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Holt County, Nebraska

West County was founded on January 13, 1860 from Unorganized area of the Nebraska . On January 09, 1862 the County was renamed Holt County.

Currently the Holt County Seat is located in O’Neill and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Holt County are Boyd CountyKnox CountyAntelope CountyWheeler CountyGarfield CountyLoup CountyRock CountyKeya_Paha County .

Townships located in the county include Antelope, Atkinson, Belle, Chambers, Cleveland, Coleman, Conley, Deloit, Dustin, Emmet, Ewing, Fairview, Francis, Golden, Grattan, Green Valley, Holt Creek, Inman, Iowa, Josie, Lake, McClure, Paddock, Pleasant View, Rock Falls, Sand Creek, Saratoga, Scott, Shamrock, Sheridan, Shields, Steel Creek, Stuart, Swan, Verdigris, Willowdale, Wyoming.

Holt County has Federal Census Schedules to assist in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules exist for 18701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940Mortality Schedules are available for 1870 and 1880 . Industry and Agriculture Schedules exist for 1870 and 1880 . The Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free downloadable and printable census forms to help with your research.

Holt County Society and Family History Resources

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

Holt County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Holt County Links

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

Holt Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Holt Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Holt Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Holt Co. NE Census Records

Holt Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Holt Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Holt Co. NE General and History Websites

Holt Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Holt Co. NE Military Records