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Butler County, Nebraska

Butler County was founded on January 26, 1856 from the now extinct Greene County.

Currently the Butler County Seat is located in David City and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Butler County are Saunders CountySeward CountyPolk CountyPlatte CountyColfax County .

Townships located in the county include Alexis, Bone Creek, Center, Franklin, Linwood, Oak Creek, Olive, Platte, Plum Creek, Read, Reading, Richardson, Savannah, Skull Creek, Summit, Ulysses, Union.

Butler 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.

Butler County Society and Family History Resources

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

Butler County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers often fail to notice the great importance of Butler 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 Butler 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.

Butler County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Butler 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 Butler County genealogy or family history related sites.

Butler Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Butler Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Butler Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Butler Co. NE Census Records

Butler Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Butler Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Butler Co. NE General and History Websites

Butler Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Butler Co. NE Military Records