Douglas County, Nebraska Genealogy

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==== Court  ====
 
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*Douglas County Court<br>1819 Farnam St.<br>Omaha, NE 68183<br>Telephone: (402) 444-7000<br>
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*Douglas County Court<br>1819 Farnam St.<br>Omaha, NE 68183<br>Telephone: (402) 444-7000<br>  
 
*[http://www.courtreference.com/Douglas-County-Nebraska-Courts.htm Douglas County Court Directory] Lists courts in Douglas County their addresses,&nbsp;their online resources , and links to their individual websites.
 
*[http://www.courtreference.com/Douglas-County-Nebraska-Courts.htm Douglas County Court Directory] Lists courts in Douglas County their addresses,&nbsp;their online resources , and links to their individual websites.
  
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==== Military  ====
 
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*Grand Army of the Republic in Douglas County, Nebraska --&nbsp; Provisional Organization - July 10, 1867&nbsp; --&nbsp; Permanent Organization June 12, 1877
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#[http://www.civilwarmuseumnc.org/history%20GAR.html History of Nebraska GAR]<br>
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#GAR information is available through the [http://suvcw.org/garposts/index.htm Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War]<br>
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*Original Post<br>
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#<span id="1298395351449S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>Post # 1 OMAHA Chartered Dec. 13, 1866 by National Headquarters 15 members <br>
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*Later Posts<br>
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#Post #2 FT. OMAHA Phil Kearny Jan. 1, 1876-1896 Post moved to South Omaha Membership: Total-136+<br>
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#Post #2-A South Omaha Phil Kearny Oct 5, 1896-1924 Charter surrendered April 30, 1924 Membership: Total-304+<br>
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#Post # 7 Omaha&nbsp; George Custer June 5, 1876-1946 Changed Jan 9, 1922 when last 3 Omaha posts were combined to Old Guard (A reference to their being the last of their kind) Membership: Total-477+<br>
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#Post #110 Omaha Aug. 18, 1882-1921 Combined with Post #7 Omaha, changed on July (23), 1888 to U.S.Grant, Membership: Charter-18 Total-344+<br>
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#Post # 262 Omaha April 6, 1888-1921, Combined with Post 7&nbsp; Gate City , (Post originally requested name of Thomas J. Potter) changed January 30, 1889 to Phil Sheridan, changed March 21, 1890 to George Crook, Membership: Total-400+<br>
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#Post # 282 South Omaha R.R. Livingston May 7, 1889-1896 Combined with Post 2-A 1827-1888 Membership: Charter-N/A Total-66+<br>
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#Post # 300 Florence James Isom March 29, 1890-1890 Charter surrendered 1/29/189,1Membership: Total-12<br>
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#Post # 337 South Omaha Samuel Dennis April 16, 1895-1896 Combined with Post 2-A Membership: Charter-27 Total-34
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==== Newspapers&nbsp; ====
  
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/nebraska/Douglas/ Library of Congress ]Chronicling America newspaper project contains digital copies of newspapers for Douglas County, Nebraska. Some are foreign language newspaprs. Years of publication vary.
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/nebraska/Douglas/ Library of Congress ]Chronicling America newspaper project contains digital copies of newspapers for Douglas County, Nebraska. Some are foreign language newspaprs. Years of publication vary.
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*[http://omahabirths.wordpress.com/ Douglas County ]births from early Omaha newspapers at the W. Dale Clark Library in Omaha. These birth announcements were extracted by those looking for obituaries in the same papers.  
 
*[http://omahabirths.wordpress.com/ Douglas County ]births from early Omaha newspapers at the W. Dale Clark Library in Omaha. These birth announcements were extracted by those looking for obituaries in the same papers.  
 
*[http://omahaobits.wordpress.com/ Obituaries] from Omaha and surroundong areas, Nearly 19,000 listings&nbsp; from Omaha newspapers.  
 
