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Dawes County, Nebraska

Dawes County was founded on February 19, 1885 from Sioux County.

Currently the Dawes County Seat is located in Chadron and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Dawes County are Shannon County, South Dakota, Sheridan CountyBox_Butte CountySioux CountyFall River County, South Dakota.

Dawes County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Dawes County Society and Family History Resources

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

Dawes County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Dawes County Links

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

Dawes Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dawes Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dawes Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dawes Co. NE Census Records

Dawes Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Dawes Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dawes Co. NE General and History Websites

Dawes Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dawes Co. NE Military Records