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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Greeley County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska Genealogy|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Greeley County'''  
 
 
'''Greeley County''', Nebraska genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
 
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| county = Greeley County
 
| county = Greeley County
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| founded year = 1871
 
| founded year = 1871
 
| founded date = March 1
 
| founded date = March 1
| seat wl= Greeley
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| seat = Greeley
| building image = Greeley county courthouse.gif
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| building image = NebraskaGreeleyCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = '''[[Greeley County, Nebraska Courthouse|Greeley County Courthouse]]'''<br>P.O. Box 287<br>Greeley, Nebraska 68842<br>Phone: 308.428.3625
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| building address = '''[http://www.greeleycounty.ne.gov/webpages/county_court/county_court.html Greeley County Courthouse]'''<br>101 South Kildare Street<br>P.O. Box 302<br>Greeley, NE 68842<br>Phone: 308.428.2705<br>[http://www.greeleycounty.ne.gov/ County Website]
 
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'''Greeley 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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==== Greeley 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" | '''[[Greeley County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greeley County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greeley County, Nebraska Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greeley County, Nebraska Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Greeley County, Nebraska Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greeley County, Nebraska Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1871
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.greeleycounty.ne.gov/ Greeley County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 287<br>Greeley, NE 68842<br> Phone: 308.428.3625<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land, military and naturalization records.<br>County Court has probate records. Clerk Discharge Court has divorce<br>and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greeley County, Nebraska page 431, {{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, land, military and naturalization records. County Court has probate records. Clerk Discharge Court has divorce and court records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Greeley County, Nebraska page 431, {{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  ====
  
'''1871--'''Greeley County was created 1 March 1871 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Greeley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1871''' Greeley County was created 1 March 1871 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Greeley <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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Greeley County was named in honor of Horace Greeley (1811-1872) to whom is credited the saying: "Go west young man and grow up with the country."<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/neb/greeley/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  Its county seat is Greeley.
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Greeley County was organized in 1872.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furnas_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  ====
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Places/Localities ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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===== Populated Places<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Greeley County, Nebraska," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeley_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.</ref>=====
  
*[[Boone County, Nebraska|Boone]]
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*[[Garfield County, Nebraska|Garfield]]
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*Belfast
*[[Howard County, Nebraska|Howard]]
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*Brayton
*[[Merrick County, Nebraska|Merrick]]
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*Greeley Center
*[[Nance County, Nebraska|Nance]]
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*O'Connor
*[[Sherman County, Nebraska|Sherman]]
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*Scotia
*[[Valley County, Nebraska|Valley]]
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*Scotia Junction
*[[Wheeler County, Nebraska|Wheeler]]
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*Spalding
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*Wolbach
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*Horace
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Boone County, Nebraska Genealogy|Boone]]
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*[[Garfield County, Nebraska Genealogy|Garfield]]
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*[[Howard County, Nebraska Genealogy|Howard]]
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*[[Merrick County, Nebraska Genealogy|Merrick]]
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*[[Nance County, Nebraska Genealogy|Nance]]
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*[[Sherman County, Nebraska Genealogy|Sherman]]
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*[[Valley County, Nebraska Genealogy|Valley]]
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*[[Wheeler County, Nebraska Genealogy|Wheeler]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=1842&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|332270|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=1842 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~negreele/cemeteries/index.htm NEGenWeb]
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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=Greeley&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/greeley/gretable.htm NEGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/nebraska/greeley.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://nebraskagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 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/Greeley_County,_Nebraska "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |1461
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|1890 |4869
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|1900 |5691
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|1910 |8047
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|1920 |8685
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|1930 |8442
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|1940 |6845
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|1950 |5575
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|1960 |4595
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|1970 |4000  
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|1980 |3462 
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|1990 |3006 
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|2000 |2714
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|2010 |2538
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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}}
  
 
==== 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:Negreeley.png|400px|Negreeley.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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*Sherard, Gerald E. (Gerald Emerson). ''Civil war veterans, Greeley County, Nebraska.'' (Lakewood, Colorado&nbsp;: G.E. Sherard, [1990?]), {{FHL|361472|item|disp=FHL book 978.2 A1 no. 79}}.
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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|Greeley}}
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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|Greeley}}
  
