Search For Your Ancestors

Cedar County, Nebraska

Cedar County was founded on February 12, 1857 from Dixon County and Pierce County.

Currently the Cedar County Seat is located in Hartington and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Cedar County are Clay County, South Dakota, Dixon CountyWayne CountyPierce CountyKnox CountyYankton County, South Dakota .

Cities and towns situated in Cedar County consists of Belden, Bow Valley, Coleridge, Fordyce, Hartington, Laurel, Magnet, bert, Randolph, St. Helena, St. James, Wynot, South Yankton.

Cedar 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.

Cedar County Society and Family History Resources

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

Cedar County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Cedar County Links

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

Cedar Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cedar Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Cedar Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Cedar Co. NE Census Records

Cedar Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Cedar Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cedar Co. NE General and History Websites

Cedar Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cedar Co. NE Military Records