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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''York County, Nebraska ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.yorkcounty.ne.gov/ York County Courthouse]<br>510 Lincoln Avenue<br>York, NE 68467<br>Phone: 402.362.7759&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records; <br>County Court has probate records; <br>Register of Deeds has land records; <br>Clerk District Court has divorce recrods; <br>Veteran Service Office has military records
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
County Historical Society has Obituary Records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red Willow 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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|organized=  March 13,  1855
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|county seat= York
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|parent county= [[Cass County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cass]] and Pierce(old) <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= [[Clay County, Nebraska Genealogy|Clay]]
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|county3= [[Fillmore County, Nebraska Genealogy|Fillmore]]
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|county4= [[Hamilton County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hamilton]]
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|county5= [[Polk County, Nebraska Genealogy|Polk]]
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|county6= [[Saline County, Nebraska Genealogy|Saline]]
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|county7= [[Seward County, Nebraska Genealogy|Seward]]</br><center>[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== History  ==
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
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York County is located in the southern part of the state.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/york/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> York County was organized in 1870. Sources differ on the origin of the county's name; some state it was named after York in England, while others maintain it was named by early settlers from York County, Pennsylvania. ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
*'''1855--'''York County was created 13 March 1855 from [[Cass County, Nebraska|Cass]] and Pierce(old) Counties. '''County seat:''' York <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{NE Courthouse Intro|York}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''York County Courthouse'''<br>510 Lincoln Ave.<br>York, NE 68467<br>Phone: 402.362.7759<br>[http://www.yorkcounty.ne.gov/Offices/CountyClerk/index.html York County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records. <br>County Court has probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records.<br> Clerk District Court has divorce records.<br> Veteran Service Office has military records.<br> County Historical Society has Obituary 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>
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== York 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" | '''[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[York County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{NE Boundary Changes Intro|York}}
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*'''1855'''  York County was created 13 March 1855 from [[Cass County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cass]] and Pierce(old) Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' York<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]
  
*[[Butler County, Nebraska|Butler]]
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*[[Clay County, Nebraska|Clay]]
 
*[[Fillmore County, Nebraska|Fillmore]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Nebraska|Hamilton]]
 
*[[Polk County, Nebraska|Polk]]
 
*[[Saline County, Nebraska|Saline]]
 
