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| building address = '''[http://www.co.otoe.ne.us/webpages/clerk/clerk.html Otoe County Courthouse]'''<br>1021 Central Ave.<br>P.O. Box 249<br>Nebraska City, NE 68410-0249<br>Phone: 402.873.9505
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'''Otoe County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
  
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=== County Information ===
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==== Otoe County, Nebraska Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.otoe.ne.us/ Otoe County Courthouse]<br>1021 Central Ave; PO Box 249<br> Nebraska City, NE 68410-0249<br> Phone: 402.873.9505<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records.<br>County Judge has probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otoe 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records. County Judge has probate records. Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otoe 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854--'''Otoe County was created 23 November 1854 from [[Cass County, Nebraska|Cass]] and Pierce(old) Counties. '''County seat:''' Nebraska City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1854''' Otoe County was created 23 November 1854 from [[Cass County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cass]] and Pierce(old) Counties. '''County seat:''' Nebraska City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was formed in 1854 and named after the Otoe Indian tribe.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoe_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Otoe County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoe_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref> ====
 
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*Burr
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*Douglas
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*Dunbar
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*Lorton
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*Nebraska City
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*Otoe
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*Palmyra
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*Syracuse
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*Talmage
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*Unadilla
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{{div col end}}
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Atchison County, Missouri|Atchison County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Atchison County, Missouri Genealogy|Atchison County, Missouri]]  
*[[Cass County, Nebraska|Cass]]  
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*[[Cass County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cass]]  
*[[Fremont County, Iowa|Fremont County, Iowa]]  
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*[[Fremont County, Iowa Genealogy|Fremont County, Iowa]]  
*[[Gage County, Nebraska|Gage]]  
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*[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy|Gage]]  
*[[Johnson County, Nebraska|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska|Lancaster]]  
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*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]  
*[[Nemaha County, Nebraska|Nemaha]]
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*[[Nemaha County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nemaha]]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
A list of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neotoe/otocem.htm cemeteries of Otoe County] is available on the county's GenWeb site, with links to transcripts and photographs of tombstones for some of those cemeteries.  
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1869&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|523011|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1869 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neotoe/otocem.htm NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Otoe+Nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Otoe&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/otoe/ototable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/otoe.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=66 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoe_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |4211 
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|1870 |12345 
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|1880 |15727
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|1890 |25403
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|1900 |22288
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|1910 |19323
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|1920 |19494
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|1930 |19901
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|1940 |18994
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|1950 |17056
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|1960 |16503
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|1970 |15576
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|1980 |15183
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|1990 |14252
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|2000 |15396
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|2010 |15740
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===== State Census Records =====
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
{{Census|Nebraska}}
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==== Church ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{NE Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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==== Land ====
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{{NE Land}}
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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*[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml Nebraska Gazetteer] - database for all known places found in 1890 and 1911 Nebraska gazetteers
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Neotoe.png|400px]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Otoe County for European and African American settlers included:  
  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWI =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Otoe}}
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<br><br>
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nebraska newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=NebraskaHistorical Nebraska State Historical Society] - catalog of known Nebraska newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/research/public/county_finding_aids/otoe.pdf ARCHIVES RECORD ]– This document lists the official records of Otoe County from 1855-1994 which reside on 144 reels of microfilm. The records are arranged into the following subgroups: 1) County Treasurer, 1858-1967; 2) County Assessor, 1858-1895; 3) County Board of Commissioners (no records); 4) County Clerk, 1855-1994; 5) Register of Deeds, 1854-1891; 6) County Court, 1867-1904; 7) District Court, 1855-1955; 8) Superintendent of Schools, 1934; and 9) School District Records, 1872-1938.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{NE Probate Intro|Otoe}}
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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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==== Taxation ====
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records ====
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{{NE Vital Intro}}
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==== Marriage Records ====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family&nbsp;History Centers  ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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:*'''[https://ocgsne.org Otoe County Genealogical Society]'''<br>Email: info@ocgsne.org<br>[https://www.facebook.com/pg/Otoe-County-Genealogical-Society-263567560351703/about/?ref=page_internal Facebook]
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'''Libraries'''
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:*'''[http://www.morton-jamespubliclibrary.com Morton-James Public Library]'''<br>923 First Corso<br>Nebraska City, Ne 68410<br>Phone: 402-873-5609
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:*'''[http://www.syracusene.com/index.php/city-services/library Syracuse Public Library]'''<br>480 5th Street<br>Syracuse, NE 68446<br>Phone: 402-269-2336<br>Email: sueantes@yahoo.com<br>Librarian: Susan Antes
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:*'''[https://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/libraries/basiclibrarydata.asp?libcode=NE0224 Talmage Public Library]'''<br>405 Main St<br>PO Box 7<br>Talmage, NE 68448-0007<br>Phone: 402-264-3875<br>Fax: 402-264-3715<br>e-mail: talmagepl@jagwireless.net<br>Director: Carol Fisher
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*[[Nebraska City Nebraska Family History Center]]
*[[Nebraska City Nebraska Family History Center]]
 
