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

Colfax County, Nebraska
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Map of Nebraska highlighting Colfax County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 15, 1869
County Seat Schuyler
Courthouse
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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

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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).

 

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