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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Fillmore County'''
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'''Fillmore 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 '''Fillmore 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
| county = Fillmore County
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|county seat= Geneva
| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Fillmore County svg.bmp
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|parent county= unorganized territory<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= [[Clay County, Nebraska Genealogy|Clay]]
| latd = 39.99
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|county2= [[Hamilton County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hamilton]]
| longd = 91.19
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|county3= [[Jefferson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Jefferson]]
| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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|county4= [[Nuckolls County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nuckolls]]
| founded year = 1856
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|county5= [[Saline County, Nebraska Genealogy|Saline]]
| founded date = January 26
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|county6= [[Seward County, Nebraska Genealogy|Seward]]
| seat wl= Geneva
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|county7= [[Thayer County, Nebraska Genealogy|Thayer]]
| building image = Fillmore county courthouse.gif
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|county8= [[York County, Nebraska Genealogy|York]]</br><center>[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Courthouse|Fillmore County Courthouse]]'''<br>900 G Street<br>Geneva, Nebraska 68361-2005<br>Phone: 402.759.4931
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|county location in state= [[Image: 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Fillmore County svg.bmp|185x185px]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.fillmorecounty.org/ Fillmore County Courthouse]<br>900 G St. <br>Geneva, NE 68361<br> Phone: 402.759.4931<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1872and delayed birth records. <br>County Court has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <br>County Superintendant of Schools has school census. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fillmore County, Nebraska page 430, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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=== Description ===
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Fillmore County is located about 24 miles north of the southern border of the state, and 96 miles west of the Missouri River. The county was named for the President Millard Fillmore. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/fillmore/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Fully organized in 1871.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Fillmore County Courthouse'''<br>900 G Street, 2nd Floor<br>P.O. Box 66<br>Geneva, NE 68361-0066<br>Phone: 402-759-3514<br>[http://www.fillmorecounty.org/webpages/county_court/county_court.html Fillmore County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1872 and delayed birth records. <br>County Court has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br> County Superintendent of Schools has school census. <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>
  
'''1856--'''Fillmore County was created 26 January 1856 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Geneva <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Fillmore County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
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{{NE Record Dates Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major 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" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Fillmore}}
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*'''1856''' Fillmore County was created 26 January 1856 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' Geneva<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
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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]
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Fillmore}}
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The following are locations in Fillmore County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Fillmore County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>
  
*[[Clay County, Nebraska|Clay]]
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'''''City'''''<br>
*[[Hamilton County, Nebraska|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Nebraska|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Nuckolls County, Nebraska|Nuckolls]]
 
*[[Saline County, Nebraska|Saline]]
 
*[[Seward County, Nebraska|Seward]]
 
*[[Thayer County, Nebraska|Thayer]]
 
*[[York County, Nebraska|York]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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* Geneva
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
  
==== Census  ====
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* Exeter
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* Fairmont
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* Grafton
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* Milligan
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* Ohiowa
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* Shickley
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* Strang
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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* Burress
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* Carlisle
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* Martland
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==== Court  ====
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'''''Townships'''''<br>
  
==== Land  ====
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* Belle Prairie
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* Bennett
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* Bryant
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* Chelsea
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* Exeter-Fairmont
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* Franklin
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* Geneva
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* Glengary
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* Grafton
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* Hamilton
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* Liberty
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* Madison
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* Momence
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* Stanton
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* West Blue
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==== Local Histories  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Fillmore County, Nebraska''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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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=1833&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefillmo/cemeteries.htm NEGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/fillmore/filtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/fillmore.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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>
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* {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Fillmore+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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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1833 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Fillmore&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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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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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |238
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|1880 |10204
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|1890 |16022
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|1900 |15087
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|1910 |14674
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|1920 |13671
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|1930 |12971
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|1940 |11417
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|1950 |9610
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|1960 |9425
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|1970 |8137
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|1980 |7920
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|1990 |7103
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|2000 |6634
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|2010 |5890
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Fillmore}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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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 ($)
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Fillmore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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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 ($)
  
== References  ==
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Fillmore}}
  
