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Franklin County, Nebraska

Franklin County was founded on February 16, 1867 from Kearney County.

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

Places adjoining Franklin County are Kearney CountyWebster CountySmith County, Kansas, Phillips County, Kansas, Harlan CountyPhelps County .

Franklin County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)1900191019201930 and 1940Mortality Schedules are available for 1880. Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1880. The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Franklin County Society and Family History Resources

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

Franklin County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Franklin County Links

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

Franklin Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Franklin Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Franklin Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Franklin Co. NE Census Records

Franklin Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Franklin Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Franklin Co. NE General and History Websites

Franklin Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Franklin Co. NE Military Records