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Hitchcock County, Nebraska

Hitchcock County was founded on February 27, 1873 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska Territory.

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

Places adjoining Hitchcock County are Red_Willow CountyRawlins County, Kansas, Dundy CountyHayes CountyFrontier County .

Hitchcock 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.

Hitchcock County Society and Family History Resources

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

Hitchcock County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Hitchcock County Links

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

Hitchcock Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hitchcock Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Hitchcock Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Hitchcock Co. NE Census Records

Hitchcock Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Hitchcock Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hitchcock Co. NE General and History Websites

Hitchcock Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hitchcock Co. NE Military Records