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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Dawes County'''  
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| founded year = 1885
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| building address = '''[http://dawes-county.com/court-system/county-court/ Dawes County Courthouse]'''<br>451 Main Street<br>Chadron, NE 69337-2649<br>Phone: 308.432.0116<br>[http://dawes-county.com/ County Website]
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'''Dawes 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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{{Click|Image:NE_ORP.png|Nebraska Online Genealogy Records}}
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=== County Information  ===
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==== Dawes County, Nebraska Record Dates  ====
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{| width="50%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Dawes County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1886
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1885
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1885
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.dawes.ne.us/ Dawes County Courthouse; ]<br>451 Main St; Chadron<br> NE 69337-2649<br> Phone: 308.432.0100<br><br>County Clerk has land records from 1880. <br>County Judge has marriage and probate records.<br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dawes County, Nebraska page 429, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has land records from 1880. County Judge has marriage and probate records. Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dawes County, Nebraska page 429, {{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  ====
  
'''1860--'''Dawes County was created 19 February 1885 from [[Sioux County, Iowa|Sioux]] County. '''County seat:''' Chadron <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1860''' Dawes County was created 19 February 1885 from [[Sioux County, Iowa Genealogy|Sioux]] County. '''County seat:''' Chadron <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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Dawes County was a part of the unorganized area of northwestern Nebraska until February 19, 1877, when it became a part of Sioux County from which it was separated February 19, 1885 and was given its present name. Box Butte County was taken from Dawes January 29, 1887, leaving Dawes County with its present area.<ref>http://dawes-county.com/ Dawes County accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  The county was named for James W. Dawes.<ref>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/26/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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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*[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]<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Dawes County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>  ====
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=====Cities=====
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*Chadron
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*Crawford
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=====Village=====
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*Whitney
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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*Bordeaux
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*Dakota Junction
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*Horn
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*Marsland
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*Pine Ridge
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=====Ghost town=====
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*Belmont
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Box Butte County, Nebraska|Box Butte]]  
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*[[Box Butte County, Nebraska Genealogy|Box Butte]]  
*[[Fall River County, South Dakota|Fall River County, South Dakota]]  
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*[[Fall River County, South Dakota Genealogy|Fall River County, South Dakota]]  
*[[Shannon County, South Dakota|Shannon County, South Dakota]]  
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*[[Shannon County, South Dakota Genealogy|Shannon County, South Dakota]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska|Sheridan]]  
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*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sheridan]]  
*[[Sioux County, Nebraska|Sioux]]
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*[[Sioux County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sioux]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1826&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1826 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedawes/cemeteries.htm NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Dawes+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=Dawes&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/dawes/dwstable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/dawes.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=23 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://www.chadron-nebraska.com/public-works/greenwood-cemetery.html Greenwood Cemetery Search Database] and [http://www.chadron-nebraska.com/pdf/cem_map.pdf Map]
 
*[http://www.chadron-nebraska.com/public-works/greenwood-cemetery.html Greenwood Cemetery Search Database] and [http://www.chadron-nebraska.com/pdf/cem_map.pdf Map]
  
*[http://nebraskagravestones.org/ Nebraska Gravestones.org Website] - Dawes County Gravestone Digital Images within site: [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=23 Dawes County Cemeteries]
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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|1890 |9722
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|1900 |6215
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|1910 |8254
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|1920 |10160
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|1930 |11493
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|1940 |10128
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|1950 |9708
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|1960 |9536
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|1970 |9761 
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|1980 |9609 
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|1990 |9021 
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|2000 |9060
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|2010 |9182
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==== Census ====
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===== State Census Records =====
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
  
