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''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Nebraska|Nebraska]] > Garden County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska Genealogy|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Garden County'''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Garden County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Nebraska highlighting Garden County svg.bmp
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| state = Nebraska
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Nebraska County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1909
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| founded date = November 2
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| seat = Oshkosh
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| building image = NebraskaGardenCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = '''[http://www.co.garden.ne.us/clerk.html Garden County Courthouse]'''<br>611 Main Street<br>P.O. Box 350<br>Oshkosh, NE 69154<br>Phone: 308.772.3924<br>[http://www.co.garden.ne.us/ County Website]
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'''Garden 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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==== Garden County, Nebraska Record Dates  ====
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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" | '''[[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.garden.ne.us/ Garden County Courthouse]<br>611 Main St; PO Box 486; <br>Oshkosh, NE 69154<br>Phone: 308.772.3924<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records.<br>County Judge has probate and court 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), Garden County, Nebraska page 430, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage and land records. County Judge has probate and court records. Clerk District Court has divorce records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garden 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  ====
  
'''1909--'''Garden County was created 2 November 1909 from [[Deuel County, Nebraska|Deuel ]]County. '''County seat:''' Oshkosh <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1909''' Garden County was created 2 November 1909 from [[Deuel County, Nebraska Genealogy|Deuel ]]County. '''County seat:''' Oshkosh <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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Garden County is located in the panhandle part of the state. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/garden/ accessed 10/27/2016</ref>  Garden County was formed in 1909. It is said the county was so named in the hope that this land should become the garden of the West or with allusion to the "Garden of Eden".<ref>https://en.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, "Garden County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref> ====
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*Lewellen
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*Lisco
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*Mumper
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*Oshkosh
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*Rackett
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[[Arthur County, Nebraska|Arthur]]  
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*[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy|Arthur]]  
*[[Cheyenne County, Nebraska|Cheyenne]]  
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*[[Cheyenne County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cheyenne]]  
*[[Deuel County, Nebraska|Deuel]]  
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*[[Deuel County, Nebraska Genealogy|Deuel]]  
*[[Grant County, Nebraska|Grant]]  
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*[[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy|Grant]]  
*[[Keith County, Nebraska|Keith]]  
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*[[Keith County, Nebraska Genealogy|Keith]]  
*[[Morrill County, Nebraska|Morrill]]  
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*[[Morrill County, Nebraska Genealogy|Morrill]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska|Sheridan]]
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*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sheridan]]
 
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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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=31&GScnty=1838&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|332192|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=1838 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negarden/cemeteries/index.html NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Garden+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=Garden&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/garden/grdtable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/garden.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=35 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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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |3538
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|1920 |4572
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|1930 |5099
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|1940 |4680
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|1950 |4114
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|1960 |3472
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|1970 |2929 
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|1980 |2802 
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|1990 |2460 
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|2000 |2292
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|2010 |2057
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{{Census|Nebraska}}
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===== State Census Records =====
  
{{Census|Nebraska}}  
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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]].
  
 
==== 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  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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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:Negarden.png|400px|Negarden.png]]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Garden County for European and African American settlers included:  
  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
 
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_River Platte River]  
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==== 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|Garden}}
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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|Garden}}
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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  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''County, Township and City Societies'''
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:*'''[http://memories.nebraska.gov/cdm/landingpage/collection/gchs Garden County Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 193<br>Oshkosh, NE 69154
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'''Nebraska Historical & Genealogical Societies'''
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:*'''[http://nsgs.org/  The Nebraska State Genealogical Society (NSGS)]'''<br>P.O. Box 5608<br>Lincoln, NE 68505-0608<br>Email - General Inquiry: [mailto:conference@nsgs conference@nsgs]
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:*'''[http://www.nebraskahistory.org/index.shtml Nebraska State Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 82554<br>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, NE 68901-1286
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:*'''Nebraska Jewish Historical Society'''<br> 333 S. 132nd St.<br> Omaha, NE 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 68763
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:*'''Northwest Nebraska Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 6<br>Alliance, NE 69301
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:*'''[http://nebraskamayflower.org/ Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants]'''<br>19509 Frances Circle<br>Omaha, NE 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>P.O. Box 249<br> Elk Horn, IA 51531<br>Phone: 712.764.7008<br>877.764.7008 (toll free)<br>712.764.7010<br>Email: [mailto:genealogy@danishmuse genealogy@danishmuse]
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==== Libraries ====
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:*'''Lewellen Public Library'''<br>208 Main St<br>P.O. Box 104<br>Lewellen, NE 69147-0104<br>Phone: 308-778-5421<br>Email:  [mailto:lp1022003@yahoo.com lp1022003@yahoo.com]
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:*'''[http://oshkosh.panhandlelibraries.org/ Oshkosh Public Library]'''<br>307 West First St<br>P.O. Box 140<br>Oshkosh, NE 69154-0140<br>Phone: 308-772-4554<br>Fax: 308-772-4492<br>Email: [mailto:oshkoshlib@gmail.com oshkoshlib@gmail.com]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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:*{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negarden/ NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Garden|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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.  
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Garden|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 05:10, 16 November 2016

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Garden County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Garden County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1909
County Seat Oshkosh
Courthouse
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Address Garden County Courthouse
611 Main Street
P.O. Box 350
Oshkosh, NE 69154
Phone: 308.772.3924
County Website


Garden 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

Garden County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1909 1910 1909 1909

County Courthouse


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

History

Parent County

1909 Garden County was created 2 November 1909 from Deuel County. County seat: Oshkosh [3]

Description

Garden County is located in the panhandle part of the state. [4] Garden County was formed in 1909. It is said the county was so named in the hope that this land should become the garden of the West or with allusion to the "Garden of Eden".[5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [6]

  • Lewellen
  • Lisco
  • Mumper
  • Oshkosh
  • Rackett

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.  %±
1910 3,538
1920 4,572 29.2%
1930 5,099 11.5%
1940 4,680 −8.2%
1950 4,114 −12.1%
1960 3,472 −15.6%
1970 2,929 −15.6%
1980 2,802 −4.3%
1990 2,460 −12.2%
2000 2,292 −6.8%
2010 2,057 −10.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Garden 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.

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 Garden 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

Negarden.png

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Garden County for European and African American settlers included:

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 - Garden - 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, NE 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, NE 69301

Libraries

  • Lewellen Public Library
    208 Main St
    P.O. Box 104
    Lewellen, NE 69147-0104
    Phone: 308-778-5421
    Email: lp1022003@yahoo.com

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), Garden 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/garden/ accessed 10/27/2016
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_County,_Nebraska accessed 10/27/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Garden County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.
  7. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map II" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap2.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  8. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).
  9. "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).