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  • Dawes County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 9, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Sioux County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1885
    County Seat:  Chadron, Nebraska

    County history - Dawes County is named in honor of James William Dawes (January 8, 1844 - October 8, 1918) was a Republican Nebraska politician best known as the fifth Governor of Nebraska. He was born in McConnelsville, Ohio. He was also a delegate to the state constitutional convention and a member of state senate in 1877.

    Dawes Courthouse
    GHLL Dawes 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 - Dawes County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dawes County Historical Society & Museum / Chadron, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Dawes County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Dawes County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Dawes County Clerk, Courthouse, Chadron, NE 69337.
               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):
             Shannon County, South Dakota (northeast), Sheridan County (east), Box Butte
             County (south), Sioux County (west), Fall River County, South Dakota
             (northwest).

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  • Dawson County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 3, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized Native American lands (11-Jan-1860).
    Established:  06-Jun-1871
    County Seat:  Lexington, Nebraska

    County history - Dawson County is named in honor of Jacob Dawson, the first postmaster in present-day Lincoln (then called Lancaster), Nebraska, now the state capital.

    Dawson Courthouse
    GHLL Dawson County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Dawson County AHGP
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Dawson County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lexington Genealogical Society / Lexington, NE)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dawson County Historical Society & Museum / Lexington, NE)
    8. US/NEGenWeb site - Dawson County Archives
    9. US/NEGenWeb - Dawson County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Dawson County Clerk, P.O. Box 370, Lexington, NE 68850-0370.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Buffalo County (East), Phelps County (Southeast), Gosper County (South),
             Frontier County (Southwest), Lincoln County (West), Custer County (North).
               Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable, meaning linked.


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  • Dodge County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  May 14, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  21-Nov-1854
    County Seat:  Fremont, Nebraska

    County history - Dodge County is named in honor of Augustus Caesar Dodge (January 2, 1812 - November 20, 1883), who was one of the first set of United States Senators to represent the state of Iowa after it was admitted to the Union as a state in 1846. Dodge, a Democrat, had also represented Iowa Territory in Congress as its delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1840 to 1846 and was a supporter of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

    Dodge Courthouse
    GHLL Dodge County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. American History & Genealogy Project - Dodge County AHGP
    3. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    4. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    5. Genealogy Forum - Dodge County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society / Fremont, NE)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Keene Memorial Library / Fremont, NE)
          Dodge County Historical Society
          1643 North Nye Avenue
          Fremont, NE 68025-3327

    8. US/NEGenWeb site - Dodge County Archives
    9. US/NEGenWeb - Dodge County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Dodge County Clerk, 435 North Park, Fremont, NE 68025.
               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):
             Burt County (Northeast), Washington County (East), Douglas County
             (Southeast), Saunders County (South), Colfax County (West), Cuming County
             (North).

        NEGenWeb Project Resource Center - On-Line Library Genealogy and History.

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  • Frontier County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  May 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Un-organized territorial lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1872
    County Seat:  Stockville, Nebraska

    County history - Frontier County is named for the fact that it was located in what was referred to at that time as part of the Nebraska frontier.

    Frontier Courthouse
    GHLL Frontier 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 - Frontier County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Frontier County Genealogical Society / Curtis, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Frontier County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Frontier County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Frontier County Clerk, P.O. Box 40, Stockville, NE 69042.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              Gosper County (East), Furnas County (Southeast), Red Willow County
             (South), Hitchcock County (Southwest), Hayes County (West), Lincoln
                County
    (North), Dawson County (Northeast).

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  • Garden County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  May 8, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Formed from Deuel County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1910
    County Seat:  Oshkosh, Nebraska

    County history - Garden County is named for the hopes of two real estate agents and citizens of the county seat, Oshkosh, Nebraska, that the county would be the "garden spot of the west".

    Garden Courthouse
    GHLL Garden 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 - Garden County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Garden County Historical Society / Oshkosh, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Garden County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Garden County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Garden County Clerk, P.O. Box 486, Courthouse, Oshkosh, NE 69154.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
              Sheridan County (north), Grant County (east), Arthur County (east),
             Keith County (southeast), Deuel County (south), Cheyenne County
             (southwest), Morrill County (west).

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  • Hall County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 3, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Indian territorial lands [original County].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1858
    County Seat:  Grand Island, Nebraska

    County history - Hall County is named in honor of Augustus Hall (April 29, 1814 - February 1, 1861), a lawyer, was a one-term Democratic U.S. Representative from Iowa's 1st congressional district, and chief justice of the Nebraska Territory.

    Hall Courthouse
    GHLL Hall County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Hall County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hall County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hall County Historical Society / township, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Hall County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Hall County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Hall County Clerk, 121 South Pine, Grand Island, NE 68801-6076.
               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):
             Merrick County (Northeast), Hamilton County (East), Adams County (South),
             Buffalo County (West), Howard County (North).

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    Census Information:
        1870 Census (T) - Townships of:  Grand Island (Precinct One & Two) and
             Wood River Station & Grand Island (Precinct Three).


  • Holt County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  May 14, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Un-Organized territory (Formerly- West County).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1860
    County Seat:  O'Neill, Nebraska

    County history - Holt County is named in honor of General Joseph Holt (January 6, 1807 - August 1, 1894), a U.S. Postmaster General and was a leading member of the Buchanan administration and was Judge Advocate General of the United States Army, most notably during the Lincoln assassination trials.

    Holt Courthouse
    GHLL Holt 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 - Holt County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Holt County Historical Society & Museum / O'Neill, NE)
          Northern Nebraska (Holt-Boyd) Genealogical Society
          401 East Douglas Street
          O'Neill, NE 68763-1851

    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Holt County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Holt County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Holt County Clerk, Courthouse, O'Neill, NE 68763.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Boyd County (north), Knox County east), Antelope County (southeast),
             Wheeler County (south), Garfield County (south), Loup County (southwest),
             Rock County (west), Keya Paha County (northwest).

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    Census Information:
        1880 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Holt County, ED-147 to ED-150 (Index: 1 folder / Text: 4 folders).

  • Howard County, Nebraska —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 15, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Hall County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1871
    County Seat:  Saint Paul, Nebraska

    County history - Howard County is named in honor of Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 - October 26, 1909) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a corps commander noted for suffering two humiliating defeats, at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, but he recovered from the setbacks while posted in the Western Theater, and served there successfully as a corps and army commander.

    Howard Courthouse
    GHLL Howard County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project; Howard 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 - Howard County, NE Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Howard County Historical Society (also Genealogy Resources / St. Paul, NE)
    6. US/NEGenWeb site - Howard County Archives
    7. US/NEGenWeb - Howard County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Howard County Clerk, P.O. Box 25, St. Paul, NE 68873-0025.
               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):
             Merrick County (East), Hall County (South), Buffalo County (Southwest),
             Sherman County (West), Greeley County (North).
               Note:   County names in black print are not yet linked, those in blue are
                  clickable (meaning linked).

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