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Dixon County, Nebraska

Dixon County was founded on January 26, 1856 from the now extinct Blackbird County, Izard County and Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

Currently the Dixon County Seat is located in Ponca and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Dixon County are Union County, South Dakota, Dakota CountyThurston CountyWayne CountyCedar CountyClay County, South Dakota .

Townships located in the county include Clark, Concord, Daily, Emerson, Galena, Hooker, Logan, Newcastle, Ottercreek, Ponca, Silvercreek, Springbank, Wakefield.

Dixon 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.

Dixon County Society and Family History Resources

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

Dixon County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Dixon County Links

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

Dixon Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Dixon Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Dixon Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Dixon Co. NE Census Records

Dixon Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Dixon Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dixon Co. NE General and History Websites

Dixon Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dixon Co. NE Military Records