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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Red Willow County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== History  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
==== Parent County ====
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|organized= February 27,  1873
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|county seat= McCook
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|parent county= unorganized territory<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Decatur County, Kansas Genealogy|Decatur (KS)]]
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|county2= [[Frontier County, Nebraska Genealogy|Frontier]]
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|county3= [[Furnas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Furnas]]
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|county4= [[Hayes County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hayes]]
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|county5= [[Hitchcock County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hitchcock]]
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|county6= [[Norton County, Kansas Genealogy|Norton (KS)]]
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|county7= [[Rawlins County, Kansas Genealogy|Rawlins (KS)]]</br><center>[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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'''1873--'''Red Willow County was created 27 February 1873 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' McCook <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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== County Information ==
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Description ===
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Red Willow country is located in lower western part of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/redwillow/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> It was named after Red Willow Creek.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Willow_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Red Willow}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Red Willow County Courthouse'''<br>502 Norris Ave.<br>McCook, NE 69001-2006<br>Phone: 308.345.1552<br>[http://www.co.red-willow.ne.us/webpages/clerk/clerk.html Red Willow County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1874 and land records from 1888. <br>County Court has probate records. <br>Court has divorce and court records. Veteran Service Office has military records. School Superintendent has school census. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nebraska.{{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Red Willow County, Nebraska Record Dates  ===
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{{NE Record Dates Intro}}
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Red Willow County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1879
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
*[[Decatur County, Kansas|Decatur County, Kansas]]
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*[[Frontier County, Nebraska|Frontier]]
 
*[[Furnas County, Nebraska|Furnas]]
 
*[[Hayes County, Nebraska|Hayes]]
 
*[[Hitchcock County, Nebraska|Hitchcock]]
 
*[[Norton County, Kansas|Norton County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Rawlins County, Kansas|Rawlins County, Kansas]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Red Willow}}
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*'''1873''' Red Willow County was created 27 February 1873 from unorganized territory.
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*'''County seat:''' McCook<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]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Red Willow}}
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The following are locations in Red Willow County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Red Willow County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Willow_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>
  
==== Court  ====
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* Bartley
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* Danbury
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* Indianola
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* Lebanon
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* Marion
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* McCook
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* Perry
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* Shippee
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==== Land  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Red Willow}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Red Willow}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Red Willow}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Red Willow}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Red Willow}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Red Willow}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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 Red Willow 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=1876&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neredwil/ NEGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/redwillow/rdwtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/redwillow.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=73 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|356783|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Red+Willow+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=1876 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=Red%20Willow&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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==== Vital Records ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Red Willow}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Willow_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1880 |3044
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|1890 |8837
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|1900 |9604
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|1910 |11056
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|1920 |11434
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|1930 |13859
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|1940 |11951
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|1950 |12977
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|1960 |12940
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|1970 |12191
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|1980 |12615
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|1990 |11705
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|2000 |11448
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|2010 |11055
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}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204566&subject_disp=Nebraska%2C+Red+Willow&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
  
== References  ==
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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|Red Willow}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Red Willow}}
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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://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|Red Willow}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Red Willow}}
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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:Neredwillow.png|400px|Neredwillow.png]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Red Willow}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Red Willow}}
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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|Red Willow}}
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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] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Red Willow}}
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Red Willow}}
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Red+Willow}}
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), 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|Red Willow}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Red Willow}}
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{NE Periodicals Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Red Willow}}
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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|Red Willow}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Red Willow}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Red Willow}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Red Willow}}
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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|Red Willow}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Red Willow}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Red Willow}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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:*[[McCook Nebraska Family History Center]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{NE Libraries Intro|Red Willow}}
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:*'''[http://www.mccooklibrary.info Mc Cook Public Library]'''<br>802 Norris Ave<br>McCook, NE 69001<br>Phone: 308-345-1906
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:*'''Butler Memorial Library'''<br>621 Penn St<br>Cambridge, NE 69022<br>Phone: 308-697-3836
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Red Willow}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Red Willow}}
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:*'''[http://www.swngs.org/index.html SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY]'''
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Red Willow}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neredwil/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/redwillow/rdwtable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204566|Nebraska|Red%20Willow}}- 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|Red Willow}}
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== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 17:04, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Red Willow County
 

Guide to Red Willow 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: McCook
Organized: February 27, 1873
Parent County(s): unorganized territory[1]
Neighboring Counties
Decatur (KS)  • Frontier  • Furnas  • Hayes  • Hitchcock  • Norton (KS)  • Rawlins (KS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaRedWillowCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Red Willow County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information

Description

Red Willow country is located in lower western part of the state.[2] It was named after Red Willow Creek. [3]

County Courthouse

Red Willow County Courthouse
502 Norris Ave.
McCook, NE 69001-2006
Phone: 308.345.1552
Red Willow County Website

County Clerk has marriage records from 1874 and land records from 1888.
County Court has probate records.
Court has divorce and court records. Veteran Service Office has military records. School Superintendent has school census. [1]

Red Willow 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
1873 1879 1873 1880

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

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

  • Bartley
  • Danbury
  • Indianola
  • Lebanon
  • Marion
  • McCook
  • Perry
  • Shippee

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Red Willow 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.  %±
1880 3,044
1890 8,837 190.3%
1900 9,604 8.7%
1910 11,056 15.1%
1920 11,434 3.4%
1930 13,859 21.2%
1940 11,951 −13.8%
1950 12,977 8.6%
1960 12,940 −0.3%
1970 12,191 −5.8%
1980 12,615 3.5%
1990 11,705 −7.2%
2000 11,448 −2.2%
2010 11,055 −3.4%
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 Red Willow 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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

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

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

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

  • Mc Cook Public Library
    802 Norris Ave
    McCook, NE 69001
    Phone: 308-345-1906
  • Butler Memorial Library
    621 Penn St
    Cambridge, NE 69022
    Phone: 308-697-3836

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/redwillow/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Willow_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, "Red Willow County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Willow_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.