<references />
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[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/Johnson/jhne143.html Chapter X] of Johnson's ''History of Nebraska'' (1880) relates the growth and development of the state's most prevalent religious denominations: Presbyterian, Congregational, Methodist Episcopal, Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Unitarian, Christian.
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}} {{Nebraska-stub}}
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The [http://www.kancoll.org/books/andreas_ne/fillmore/fillmore-p4.html#exeter Fillmore County] section of Andreas' ''History of the State of Nebraska''&nbsp;(1882) gives more specific information regarding religious development in the county.
  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Fillmore}}
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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://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
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Fillmore}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Fillmore}}
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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:Nefillmore.png|400px|Nefillmore.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Fillmore}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Fillmore}}
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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]].''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Fillmore}}
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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]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Fillmore}}
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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]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Fillmore}}
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Fillmore}}
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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
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NE Obituaries Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Fillmore}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Fillmore}}
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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 $
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=== School Records ===
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{{NE Schools Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Fillmore}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Fillmore}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Fillmore}}
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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
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The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefillmo/index.htm Fillmore County] portion of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negenweb/ NEGenWeb] has posted many [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefillmo/marriages.htm indexed marriage records] from Fillmore County, and they are adding more as time allows.
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==== Death ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Fillmore}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Fillmore}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Fillmore}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Fillmore}}
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:*'''[http://genevane.org/379/Library Geneva Public Library]'''<br>1043 G Steet<br>Geneva, NE 68361-2024<br>Phone: 402-759-3416<br>Email: [mailto:dshearer@cheerful.com dshearer@cheerful.com]
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Fillmore}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Fillmore}}
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:*'''Fillmore County Genealogical Society'''<br>307 Road T<br>Exeter, NE 68351<br>Phone: 402-266-8881
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:*'''Fillmore County Historical Society'''<br>633 North 11th<br>Geneva, NE 68361
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:*'''[http://www.fairmont-nebraska.org/vnews/display.v/ART/530e2dd225baf Fillmore County Historical Society Fillmore County Museum]'''<br>600 6th Ave<br>Fairmont, NE 68354<br>Phone: 402-268-3341; 402-759-0597; <br>402-268-2031; 402-268-6081; 402-268-3831
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Fillmore}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nefillmo/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/fillmore/filtable.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NE/Fillmore/ Linkpendium] has a great collection of links to many sites with information regarding Fillmore County and the people who lived there (for example, an online copy of the 1891 Nebraska Gazetteer, biographies of prominent locals, land records, maps, histories, etc.).
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204363|Nebraska|Fillmore}}- 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
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== Research Guides ==
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{{NE Research Guides Intro|Fillmore}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 16:42, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Fillmore County
 

Guide to Fillmore 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: Geneva
Organized: January 26, 1856
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clay  • Hamilton  • Jefferson  • Nuckolls  • Saline  • Seward  • Thayer  • York
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption


County Information

Description

Fillmore County is located about 24 miles north of the southern border of the state, and 96 miles west of the Missouri River. The county was named for the President Millard Fillmore. [2] Fully organized in 1871.[3]

County Courthouse

Fillmore County Courthouse
900 G Street, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 66
Geneva, NE 68361-0066
Phone: 402-759-3514
Fillmore County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1872 and delayed birth records.
County Court has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
County Superintendent of Schools has school census. [1]

Fillmore County, Nebraska Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1871 1871 1871 1860

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Fillmore County, Nebraska:[5]

City

  • Geneva

Villages

  • Exeter
  • Fairmont
  • Grafton
  • Milligan
  • Ohiowa
  • Shickley
  • Strang

Unincorporated communities

  • Burress
  • Carlisle
  • Martland

Townships

  • Belle Prairie
  • Bennett
  • Bryant
  • Chelsea
  • Exeter-Fairmont
  • Franklin
  • Geneva
  • Glengary
  • Grafton
  • Hamilton
  • Liberty
  • Madison
  • Momence
  • Stanton
  • West Blue

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fillmore 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

 

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 238
1880 10,204 4187.4%
1890 16,022 57.0%
1900 15,087 −5.8%
1910 14,674 −2.7%
1920 13,671 −6.8%
1930 12,971 −5.1%
1940 11,417 −12.0%
1950 9,610 −15.8%
1960 9,425 −1.9%
1970 8,137 −13.7%
1980 7,920 −2.7%
1990 7,103 −10.3%
2000 6,634 −6.6%
2010 5,890 −11.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Census Records

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

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

Chapter X of Johnson's History of Nebraska (1880) relates the growth and development of the state's most prevalent religious denominations: Presbyterian, Congregational, Methodist Episcopal, Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Unitarian, Christian.

The Fillmore County section of Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska (1882) gives more specific information regarding religious development in the county.

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 Fillmore 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

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 - Fillmore - 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

The Fillmore County portion of NEGenWeb has posted many indexed marriage records from Fillmore County, and they are adding more as time allows.

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

  • Fillmore County Genealogical Society
    307 Road T
    Exeter, NE 68351
    Phone: 402-266-8881
  • Fillmore County Historical Society
    633 North 11th
    Geneva, NE 68361
  • Fillmore County Historical Society Fillmore County Museum
    600 6th Ave
    Fairmont, NE 68354
    Phone: 402-268-3341; 402-759-0597;
    402-268-2031; 402-268-6081; 402-268-3831

Websites

  • NEGenWeb
  • USGenWeb
  • Linkpendium has a great collection of links to many sites with information regarding Fillmore County and the people who lived there (for example, an online copy of the 1891 Nebraska Gazetteer, biographies of prominent locals, land records, maps, histories, etc.).
  • 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. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/fillmore/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  4. 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
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Fillmore County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.