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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Webster County'''
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'''Webster 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.
  
=== Unincorporated Communities ===
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=== County Government Site ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Webster County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Webster County svg.bmp
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| state = Nebraska
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| state_map = NE-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1867
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| founded date = February 16
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| seat wl= Red Cloud
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| building image = Webster county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Webster County, Nebraska Courthouse|Webster County Courthouse]]'''<br>621 N. Cedar Street<br>Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970<br>Phone: 402.746.2716
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== Neighboring Counties ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== Resources ==
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[[Image:Webster County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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[http://www.co.webster.ne.us/ Webster County Courthouse]<br>621 N Cedar Street<br> Red Cloud, NE 68970<br>Phone: 402.746.2716 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land divorce, probate and court records from 1871 and naturalization records from 1874. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webster County, Nebraska page 435, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
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== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1867--'''Webster County was created 16 February 1867 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Red Cloud <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Adams County, Nebraska|Adams]]
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*[[Clay County, Nebraska|Clay]]
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*[[Franklin County, Nebraska|Franklin]]
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*[[Jewell County, Kansas|Jewell County, Kansas]]
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*[[Kearney County, Nebraska|Kearney]]
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*[[Nuckolls County, Nebraska|Nuckolls]]
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*[[Smith County, Kansas|Smith County, Kansas]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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==== Church ====
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{{NE Church Intro}}
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land ====
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{{NE Land}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Webster}}
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==== Probate ====
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{{NE Probate Intro|Adams}}
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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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Webster|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Webster 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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Webster County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Webster County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 16, 1867
County Seat Red Cloud
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Webster County Courthouse
621 N. Cedar Street
Red Cloud, Nebraska 68970
Phone: 402.746.2716


County Courthouse

Webster County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg

Webster County Courthouse
621 N Cedar Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone: 402.746.2716

County Clerk has marriage, land divorce, probate and court records from 1871 and naturalization records from 1874. [1]

History

Parent County

1867--Webster County was created 16 February 1867 from unorganized territory. County seat: Red Cloud [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Webster 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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Webster 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

Military

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Probate

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 - Adams - 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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webster County, Nebraska page 435, 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).
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