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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Saunders County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.saunderscounty.ne.gov/ [[Image:Saunders County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Saunders County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;Saunders County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 61; <br>Wahoo, NE 68066<br> Phone: 402.443.8101&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce,<br>probate, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Saunders County, Nebraska page 434, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
== History  ==
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|organized= January 26,  1856
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|county seat= Wahoo
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|parent county= [[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]], [[Douglas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Douglas]]<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= [[Butler County, Nebraska Genealogy|Butler]]
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|county2= [[Cass County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cass]]
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|county3= [[Colfax County, Nebraska Genealogy|Colfax]]
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|county4= [[Dodge County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dodge]]
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|county5= [[Douglas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Douglas]]
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|county6= [[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]
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|county7= [[Sarpy County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sarpy]]
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|county8= [[Seward County, Nebraska Genealogy|Seward]]</br><center>[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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|county courthouse= [[Image:NebraskaSaundersCourthouse.jpg|245x245px]]
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|county location in state= [[Image: 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Saunders County svg.bmp|185x185px]]
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==== Parent County ====
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== County Information ==
  
'''1856--'''Saunders County was created 26 January 1856 from [[Lancaster County, Nebraska|Lancaster and]] [[Douglas County, Nebraska|Douglas]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Wahoo <ref name="Handybook">''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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Saunders County was organized in 1866. The county was originally named after John C. Calhoun; in 1862, during the American Civil War, it was renamed after Nebraska territorial governor Alvin Saunders. It is located in the great Platte Valley.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/saunders/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|Saunders}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Saunders County Courthouse'''<br>387 N Chestnut St<br>P.O. Box 61<br>Wahoo, NE 68066<br>Phone: 402.443.8101<br>[http://www.saunderscounty.ne.gov/webpages/clerk/clerk.html Saunders County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, court and land 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>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Saunders 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" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Saunders County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Butler County, Nebraska|Butler]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Cass County, Nebraska|Cass]]
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|Saunders}}
*[[Colfax County, Nebraska|Colfax]]
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*[[Dodge County, Nebraska|Dodge]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Nebraska|Douglas]]  
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*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska|Lancaster]]
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*'''1856''' Saunders County was created 26 January 1856 from [[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster and]] [[Douglas County, Nebraska Genealogy|Douglas]] Counties.
*[[Sarpy County, Nebraska|Sarpy]]  
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*'''County seat:''' Wahoo<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>
*[[Seward County, Nebraska|Seward]]
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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]
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|Saunders}}
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The following are locations in Saunders County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Saunders County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>
  
==== Census ====
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'''''Cities'''''<br>
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* Ashland
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* Wahoo
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* Yutan
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'''''Villages'''''<br>
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* Cedar Bluffs
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* Ceresco
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* Colon
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* Ithaca
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* Leshara
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* Malmo
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* Mead
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* Memphis
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* Morse Bluff
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* Prague
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* Valparaiso
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* Weston
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'''''Townships'''''<br>
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* Ashland
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* Bohemia
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* Center
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* Chapman
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* Chester
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* Clear Creek
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* Douglas
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* Elk
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* Green
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* Leshara
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* Marble
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* Marietta
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* Mariposa
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* Morse Bluff
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* Newman
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* North Cedar
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* Oak Creek
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* Pohocco
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* Richland
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* Rock Creek
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* South Cedar
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* Stocking
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* Union
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* Wahoo
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|Saunders}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|Saunders}}
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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 Saunders 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=1881&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nesaunde/cemetery/cemetery.html NEGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/saunders/sautable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/saunders.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=78 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+Saunders+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=1881 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=Saunders&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Nebraska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|Saunders}}
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |4547
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|1880 |15810
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|1890 |21577
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|1900 |22085
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|1910 |21179
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|1920 |20589
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|1930 |20167
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|1940 |17892
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|1950 |16923
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|1960 |17270
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|1970 |17018
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|1980 |18716
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|1990 |18285
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|2000 |19830
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|2010 |20780
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
  
 
{{Census|Nebraska}}
 
{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
==== Church  ====
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{NE Church Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|Saunders}}
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{NE Histories Intro|Saunders}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
Past and Present of Saunders County Nebraska: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement -- Vol. 1 --&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1915/index.html . Vol 2 --&nbsp;Biographical Sketches Names Index:&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1915/vol2/vol2-names.html  
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Past and Present of Saunders County Nebraska: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement -- Vol. 1 --&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1915/index.html . Vol 2 --&nbsp;Biographical Sketches Names Index:&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1915/vol2/vol2-names.html
  
Saunders County Nebraska, Saunders County History 1983, Sponsored by the Saunders County Historical Society and Written by the People of Saunders County, Nebraska (Library of Congress No. 83- 050295)&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/ Family Stories Index http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/famnames.html<br>
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Saunders County Nebraska, Saunders County History 1983, Sponsored by the Saunders County Historical Society and Written by the People of Saunders County, Nebraska (Library of Congress No. 83- 050295)&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/ Family Stories Index http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/famnames.html
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|Saunders}}
  
