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Revision as of 21:05, 30 September 2010Template:Nebraska-stubUnited States > Nebraska > Douglas County
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- Douglas County Courthouse
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha NE 68183-1001
Official ebpage of Douglas County: http://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/
1854--Douglas County was created 23 November 1854 as an original county. County seat: Omaha 
Douglas County cities and villags
In December 1863 the First Transcontinental Railroad started from Omaha, Nebraska.
- Union Pacific Railroad
- American Memory from Library of Congress has maps of the Union Pacific Railroad
- Wikipedia article on the Union Pacific Railroad
- Railroad Museum in Omaha, Nebraska
Cemeteries and Obituaries
- Douglas County Cemeteries from RootsWeb - Links to some cemeteries and transcriptions
- Omaha obituary index. Lists over 150,000 obituaries from Omaha and surrounding areas.
Google maps shows many Douglas County churches
LDS Ward and Branch Records
- Omaha Branch Record of Members 1929-1942 at Family History Library
- Omaha South Branch Record of Members 1941 at Family History Library
- Winter Quarters Bishops Accounts 1840-1859 for Bishop Edward Hunter. Also includes Nauvoo, Illinois 5th Ward and Salt Lake City, Utah 13th Ward,
- Douglas County Court
1819 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68183
Telephone: (402) 444-7000
- Douglas County Court Directory Lists courts in Douglas County their addresses, their online resources , and links to their individual websites.
- DoGIS.com Geographical Information Systems for Douglas County. Locate addresses and land parcels in the county
- Library of Congress Chronicling America newspaper project contains digital copies of newspapers for Douglas County, Nebraska. Some are foreign language newspaprs. Years of publication vary.
- Probate records 1912-1970 housed by the North Platte Genealogical Society at North Platte, Nebraska
- Douglas County births from early Omaha newspapers at the W. Dale Clark Library in Omaha. These birth announcements were extracted by those looking for obituaries in the same papers.
- Obituaries from Omaha and surroundong areas, Nearly 19,000 listings from Omaha newspapers.
Societies and Libraries
- Greater Omaha Genealogical Society
- Historical Society of Douglas County
- Webpage: http://www.omahahistory.org/
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Linkpendium links for Douglas County, Nebraska
- Linkforum for Douglas County, Nebraska
- Cyndi's List For Nebraska then scroll to Douglas County. Links to websites for multiple subjects
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).