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In the 1850's a major port of entry to Nebraska was New Orleans. Steamboats transported settlers and goods up the Mississippi-Missouri river system to Council Bluffs and Winter Quarters (Florence). [[Nebraska Emigration and Immigration|Read more...]]  
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%"><center>''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Nebraska page,<br>the Cornhusker State{{/p}}[[Image:{{ChimRock}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*NE 1854-1856 [[Nebraska Census#State_and_territorial_censuses|territorial censuses]].
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*NE [[Nebraska Census#Online_Nebraska_indexes_and_images|1885 federal census]].
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*Many settlers filed [[Homestead Records|homestead applications]] to get [[Nebraska Land and Property#Homestead_Land|Nebraska land]].<ref>U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, "General Land Office Records" at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ (accessed 19 December 2011).</ref>
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*NE [[Nebraska Vital Records#Nebraska_Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|birth records]] start fairly late.
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*The [[Oregon Trail|Oregon]], [[California Trail|California]], [[Mormon Trail|Mormon]], and [[Bozeman Trail|Bozeman]] Trails followed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River] thru Nebraska to [[Wyoming]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Oregon Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011); Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011); Wikipedia contributors, "Mormon Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011); Wikipedia contributors, "Bozeman Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bozeman_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011).</ref>
  
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*[http://www.obitsofnebraska.com/ O’Bits of Nebraska] is an ongoing collection of obituaries, notices of death, and news of tragic deaths printed before 1930. The focus is on newspapers in smaller towns. New items are added each week.
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=== Counties  ===
*On May 6, 1877, famed Chief Crazy Horse surrendered with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. On September 7, 1877, he was bayoneted in the back because he was said to have resisted his captors. [http://www.indians.org/welker/crazyhor.htm '''Read more...''']
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*The Family History Library has a collection of records pertaining to the [[Nebraska Native Races]]
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[Blackbird County, Nebraska|Blackbird]] | [[Calhoun County, Nebraska|Calhoun]] | [[Emmet County, Nebraska|Emmet]] | [[Forney County, Nebraska|Forney]] | [[Greene County, Nebraska|Greene]] | [[Harrison County, Nebraska|Harrison]] | [[Izard County, Nebraska|Izard]] | [[Jackson County, Nebraska|Jackson]] | [[Johnston County, Nebraska|Johnston]] | [[Jones County, Nebraska|Jones]] | [[Kountze County, Nebraska|Kountze]] | [[L'Eau Qui Court County, Nebraska|L'Eau Qui Court]] | [[Lyon County, Nebraska|Lyon]] | [[McNeale County, Nebraska|McNeale]] | [[Monroe County, Nebraska|Monroe]] | [[Shorter County, Nebraska|Shorter]] |[[Taylor County, Nebraska|Taylor]] | [[West County, Nebraska|West]]
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Nebraska Counties Map|click here]]. {{NEimagemap2}}
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties: '''<br>[[Blackbird County, Nebraska|Blackbird]] | [[Calhoun County, Nebraska|Calhoun]] | [[Emmet County, Nebraska|Emmet]] | [[Forney County, Nebraska|Forney]] | [[Greene County, Nebraska|Greene]] | [[Harrison County, Nebraska|Harrison]] | [[Izard County, Nebraska|Izard]] | [[Jackson County, Nebraska|Jackson]] | [[Johnston County, Nebraska|Johnston]] | [[Jones County, Nebraska|Jones]] | [[Kountze County, Nebraska|Kountze]] | [[L'Eau Qui Court County, Nebraska|L'Eau Qui Court]] | [[Lyon County, Nebraska|Lyon]] | [[McNeale County, Nebraska|McNeale]] | [[Monroe County, Nebraska|Monroe]] | [[Shorter County, Nebraska|Shorter]] |[[Taylor County, Nebraska|Taylor]] | [[West County, Nebraska|West]]  
  
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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[[Nebraska State Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Beatrice Public Library]]{{·}} [[State DAR Library]]{{·}} [[American Historical Society of Germans from Russia]]{{·}} [[National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)]]{{·}} [[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]]<br> [[Image:Nebraska.png|right|200px|Nebraska.png]]  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Nebraska/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/state/ The Nebraska GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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=== Migration Routes ===
  
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Missouri River{{·}} [[Bozeman Trail]]{{·}} [[California Trail]]{{·}} [[Mormon Trail]]{{·}} [[Oregon Trail]]{{·}} [[Union Pacific Railroad]]
  
