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Harlan County, Nebraska

Harlan County was founded on March 01, 1871 from Kearney County.

Currently the Harlan County Seat is located in Alma and also the county government website is unknown

Places adjoining Harlan County are Phelps CountyKearney County (northeast), Franklin CountyPhillips County, Kansas, Norton County, Kansas, Furnas County .

Townships located in the county include Albany, Alma, Antelope, Eldorado, Emerson, Fairfield, Mullally, Orleans, Prairie Dog, Republican City, Reuben, Sappa, Scandinavia, Spring Grove, Turkey Creek, Washington.

Harlan County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality 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.

Harlan County Society and Family History Resources

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

Harlan County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Harlan County Links

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

Harlan Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Harlan Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Harlan Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Harlan Co. NE Census Records

Harlan Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Harlan Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Harlan Co. NE General and History Websites

Harlan Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Harlan Co. NE Military Records