 
==== 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://www.recordsbase.com/resources/public-records/nebraska/greeley/spalding Spalding Historical and Genealogical Society]'''<br>Route 1<br>Box 13<br>Spalding, NE 68665
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:*'''Greely County Historical Society Courthouse Museum'''<br>Courthouse Square<br>Greeley, NE 68842<br>Phone: 308-428-3115
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:*'''Wheeler County Historical Society'''<br>Hc 61<br>Box 2<br>Spalding, NE 68665<br>Phone: 308-497-2163
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'''Libraries'''
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:*'''[http://libraries.ne.gov/spalding/ Spalding Public Library]'''<br>141 Saint Joseph Street<br>P.O. Box 74<br>Spalding, NE 68665<br>Phone: 308-428-2545<br>Email: [mailto:debpritchard2013@gmail.com debpritchard2013@gmail.com]
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:*'''Greeley Public Library'''<br>117 South Galloway Street<br>P.O. Box 4 C<br>Greeley, NE 68842<br>Phone: 308-428-4010; 308-428-2545
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:*'''Scotia Public Library'''<br>Scotia & Greeley Avenue<br>P.O. Box 188<br>Scotia, NE 68875
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:*'''Wolbach Public Library'''<br>610 Kingston<br>P.O. Box 67<br>Wolbach, NE 68882<br>Phone: 308-246-5278
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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/~negreele/ NEGenWeb]
*{{FHL|Nebraska%2C+Greeley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ne/greeley/gretable.htm USGenWeb]
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*{{FHL|Nebraska Greeley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Nebraska Gotoarrow.png Greeley County

Greeley County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Greeley County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Location of Nebraska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1, 1871
County Seat Greeley
Courthouse
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Address Greeley County Courthouse
101 South Kildare Street
P.O. Box 302
Greeley, NE 68842
Phone: 308.428.2705
County Website


Greeley 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

Greeley County, Nebraska Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1880 1871 1871

County Courthouse


County Clerk has marriage, land, military and naturalization records. County Court has probate records. Clerk Discharge Court has divorce and court records. [2]

History

Parent County

1871 Greeley County was created 1 March 1871 from unorganized territory. County seat: Greeley [3]

Description

Greeley County was named in honor of Horace Greeley (1811-1872) to whom is credited the saying: "Go west young man and grow up with the country."[4] Its county seat is Greeley. Greeley County was organized in 1872.[5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places[6]
  • Belfast
  • Brayton
  • Greeley Center
  • O'Connor
  • Scotia
  • Scotia Junction
  • Spalding
  • Wolbach
  • Horace

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,461
1890 4,869 233.3%
1900 5,691 16.9%
1910 8,047 41.4%
1920 8,685 7.9%
1930 8,442 −2.8%
1940 6,845 −18.9%
1950 5,575 −18.6%
1960 4,595 −17.6%
1970 4,000 −12.9%
1980 3,462 −13.5%
1990 3,006 −13.2%
2000 2,714 −9.7%
2010 2,538 −6.5%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Greeley 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 Greeley 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

Negreeley.png

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI

Newspapers

For information on Nebraska newspapers, see Nebraska Newspapers. Nebraska Newspapers Online

Nebraska Newspaper Catalogs

Probate

In most counties in Nebraska, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

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

  • Greely County Historical Society Courthouse Museum
    Courthouse Square
    Greeley, NE 68842
    Phone: 308-428-3115
  • Wheeler County Historical Society
    Hc 61
    Box 2
    Spalding, NE 68665
    Phone: 308-497-2163

Libraries

  • Greeley Public Library
    117 South Galloway Street
    P.O. Box 4 C
    Greeley, NE 68842
    Phone: 308-428-4010; 308-428-2545
  • Scotia Public Library
    Scotia & Greeley Avenue
    P.O. Box 188
    Scotia, NE 68875
  • Wolbach Public Library
    610 Kingston
    P.O. Box 67
    Wolbach, NE 68882
    Phone: 308-246-5278

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), Greeley County, Nebraska page 431, 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/greeley/ accessed 09/29/2016
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furnas_County,_Nebraska accessed 09/29/2016
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Greeley County, Nebraska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeley_County,_Nebraska, accessed 1 August 2016.