*[[Seward County, Nebraska|Seward]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{NE Populated Places Intro|York}}
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The following are locations in York County, Nebraska:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "York County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Nebraska, accessed 2 August 2016.</ref>
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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* Benedict
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* Bradshaw
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* Gresham
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* Henderson
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* Lushton
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* McCool Junction
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* Thayer
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* Waco
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* York
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==== Census ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{NE Historical Timeline Intro|York}}
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== Resources ==
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{{NE Resources Intro|York}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{NE Bible Intro|York}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{NE Biographies Intro|York}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{NE Business Records Intro|York}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{NE Cemeteries Intro|York}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of York 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=1896&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/york/yortable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/york.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=93 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|707072|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+York+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=1896 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=York&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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Links to Google Maps for each cemetery can be found at the [http://libraries.ne.gov/york/services/genealogy-and-local-history/york-area-cemeteries-2/ Kilgore Memorial Library website]:
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*Arborville Cemetery is located on County road D just about 2-3 miles south of Highway 66.
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*Bethel Cemetery is located 2 miles north of Benedict on Highway 81, east on Road 24 3 miles to Road O, 1/8th mile north on Road O, toward Thayer.
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*Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 1/2 miles west of York on Highway 34; on the south side of highway, west of Road I.
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*Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery is located near Henderson 1/2 mile east of Road B on Road 8.
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*Blue Valley Cemetery is located 1/2 mile east of Road S, on Road 5. Road S goes south from the I-80 Waco exit.
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*Mennonite Cemetery, also known as Buller Cemetery, Siebert-Buller Cemetery is located one mile south of Henderson, east on Road 5 to dead end. Cemetery is in the center of the section.
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*Brabham Family Cemetery, also known as Zion Cemetery is located 5 1/2 miles north of Highway 34 on Road B; in the field on east side of road. Not easily accessible.
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*Cashler Cemetery, also known as Union Cemetery is located north 1/2 mile from Interstate 80 Waco exit to Road 10, east 5 miles to Road X, south to dead end. Cemetery is adjacent to Interstate 80.
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*Cedar Lawn Cemetery is located on the East end of Ella Street in Gresham.
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*Council Cemetery is located southwest of the intersection of Road G and Road 11.
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*Dewitt Cemetery is located northeast of Waco. Take Hwy 34 east to Road V. Go north to Road 20, then east to County Road 476, then north.
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*Dry Creek Cemetery is located east of Waco to HWY 69, then north to Road 21. Northeast of HWY 69 and Road 21.
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*Ebenezer Cemetery is located from the Waco, NE Interchange on Interstate #80, two and one half miles north and two miles east on the north side of the road.
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*Faith Evangelical Bible Cemetery is located 1 1/4 miles south of Henderson on Road B.
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*Gilmore Cemetery is located on Road 6, 1 1/4 miles west of Road S.
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*Greenwood Cemetery (McCool Junction) is located on the north side of Road 3, between Road J and Road K. From McCool Junction, go west on Road 4 to Road K, south one mile on Road K and west 1/2 mile on Road 3.
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*Greenwood Cemetery (York) is located on the west end of 8th Street in York; from downtown York go west on 6th to Greenwood, north to 8th, and west to the cemetery entrance.
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*Holoch (Bussard) Cemetery is located southwest of intersection of Road P and Road M550. Go east from McCool Junction on Road 4 to Road O, north 1 1/2 miles to Road M550, east one mile.
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*Lincoln Creek Cemetery is located in Lockridge Township, 3 miles North and 3.5 miles east of the village of Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska. It is located on Road 17 between Roads "H" and "I".&nbsp;
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*McCool Junction Cemetery is located 1/2 mile west of Highway 81 on Road 5.
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*Palo Cemetery, also known as Mt. Zion Cemetery, is located one mile west of HWY 69 on Road 20.
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*Plainfield Cemetery is located 2 1/4 miles west of Bradshaw on Highway 34.
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*Pleasant Hill Cemetery, also known as the Brabham Cemetery, is located 2-1/2 miles west on Road 22and 3/4 mile north of Benedict on Road J. Cemetery is on east side of Road J.
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*Pleasant Ridge Cemetery is located on Road 3, east of Road N. From McCool Junction, go two miles east on Road 4 to Road N, south one mile to Road 3 and 1/3rd mile east.
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*Rosemond Cemetery, also known as Rose Cemetery, is located on Road P, south of Road 18. Best route is go north on Road Q (Thayer Road) from Highway 34 two miles, west on Road 17 one mile, and north on Road P.
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*St. John’s Cemetery is located from Interstate 80 Waco exit, go north 1/2 mile; take Road 10 east 2 miles, go north 1/2 mile on Road U.
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*St. Joseph’s Cemetery is located at the intersection of Nobes Road (Road 12) and Road N east of York.
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*St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 miles north of Highway 34 on Road N to Road 19.
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*St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery is located on Highway 69 at northwest corner of Gresham. Cemetery is west of the church.
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*United Methodist Cemetery is located west of Lushton on Road 3, south on Road F for 1 mile. Cemetery is on southwest corner of Road 2 &amp; Road F intersection.
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*Vernon Cemetery, also known as Pettis Cemetery, is located 3 miles east of Highway 81 on Road 10. Cemetery is on northeast corner of Road 10 and Road O.
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*Waco Cemetery is located west on street immediately south of railroad tracks in Waco.
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*Zion Lutheran Cemetery is located 1/2 mile west of Thayer (Road Q) on Road 20, on the south side of the road.
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=== Census Records ===
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{{NE Census Intro|York}}
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Nebraska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1870 |604
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|1880 |11170
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|1890 |17279
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|1900 |18205
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|1910 |18721
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|1920 |17146
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|1930 |17239
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|1940 |14874
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|1950 |14346
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|1960 |13724
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|1970 |13685
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|1980 |14798
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|1990 |14428
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|2000 |14598
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|2010 |13665
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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|York}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{NE Court Intro|York}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{NE Directories Intro|York}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{NE Emigration Intro|York}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{NE Ethnic Groups Intro|York}}
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{NE Funeral Homes Intro|York}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{NE Genealogies Intro|York}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{NE Guardianship Intro|York}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{NE Land Intro|York}}
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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|York}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{NE Maps Intro|York}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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:Neyork.png|400px|Neyork.png]]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{NE Migration Intro|York}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{NE Military Intro|York}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{NE Revolutionary War Intro|York}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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]].''
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Civil War ====
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{{NE Civil War Intro|York}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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]].''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== World War I ====
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{{NE World War I Intro|York}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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]].''
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+York|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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{{NE Naturalization Intro|York}}
  
