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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Colfax County'''
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'''Colfax 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Colfax County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Colfax 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 = 1869
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| founded date = February 15
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| seat wl= Schuyler
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| building image = Colfax 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 = '''[[Colfax County, Nebraska Courthouse|Colfax County Courthouse]]'''<br>411 E. 11th Street<br>Schuyler, Nebraska 68661-1940<br>Phone: 402.352.3434
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.colfaxcounty.ne.gov/ Colfax County Courthouse]<br>411 E 11th Street<br> Schuyler, NE 68661<br> Phone: 402.352.3434<br><br>County Judge has marriage records from 1869, probate records from 1886 <br>and court records form 1885.<br> Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1881.<br> County Clerk has land records from 1860. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colfax County, Nebraska page 429, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1869--'''Colfax County was created 15 February 1869 from Platte County. '''County seat:''' Schuyler <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1869--'''Colfax County was created 15 February 1869 from[[Platte County, Nebraska|Platte]] County. '''County seat:''' Schuyler <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Butler County, Nebraska|Butler]]
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*[[Cuming County, Nebraska|Cuming]]
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*[[Dodge County, Nebraska|Dodge]]
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*[[Platte County, Nebraska|Platte]]
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*[[Saunders County, Nebraska|Saunders]]
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*[[Stanton County, Nebraska|Stanton]]
  
 
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==== Church ====
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Clarkson, Nebraska <br>Sousek Cemetery
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Columbus Cemetery Supervisor<br>1060 12th Avenue, Columbus NE<br>(402) 562-4251<br>www.columbusne.us/
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Dodge, Nebraska:<br>Saint Patricks Cemetery<br>Tabor Cemetery
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Howells, Nebraska<br>Grove Hill Cemetery<br>S S Peter and Paul Cemetery <br>Saint Johns Cemetery
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Schuyler, Nebraska: <br>Dry Creek Cemetery<br>Saint Johns Cemetery<br>Grandview Cemetery<br><br>
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==== Census ====
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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{{NE Church Intro}}
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
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{{NE Land}}
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
 
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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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>
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:*[[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>
  
 
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Colfax}}
  
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{{NE Probate Intro|Adams}}
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
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{{NE Vital Intro}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== 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.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=204310&subject_disp=Nebraska%2C+Colfax&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Colfax|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Colfax County

Colfax 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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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Colfax County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Colfax County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 15, 1869
County Seat Schuyler
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Colfax County Courthouse
411 E. 11th Street
Schuyler, Nebraska 68661-1940
Phone: 402.352.3434

Contents

County Courthouse

Colfax County Courthouse
411 E 11th Street
Schuyler, NE 68661
Phone: 402.352.3434

County Judge has marriage records from 1869, probate records from 1886
and court records form 1885.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1881.
County Clerk has land records from 1860. [1]

History

Parent County

1869--Colfax County was created 15 February 1869 fromPlatte County. County seat: Schuyler [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Clarkson, Nebraska
Sousek Cemetery

Columbus Cemetery Supervisor
1060 12th Avenue, Columbus NE
(402) 562-4251
www.columbusne.us/

Dodge, Nebraska:
Saint Patricks Cemetery
Tabor Cemetery

Howells, Nebraska
Grove Hill Cemetery
S S Peter and Paul Cemetery
Saint Johns Cemetery

Schuyler, Nebraska:
Dry Creek Cemetery
Saint Johns Cemetery
Grandview Cemetery

Census

For tips on accessing Colfax County, Nebraska 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 Colfax 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.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Colfax County, Nebraska for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Colfax County, Nebraska newspapers in online catalogs like:

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 Family History Library 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), Colfax County, Nebraska page 429, 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).
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map I" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap1.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "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).