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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Johnson 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
  
[http://www.co.johnson.ne.us/ Johnson County Courthouse]<br>4th &amp; Broadway; PO Box 416<br>Tecumseh, Ne 68450-0416<br>Phone: 402.335.3246&nbsp;
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|organized=  March 2,  1855
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|county seat= Tecumseh
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|parent county= [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]]<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= [[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy|Gage]]
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|county2= [[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]
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|county3= [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]]
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|county4= [[Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy|Otoe]]
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|county5= [[Pawnee County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pawnee]]</br><center>[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk has marriage&nbsp;and land records from 1858; <br>County Judge has probate&nbsp;and court records: <br>Clerk District&nbsp;Court has divorce records from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Johnson County, Nebraska page 431, {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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Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Johnson County Courthouse'''<br>4th and Broadway<br>P.O. Box 416<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416<br>Phone: 408.335.3246<br>[http://www.co.johnson.ne.us/clerk.html Johnson County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858. <br>County Judge has probate and court records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. <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>
  
'''1855--'''Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from [[Nemaha County, Nebraska|Nemaha]] County. '''County seat:''' Tecumseh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Johnson 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" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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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|Johnson}}
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*'''1855''' Johnson County was created 2 March 1855 from [[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Tecumseh<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|Johnson}}
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The following are locations in Johnson County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Johnson County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>
  
*[[Gage County, Nebraska|Gage]]
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*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska|Lancaster]]
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*[[Nemaha County, Nebraska|Nemaha]]
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*[[Otoe County, Nebraska|Otoe]]
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* Cook
*[[Pawnee County, Nebraska|Pawnee]]
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* Crab Orchard
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* Elk Creek
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* Saint Mary
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* Sterling
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* Tecumseh
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* Vesta
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== Resources  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Johnson}}
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Johnson County, Arkansas''' 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=1852&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/olres/cemetery/index.htm NEGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/johnson.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=49 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|NUMBER|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Johnson+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=1852 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=Johnson&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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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Johnson}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |528
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|1870 |3429
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|1880 |7595
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|1890 |10333
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|1900 |11197
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|1910 |10187
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|1920 |8940
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|1930 |9157
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|1940 |8662
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|1950 |7251
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|1960 |6281
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|1970 |5743
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|1980 |5285
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|1990 |4673
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|2000 |4488
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|2010 |5217
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
  
 
{{Census|Nebraska}}
 
{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
==== Church  ====
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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 ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Johnson}}
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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'''Johnson County
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Johnson County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
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'''St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling
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*Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Johnson}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Johnson}}
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{{NE Land}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Johnson}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
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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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Johnson}}
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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:Nejohnson.png|400px|Nejohnson.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Johnson}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Johnson}}
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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|Johnson}}
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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] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Johnson}}
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Johnson}}
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Johnson}}
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), 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|Johnson}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Johnson}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Johnson}}
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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|Johnson}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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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
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Death ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Johnson}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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:*'''[http://www.pageafterpage.org/ Tecumseh City Library]'''<br>170 Branch St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-2060
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Johnson}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Johnson}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/jchstsoc.htm Johnson County Historical Society]'''<br>231 Lincoln St<br>Tecumseh, NE 68450<br>Phone: 402-335-5900<br>Email: [mailto:judyjeancoe@gmail.com judyjeancoe@gmail.com]<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnson-County-Historical/849111228492039 Facebook]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Johnson}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nejohnso/ NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Johnson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/johnson/johtable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204463|Nebraska|Johnson}}- 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|Johnson}}
  
<references />  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}
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[[Category:Nebraska Counties]]
[[Category:Johnson_County,_Nebraska]]
 

Latest revision as of 16:52, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Johnson County
 

Guide to Johnson 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: Tecumseh
Organized: March 2, 1855
Parent County(s): Nemaha[1]
Neighboring Counties
Gage  • Lancaster  • Nemaha  • Otoe  • Pawnee
See County Maps
Courthouse
Johnson County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Johnson County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information

Description

Johnson County is located in the southeastern corner of Nebraska.[2] It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.[3]

County Courthouse

Johnson County Courthouse
4th and Broadway
P.O. Box 416
Tecumseh, NE 68450-0416
Phone: 408.335.3246
Johnson County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1858.
County Judge has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1858. [1]

Johnson 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
1855 1855 1855 1860

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

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

  • Cook
  • Crab Orchard
  • Elk Creek
  • Saint Mary
  • Sterling
  • Tecumseh
  • Vesta

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Johnson County, Arkansas 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 528
1870 3,429 549.4%
1880 7,595 121.5%
1890 10,333 36.1%
1900 11,197 8.4%
1910 10,187 −9.0%
1920 8,940 −12.2%
1930 9,157 2.4%
1940 8,662 −5.4%
1950 7,251 −16.3%
1960 6,281 −13.4%
1970 5,743 −8.6%
1980 5,285 −8.0%
1990 4,673 −11.6%
2000 4,488 −4.0%
2010 5,217 16.2%
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 Johnson 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.

Lutheran

Johnson County

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Johnson County, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling

  • Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Johnson 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.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

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 - Johnson - 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. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/johnson/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_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, "Johnson County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  6. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.