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Howard County, Nebraska

Howard County was founded on March 1, 1871 from Hall County.

Currently the Howard County Seat is located in Saint Paul and also the county government website is

Places adjoining Howard County are Merrick CountyHall CountyBuffalo CountySherman CountyGreeley County .

Howard 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.

Howard County Society and Family History Resources

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

Howard County Courthouse and Government Records

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

Howard County Links

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

Howard Co. NE Books, Newspapers & Publications

Howard Co. NE Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Howard Co. NE Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Howard Co. NE Census Records

Howard Co. NE Cemeteries & Church Records

Howard Co. NE Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Howard Co. NE General and History Websites

Howard Co. NE Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Howard Co. NE Military Records