Dakota County, Nebraska Genealogy

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Dakota County, Nebraska
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Map of Nebraska highlighting Dakota County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 7, 1855
County Seat Dakota City
Courthouse
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Address Dakota County Courthouse
P.O. Box 39
Dakota City, Nebraska 68731-0039
Phone: 402.987.2126


Dakota 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 Information

Dakota County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1855 1860 1855 1855

County Courthouse

Dakota County Courthouse
1601 Broadway Street
Dakota City, NE 68731
Phone: 402.987.2126

County Clerk has marriage records from 1856
and military records from 1921.
County Court has probate records from 1858.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1856.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from
from 1862 and naturalization records. [2]

History

Parent County

1855--Dakota County was created 7 March 1855 fromBurt County. County seat: Dakota City [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places[4]

Cities
  • Dakota City (county seat)
  • South Sioux City
Villages
  • Emerson (partial)
  • Homer
  • Hubbard
  • Jackson
Unincorporated communities
  • Goodwin
  • Nacora
  • Willis

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
NEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 819
1870 2,040 149.1%
1880 3,213 57.5%
1890 5,386 67.6%
1900 6,286 16.7%
1910 6,564 4.4%
1920 7,694 17.2%
1930 9,505 23.5%
1940 9,836 3.5%
1950 12,168 23.7%
1960 12,168 0.0%
1970 13,137 8.0%
1980 16,742 27.4%
1990 16,742 0.0%
2000 20,253 21.0%
2010 21,006 3.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Nebraska Census.

For tips on accessing Dakota County, Nebraska Genealogy 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.


For more information see Nebraska Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Dakota County, Nebraska Genealogy. 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 and Gazetteers

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers.

Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Nebraska - Dakota - Probate records.

Online 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.

Marriage Records

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

County, Township and City Societies

  • Dakota County Genealogical Society
    PO Box 482
    Dakota City, NE 68731

Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies

  • Nebraska Military Historical Society
    1330 N. Burlington Ave.
    P.O. Box 1286
    Hastings 68901-1286
  • Nebraska Jewish Historical Society
    333 S. 132nd St.
    Omaha, NE
    68154
    Phone: 402-334-6442
  • North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 362
    O’Neill NE 68763
  • Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 169
    Lyons NE 68038
  • Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 362
    O’Neill NE
    68763
  • Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society
    P.O. Box 6
    Alliance, Nebraska 69301

Family History Centers

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

References

  1. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 452-465. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dakota County, Nebraska page 429, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Dakota County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dakota_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.