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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cedar County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska Genealogy|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cedar County'''  
 
 
'''Cedar 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Cedar County
 
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| state = Nebraska
 
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1857
 
| founded year = 1857
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
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| building address = '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Courthouse|Cedar County Courthouse]]'''<br>101 S. Broadway Ave.<br>Hartington, Nebraska 68739<br>Phone: 402.254.7411
 
| building address = '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Courthouse|Cedar County Courthouse]]'''<br>101 S. Broadway Ave.<br>Hartington, Nebraska 68739<br>Phone: 402.254.7411
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'''Cedar 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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{{Click|Image:NE_ORP.png|Nebraska Online Genealogy Records}}
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=== County Information ===
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==== Cedar County, Nebraska Record Dates  ====
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{| width="50%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>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</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cedar County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1857
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Cedar County was crated 12 February 1857 from [[Dixon County, Nebraska|Dixon]] and [[Pierce County, Nebraska|Pierce]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Hartington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857--'''Cedar County was crated 12 February 1857 from [[Dixon County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dixon]] and [[Pierce County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pierce]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Hartington <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/NE_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Nebraska Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cedar County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.</ref>  ====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Belden
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*Bow Valley
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*Coleridge
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*Fordyce
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*Hartington (county seat)
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*Laurel
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*Magnet
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*Obert
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*Randolph
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*St. Helena
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*St. James
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*Wynot
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*South Yankton
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{{div col end}}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clay County, South Dakota|Clay County, South Dakota]]  
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*[[Clay County, South Dakota Genealogy|Clay County, South Dakota]]  
*[[Dixon County, Nebraska|Dixon]]  
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*[[Dixon County, Nebraska Genealogy|Dixon]]  
*[[Knox County, Nebraska|Knox]]  
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*[[Knox County, Nebraska Genealogy|Knox]]  
*[[Pierce County, Nebraska|Pierce]]  
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*[[Pierce County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pierce]]  
*[[Wayne County, Nebraska|Wayne]]  
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*[[Wayne County, Nebraska Genealogy|Wayne]]  
*[[Yankton County, South Dakota|Yankton County, South Dakota]]
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*[[Yankton County, South Dakota Genealogy|Yankton County, South Dakota]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1817&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1817 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cedar/cemeteries.htm NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+cedar+nebraska&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Nebraska&county=Cedar Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/cedar.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=14 Nebraska Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Nebraska Cemeteries|Nebraska Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1860 |246
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|1870 |1032 
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|1880 |2899
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|1890 |7028
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|1900 |12467
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|1910 |15191
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|1920 |16225
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|1930 |16427
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|1940 |15126
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|1950 |13843
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|1960 |13368
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|1970 |12192
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|1980 |11375
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|1990 |10131
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|2000 |9615
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|2010 |8852
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}}
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===== State Census Records =====
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*'''1854 - 1870''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3559 Nebraska, Compiled Census Index, 1854-1870] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index ($)
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*'''1860 - 1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1668 Nebraska State Census Collection 1860-1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1810728|Nebraska State Census 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6585 Nebraska State Census 1885] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - index and images ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Nebraska starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Nebraska Census]].
  
{{Census|Nebraska}}  
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{NE Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1870 - 1990''' — [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/prisoners.shtml Nebraska Prisoner Records 1870-1990] — index only
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{NE Land}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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For more information see [[Nebraska Land and Property]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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*[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml Nebraska Gazetteer] - database for all known places found in 1890 and 1911 Nebraska gazetteers
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/nebraska/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Nebraska] - shows boundary changes for Nebraska Counties
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[[Image:Necedar.png|400px|Necedar.png]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== Civil War =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932417|Nebraska Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4755 Nebraska Resident Military Roster on June 1, 1891] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), Roster of Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines of the War of 1812, the Mexico War, and the War of the Rebellion, residing in Nebraska June 1, 1891<br>
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*'''1893''' - [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/holt/1893/nebraska.html Roster of Nebraska Veterans] - list of veterans in 1893
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWI =====
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/WWIdraft.shtml World War I Drafts 1917-1918] - index only
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{NE Newspaper abstracts|Cedar}}
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<br><br>
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'' Nebraska Newspapers Online''
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*[http://nebnewspapers.unl.edu/search/advanced/ Nebraska Newspapers] - contains images of newspapers throughout Nebraska
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/nebraska GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Nebraska newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=NebraskaHistorical Nebraska State Historical Society] - catalog of known Nebraska newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{NE Probate Intro|Cedar}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1806 – 1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9073 Nebraska Wills and Probate Records 1806-1989] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{NE Vital Intro}}
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==== Marriage Records ====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1855 - 1995''' — {{RecordSearch|1708654|Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index only
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*'''1856 - 1898''' — [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7871 Nebraska Marriages 1856-1898] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry.com] ($), index only
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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:*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-County-Historical-Society/1144508562256908 Cedar County Historical Society]<br>304 West Franklin<br>Hartington 68739<br>Phone: (402) 254-6226<br>[http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/11482 Website]
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'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
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:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email- General Inquiry: conference@nsgs
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:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554 1500 R St.<br>Lincoln, NE 68501-2554<br>Phone: 402-471-3270
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:*'''Nebraska Military Historical Society'''<br>1330 N. Burlington Ave.<br>P.O. Box 1286<br>Hastings 68901-1286
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:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE<br>68154<br> Phone: 402-334-6442
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:*'''North Central Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE 68763
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:*'''Northeastern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 169<br>Lyons NE 68038
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:*'''Northern Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 362<br>O’Neill NE <br>68763
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:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, Nebraska 69301
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:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br>Contact: Martin W. Beerman, Historian<br>Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE <br>68130-2982
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:*'''[http://www.danishmuseum.org/explore/danish-american-culture/danish-brotherhood-sisterhood The Danish Brotherhood/Sisterhood Museum of Danish America]''' <br>4210 Main Street<br>PO Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA <br>51531<br>Phone: 712.764.7008<br>877.764.7008 (toll free)<br>712.764.7010<br>Email: genealogy@danishmuse
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Cedar|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Cedar|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 16:52, 16 August 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Cedar County

Cedar County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cedar County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 12, 1857
County Seat Hartington
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Cedar County Courthouse
101 S. Broadway Ave.
Hartington, Nebraska 68739
Phone: 402.254.7411


Cedar 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

Cedar County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1857 1860 1857 1857

County Courthouse

Cedar County Courthouse
101 S Broadway Ave; PO Box 47
Hartington, NE 68739
Phone: 402.254.7411

County Clerk has marriage and land records.
County Judge has probate and court records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records. [2]

History

Parent County

1857--Cedar County was crated 12 February 1857 from Dixon and Pierce Counties. County seat: Hartington [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places[4]

  • Belden
  • Bow Valley
  • Coleridge
  • Fordyce
  • Hartington (county seat)
  • Laurel
  • Magnet
  • Obert
  • Randolph
  • St. Helena
  • St. James
  • Wynot
  • South Yankton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 246
1870 1,032 319.5%
1880 2,899 180.9%
1890 7,028 142.4%
1900 12,467 77.4%
1910 15,191 21.8%
1920 16,225 6.8%
1930 16,427 1.2%
1940 15,126 −7.9%
1950 13,843 −8.5%
1960 13,368 −3.4%
1970 12,192 −8.8%
1980 11,375 −6.7%
1990 10,131 −10.9%
2000 9,615 −5.1%
2010 8,852 −7.9%
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 Cedar 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 Cedar 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

Necedar.png

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 - Cedar - 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

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), Cedar 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, "Cedar County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_County,_Nebraska, accessed 29 July 2016.