*[http://omahaobits.wordpress.com/ Obituaries] from Omaha and surroundong areas, Nearly 19,000 listings&nbsp; from Omaha newspapers.  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NE/Douglas/ Linkpendium] links for Douglas County, Nebraska  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NE/Douglas/ Linkpendium] links for Douglas County, Nebraska  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ne/douglas/ Linkforum ]for Douglas County, Nebraska  
 
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/ne/douglas/ Linkforum ]for Douglas County, Nebraska  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ne-local.htm Cyndi's List ]For Nebraska then scroll to Douglas County. Links to websites for multiple subjects
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ne-local.htm Cyndi's List ]For Nebraska then scroll to Douglas County. Links to websites for multiple subjects<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 18:27, 22 February 2011

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1854--Douglas County was created 23 November 1854 as an original county. County seat: Omaha [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Douglas County cities and villags

Neighboring Counties

Railroads

In December 1863 the First Transcontinental Railroad started from Omaha, Nebraska.

Resources

Cemeteries and Obituaries

Church

Google maps shows many Douglas County churches

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Omaha Branch Record of Members 1929-1942 at  Family History Library
  • Omaha South Branch Record of Members 1941 at Family History Library
  • Winter QuartersBishops Accounts 1840-1859 for Bishop Edward Hunter. Also includes Nauvoo, Illinois 5th Ward and Salt Lake City, Utah 13th Ward,

Court

  • Douglas County Court
    1819 Farnam St.
    Omaha, NE 68183
    Telephone: (402) 444-7000
  • Douglas County Court Directory Lists courts in Douglas County their addresses, their online resources , and links to their individual websites.

Land

  • DoGIS.com Geographical Information Systems for Douglas County. Locate addresses and land parcels in the county

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Grand Army of the Republic in Douglas County, Nebraska --  Provisional Organization - July 10, 1867  --  Permanent Organization June 12, 1877
  1. History of Nebraska GAR
  2. GAR information is available through the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Original Post
  1. Post # 1 OMAHA Chartered Dec. 13, 1866 by National Headquarters 15 members
  • Later Posts
  1. Post #2 FT. OMAHA Phil Kearny Jan. 1, 1876-1896 Post moved to South Omaha Membership: Total-136+
  2. Post #2-A South Omaha Phil Kearny Oct 5, 1896-1924 Charter surrendered April 30, 1924 Membership: Total-304+
  3. Post # 7 Omaha  George Custer June 5, 1876-1946 Changed Jan 9, 1922 when last 3 Omaha posts were combined to Old Guard (A reference to their being the last of their kind) Membership: Total-477+
  4. Post #110 Omaha Aug. 18, 1882-1921 Combined with Post #7 Omaha, changed on July (23), 1888 to U.S.Grant, Membership: Charter-18 Total-344+
  5. Post # 262 Omaha April 6, 1888-1921, Combined with Post 7  Gate City , (Post originally requested name of Thomas J. Potter) changed January 30, 1889 to Phil Sheridan, changed March 21, 1890 to George Crook, Membership: Total-400+
  6. Post # 282 South Omaha R.R. Livingston May 7, 1889-1896 Combined with Post 2-A 1827-1888 Membership: Charter-N/A Total-66+
  7. Post # 300 Florence James Isom March 29, 1890-1890 Charter surrendered 1/29/189,1Membership: Total-12
  8. Post # 337 South Omaha Samuel Dennis April 16, 1895-1896 Combined with Post 2-A Membership: Charter-27 Total-34

Newspapers 

  • Library of Congress Chronicling America newspaper project contains digital copies of newspapers for Douglas County, Nebraska. Some are foreign language newspaprs. Years of publication vary.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Douglas County births from early Omaha newspapers at the W. Dale Clark Library in Omaha. These birth announcements were extracted by those looking for obituaries in the same papers.
  • Obituaries from Omaha and surroundong areas, Nearly 19,000 listings  from Omaha newspapers.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).