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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Nemaha County'''
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'''Nemaha 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 '''Nemaha 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
  
{{Infobox U.S. County
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|organized=  November 23,  1854
| county = Nemaha County
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|county seat= Auburn
| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Nemaha County svg.bmp
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|parent county= Original county<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>
| state = Nebraska
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|county1= [[Atchison County, Missouri Genealogy|Atchison (MO)]]
| latd = 39.99
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|county2= [[Holt County, Missouri Genealogy|Holt (MO)]]
| longd = 91.19
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|county3= [[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Johnson]]
| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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|county4= [[Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy|Otoe]]
| founded year = 1854
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|county5= [[Pawnee County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pawnee]]
| founded date = November 23
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|county6= [[Richardson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Richardson]]</br><center>[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
| seat wl= Auburn
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| building image = Nance county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Nance County, Nebraska Courthouse|Nance County Courthouse]]'''<br>1824 North Street<br>Auburn, Nebraska 68305<br>Phone: 402.274.4213
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NebraskaNemahaCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Nemaha County svg.bmp|185x185px]]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.nemahacounty.ne.gov/ Nemaha County Courthouse]<br>1824 N Street<br>Auburn, NE 68305<br>Phone: 402.274.4213<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1856, <br>land and military records. <br>County Judge has probate and court 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), Nemaha County, Nebraska page 433, {{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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The county was known during the early years of the Territorial organization of Nebraska as Forney County. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/nemaha/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Nemeha County was formed in 1855.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemaha_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Nemaha}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Nemaha County Courthouse'''<br>1824 North Street<br>Auburn, NE 68305<br>Phone: 402.274.4213<br>[http://www.nemahacounty.ne.gov/webpages/clerk/clerk.html Nemaha County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1856, land and military records. <br>County Judge has probate and court 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), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
'''1854--'''Nemaha County was created 23 November 1854 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Auburn <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Nemaha 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" | '''[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Nemaha 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|Nemaha}}
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*'''1854''' Nemaha County was created 23 November 1854 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Auburn<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|Nemaha}}
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The following are locations in Nemaha County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Nemaha County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemaha_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>
  
*[[Atchison County, Missouri|Atchison County, Missouri]]
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'''''Cities'''''<br>
*[[Holt County, Missouri|Holt County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Nebraska|Johnson]]
 
*[[Otoe County, Nebraska|Otoe]]
 
*[[Pawnee County, Nebraska|Pawnee]]
 
*[[Richardson County, Nebraska|Richardson]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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* Auburn
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* Peru
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
  
==== Census  ====
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* Brock
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* Brownville
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* Johnson
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* Julian
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* Nemaha
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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* Glenrock
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* Howe
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* Rohrs
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==== Court  ====
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'''''Ghost town'''''<br>
  
==== Land  ====
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* St. Deroin
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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'''''Precincts'''''<br>
  
==== Maps  ====
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* Aspinwall
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* Bedford
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* Benton
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* Brownville
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* Douglas
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* Glen Rock
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* Lafayette
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* London
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* McKissick Island
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* Nemaha
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* Peru
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* St. Deroin
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* Washington
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==== Migration  ====
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* Nemaha County has the following precincts (which are similar to townships)[11]
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Nemaha}}
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
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== Resources ==
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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{{NE Resources Intro|Nemaha}}
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Nemaha}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Nemaha 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=1867&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nenemaha/cemlist.htm NEGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/nemaha/nemtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/nemaha.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=64 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+Nemaha+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=1867 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=Nemaha 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|Nemaha}}
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemaha_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |3139
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|1870 |7593
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|1880 |10451
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|1890 |12930
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|1900 |14952
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|1910 |13095
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|1920 |12547
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|1930 |12356
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|1940 |12781
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|1950 |10973
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|1960 |9099
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|1970 |8976
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|1980 |8367
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|1990 |7980
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|2000 |7576
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|2010 |7248
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}}
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Nemaha}}
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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|Nemaha}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Nemaha}}
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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:Nenemaha.png|400px|Nenemaha.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Nemaha}}
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Early migration routes to and from Nemaha County for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Nemaha}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Nemaha}}
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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|Nemaha}}
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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] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Nemaha}}
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Nemaha}}
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Nemaha}}
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), 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|Nemaha}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Nemaha}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Nemaha}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Nemaha}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== School Records ===
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{{NE Schools Intro|Nemaha}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Nemaha}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Nemaha}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Nemaha}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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==== Marriage ====
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Nemaha|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Nemaha}}
  
== References  ==
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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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==== Death ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Death Intro|Nemaha}}
  
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Nemaha}}
  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Nemaha}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Nemaha}}
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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|Nemaha}}
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:*'''[http://www.auburnmemoriallibrary.com Auburn Memorial Library]'''<br>1810 Courthouse Ave.<br>Auburn, NE 68305<br>Phone: 402-274-4023<br>Email: auburnlibraryne@yahoo.com
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Nemaha}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Nemaha}}
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:*'''[http://nemahavalleymuseum.org/page3.php Nemaha Valley Genealogical Society]'''<br>c/o Nemaha Valley Museum<br>1423  19th<br>Auburn NE<br>Mailing address: NVGS<br>PO Box 25<br>Auburn, NE 68305<br>Email: info@nemahavalleymuseum.org
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Nemaha}}
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204535|Nebraska|Nemaha}}- 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|Nemaha}}
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Latest revision as of 17:00, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Nemaha County
 

Guide to Nemaha 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: Auburn
Organized: November 23, 1854
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Atchison (MO)  • Holt (MO)  • Johnson  • Otoe  • Pawnee  • Richardson
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaNemahaCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Nemaha County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information

Description

The county was known during the early years of the Territorial organization of Nebraska as Forney County. [2] Nemeha County was formed in 1855.[3]

County Courthouse

Nemaha County Courthouse
1824 North Street
Auburn, NE 68305
Phone: 402.274.4213
Nemaha County Website

County Clerk has marriage records 1856, land and military records.
County Judge has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]

Nemaha 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 Nemaha County, Nebraska:[5]

Cities

  • Auburn
  • Peru

Villages

  • Brock
  • Brownville
  • Johnson
  • Julian
  • Nemaha

Unincorporated communities

  • Glenrock
  • Howe
  • Rohrs

Ghost town

  • St. Deroin

Precincts

  • Aspinwall
  • Bedford
  • Benton
  • Brownville
  • Douglas
  • Glen Rock
  • Lafayette
  • London
  • McKissick Island
  • Nemaha
  • Peru
  • St. Deroin
  • Washington
  • Nemaha County has the following precincts (which are similar to townships)[11]

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

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

 

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 3,139
1870 7,593 141.9%
1880 10,451 37.6%
1890 12,930 23.7%
1900 14,952 15.6%
1910 13,095 −12.4%
1920 12,547 −4.2%
1930 12,356 −1.5%
1940 12,781 3.4%
1950 10,973 −14.1%
1960 9,099 −17.1%
1970 8,976 −1.4%
1980 8,367 −6.8%
1990 7,980 −4.6%
2000 7,576 −5.1%
2010 7,248 −4.3%
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 Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.

State Census Records

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Nebraska denominations, view the Nebraska Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Nebraska Land and Property for additional information about early Nebraska land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Nebraska Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Nemaha County for European and African American settlers included:

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers. Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Nemaha - 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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • 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/nemaha/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemaha_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, "Nemaha County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemaha_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  6. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).