - Cass County Clerk, Fourth and Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE 68048.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Cass County Historical Society Museum / Plattsmouth, NE)

      Census Information:
    10. 1920 Census (T) - Federal Census, Cass County (ED 8: 3 files).


  • Cedar County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 3, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory comprising now Dixon and Pierce Counties. [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1857
    County Seat:  Hartington, Nebraska

    County history - Cedar County is named for the many juniper trees (locally mis-identified as cedars) in the area.

    Cedar Courthouse
    1. Cedar County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Cedar County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Cedar County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Cedar County - US/NEGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Cedar County - US/NEGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Cedar County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cedar County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Cedar County Vital Records - Cedar County Clerk, P.O. Box 47, 101 E. Centre, Hartington, NE 68739.

      Census Information:
    9. 1870 Census (T) - Federal Census, Cedar County (Text: 1 page).


  • Chase County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 14, 2014
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Imperial, Nebraska

    County history - Chase County is named in honor of Champion S. Chase, a mayor of Omaha, Nebraska who served as Nebraska's first attorney general.

    Chase Courthouse
    GHLL Chase County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Chase County AHGP and / or ALHN
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Chase County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - ( Chase County Historical Society / Champion, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb - Chase County Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Chase County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records (Free Public Records)  |  Chase County (Local Records)  |  Imperial, NE (County Seat Records).
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hayes County (East), Dundy County (South), Yuma County, Colorado
             (Southwest), Phillips County, Colorado (West), Perkins County (North).
               Note:   County names in gray print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                 linked.


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        Chase County - Early Chase County Settlers
        Genealogy Trails History Group - Finding Ancestors Wherever Their Trails led
        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Chase county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Custer County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory.
    Established:  17-Feb-1877
    County Seat:  Broken Bow, Nebraska

    County history - Custer County is named in honor of George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839  June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Today he is most remembered for a disastrous military engagement known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

    Custer Courthouse
    GHLL Custer County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Custer County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Custer County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Custer County Historical Society & Museum / Broken Bow, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Custer County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Custer County Genealogy & History
    8. Custer County Vital Records - Custer County Clerk, 431 South Tenth Avenue, Broken Bow, NE 68822-2001.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Valley County (Northeast), Sherman County (Southeast), Buffalo County
             (Southeast), Dawson County (South), Lincoln County (Southwest), Logan
             County (Northwest), Blaine County (Northwest), Loup County (Northeast).

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census Custer County (ED 72: 2 files).

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