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Burt County, Nebraska

Burt County was founded on November 23, 1854 as One of Nine Original Counties.

Currently the Burt County Seat is located in Tekamah and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Burt County are Thurston CountyMonona County, Iowa, Harrison County, Iowa, Washington CountyDodge CountyCuming County .

Townships located in the county include Arizona, Bell Creek, Craig, Decatur, Everett, Logan, Oakland (township), Pershing, Quinnebaugh, Riverside, Silver Creek, Summit, City of Tekamah.

Burt County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940Mortality Schedules are available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1860, 1870 and 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Burt County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Burt County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Burt County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Burt County court, probate, and land records as a resource of family history and genealogy information. Buried away in Nebraska courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of the many Nebraska citizens. The chances are excellent that your particular ancestors have left a in-depth record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Burt County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, give some thought to all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Burt County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Burt County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a fee. This is merely a list that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Burt County genealogy or family history related sites.

Burt Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Burt Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Burt Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Burt Co. NE Census Records

Burt Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Burt Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Burt Co. NE General and History Websites

Burt Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Burt Co. NE Military Records