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| building address = '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Courthouse|Butler County Courthouse]]'''<br>451 5th Street<br>David City, Nebraska 68632<br>Phone: 402.367.7430
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| building address = '''[http://www.co.butler.ne.us/webpages/county_court/county_court.html Butler County Courthouse]'''<br>451 N. 5th Street<br>David City, NE 68632<br>Phone: 402-367-7480<br>[http://www.co.butler.ne.us/ County Website]
 
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'''Butler County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
 
'''Butler County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
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<br>[http://www.co.butler.ne.us/ Butler County Courthouse]<br>451 5th Street<br> David City, NE 68632<br>Phone: 402.367.7430 <br>  
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County Clerk has land records from 1869. County Court has marriage and probate records. Clerk District Court has divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Nebraska page 428, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
County Clerk has land records from 1869.<br>County Court has marriage and probate records.<br> Clerk District Court has divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Nebraska page 428, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Butler County was created 26 January 1856 from Greene County. '''County seat:''' David City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1856''' Butler County was created 26 January 1856 from Greene County. '''County seat:''' David City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
==== Description ====
 
 
 
Butler County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. The Largest city is David City.
 
<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska</ref>
 
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Butler County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref> ====
 
==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Butler County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref> ====
 
=====City=====
 
=====City=====
*David City (county seat)
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*David City  
 
=====Villages=====
 
=====Villages=====
 
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==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Butler County for European and African American settlers included:  
  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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===== Civil War =====
 
===== Civil War =====
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
 
*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
 
*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
 
*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
 
'''County, Township and City Societies'''
  
:*'''[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Butler-County-Historical-Society/759597830852824 Butler County Historical Society]'''<br>200 D Street<br>David City 68632<br>Phone: 402-367-4734<br>[http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/11477 Website]
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:*'''[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Butler-County-Historical-Society/759597830852824 Butler County Historical Society]'''<br>200 D Street<br>David City, NE 68632<br>Phone: 402-367-4734<br>[http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/11477 Website]
  
:*'''[http://cairo-rootsmuseum.org/ Cairo Roots]'''<br>PO Box 453<br>Cairo, NE 68824
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:*'''[http://cairo-rootsmuseum.org/ Cairo Roots]'''<br>P.O. Box 453<br>Cairo, NE 68824
  
 
'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
 
'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
  
:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email- General Inquiry: conference@nsgs
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:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>P.O. Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email - General Inquiry: [mailto:conference@nsgs conference@nsgs]
  
:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554 1500 R St.<br>Lincoln, NE 68501-2554<br>Phone: 402-471-3270
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:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554<br>1500 R St.<br>Lincoln, NE 68501-2554<br>Phone: 402-471-3270
  
:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings 68901-1286  
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:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings, NE 68901-1286  
  
:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE<br>68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
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:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE 68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
  
:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE 68763
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:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill, NE 68763
  
:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons NE 68038
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:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons, NE 68038
  
:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE <br>68763
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:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill, NE 68763
  
:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, Nebraska 69301
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:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, NE 69301
  
:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br>Contact: Martin W. Beerman, Historian<br>Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE <br>68130-2982
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:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br><br>Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE 68130-2982
  
:*'''[http://www.danishmuseum.org/explore/danish-american-culture/danish-brotherhood-sisterhood The Danish Brotherhood/Sisterhood Museum of Danish America]''' <br>4210 Main Street<br>PO Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA <br>51531<br>Phone: 712.764.7008<br>877.764.7008 (toll free)<br>712.764.7010<br>Email: genealogy@danishmuse
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:*'''[http://www.danishmuseum.org/explore/danish-american-culture/danish-brotherhood-sisterhood The Danish Brotherhood/Sisterhood Museum of Danish America]''' <br>4210 Main Street<br>P.O. Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA 51531<br>Phone: 712-764-7008<br>877-764-7008 (toll free)<br>712-764-7010<br>Email: [mailto:genealogy@danishmuse genealogy@danishmuse]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nebutler/ NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska Burt|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/butler/buttable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|United%20States%2C%20Nebraska%2C%20Butler|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Butler County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Butler County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 26, 1856
County Seat David City
Courthouse
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Address Butler County Courthouse
451 N. 5th Street
David City, NE 68632
Phone: 402-367-7480
County Website


Butler County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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County Information

Butler County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1856 1860 1856 1856

County Courthouse


County Clerk has land records from 1869. County Court has marriage and probate records. Clerk District Court has divorce and court records. [2]

History

Parent County

1856 Butler County was created 26 January 1856 from Greene County. County seat: David City [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

City
  • David City
Villages
  • Abie
  • Bellwood
  • Brainard
  • Bruno
  • Dwight
  • Garrison
  • Linwood
  • Octavia
  • Rising City
  • Surprise
  • Ulysses
Unincorporated communities
  • Edholm
  • Loma
  • Millerton
  • Nimburg
Ghost towns
  • Savannah
Townships
  • Alexis
  • Bone Creek
  • Center
  • Franklin
  • Linwood
  • Oak Creek
  • Olive
  • Platte
  • Plum Creek
  • Read
  • Reading
  • Richardson
  • Savannah
  • Skull Creek
  • Summit
  • Ulysses
  • Union

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Findagrave.com
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 27
1870 1,290 4677.8%
1880 9,194 612.7%
1890 15,454 68.1%
1900 15,703 1.6%
1910 15,403 −1.9%
1920 14,606 −5.2%
1930 14,410 −1.3%
1940 13,106 −9.0%
1950 11,432 −12.8%
1960 10,312 −9.8%
1970 9,461 −8.3%
1980 9,330 −1.4%
1990 8,601 −7.8%
2000 8,767 1.9%
2010 8,395 −4.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

For tips on accessing Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.

Church

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Butler County for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Probate

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Butler - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

County, Township and City Societies

Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies

  • Nebraska Military Historical Society
    1330 N. Burlington Ave.
    P.O. Box 1286
    Hastings, NE 68901-1286
  • Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
    333 S. 132nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68154
    Phone: 402-334-6442
  • North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 362
    O’Neill, NE 68763
  • Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 169
    Lyons, NE 68038
  • Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 362
    O’Neill, NE 68763
  • Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 6
    Alliance, NE 69301

Family History Centers

  • Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Butler County, Nebraska page 428, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Butler County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.
  5. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).