Phelps County, Nebraska

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Phelps County'''  
  
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'''Phelps 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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| county = Phelps County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Phelps County svg.bmp
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| state = Nebraska
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1873
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat wl= Holdrege
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| building image = Phelps county courthouse.gif
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Phelps County, Nebraska Courthouse|Phelps County Courthouse]]'''<br>P.O. Box 404<br>Holdrege, Nebraska 68949<br>Phone: 308.995.4469
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Phelps County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Phelps County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg]]&nbsp;[http://www.phelpsgov.org/ Phelps County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 404; <br>Holdrege, NE 68949<br> Phone: 308.995.4469&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has marriage and land records; <br>County Judge has probate records <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Phelps County, Nebraska page 433, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:Phelps County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]&nbsp;[http://www.phelpsgov.org/ Phelps County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 404; <br>Holdrege, NE 68949<br> Phone: 308.995.4469<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records.<br>County Judge has probate records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Phelps County, Nebraska page 433, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Phelps County

Phelps 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
Phelps County, Nebraska
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Map of Nebraska highlighting Phelps County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1873
County Seat Holdrege
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Phelps County Courthouse
P.O. Box 404
Holdrege, Nebraska 68949
Phone: 308.995.4469

Contents

County Courthouse

Phelps County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg
 Phelps County Courthouse
PO Box 404;
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: 308.995.4469

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
County Judge has probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records. [1]

History

Parent County

1873--Phelps County was created 11 February 1873 from Kearney County. County seat: Holdrege [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Phelps 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 Phelps 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

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Phelps 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), Phelps County, Nebraska page 433, 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 II" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap2.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).