Plat Book, Saunders County Nebraska, compiled and published by The Brown-Scoville Publishing Co., 1907&nbsp;http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1907plat/1907platcvr.html
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[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1907plat/1907platcvr.html Plat Book, Saunders County Nebraska, compiled and published by The Brown-Scoville Publishing Co., 1907]
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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
  
==== Migration  ====
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[[Image:Nesaunders.png|400px|Nesaunders.png]]
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|Saunders}}
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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Early migration routes to and from Saunders County for European and African American settlers included:
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>"The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in ''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'' at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|Saunders}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|Saunders}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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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]].''
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NE Civil War Intro|Saunders}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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]].''
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|Saunders}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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]].''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|Saunders}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|Saunders}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Saunders}}
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Saunders|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
== References  ==
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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
  
<references />
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{NE Obituaries Intro|Saunders}}
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|Saunders}}
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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|Saunders}}
  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|Saunders}}
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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|Saunders}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|Saunders}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|Saunders}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Saunders}}
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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|Saunders}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Saunders}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|Saunders}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|Saunders}}
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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|Saunders}}
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:*'''[http://www.wahoo.ne.us/vnews/display.v/SEC/City%20of%20Wahoo%7CLibrary Wahoo Public Library]'''<br>637 N. Maple<br>Wahoo, NE 68066<br>Phone: 402-443-3871<br>Fax: 402-443-3877
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:*'''[http://www.meadnebraska.net Mead Public Library]'''<br>316 S Vine St<br>Mead, NE 68041,<br>Phone: 402-624-6605
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:*'''[http://www.gretnapubliclibrary.org Gretna Public Library]'''<br>Main Library-736 South St<br>Gretna, NE<br>Phone: 402-332-4480<br>Fax: 402-537-3902<br>Email: Gretna.Library@gmail.com
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|Saunders}}
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|Saunders}}
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:*'''[https://www.facebook.com/SaundersCountyHistoricalSociety/ Saunders County Historical Society]'''<br>240 N Walnut St<br>Wahoo, NE 68005<br>Phone: 402-443-3090<br>[http://www.saunderscountymuseum.org Website]
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== Websites ==
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{{NE Websites Intro|Saunders}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nesaunde/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/saunders/sautable.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/neb/saunders/ Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/saunders-ne-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204595|Nebraska|Saunders}}- 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|Saunders}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 17:06, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
Saunders County
 

Guide to Saunders 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: Wahoo
Organized: January 26, 1856
Parent County(s): Lancaster, Douglas[1]
Neighboring Counties
Butler  • Cass  • Colfax  • Dodge  • Douglas  • Lancaster  • Sarpy  • Seward
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaSaundersCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Saunders County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information

Description

Saunders County was organized in 1866. The county was originally named after John C. Calhoun; in 1862, during the American Civil War, it was renamed after Nebraska territorial governor Alvin Saunders. It is located in the great Platte Valley.[2]

County Courthouse

Saunders County Courthouse
387 N Chestnut St
P.O. Box 61
Wahoo, NE 68066
Phone: 402.443.8101
Saunders County Website

County Clerk has marriage, burial, divorce, probate, court and land records.[1]

Saunders 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[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1866 1856 1866 1860

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Saunders County, Nebraska:[4]

Cities

  • Ashland
  • Wahoo
  • Yutan

Villages

  • Cedar Bluffs
  • Ceresco
  • Colon
  • Ithaca
  • Leshara
  • Malmo
  • Mead
  • Memphis
  • Morse Bluff
  • Prague
  • Valparaiso
  • Weston

Townships

  • Ashland
  • Bohemia
  • Center
  • Chapman
  • Chester
  • Clear Creek
  • Douglas
  • Elk
  • Green
  • Leshara
  • Marble
  • Marietta
  • Mariposa
  • Morse Bluff
  • Newman
  • North Cedar
  • Oak Creek
  • Pohocco
  • Richland
  • Rock Creek
  • South Cedar
  • Stocking
  • Union
  • Wahoo

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Saunders 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.  %±
1870 4,547
1880 15,810 247.7%
1890 21,577 36.5%
1900 22,085 2.4%
1910 21,179 −4.1%
1920 20,589 −2.8%
1930 20,167 −2.0%
1940 17,892 −11.3%
1950 16,923 −5.4%
1960 17,270 2.1%
1970 17,018 −1.5%
1980 18,716 10.0%
1990 18,285 −2.3%
2000 19,830 8.4%
2010 20,780 4.8%
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 Saunders 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 Saunders 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.

Past and Present of Saunders County Nebraska: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement -- Vol. 1 -- http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1915/index.html . Vol 2 -- Biographical Sketches Names Index: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1915/vol2/vol2-names.html

Saunders County Nebraska, Saunders County History 1983, Sponsored by the Saunders County Historical Society and Written by the People of Saunders County, Nebraska (Library of Congress No. 83- 050295) http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/ Family Stories Index http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/saunders/1983hist/famnames.html

Maps and Gazetteers

Plat Book, Saunders County Nebraska, compiled and published by The Brown-Scoville Publishing Co., 1907

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Saunders 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 - Saunders - 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

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/saunders/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. 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
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Saunders County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  5. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).