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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Grant County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska Genealogy|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Grant County'''  
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
'''Grant 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.
 
 
 
{{NEDC}} <br> <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Grant County
 
| county = Grant County
 
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| founded year = 1887
 
| founded year = 1887
 
| founded date = March 31
 
| founded date = March 31
| seat wl= Hyannis
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| seat = Hyannis
| building image = Grant county courthouse.gif
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| building address = '''[[Grant County, Nebraska Courthouse|Grant County Courthouse]]'''<br>P.O. Box 139<br>Hyannis, Nebraska 69350-0139<br>Phone: 308.485.2488
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| building address = '''[https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/3799/grant-county-court Grant County Courthouse]'''<br>P.O. Box 97<br>Hyannis, NE 69350<br>Phone: 308.458.2433
 
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'''Grant 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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==== Grant 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" | '''[[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1888
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1888
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1888
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://grant.countycriminal.com/court-records-search/NE Grant County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 139<br>Hyannis, Ne 69350-0139<br>Phone: 308.485.2488<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records 1888, <br>court records from 1897, naturalization records 1891-1912,<br>divorce records from 1890 and military records from 1921.<br>County Judge has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant 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 from 1888, court records from 1897, naturalization records 1891-1912, divorce records from 1890 and military records from 1921.County Judge has probate records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant 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  ====
  
'''1887--'''Grant County was created 31 March 1887 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Hyannis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1887''' Grant County was created 31 March 1887 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Hyannis <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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Grant County is located in the western part of the state. The county seat is Hyannis.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/grant/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> The county was founded in 1887 and named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016</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, "Grant County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>====
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*Ashby
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*Duluth
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*Hyannis
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*Whitman
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Arthur County, Nebraska|Arthur]]  
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*[[Arthur County, Nebraska Genealogy|Arthur]]  
*[[Cherry County, Nebraska|Cherry]]  
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*[[Cherry County, Nebraska Genealogy|Cherry]]  
*[[Garden County, Nebraska|Garden]]  
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*[[Garden County, Nebraska Genealogy|Garden]]  
*[[Hooker County, Nebraska|Hooker]]  
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*[[Hooker County, Nebraska Genealogy|Hooker]]  
*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska|Sheridan]]
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*[[Sheridan County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sheridan]]
  
 
== 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=1841&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|NUMBER|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=1841 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/grant/resources.html NEGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+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=Grant&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/grant/gratable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/grant.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=38 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/Grant_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |458
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|1900 |763
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|1910 |1097
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|1920 |1486
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|1930 |1427
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|1940 |1327
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|1950 |1057
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|1960 |1009
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|1970 |1019 
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|1980 |877  
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|1990 |769 
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|2000 |747
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|2010 |614
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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  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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{{NE History Intro}}
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==== Maps and Gazetteers ====
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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:Negrant.png|400px|Negrant.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|Grant}}
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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|Grant}}
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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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:*'''[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grant-County-Historical-Society/1012322285456978 Grant County Historical Society]'''<br>105 E Harrison<br>HC 88 Box 32<br>Hyannis, NE 69350
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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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:*'''[http://grantco.panhandlelibraries.org Grant County Library]'''<br>311 Morton St<br>P.O. Box 328<br>Hyannis, NE 69350<br>Phone: 308-458-2218<br>Email: [mailto:grantcolibr@nebnet.net grantcolibr@nebnet.net]
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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.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/grant/ NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/grant/gratable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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Grant County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 31, 1887
County Seat Hyannis
Courthouse
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Address Grant County Courthouse
P.O. Box 97
Hyannis, NE 69350
Phone: 308.458.2433


Grant 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

Grant County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1888 1900 1888 1888

County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1888, court records from 1897, naturalization records 1891-1912, divorce records from 1890 and military records from 1921.County Judge has probate records. [2]

History

Parent County

1887 Grant County was created 31 March 1887 from unorganized territory. County seat: Hyannis [3]

Description

Grant County is located in the western part of the state. The county seat is Hyannis.[4] The county was founded in 1887 and named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.[5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [6]

  • Ashby
  • Duluth
  • Hyannis
  • Whitman

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.  %±
1890 458
1900 763 66.6%
1910 1,097 43.8%
1920 1,486 35.5%
1930 1,427 −4.0%
1940 1,327 −7.0%
1950 1,057 −20.3%
1960 1,009 −4.5%
1970 1,019 1.0%
1980 877 −13.9%
1990 769 −12.3%
2000 747 −2.9%
2010 614 −17.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Grant 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 Grant 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 - Grant - 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

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), Grant 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/grant/ accessed 09/29/2016
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.