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| founded year = 1855
 
| founded year = 1855
 
| founded date = March 16
 
| founded date = March 16
| seat wl= Beatrice
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| seat = Beatrice
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| building address = '''[[Gage County, Nebraska Courthouse|Gage County Courthouse]]'''<br>612 Grant Street, P.O. Box 429<br>Beatrice, Nebraska 68310-0429<br>Phone: 402.223.1300
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| building address = '''[http://www.gagecountynebraska.us/webpages/clerk/clerk.html Gage County Courthouse]'''<br>612 Grant Street, P.O. Box 429<br>Beatrice, NE 68310-0429<br>Phone: 402.223.1300<br>[http://www.gagecountynebraska.us/ County Website]
 
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'''Gage 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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==== Gage 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" | '''[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1855
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Gage County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Gage County Nebraska Courthouse.jpg]]
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<br>County Judge has marriage and probate records from 1860. Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gage County, Nebraska page 430, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
[http://www.gagecountynebraska.us/ Gage County Courthouse]<br>612 Grant St.; PO Box 429<br> Beatrice, NE 68310-0429<br> Phone. 402.223.1300<br><br>County Judge has marriage and probate records from 1860. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gage County, Nebraska page 430, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--'''Gage County was created 16 March 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Beatrice <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1855''' Gage County was created 16 March 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Beatrice <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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Gage County is located in the far south east corner of the state; created by the territorial assembly in 1855.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/gage/ accessed 10/27/2016</ref>
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It was named for W.D. Gage, a Methodist minister. <ref>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/27/2016</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, "Gage County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref> ====
 
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=====Cities=====
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*Beatrice
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*Blue Springs
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*Wymore
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=====Villages=====
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*Adams
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*Barneston
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*Clatonia
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*Cortland
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*Filley
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*Liberty
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*Odell
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*Pickrell
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*Virginia
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=====Census-designated place=====
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*Holmesville
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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*Ellis
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*Hoag
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*Krider
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*Lanham
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*Rockford
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=====Townships=====
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*Adams
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*Barneston
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*Blakely
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*Blue Springs-Wymore
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*Clatonia
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*Elm
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*Filley
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*Glenwood
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*Grant
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*Hanover
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*Highland
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*Holt
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*Hooker
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*Island Grove
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*Liberty
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*Lincoln
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*Logan
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*Midland
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*Nemaha
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*Paddock
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*Riverside
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*Rockford
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*Sherman
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*Sicily
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Jefferson County, Nebraska|Jefferson]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Jefferson]]  
*[[Johnson County, Nebraska|Johnson]]  
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*[[Johnson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Johnson]]  
*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska|Lancaster]]  
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*[[Lancaster County, Nebraska Genealogy|Lancaster]]  
*[[Marshall County, Kansas|Marshall County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Marshall County, Kansas Genealogy|Marshall County, Kansas]]  
*[[Otoe County, Nebraska|Otoe]]  
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*[[Otoe County, Nebraska Genealogy|Otoe]]  
*[[Pawnee County, Nebraska|Pawnee]]  
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*[[Pawnee County, Nebraska Genealogy|Pawnee]]  
*[[Saline County, Nebraska|Saline]]  
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*[[Saline County, Nebraska Genealogy|Saline]]  
*[[Washington County, Kansas|Washington County, Kansas]]
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*[[Washington County, Kansas Genealogy|Washington County, Kansas]]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== 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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1837&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|494448|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=31&CScnty=1837 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/gage/cemetery.htm NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Gage+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=Gage&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/gage/gagtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/gage.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=34 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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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1860 |421  
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|1870 |3359 
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|1880 |13164
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|1890 |36344
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|1900 |30051
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|1910 |30325
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|1920 |29721
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|1930 |30242
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|1940 |29588
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|1950 |28052
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|1960 |26818
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|1970 |25731 
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|1980 |24456  
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|1990 |22794 
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|2000 |22993
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|2010 |22311
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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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 ($)
  