{{Census|Nebraska}}  
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{NE Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{NE Land}}
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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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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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
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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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:Nedawes.png|400px|Nedawes.png]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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://search.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>
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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]].''
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===== WWI =====
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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]].''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Dawes}}
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<br><br>
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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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{NE Probate Intro|Dawes}}
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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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{NE Vital Intro}}
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==== Marriage Records ====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://www.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://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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:*'''Crawford Historical Society'''<br>[http://crawfordmuseum.org/ Crawford Historical Museum]<br>P.O. Box 333<br>341 Second St<br>Crawford, NE 69339<br>Phone: 308-665-1732; 308-665-2350
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:*'''[http://crawfordmuseum.org/about_us/society.php Dawes County Historical Society Museum]'''<br>P.O. Box 1319<br>341 Country Club Road<br>Chadron, NE 69337<br>Phone: 308-432-4999
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:*'''[http://www.marisandoz.org/ Mari Sandoz Heritage Society]'''<br>300 East 12th St<br>Chadron, NE 69337<br>Phone: 308-432-6276<br>Email: [mailto:kkorte@csc.edu kkorte@csc.edu]
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'''Libraries'''
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:*'''[http://www.chadronpubliclibrary.com/274/Public-Library Chadron Public Library]'''<br>507 Bordeaux St<br>Chadron, NE 69337-2696<br>Phone: 308-432-0531<br>Fax: 308-432-0534 <br>Email: [mailto:deweycpl@echadron.net deweycpl@echadron.net]
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:*'''[http://www.csc.edu/library Chadron State College]'''<br>Reta E. King Library<br>300 East 12th St<br>Chadron, NE 69337<br>Phone: 308-432-6271
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:*'''[http://usplaces.com/Public%20Libraries/crawford-ne/crawford-public-library Crawford Public Library]'''<br>601 Second St<br>Crawford, NE 69339-1151<br>Phone: 308-665-1780<br>Email: [mailto:crawlib@hotmail.com crawlib@hotmail.com]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
*[[Chadron Nebraska Family History Center]]
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:*[[Chadron Nebraska Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedawes/ NEGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project] - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/state/ Nebraska] and [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedawes/ Dawes County]  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project] - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/state/ Nebraska] and [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nedawes/ Dawes County]  
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Dawes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} Family History Library Dawes County record holdings
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Dawes|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Family History Library Dawes County record holdings
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 19:59, 23 August 2017

United States
Nebraska
Dawes County
Dawes County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dawes County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 19, 1885
County Seat Chadron
Courthouse
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Address Dawes County Courthouse
451 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337-2649
Phone: 308.432.0116
County Website


Dawes 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

Dawes County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1886 1890 1885 1885

County Courthouse


County Clerk has land records from 1880. County Judge has marriage and probate records. Clerk District Court has divorce records. [2]

History

Parent County

1860 Dawes County was created 19 February 1885 from Sioux County. County seat: Chadron [3]

Description

Dawes County was a part of the unorganized area of northwestern Nebraska until February 19, 1877, when it became a part of Sioux County from which it was separated February 19, 1885 and was given its present name. Box Butte County was taken from Dawes January 29, 1887, leaving Dawes County with its present area.[4] The county was named for James W. Dawes.[5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places[6]

Cities
  • Chadron
  • Crawford
Village
  • Whitney
Unincorporated communities
  • Bordeaux
  • Dakota Junction
  • Horn
  • Marsland
  • Pine Ridge
Ghost town
  • Belmont

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 9,722
1900 6,215 −36.1%
1910 8,254 32.8%
1920 10,160 23.1%
1930 11,493 13.1%
1940 10,128 −11.9%
1950 9,708 −4.1%
1960 9,536 −1.8%
1970 9,761 2.4%
1980 9,609 −1.6%
1990 9,021 −6.1%
2000 9,060 0.4%
2010 9,182 1.3%
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 Dawes 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 Dawes 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

Nedawes.png

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 - Dawes - 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

Libraries

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.

Websites

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), Dawes County, Nebraska page 429, 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. http://dawes-county.com/ Dawes County accessed 09/29/2016
  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/26/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Dawes County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.