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Douglas County, Nebraska

Douglas County was founded on November 23, 1854 from One of Nine Original Counties.

Currently the Douglas County Seat is located in Omaha and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Douglas County are Dodge CountyWashington CountyPottawattamie County, Iowa, Sarpy CountySaunders County .

Precincts located in the county include Benson, Chicago, Douglas, Elkhorn, Florence, Jefferson, McArdle, Millard, City of Omaha, Platte Valley, Union, Waterloo.

Douglas 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.

Douglas County Society and Family History Resources

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

Douglas County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Douglas County Links

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

Douglas Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Douglas Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Douglas Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Douglas Co. NE Census Records

Douglas Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Douglas Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Douglas Co. NE General and History Websites

Douglas Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Douglas Co. NE Military Records

Douglas Co. NE Schools & Directories