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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.  
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Guide to '''Butler County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  January 26,  1856
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|county seat= David City
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|parent county=  Greene <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Colfax County, Nebraska Genealogy|Colfax]]
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|county2= [[Dodge County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dodge]]
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|county3= [[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]
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|county4= [[Platte County, Nebraska Genealogy|Platte]]
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|county5= [[Polk County, Nebraska Genealogy|Polk]]
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|county6= [[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy|Saunders]]
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|county7= [[Seward County, Nebraska Genealogy|Seward]]
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|county8= [[York County, Nebraska Genealogy|York]]</br><center>[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Description ===
| county = Butler County
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Its county seat is David City. The county was created by legislation in 1856 and fully organized in 1868.<ref>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/26/2016</ref>
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| state = Nebraska
 
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| latd = 39.99
 
| longd = 91.19
 
| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1856
 
| founded date = January 26
 
| seat wl= David City
 
| building image = Butler county courthouse.gif
 
| building image size = 100px
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
| 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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=== County Information  ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Butler County, Nebraska Record Dates  ====
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'''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/webpages/county_court/county_court.html Butler County Website]<br><br>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),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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=== Butler County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>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</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>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</ref></center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Butler}}
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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*'''1856'''  Butler County was created 26 January 1856 from Greene County.
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*'''County seat:''' David City<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002),  Nebraska. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1856
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Butler}}
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The following are locations in Butler County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Butler County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>
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'''''City'''''<br>
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* David City
  
<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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'''''Villages'''''<br>
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* Abie
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* Bellwood
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* Brainard
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* Bruno
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* Dwight
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* Garrison
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* Linwood
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* Octavia
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* Rising City
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* Surprise
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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>  
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
  
== History  ==
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* Edholm
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* Loma
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* Millerton
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* Nimburg
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''''Townships'''''<br>
  
'''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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* Alexis
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* Bone Creek
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* Center
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* Franklin
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* Linwood
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* Oak Creek
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* Olive
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* Platte
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* Plum Creek
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* Read
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* Reading
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* Richardson
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* Savannah
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* Skull Creek
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* Summit
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* Ulysses
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''''Ghost towns'''''<br>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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* Savannah
  
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Butler}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Butler}}
  
*[[Colfax County, Nebraska Genealogy|Colfax]]
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*[[Dodge County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dodge]]
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Butler}}
*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]
 
*[[Platte County, Nebraska Genealogy|Platte]]
 
*[[Polk County, Nebraska Genealogy|Polk]]
 
*[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy|Saunders]]
 
*[[Seward County, Nebraska Genealogy|Seward]]
 
*[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy|York]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Butler County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1815&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]  
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1815 Findagrave.com]
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1815&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nebutler/ NEGenWeb]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/butler.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=12 Nebraska Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nebutler/ NEGenWeb]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+butler+nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Butler&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1815 Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+butler+nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Butler&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/butler.html Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=12 Nebraska Gravestones]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Butler}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |27
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|1870 |1290
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|1880 |9194
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|1890 |15454
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|1900 |15703
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|1910 |15403
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|1920 |14606
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|1930 |14410
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|1940 |13106
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|1950 |11432
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|1960 |10312
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|1970 |9461
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|1980 |9330
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|1990 |8601
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|2000 |8767
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|2010 |8395
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Butler}}
  
{{Census|Nebraska}}  
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Butler}}
  
{{NE Church Intro}}  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Butler}}
  
{{NE Land}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Butler}}
  
{{NE History Intro}}  
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{{NE Land}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
  
[[Image:Nebutler.png|600px|Nebutler.png]]  
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
  
==== Migration  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Butler}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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{{NE Maps Intro|Butler}}
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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*[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml Nebraska Gazetteer] - database for all known places found in 1890 and 1911 Nebraska gazetteers
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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[[Image:Nebutler.png|400px|Nebutler.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Butler}}
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Early migration routes to and from Butler County for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"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).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"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).</ref>
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Butler}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Butler}}
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Butler}}
  
{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Butler}}  
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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
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*'''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
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*'''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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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Butler}}
  
{{NE Probate Intro|Butler}}
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Butler}}
  
{{NE Tax Intro}}  
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Butler}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nebraska newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=NebraskaHistorical Nebraska State Historical Society] - catalog of known Nebraska newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
{{NE Vital Intro}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NE Obituaries Intro|Butler}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Butler}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
  
'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''Butler County Historical Society'''<br>200 D Street<br>David City 68632
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Butler}}
  
'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
:*'''[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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=== School Records ===
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{{NE Schools Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''[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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings 68901-1286
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE<br>68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE 68763
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons NE 68038
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE <br>68763
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==== Death ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, Nebraska 69301
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''[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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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Butler}}
  
:*'''[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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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Butler}}
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Butler}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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:*'''[http://davidcitylibrary.com/drupal/node/29 David City Library]'''<br>399 N 5th St<br>112 4th St. W.<br>David City, NE 68632, USA<br>Phone: 402-367-3100
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Butler}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Butler}}
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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]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Burt|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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{{NE Websites Intro|Butler}}
  
== References  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nebutler/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/butler/buttable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204272|Nebraska|Butler}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NE Research Guides Intro|Butler}}
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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Revision as of 16:32, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Butler County
 

Guide to Butler County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: David City
Organized: January 26, 1856
Parent County(s): Greene [1]
Neighboring Counties
Colfax  • Dodge  • Lancaster  • Platte  • Polk  • Saunders  • Seward  • York
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption


County Information

Description

Its county seat is David City. The county was created by legislation in 1856 and fully organized in 1868.[2]

County Courthouse

Butler County Courthouse
451 N. 5th Street
David City, NE 68632
Phone: 402-367-7480
Butler County Website

County Clerk has land records from 1869.
County Court has marriage and probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.[1]

Butler County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1856 1856 1856 1860

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Butler County, Nebraska:[4]

City

  • David City

Villages

  • Abie
  • Bellwood
  • Brainard
  • Bruno
  • Dwight
  • Garrison
  • Linwood
  • Octavia
  • Rising City
  • Surprise

Unincorporated communities

  • Edholm
  • Loma
  • Millerton
  • Nimburg

Townships

  • Alexis
  • Bone Creek
  • Center
  • Franklin
  • Linwood
  • Oak Creek
  • Olive
  • Platte
  • Plum Creek
  • Read
  • Reading
  • Richardson
  • Savannah
  • Skull Creek
  • Summit
  • Ulysses

Ghost towns

  • Savannah

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Butler County, Nebraska online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

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".

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.

State Census Records

Church Records

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 Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

School Records

Tax Records

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.

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

  • NEGenWeb
  • USGenWeb
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/26/2016
  3. 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
  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).