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*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/~neotoe/ NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Otoe|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/otoe/ototable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Otoe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 14:36, 21 June 2017

United States
Nebraska
Otoe County
Otoe County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Otoe County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 23, 1854
County Seat Nebraska City
Courthouse
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Address Otoe County Courthouse
1021 Central Ave.
P.O. Box 249
Nebraska City, NE 68410-0249
Phone: 402.873.9505


Otoe County, Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


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County Information

Otoe County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Otoe County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1904 1855 1904 1854 1855 1855


County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage, divorce and court records. County Judge has probate records. Register of Deeds has land records. [1]


History

Parent County

1854 Otoe County was created 23 November 1854 from Cass and Pierce(old) Counties. County seat: Nebraska City [2]

Description

The county was formed in 1854 and named after the Otoe Indian tribe.[3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

  • Burr
  • Douglas
  • Dunbar
  • Lorton
  • Nebraska City
  • Otoe
  • Palmyra
  • Syracuse
  • Talmage
  • Unadilla

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 4,211
1870 12,345 193.2%
1880 15,727 27.4%
1890 25,403 61.5%
1900 22,288 −12.3%
1910 19,323 −13.3%
1920 19,494 0.9%
1930 19,901 2.1%
1940 18,994 −4.6%
1950 17,056 −10.2%
1960 16,503 −3.2%
1970 15,576 −5.6%
1980 15,183 −2.5%
1990 14,252 −6.1%
2000 15,396 8.0%
2010 15,740 2.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

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


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

Church

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

Court

Land

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

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


For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Otoe 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

Neotoe.png

Migration

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

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Probate

ARCHIVES RECORD – This document lists the official records of Otoe County from 1855-1994 which reside on 144 reels of microfilm. The records are arranged into the following subgroups: 1) County Treasurer, 1858-1967; 2) County Assessor, 1858-1895; 3) County Board of Commissioners (no records); 4) County Clerk, 1855-1994; 5) Register of Deeds, 1854-1891; 6) County Court, 1867-1904; 7) District Court, 1855-1955; 8) Superintendent of Schools, 1934; and 9) School District Records, 1872-1938.

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 - Otoe - Probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Nebraska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses before 1820 or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred.

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

County, Township and City Societies

Libraries

  • Syracuse Public Library
    480 5th Street
    Syracuse, NE 68446
    Phone: 402-269-2336
    Email: sueantes@yahoo.com
    Librarian: Susan Antes
  • Talmage Public Library
    405 Main St
    PO Box 7
    Talmage, NE 68448-0007
    Phone: 402-264-3875
    Fax: 402-264-3715
    e-mail: talmagepl@jagwireless.net
    Director: Carol Fisher

Family History Centers

  • Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Otoe County, Nebraska page 433, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoe_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Otoe County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otoe_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).