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Dawson 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.Coordinates:
|Dawson County, Nebraska|
Location in the state of Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
|Founded||January 11, 1860|
|Address|| Dawson County Courthouse|
P.O. Box 370
Lexington, Nebraska 68850
Dawson County Courthouse
PO Box 370
Lexington, NE 68850
County Clerk has marriage records from 1873.
County Court has probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and naturalization records.
Register of Deeds has land records.
Veterans Service Off has military records. 
1860--Dawson County was created 11 January 1860 from unorganized territory. County seat: Lexington 
Christ Cemetery - Gothenburg
Cottonwood Cemetery - Cozad
Cozad Cemetery - Cozad
Evergreen Cemetery - Lexington (north east)
Fairview Cemetery - Cozad
Gothenbury Cemetery - Gothenburg
Grace Cemetery - Lexington (west)
Hewitt Cemetery - Lexington (west)
Hillside Cemetery - Buffalo
Jewell Cemetery - Sumner
Mount Hope Cemetery - Lexington (east)
Overton Cemetery - Overton
Park Valley Cemetery - Eddyville
Pleasant View Cemetery - Gothenburg (south east)
Rose Hill Cemetery - Buffalo
Saint Ann's Cemetery - Lexington (east)
Saint John's Cemetery - Buffalo
Saint Patrick's Cemetery - Eddyville
Salem Cemetery - Gothenburg
Sumner Cemetery - Sumner
Walnut Grove Cemetery - Cozad (north west)
Willow Island Cemetery - Willow Island
For tips on accessing Dawson County, Nebraska census records online, see: Nebraska Census.
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.
- Records of the American Lutheran Church, Gothenburg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).
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 are available for Dawson County, Nebraska. 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.
Early migration routes to and from Dawson County, Nebraska for European and African American settlers included:
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Dawson County, Nebraska newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
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 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
|Centers provide: • Personal one-on-one assistance • Access to genealogical records through the Internet or microfilm loan program • Free how-to classes (varies by location). See Family History Centers for more information.|
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- FamilySearch Catalog
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dawson County, Nebraska page 429, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map II" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap2.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
- ↑ "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).
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