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In the 1850's a major port of entry to Nebraska was New Orleans. Steamboats transported settlers and goods up the Mississippi-Missouri river system to Council Bluffs and Winter Quarters (Florence). [[Nebraska Emigration and Immigration|Read more...]] <br>[[Image:Nebraska flag.png|right|200px|Nebraska flag.png]]  
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*[[Nebraska Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nebraska Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nebraska, Broken Bow Homestead Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
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=== Did You Know?  ===
*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nesgs/ Nebraska State Genealogical Society] holds an annual conference. Check their website for details about the next conference!
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*[http://www.obitsofnebraska.com/ O’Bits of Nebraska] is an ongoing collection of obituaries, notices of death, and news of tragic deaths printed before 1930. The focus is on newspapers in smaller towns. New items are added each week.
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*On May 6, 1877, famed Chief Crazy Horse surrendered with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. On September 7, 1877, he was bayoneted in the back because he was said to have resisted his captors. [http://www.indians.org/welker/crazyhor.htm '''Read more...''']
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*The Family History Library has a collection of records pertaining to the [[Nebraska Native Races]]
  
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*[[Nebraska Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[Nebraska Vital Records|Vital Records]]
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Welcome to the Nebraska page,
the Cornhusker State

Chimney Rock, Nebraska on the Oregon and California Trails.
Most unique genealogical features:

Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Sioux CountyScotts Bluff CountyBanner CountyKimball CountyDawes CountyBox Butte CountyMorrill CountyCheyenne CountySheridan CountyGarden CountyDeuel CountyCherry CountyGrant CountyHooker CountyThomas CountyArthur CountyMcPherson CountyLogan CountyKeith countyPerkins CountyLincoln CountyChase CountyHayes CountyFrontier CountyDundy CountyHitchcock CountyRed Willow CountyFurnas CountyGosper CountyDawson CountyCuster CountyBlaine CountyLoup CountyBrown CountyRock CountyKeya Paha CountyBoyd CountyHolt CountyGarfield CountyWheeler CountyValley CountyGreeley CountySherman CountyHoward CountyBuffalo CountyHall CountyPhelps CountyKearney CountyHarlan CountyFranklin CountyWebster CountyNuckolls CountyThayer CountyJefferson CountySaline CountyFillmore CountyClay CountyAdams CountyHamilton CountyYork CountySeward CountyButler CountyPolk CountyMerrick CountyNance CountyBoone CountyPlatte CountyMadison CountyColfax CountyStanton CountyAntelope CountyPierce CountyKnox CountyCedar CountyDixon CountyWayne CountyDakota CountyThurston CountyCuming CountyBurt CountyDodge CountySaunders CountyLancaster CountyGage CountyPawnee CountyJohnson CountyRichardson CountyNemaha CountyOtoe CountyCass CountySarpy CountyDouglas CountyWashington CountyNebraska-county-map.gif

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Blackbird | Calhoun | Emmet | Forney | Greene | Harrison | Izard | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Kountze | L'Eau Qui Court | Lyon | McNeale | Monroe | Shorter |Taylor | West

Major Repositories

Nebraska State Historical Society · Beatrice Public Library · State DAR Library · American Historical Society of Germans from Russia · National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City) · Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center
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Migration Routes

Missouri River · Bozeman Trail · California Trail · Mormon Trail · Oregon Trail · Union Pacific Railroad

Featured Content

In the 1850's a major port of entry to Nebraska was New Orleans. Steamboats transported settlers and goods up the Mississippi-Missouri river system to Council Bluffs and Winter Quarters (Florence). Read more...
Nebraska flag.png

Wiki articles describing onlline collectons

Did You Know?

  • O’Bits of Nebraska is an ongoing collection of obituaries, notices of death, and news of tragic deaths printed before 1930. The focus is on newspapers in smaller towns. New items are added each week.
  • On May 6, 1877, famed Chief Crazy Horse surrendered with 1,000 of his followers near Camp Robinson. On September 7, 1877, he was bayoneted in the back because he was said to have resisted his captors. Read more...
  • The Family History Library has a collection of records pertaining to the Nebraska Native Races


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

Sources

  1. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, "General Land Office Records" at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ (accessed 19 December 2011).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Oregon Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011); Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011); Wikipedia contributors, "Mormon Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011); Wikipedia contributors, "Bozeman Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bozeman_Trail (accessed 19 December 2011).