== References  ==
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{NE Newspapers Intro|York}}
  
<references />
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|York}}
  
{{Nebraska|Nebraska}}  
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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|York}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{NE Other Records Intro|York}}
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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|York}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{NE Probate Intro|York}}
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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|York}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{NE Tax Intro|York}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{NE Vital Intro|York}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Birth Intro|York}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Marriage Intro|York}}
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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|York}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{NE Vital Records - Divorce Intro|York}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{NE Research Facilities Intro|York}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{NE Archives Intro|York}}
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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|York}}
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:*'''[http://libraries.ne.gov/York/ Kilgore Memorial Library]'''<br>520 N Nebraska Ave<br>York, NE 68467<br>Phone: 402-363-2620
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=== Museums ===
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{{NE Museums Intro|York}}
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:*'''[http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/ Wessels Living History Farm]'''<br>Highway 81<br>York, NE<br>Phone: 402-710-0682
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== Societies ==
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{{NE Societies Intro|York}}
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:*'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neycha/intro.htm Website York County Historical Association]'''<br>2329 N Nebraska Ave<br>P. O. Box 81<br>York, NE 68467<br>Phone: 402-362-2990
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:*'''Paradise Mills Historical Society'''<br>General Delivery<br>Waco, NE 68460
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:*'''Greater York Area Genealogical Society'''<br>Kilgore Memorial Library<br>521 Nebraska Ave<br>York, NE 68467-3095
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== Websites ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neyork/ NEGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/york/yortable.htm USGenWeb]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/york-ne-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/nebraska-genealogy Access Genealogy]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/neb/york/ Genealogy Trails]
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*[https://www.genealogyinc.com/nebraska/york-county/ Genealogy Inc.]
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|204649|Nebraska|York}}- 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|York}}
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Latest revision as of 17:13, 30 October 2017

United States
Nebraska
York County
 

Guide to York 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: York
Organized: March 13, 1855
Parent County(s): Cass and Pierce(old) [1]
Neighboring Counties
Butler  • Clay  • Fillmore  • Hamilton  • Polk  • Saline  • Seward
See County Maps
Courthouse
NebraskaYorkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption


County Information

Description

York County is located in the southern part of the state.[2] York County was organized in 1870. Sources differ on the origin of the county's name; some state it was named after York in England, while others maintain it was named by early settlers from York County, Pennsylvania. ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</ref>

County Courthouse

York County Courthouse
510 Lincoln Ave.
York, NE 68467
Phone: 402.362.7759
York County Website

County Clerk has marriage records.
County Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Veteran Service Office has military records.
County Historical Society has Obituary Records.[1]

York 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
1870 1870 1870 1870

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

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

  • Benedict
  • Bradshaw
  • Gresham
  • Henderson
  • Lushton
  • McCool Junction
  • Thayer
  • Waco
  • York

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of York 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

  Links to Google Maps for each cemetery can be found at the Kilgore Memorial Library website:

  • Arborville Cemetery is located on County road D just about 2-3 miles south of Highway 66.
  • Bethel Cemetery is located 2 miles north of Benedict on Highway 81, east on Road 24 3 miles to Road O, 1/8th mile north on Road O, toward Thayer.
  • Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 1/2 miles west of York on Highway 34; on the south side of highway, west of Road I.
  • Bethesda Mennonite Cemetery is located near Henderson 1/2 mile east of Road B on Road 8.
  • Blue Valley Cemetery is located 1/2 mile east of Road S, on Road 5. Road S goes south from the I-80 Waco exit.
  • Mennonite Cemetery, also known as Buller Cemetery, Siebert-Buller Cemetery is located one mile south of Henderson, east on Road 5 to dead end. Cemetery is in the center of the section.
  • Brabham Family Cemetery, also known as Zion Cemetery is located 5 1/2 miles north of Highway 34 on Road B; in the field on east side of road. Not easily accessible.
  • Cashler Cemetery, also known as Union Cemetery is located north 1/2 mile from Interstate 80 Waco exit to Road 10, east 5 miles to Road X, south to dead end. Cemetery is adjacent to Interstate 80.
  • Cedar Lawn Cemetery is located on the East end of Ella Street in Gresham.
  • Council Cemetery is located southwest of the intersection of Road G and Road 11.
  • Dewitt Cemetery is located northeast of Waco. Take Hwy 34 east to Road V. Go north to Road 20, then east to County Road 476, then north.
  • Dry Creek Cemetery is located east of Waco to HWY 69, then north to Road 21. Northeast of HWY 69 and Road 21.
  • Ebenezer Cemetery is located from the Waco, NE Interchange on Interstate #80, two and one half miles north and two miles east on the north side of the road.
  • Faith Evangelical Bible Cemetery is located 1 1/4 miles south of Henderson on Road B.
  • Gilmore Cemetery is located on Road 6, 1 1/4 miles west of Road S.
  • Greenwood Cemetery (McCool Junction) is located on the north side of Road 3, between Road J and Road K. From McCool Junction, go west on Road 4 to Road K, south one mile on Road K and west 1/2 mile on Road 3.
  • Greenwood Cemetery (York) is located on the west end of 8th Street in York; from downtown York go west on 6th to Greenwood, north to 8th, and west to the cemetery entrance.
  • Holoch (Bussard) Cemetery is located southwest of intersection of Road P and Road M550. Go east from McCool Junction on Road 4 to Road O, north 1 1/2 miles to Road M550, east one mile.
  • Lincoln Creek Cemetery is located in Lockridge Township, 3 miles North and 3.5 miles east of the village of Bradshaw, York County, Nebraska. It is located on Road 17 between Roads "H" and "I". 
  • McCool Junction Cemetery is located 1/2 mile west of Highway 81 on Road 5.
  • Palo Cemetery, also known as Mt. Zion Cemetery, is located one mile west of HWY 69 on Road 20.
  • Plainfield Cemetery is located 2 1/4 miles west of Bradshaw on Highway 34.
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery, also known as the Brabham Cemetery, is located 2-1/2 miles west on Road 22and 3/4 mile north of Benedict on Road J. Cemetery is on east side of Road J.
  • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery is located on Road 3, east of Road N. From McCool Junction, go two miles east on Road 4 to Road N, south one mile to Road 3 and 1/3rd mile east.
  • Rosemond Cemetery, also known as Rose Cemetery, is located on Road P, south of Road 18. Best route is go north on Road Q (Thayer Road) from Highway 34 two miles, west on Road 17 one mile, and north on Road P.
  • St. John’s Cemetery is located from Interstate 80 Waco exit, go north 1/2 mile; take Road 10 east 2 miles, go north 1/2 mile on Road U.
  • St. Joseph’s Cemetery is located at the intersection of Nobes Road (Road 12) and Road N east of York.
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 miles north of Highway 34 on Road N to Road 19.
  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery is located on Highway 69 at northwest corner of Gresham. Cemetery is west of the church.
  • United Methodist Cemetery is located west of Lushton on Road 3, south on Road F for 1 mile. Cemetery is on southwest corner of Road 2 & Road F intersection.
  • Vernon Cemetery, also known as Pettis Cemetery, is located 3 miles east of Highway 81 on Road 10. Cemetery is on northeast corner of Road 10 and Road O.
  • Waco Cemetery is located west on street immediately south of railroad tracks in Waco.
  • Zion Lutheran Cemetery is located 1/2 mile west of Thayer (Road Q) on Road 20, on the south side of the road.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 604
1880 11,170 1749.3%
1890 17,279 54.7%
1900 18,205 5.4%
1910 18,721 2.8%
1920 17,146 −8.4%
1930 17,239 0.5%
1940 14,874 −13.7%
1950 14,346 −3.5%
1960 13,724 −4.3%
1970 13,685 −0.3%
1980 14,798 8.1%
1990 14,428 −2.5%
2000 14,598 1.2%
2010 13,665 −6.4%
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 York 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 York 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 - York - 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

  • Website York County Historical Association
    2329 N Nebraska Ave
    P. O. Box 81
    York, NE 68467
    Phone: 402-362-2990
  • Paradise Mills Historical Society
    General Delivery
    Waco, NE 68460
  • Greater York Area Genealogical Society
    Kilgore Memorial Library
    521 Nebraska Ave
    York, NE 68467-3095

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/york/ 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, "York County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Nebraska, accessed 2 August 2016.