{{Census|Nebraska}}
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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]].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{NE Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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'''Beatrice'''
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Beatrice, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
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'''Zion Lutheran Church, Pickerel'''
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*Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Pickerel, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== 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:Negage.png|400px|Negage.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|Gage}}
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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|Gage}}
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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  ====
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{{NE Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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  ==
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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:*'''[http://www.gagecountymuseum.info/ Gage County Historical Society]'''<br>101 N 2nd St<br>P.O. Box 303<br>Beatrice, NE 68310<br>Phone: 402-228-1679<br>Email: [mailto:gagecountymuseum@beatricene.com gagecountymuseum@beatricene.com]
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:*'''Peru Historical Foundation'''<br>Fifth and California Street<br>P.O. Box 195<br>Peru, NE 68421<br>Phone: 402-872-6875
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:*'''[http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/library/ Southeast Nebraska Genealogical Society]'''<br>c/o The Heritage Room<br>Beatrice Public Library<br>100 North 16th St<br>Beatrice, NE 68310-4100<br>Phone: 402-223-3584<br>Fax: 402-223-3913<br>Email: [mailto:lriedesel@beatrice.lib.ne.us lriedesel@beatrice.lib.ne.us]
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'''Libraries'''
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:*'''[http://www.beatrice.ne.gov/library/ Beatrice Public Library]'''<br>100 North 16th St<br>Beatrice, NE 68310-4100<br>Phone: 402-223-3584<br>Fax: 402-223-3913<br>Email:  [mailto:lriedesel@beatrice.lib.ne.us lriedesel@beatrice.lib.ne.us]
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Beatrice Nebraska Family History Center]]
 
*[[Beatrice Nebraska Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*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://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/gage/index1.htm USGenNet]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Gage|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/gage/gagtable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Gage|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:45, 6 March 2017

United States
Nebraska
Gage County


Gage County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Gage County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 16, 1855
County Seat Beatrice
Courthouse
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Address Gage County Courthouse
612 Grant Street, P.O. Box 429
Beatrice, NE 68310-0429
Phone: 402.223.1300
County Website


Gage 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

Gage County, Nebraska Record Dates

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

County Courthouse


County Judge has marriage and probate records from 1860. Clerk District Court has divorce records. [2]

History

Parent County

1855 Gage County was created 16 March 1855 as an original county. County seat: Beatrice [3]

Description

Gage County is located in the far south east corner of the state; created by the territorial assembly in 1855.[4] It was named for W.D. Gage, a Methodist minister. [5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [6]

Cities
  • Beatrice
  • Blue Springs
  • Wymore
Villages
  • Adams
  • Barneston
  • Clatonia
  • Cortland
  • Filley
  • Liberty
  • Odell
  • Pickrell
  • Virginia
Census-designated place
  • Holmesville
Unincorporated communities
  • Ellis
  • Hoag
  • Krider
  • Lanham
  • Rockford
Townships
  • Adams
  • Barneston
  • Blakely
  • Blue Springs-Wymore
  • Clatonia
  • Elm
  • Filley
  • Glenwood
  • Grant
  • Hanover
  • Highland
  • Holt
  • Hooker
  • Island Grove
  • Liberty
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Midland
  • Nemaha
  • Paddock
  • Riverside
  • Rockford
  • Sherman
  • Sicily

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
NEGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Nebraska Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Nebraska Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 421
1870 3,359 697.9%
1880 13,164 291.9%
1890 36,344 176.1%
1900 30,051 −17.3%
1910 30,325 0.9%
1920 29,721 −2.0%
1930 30,242 1.8%
1940 29,588 −2.2%
1950 28,052 −5.2%
1960 26,818 −4.4%
1970 25,731 −4.1%
1980 24,456 −5.0%
1990 22,794 −6.8%
2000 22,993 0.9%
2010 22,311 −3.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Gage County, Nebraska Genealogy census records online, see: Nebraska Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

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

Lutheran

Beatrice

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Beatrice, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[7]

Zion Lutheran Church, Pickerel

  • Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Pickerel, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[7]

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 Gage 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 - Gage - 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

  • Peru Historical Foundation
    Fifth and California Street
    P.O. Box 195
    Peru, NE 68421
    Phone: 402-872-6875

Libraries

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.

Websites

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), Gage County, Nebraska page 430, 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. http://genealogytrails.com/neb/gage/ accessed 10/27/2016
  5. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/27/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Gage County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.